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004: Making Digital Transformation Happen — One Workgroup at a Time

Posted By Digital Enterprise Society, Thursday, June 13, 2019
Updated: Tuesday, June 11, 2019

004: Making Digital Transformation Happen — One Workgroup at a Time



On this episode of the Digital Enterprise Society podcast, Thom Singer and Craig Brown welcome Joseph Anderson, President of IpX – Institute for Process Excellence and John Laslavic, CEO and Founder of Upchain to talk about the upcoming ConX19 and the importance of making digital transformation happen one workgroup at a time.  Joseph offers an overview of what to expect from ConX19 and why it is the most contemporary industry event across the globe.

John Laslavic will be speaking at ConX19 about heterogeneous data management across the value chain and how critical that is in today’s product environment of a distributed engineering, manufacturing and service, as well as integration to other systems when PLM is on the cloud.  He shares his insights into the importance of standardizing language and information sharing across industries as well as his experiences with failed attempts to do so. He is passionate about collaborating, bringing people and systems together, and embracing all that the Cloud offers today’s users.  

On this  episode  you will learn:

What is ConX19 all about and why do you need to attend?

  • The 32nd annual global event will take place this August in San Diego

  • Best and brightest from every industry come together to share best practices

  • Users, solution providers, and service industry reps are all brought together in one house

  • Conversations center around industry trends, lessons learned, and the future

  • The networking aspect alone will make your attendance worthwhile

The importance of standardizing language across industries:

  • Streamlining natural language processing

  • Developing a baseline and distributing and accepting it across the board

  • Do you know what the ‘P’ in PLM stands for?

Why use the Cloud now?

  • How Apple has influenced the user experience across the board

  • How the Cloud has enabled collaboration

  • The safety levels that the Cloud offers

Guests Bio:

Joseph Anderson is the Vice President of Services at the Institute for Process Excellence (IpX), which provides training, standards and services to companies in enterprise operational excellence. He holds executive-level authority for the IpX global services organization, which is responsible for leading IpX clients through business and digital transformation. Joseph has more than 20 years of experience within the automotive, aerospace, marine and defense industries in various executive positions.

John Laslavic is the CEO of Upchain. He’s a PLM and software veteran and for the last 25 years has been managing every single stage of software development and implementation projects. He’s helped some of the largest companies in the world, including Pratt & Whitney, Boeing, GM, BMW, Fiat, Sandvik, Husky, and Magna.

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