ALM Track and Customer Forum


Dedicated ALM Content and Networking

Join the premier ALM training and networking event for software and systems engineering professionals. At PTC Live Global, you’ll learn real-world expertise on systems and software engineering best practices, create new peer connections, and gain insight into current capabilities and future product roadmaps.View the agenda.

Join us at PTC Live Global where you’ll have the opportunity to participate in:

  • A dedicated ALM track
  • An evening reception on Tuesday, June 17. Meet and mingle with software and systems engineering and leadership peers, ALM executives and research staff.
  • A day-long ALM Customer Forum on Wednesday, June 18. This high-energy, interactive forum is designed to promote learning and information exchange among PTC Integrity customers and PTC ALM segment executives, product managers and research and development staff.

Why attend:

  • Learn new ideas to get the most from your ALM investments
  • Network with peers in similar industries
  • Get inspiration on the future of software and systems engineering innovation
  • Improve team productivity and process maturity
  • Learn about the latest ALM roadmaps

Register now using code ALM2014 to receive a discounted full-conference registration rate of $1,195 (a $300 savings!).


Monday, June 16

 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast 
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
President and CEO Jim Heppelmann, PTC
10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Choose from 12 tracks and 50+ breakout sessions to learn how leading manufacturers are solving common challenges to create a foundation for sustainable competitive advantage.
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch in the Solutions Expo
1:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Choose from 12 tracks and 50+ breakout sessions.
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Break in the Solutions Expo
4:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Choose from 12 tracks and 50+ breakout sessions.

Tuesday, June 17 - ALM Track

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Keynote: PTC Technology Roadmap
Brian Shepherd, Executive Vice President, PLM & SCM segments, PTC
Mike Campbell, Executive Vice President, CAD Segment, PTC
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Break in the Solutions Expo
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. 
Supporting Systems Engineering Today and Tomorrow
Derek Piette, Director of Product Management, Systems Engineering Solution, PTC

Engineering executives are challenged to deliver products on time with limited engineering resources, while improving overall quality. In order to achieve these goals, leaders must streamline the multi-disciplinary collaboration process across engineering teams. A systems engineering approach throughout product development can enable accurate verification and validation of all product requirements, creation of a flexible modular product architecture, and assurance of high product quality. In this presentation, the presenter will explore PTC’s approach to supporting systems engineering both in the current product and solution portfolio as well as in the future.
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Panel Discussion: Requirements Engineering for Manufacturers
Ray Fougnier, Staff Engineer, Carrier;  Eric DePaul, Product & Data Quality Specialist, Hologic; Bill Chapman, Manager, Software Development, Kohler; James Hummell, Principal Engineer, Atego Systems; Mills Ripley, GTM Solutions Specialist, Director, PTC;

How are manufacturers capturing, prioritizing and validating the voice of the customer throughout the product development process?  Manufacturers face unique challenges in the domain of requirements engineering, including the explosive growth of product variants, the growing complexity of smart connected products, the challenges of managing global and distributed teams, and ever-evolving regulatory requirements. This panel discussion will explore the latest best practices that leaders are using to rise above these challenges and deliver the right products to the right market.
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch in the Solutions Expo 
1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m
Improve the Capability of Your Software Development Process
Ryan Lloyd, Director of Product Management, Global Software Development Solution, PTC

The development of complex, software intensive products requires a mature and adaptable software development process. Regulatory, safety and quality drivers as well as the adoption of new software development methods or practices that focus on continuous delivery are straining the capability of existing development processes. This presentation will review the challenges faced by software engineering teams and describe how PTC's Global Software Development solution provides the foundation for an adaptable software development process that helps meet those challenges.
2:00 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Intelligent Variant Management in Systems Requirements and Design
Derek Piette, Director of Product Management, PTC
Leading manufacturers are rapidly transforming the way they think about variant management as a means of building the right product for the right market.  This discussion will explore the strategic motivations and practical considerations for organizations seeking to optimize variant management across the product supply chain.
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Break in the Solutions Expo
3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Integrating Visual Models into the Product Development Lifecycle:  Advanced Model Management Techniques
James Hummell, Principal Engineer, Atego  Systems 
Derek Piette, Director of Product Management, Systems Engineering Solution, PTC

