Ms. Philomena "Phil" Zimmerman from DASDSE to Keynote at PLM Road Map & PDT NA 2019

The presentation will discuss the US Department of Defense's Digital Engineering Initiative.
By: CIMdata
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. - April 30, 2019 - PRLog -- CIMdata, Inc. and Eurostep are pleased to announce that Ms. Philomena "Phil" Zimmerman, Deputy Director of Engineering Tools and Environments, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering, will make a keynote presentation at PLM Road Map & PDT North America 2019. This two-day event will take place May 29-30 at the Marriott Hotel, Tysons Corner, VA which is near Washington D.C. The theme for this year's event is "PLM for Professionals—Product Lifecycle Innovation."

Digital engineering is the US Department of Defense's initiative to transform the way it designs, develops, delivers, operates, and sustains complex systems. It is defined as "an integrated digital approach that uses authoritative sources of systems' data and models as a continuum across disciplines to support lifecycle activities from concept through disposal." This keynote presentation will describe these digital engineering initiatives and will consider the challenges and steps being taken to realize the vision.

PLM Road Map NA & PDT NA is a highly relevant event for PLM industry leaders and PLM practitioners globally—providing independent education and a collaborative networking environment where ideas, trends, experiences, and relationships critical to the industry germinate and take root.
In addition to the event to be held in May, CIMdata and Eurostep will collaborate to bring PLM Road Map EMEA and PDT Europe to Paris, France on 13-14 November 2019.

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About Ms. Philomena "Phil" Zimmerman

Ms. Zimmerman is the Deputy Director of Engineering Tools and Environments in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering (DASDSE). She leads the effort to advance the use of model-based techniques to advance Systems Engineering (SE) concepts in acquisition. As a member of the SE staff, she is responsible for establishing the effective use of modeling and simulation as a systems engineering tool to support acquisition programs, as well as the related efforts in modular open systems architectures, intellectual property, and data rights. Her team supports updates to policy, guidance, and participates in program support activities that are conducted on behalf of DASDSE. She is also the lead for the Acquisition Modeling and Simulation Working Group, coordinating among the Services and Joint Community on traditional modeling and simulation challenges and products for support to the acquisition community.

Previously, Ms. Zimmerman served in various leadership positions within the Army's Future Combat System Program, and PEO Integration. She served as the Associate Director for M&S, Analysis, and System of Systems Engineering and Integration. She held various positions in the modeling and simulation, test, and product development communities, including activities in radar processing, signal analysis, and use, development, and support to M&S. She has been active in standards development and is a strong proponent for Model-Based Engineering.

Ms. Zimmermann participates in various professional activities, including INCOSE, NDIA, and SISO. She has received numerous awards from both OSD and the Army. She has a BS in Mathematics from St. John Fisher College, with an emphasis in Computer Science from Rochester Institute in Technology. She is DAWIA Level 3 certified in T&E, and SPRDE.

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,; follow us on Twitter at ; 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.

About Eurostep Group

Eurostep delivers software and services for product lifecycle management with a particular focus on the exchange and sharing of data within and between enterprises. Services range from pre-studies to the implementation and support of systems. Eurostep has subsidiaries in Sweden, the UK, France, Finland, Germany, and the US, and has blue-chip customers in a variety of industries including automotive, aerospace, defense, energy, high tech, and building & construction.

Eurostep has, for many years, been contributing to the development and promotion of product data standards. Standards promotion, supported by examples, has always been an important part of the PDT conferences.

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