2013 Global Product Data Interoperability Summit expanding to accommodate more attendees and vendors

Boeing, Northrop Grumman, and Elysium co-sponsor the event to support increased aero/auto interoperability and productivity through the use of common data streams.Vertical_1

Boeing, Northrop Grumman, and Elysium are continuing their annual Global Product Data Interoperability Summit (GPDIS) for the fifth straight year in 2013, to promote the latest in interoperability for aeronautics and automotive manufacturing. The event has become a communications hub for industry leaders to exchange ideas, solutions, and methods for improving product data quality and interoperability, with the goal of driving common standards adoption in global aerospace, automotive and other industries.

The growing popularity of the GPDIS has led to it being held two months earlier than in previous years, and in a larger venue to accommodate more vendors and sponsors. Boeing and Northrop Grumman benefit as sponsors by encouraging new levels of data interoperability; Elysium benefits as one of the few CAD industry vendors which specializes in interoperability; in our experience they maintain a low profile unless you stop by the Elysium booth.

The event is held at no cost to industry professionals and supply chain partners in aerospace, automotive, related industries, and academia. This year’s GPDIS is September 9-12, 2013 at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort in Chandler, Arizona. The theme of this year’s Summit is “Enabling Productivity with Common Data Streams.” The GPDIS executive committee of Boeing, Northrop Grumman, and Elysium will kick off the summit with early-bird sessions the first day, followed by three days of technical presentations.

Presentation abstracts from attendees and sponsors will be accepted for approval until June 14. Conference management is careful to only approve presentations that are high on content and avoid sales pitches.

“Fundamentally, being able to provide product information as needed by the end users, without having to do transformations and conversions, is the key challenge facing us going forward,” says Nancy Bailey, vice president of IT at Boeing. “This is why this summit is so important, as it creates a forum for us to come together and get deep into those technical discussions around what our options and alternatives are for actually moving the data to a position of information in a way that we can sustain and maintain going forward.”

GPDIS-Logo_hi res small