Model-based approaches to complex systems engineering and software development projects are rapidly becoming the norm for leading product development organizations. The adoption of the Object Management Group's (OMG)   modeling notations for systems and software (SysML and UML) has now outpaced traditional techniques. This presentation will introduce techniques for storing versioned models and meta-data in the same traceable, central repository, showcasing the integration between PTC Integrity and Atego Artisan Studio to improve product development quality and productivity.
4:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Case Study: Model-Based Systems Engineering at AVL Powertrain Engineering
Andrea Denger, Program Assistant SE@AVL & Group Leader Information & Process Management VIRTUAL VEHICLE Graz
AVL is the world's largest privately owned and independent company for the development, simulation and test of powertrain systems in the transportation industry, employing more than 6.200 people  worldwide. The company is in the midst of a multi-year project aimed at improving the maturity of its systems engineering practices on an industrial scale. Central to our approach is the adoption of a model-based systems engineering approach to raise the level of abstraction throughout the engineering design process, enable re-use both within our organization and with customers, and improve the rigor of our processes as well as the quality of our engineering services. This presentation explores the motivation, approach, roll-out experiences and lessons learned along this journey.
5:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
PTC Integrity Customer Forum
Welcome Reception

Meet and mingle with your software and systems engineering peers and PTC ALM leaders in an informal setting.  Network, relax, and reflect on learnings of the day with new friends and old acquaintances.

Wednesday, June 18 - ALM Forum

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
PTC ALM Vision and Roadmap
Doug Akers, Vice President, Product Management, PTC
Learn about PTC’s vision for transforming software and systems engineering for manufacturers. We will present our vision and product roadmap, and invite your input on our approach, architecture, and prioritization decisions. 
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Driving Innovation through Model-Based Systems Engineering
Dirk Denger, Head of  Synergetic Methods & Tool Development, AVL

Modern vehicle functionality is dramatically increasing due to car-to- car and car-to environment communication, advanced driving assistant systems and the economies of hybrid powertrains.  Vehicle variants are increasing so rapidly that they threaten to exceed OEM’s capacity to develop and maintain them.  In response, manufacturers are increasingly moving from document-centric to model-centric approaches for defining and engineering their products. In this presentation we explore current MBSE methodologies and the relevance of MBSE to evolving systems of systems, including the Internet of Things.  We also share the experiences and results our systems engineering practice at AVL. AVL is the world's largest privately owned and independent company for the development, simulation and test of power train systems in the transportation industry, employing more than 6.200 people worldwide.
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
When Worlds Collide:  Smart Connected Products and the Internet of Things
Ryan Lloyd, Director of Product Management, PTC
Ian Fountain, Director of Marketing, National Instruments

For manufacturers, the Internet of Things poses both tremendous opportunities and the potential to disrupt traditional business models. Join ThingWorx and ALM leaders in an interactive discussion of the impact of IoT on product development and ALM engineering.
11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 
PTC and National Instruments -- Interactive Concept Development
Steve Partridge, GTM Senior Solutions Specialist, PTC 

PTC and National Instruments have engaged in a collaborative effort to investigate enhancements to automated quality management. We'd like to have a conversation with joint customers and thought leaders to better understand the value and benefit of this collaboration as well as uncover gaps that exist in today's environments.
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. The ALM of Safety-Critical Software
Eric DePaul, Product Data and Quality Specialist, Hologic;
Harpreet Kathuria, Quality Manager, Stryker;
Ryan Lloyd, Director of Product Management, PTC; and
Scott Wendling, Technical Manager, Halla Mechatronic

Manufacturers of safety-critical software face all the complexities of software-intensive product development PLUS stringent regulatory oversight.  Products must conform to multiple, overlapping standards created by different regulatory bodies.   This panel discussion will seek to understand process norms, commonalities and differences in real world safety-critical product development environments.
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Model-Based Product Line Engineering
Matthew Hause, Atego

Complex systems engineering organizations can generally be split into two types; ‘Engineer to Order’ and ‘Product Development’. The main problems for both are failing to capture the full value of existing IP because historical best practices are inefficient, complex, not scalable or error-prone. This presentation explores new and more holistic approaches to solving these problems through structured model-based product line engineering.  We introduce the Atego Vantage solution to simplify system and product line design, improve cross-family reuse, increase product quality and speed up product development and delivery.
 2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Break 
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Interactive Discussion: ALM and PLM Process Integration
Derek Piette, Director of Product Management , Systems Engineering Solutions, PTC
How are manufacturers adopting a holistic approach product development that spans software, mechanical, electrical and other engineering functions? We present common use cases based on our work with PTC customers, and invite you to share your own ideas and experiences.
3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks