CIMdata to Host Free Webinar on Why Augmented Intelligence is Critical for Robust Digital Transformation

CIMdata will present its frameworks for the digital transformation of businesses.

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, 9 April 2019-CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, announces an upcoming free educational webinar, "Augmented Intelligence is critical for Robust Digital Transformation." The webinar will take place on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. (EDT) and will last for one hour.

The innovative efforts of manufacturers, suppliers, and startups result in digital intellectual assets that often lead to large volumes of heterogeneous data, only a third of which is being used for extracting useful intelligence. Increasing connectivity between products and the enterprise systems used to develop them, has caused such a data-explosion that it is impossible to uncover the hidden value based on human intelligence alone. Nevertheless, the technological advances for analyzing petabytes of structured and unstructured data are also surging, expanding the frontiers of data-driven intelligence that can augment human intelligence, making it the end goal of digital transformation.

In this webinar, CIMdata will present its frameworks for the digital transformation of businesses to the so-called prescriptive state of augmented intelligence, which will enable the innovation engines of businesses with the most meaningful alternatives in any decision-making situation across the enterprise.

This webinar will help attendees:

  • Gain a high-level understanding of the technology and the algorithms that enable augmented intelligence.
  • Learn about the state-of-the-art of ML/AI in product development.
  • Gain an understanding of CIMdata's vision for enabling data-driven intelligence to transform product development businesses into innovative disruptors.

According to Dr. Venki Agaram, CIMdata's Director for Quality & Reliability Engineering Consulting, and the host for this webinar, "Digital transformation of businesses must not only digitalize the product and process-related assets for realizing innovative products and services at a competitive pace, it must also follow a roadmap for attaining the so-called prescriptive state of data-driven intelligence, where an understanding of what has happened, why it has happened, and a variety of what-could-happen analyses are possible within agile development cycles."

Dr. Agaram has more than 35 years of experience spanning research and development, virtual engineering, the reliability of simulations, complex materials systems, controlled mechanical systems, design for six sigma, structured innovation, innovation culture enhancement, regulatory compliance, recall mitigation, process modeling, market strategy, business transformation, and business development. At CIMdata, Dr. Agaram leads the effort to transform industry practices resulting in a more effective association between knowledge management and quality and reliability engineering, to improve the robustness of smart connected products and processes.

This webinar will be useful to product development, manufacturing, service, and marketing experts; business analysts, data scientists, and systems & data architects; systems engineers and systems engineering managers; IT leadership responsible for product development tools and other enterprise systems; and product managers and consultants from software & service providers, focused on leveraging big data.

During the webinar attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about the topics discussed.

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For more information, contact:

Cheryl Peck, Director of Marketing

Tel: +1 734.668.9922

In Europe, the Middle East & Africa contact:
Gerard Litjens, Vice President EMEA
Tel: +31 (0) 495.533.666

About CIMdata

CIMdata, a leading independent worldwide firm, provides strategic management consulting to maximize an enterprise's ability to design and deliver innovative products and services through the application of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions. Since its founding in 1983, CIMdata has delivered world-class knowledge, expertise, and best-practice methods on PLM solutions. These solutions incorporate both business processes and a wide-ranging set of PLM-enabling technologies.

CIMdata works with both industrial organizations and providers of technologies and services seeking competitive advantage in the global economy. In addition to consulting, CIMdata conducts research, provides PLM-focused subscription services, and produces several commercial publications. The company also provides industry education through PLM certificate programs, seminars, and conferences worldwide. CIMdata serves clients around the world from offices in North America, Europe, and Asia- Pacific. To learn more about CIMdata's services, visit our website at, follow us on Twitter:, or contact CIMdata at: 3909 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USA, Tel: +1 734.668.9922. Fax: +1 734.668.1957; or at Oogststraat 20, 6004 CV Weert, The Netherlands, Tel: +31 (0) 495.533.666.

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