SAP PLM Forum by LeverX

Kimpton EPIC Hotel, Miami FL

October 24-25, 2019

The conference for organizations using LeverX, DSC, and SAP® solutions and exploring emerging technologies to drive operational excellence across your Enterprise


Day 1: Thursday, Oct 24
Time What? Who?
8:30 - 9:15 am Welcome & Introduction: LeverX & DSC Software AG Dr. Victor Lozinski, CEO, LeverX. David Kramp, Director of Sales, LeverX. Achim Rossel, SVP Business Development, DSC Software AG.
8:30 - 9:15 am Keynote: SAP PLM - Enable the Digital Supply Chain Keith Zobott, Global Vice President of Digital Products & Projects, SAP
9:45 - 10:15 am Varian: Taking Product Lifecycle Management to the Next Level Nita Luiz, Manager, Enterprise Applications, Varian Medical Systems
10:15 - 10:45 am Break
10:45 - 11:15 am Managing Product Data with the SAP Engineering Control Center (ECTR) Dominik Maier, Vice President Products & Development, DSC Software AG
11:15 - 11:45 am Ariel Corporation: Managing the Product Lifecycle of Separable Reciprocating Gas Compressors across SAP Heath Fesler, Drafting / BOM Supervisor, Ariel Corporation Nate Emler, Engineering Program, Ariel Corporation
11:45 - 12:15 pm Managing your New Product Development Lifecycle processes Eric Stajda, Vice President Products & Development, LeverX David Kramp, Director of Sales LeverX
12:15 - 1:15 pm Meet the Experts: Roundtable (Lunch) SAP / LeverX / DSC Software AG
1:15 - 1:45 pm Greene Tweed: Leveraging the Power of IPS, Integrated Business Processes, across SAP Steve Danasko, IT Center Of Excellence, PLM, Greene Tweed
1:45 - 2:15 pm Mechatronic Design in SAP PLM and Linking CAD-CAM-NC processes with the shop floor Jonathan Baechle, Senior SAP Solution Consultant, DSC Software AG
2:15 - 2:45 pm Customer Highlight: Connecting Engineering Data with the Enterprise on SAP Sr. Director, Engineering Services
2:45 - 3:00 pm Break
3:00 - 3:30 pm SAP Advanced Variant Configuration Mark Landrosh, PLM Solution Manager, SAP
3:30 - 4:00 pm Hillrom: Transforming Enterprise Data Management & PLM across multiple Medical Device business units Lauri Ventresca, Director, Enterprise Data Management, Hillrom (Welch Allyn)
4:00 - 4:15 pm Break
4:15 - 5:00 pm SAP PLM End-to-End Demonstration: From Product Design across the Digital Supply Chain Achim Rossel, SVP Business Development, DSC Software AG David Kramp, Director of Sales, LeverX
5:00 - 5:30 pm Ask the Experts: Panel Discussion SAP / LeverX / DSC Software AG
6:30 - 8:00 pm Group Dinner
Day 2: Friday, Oct 25
Time What? Who?
8:30 - 8:45 am Welcome back, highlights from Day 1 David Kramp, Director of Sales, LeverX
8:45 - 9:15 am Intelligent Product Design - Accelerate Smarter Product Innovation Attila Sellyei, PLM Development Lead, SAP
9:15 - 9:45 am Customer Highlight: Managing Workflows across the Enterprise Sr. Director, IT Services
9:45 - 10:15 am Manage the impact of product changes across the Enterprise in a single dashboard (IQ Series session dont use in agenda) Eric Stajda, Vice President Products & Development, LeverX David Kramp, Director of Sales LeverX
10:15- 10:45 am Break
10:45 - 11:15 am Customer Highlight: PLM as part of the Supply Chain Sr. Manager, IT Operations
11:15 - 11:45 am DSC process accelerators for Automation, Performance and Access Control in SAP PLM Alex Ballreich, Senior Consultant, DSC Software AG
11:45 - 12:15 pm Using SAP & IPS to create an integrated global ECM process across Hubbell David Bruhn, SAP IT Manager, Hubbell
12:15 - 12:30 pm Session close - Thank you! Dr. Victor Lozinski, CEO, LeverX Achim Rossel, SVP Business Development, DSC Software
12:30 - 1:30 pm Meet the Experts: Roundtable (Lunch) SAP / LeverX / DSC Software AG

