The purpose of this session is for hardware startups and other customers using PLM 360 to share their early experience with the product from a “trial, nurture, and mentor” point of view. The goal is for customers to discuss their own startup experience and their tactics for targeting process improvement, addressing issues, removing barriers, and getting quick wins and successes with the software. The roundtable format will enable customers to convey their experiences face-to-face and discuss best practices. This promises to be a great peer networking session with other PLM 360 customers that have gone through similar startup efforts.
- Discover what issues and obstacles other customers faced when starting with Autodesk PLM 360
- Learn creative methods that customers employed to get around objection handling
- Discover best practices and effective approaches for getting started and achieving quick wins
- Discover creative opportunities for improvement and offer feedback and recommendations
Todd Nicol has been with Autodesk, Inc., for 18 years on projects including AutoCAD software, Mechanical Desktop software, Inventor software, Vault software, and Autodesk PLM 360 software, with time served in Information Modeling and Platform Products Group cloud platforms and Design, Lifecycle, and Simulation. His background is in manufacturing technology, and his focus has been in manufacturing design processes and data management. His job experience includes learning content development (at Ford Motor Company), Code Development (Applicon Inc.), quality assurance (Autodesk), and user experience / product design (Autodesk). Todd holds a bachelor’s degree in computer-aided design and has 2 UX-related U.S. patents to his credit. Currently he is the senior user experience manager for Vault software and Autodesk PLM 360 software in Design, Lifecycle, and Simulation.
Brian Schanen works for Autodesk, Inc., as a technical marketing manager focused on Autodesk PLM 360 software. In this role, he builds and delivers collateral for both customers and Autodesk's channel partners to increase the chance of successful and enthusiastic use of Autodesk PLM 360 software. Through blog posts, videos, and white papers covering Autodesk PLM 360 software and product data management, Brian evangelizes Product Lifecycle Management Solutions. He has also taught at Autodesk University multiple times, and he now works with customers to implement complete solutions specializing in the Autodesk products. See more at: http://underthehood-autodesk.typepad.com/blog/about-the-author.html#sthash.CU5vIzTj.dpuf