Go above & beyond a traditional Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system in the 3-part, on-demand webinar series — Above & Beyond PLM — presented by Dr. Suna Polat, CIMdata's Research Specialist, Andy Michuda, Sopheon’s CEO, & Huub Rutten, Sopheon’s Co-Founder & Vice President of Research.

Three Webinars, Tons of Industry Insights

Check out the conversation on Twitter and participate in the webinar live chats with the hashtag #AboveandBeyondPLM.

The Enterprise Innovation Management Landscape

Delve into CIMdata’s latest research report, “Enterprise Innovation Management Solutions - Connecting the Dots!”, which clarifies the Enterprise Innovation Landscape by giving an overview of each player in the market today. Dr. Suna Polat dives deep into the research's findings, and Huub Rutten shares Sopheon’s historical perspective as a leader in this space of how this market has evolved over time.

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EIM vs Other Enterprise Platforms – Where is the Value?

Andy Michuda and Huub Rutten clarify and differentiate the business purpose and value of Enterprise Innovation Management (EIM) from traditional PLM and ERP systems. They answer the question, “Why do I need another enterprise system?”, and investigate the business purpose of an EIM system and how it brings unique value to the corporate enterprise.

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The Journey towards Innovation Maturity

Comprehensively examine the transformation companies are going through to fully achieve the business benefits of mature, enterprise-wide, innovation management performance with Andy Michuda and Huub Rutten. They identify the processes and methodology needed to instigate positive change across organizational silos, aligning business strategy, goals, and actions throughout an enterprise.

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About the Presenters

Suna Polat, Ph.D.Director, Collaborative Innovation & Social Product Development Consulting Practice
Suna has more than 25 years of experience in technology and product development, and implementation of strategic innovation capabilities. She has worked with or benchmarked best-in-class companies in a diverse variety of industries.

Andy MichudaChief Executive Officer, Sopheon
Andrew (Andy) Michuda was appointed chief executive officer of Sopheon in September 2000. From 1997 to 2000, he served as chief executive officer and an executive director of Teltech Resource Network Corporation, which was acquired by Sopheon. Prior to joining Sopheon, Mr. Michuda held senior leadership positions at Control Data.


Huub RuttenVP of Product Research and Design and co-founder of Sopheon
Huub Rutten has more than 20 years experience in linguistics and language management. Rutten combines his linguistics and information technology (IT) expertise to innovate the use of language management technology within knowledge-intensive business processes.
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