Speakers bio

Dave Kramp

Director of Sales | LeverX

With an extensive background and over 30 years of experience in product engineering and operations management coupled with SAP ERP and PLM implementation leadership, David Kramp has a unique perspective on the real-world applications of these technologies. Most recently before LeverX David spent many years working for SAP as a Subject Matter Expert in the RD/PLM,and PPM areas. David joined LeverX in January of 2013 to focus his energy on helping other companies navigate their PLM journeys to success.

Peter Demtschenko

Director of Sales | LeverX

Peter Demtschenko is currently the Director of Sales & Strategic Accounts for LeverX. Pete retired from SAP America in March 2015 and joined several ex-SAP colleagues from the original PLM team at SAP now working at LeverX. During his time at SAP Peter was the PLM & PDM Practice Manager and Senior PLM Architect for SAP America for 16 years. Peter supported Sales and Development efforts and worked with the PLM Alliance partners as the Senior PLM Architect on several successful implementation projects.

Achim Rossel

Senior Vice President Business Development | DSC Software AG

Achim Rossel is characterized by his more than 20 years of experience in the field of PLM with various vendors where he was responsible for sales, marketing and partner management. Since 2005, he has been head of business development at DSC Software AG and leads all activities of DSC in the USA.

Dominik Maier

Vice President Products & Development | DSC Software AG

Since joining DSC Software AG in 2014, Dominik Maier has been enriching the company with his know-how and his fascination for smart PLM processes. Prior to this, he worked for many years in the SAP PLM sector, most recently as solution architect at SAP Germany. Since April 2017, Dominik Maier has been leading DSC's Business Unit Products & Development as Vice President. In this position, he is in charge of the company's strategic orientation, as well as the enhancement of existing products.

Jonathan Bächle

Senior Presales Consultant | DSC Software AG

Since his start at DSC Software AG in 2009, Jonathan Bächle has been contributing to DSC’s Products and their enhancement in terms of integrated product development with SAP PLM and CAD. His work also includes activities in the area of Production Planning with Factory Control Center. For almost a decade Jonathan Bächle has been part of DSC’s internationally running projects in many branches like Machinery & Components, Oil & Gas, Automotive Suppliers, Aviation and Medical. Before starting his career at DSC Jonathan Bächle was working as a Business Consultant for ERP processes in areas like Logistics and Production Planning.

Alexander Ballreich

Senior Consultant | DSC Software AG

Alexander Ballreich has 19 years of experience working as a SAP ERP and PLM specialist for DSC Software AG. He spent several years developing the standard solution SAP PLM Integration for NX. Since 2004, he has been managing PLM projects all over the world to ensure his customers’ successful PLM implementation. In addition to his project management activities, in 2019 he became product owner of DSC’s infrastructure add-ons, which handle server related tasks.

Parag Joshi

VP Sales and Marketing | LeverX

Parag has been specializing in SAP technologies past 18 years ranging from consulting, implementations and client program management for large clients like 3M, Altia, etc. Recently Parag has taken on the role of VP Sales and Marketing at LeverX to help clients across industries leverage power of SAP PLM and related software offered by LeverX and partners like Cideon and DSC.

Christoph Fischer

Director, SAP® R&D / Engineering, PLM Solutions | LeverX

Christoph has been specializing in SAP’s R&D / Engineering, Line of Business, for the past 7+ years, helping customers leverage investments in SAP Solutions. Christoph has strengths in SAP’s Engineering Control Center and core PLM technologies, and utilizes his German roots and interest in technology to drive opportunities for business process improvement using SAP software. Prior to his days working in the area of SAP PLM, Christoph was working in the Commercial Insurance / Cyber Risk Management space.

Attila Sellyei

Product Owner SAP S/4HANA Cloud for Intelligent Product Design | SAP SE

Attilla Sellyei has nearly 20 years of work experience as application engineer, project manager, and product manager with different providers. Since 2010, he has been enriching the department for PLM product development at SAP SE, currently as product manager for the collaboration platform of SAP Intelligent Product Design.

Reasons to attend

  1. Enable advanced business processes, improve visibility and agility, and generate key insights across the extended supply chain.
  2. Ensure your SAP PLM landscape remains equipped to deliver optimal performance without added cost.
  3. Drive digital transformation across key areas of your PLM with use cases, tips, and road maps on SAP.
  4. Streamline and automate SAP PLM processes and accelerate time-to- market with SAP Portfolio and Project Management, SAP Innovation Management, and SAP S/4HANA Cloud for intelligent product.
  5. Leverage emerging technologies including SAP Leonardo, blockchain, IoT, AI, and the digital twin to identify how and where you can gain a competitive advantage.
  6. Get proven deployment methods and techniques to avoid costly implementation and integration missteps, and so much more.
  7. See the latest developments in PLM from LeverX and DSC Software AG.
  8. Listen to customers who are using LeverX and DSC solutions today to improve both ease of use and productivity

Who should attend

Executives, Vice Presidents, & Directors

  • Chief Supply Chain Officer
  • EVP of Global Supply Chain
  • Supply Chain Executives
  • VP of Engineering
  • Director of Engineering

Managers, Analysts, & Specialists of

  • Supply Chain/Logistics
  • Inventory/Fulfillment
  • Manufacturing Engineers
  • R&D/Engineers
  • CAD Designers
  • Digital Mock Up specialists

Information Technology (IT) teams

  • SAP and or PLM Solution Architect
  • PLM IT Lead
  • PLM Business Analyst
  • Logistics Analyst

Who is attending

Event Highlights

Pre-Conference Welcome Reception

Special Wednesday event dinner reception, hosted in the evening of October 23rd, to meet and greet with SAP PLM experts, customers, and the ecosystem. Advance sign-up is required to your ensure your spot.

In-Depth Balanced Sessions

Top experts from LeverX, DSC, and SAP, Customerspresent road maps, tips, tricks, best practices, and strategic recommendations. Get practical education you can use immediately when you return to the office.

Worlds Foremost Experts on SAP Technology

At the SAP PLM Forum by LeverX, you will hear directly from the best of the best. Speakers at this conference are experienced practitioners, industry visionaries, experts (SMEs) who you can count on for reliable, accurate information. No sales pitches, just practical content to help you nail your next project, augment your skills, and advance your career.


Connect with like-minded peers to discuss projects you’re working on,successes you’ve achieved, hiccups you’re experiencing, and more. Pick their brains and return to the office with detailed, user-tested technical instruction and strategic advice to put to use with your own SAP systems. Networking events include: Ask the Experts, speed networking, evening reception, exhibitor meet and greet, lunch networking by topic and industry, and Birds of a Feather sessions.

Evening Receptions

Have some fun after a day of intense learning, and attend the evening reception to relax, catch up with your co-workers and colleagues, and build your professional network. Plus, market-leading solution providers will be on hand to answer your questions and walk you through prerequisites, decision points, trade-offs, and timelines for your ongoing initiatives and upcoming projects.

Ask the Experts

Sit down with leading experts who manage, deploy, and administer LeverX, DSC, and SAP to get detailed answers to your toughest questions. Draw on the real-world experiences from some of the industry’s top technologists and tap into one-on-one time with experts and walk away with detailed answers to the questions that matter to you most.

Customer Case Studies

Hear how leading companies tackle their projects and initiatives. Takeaway best practices and methodologies taught by the companies that use them, and learn how to better utilize your existing technology and plan for the future. Hear how your peers have shortened project times, cut costs, evaluated key criteria, and ultimately achieved success on massive, high-stakes initiatives.

LeverX/DSC and SAP Meet and Greets

Compare and contrast market-leading solutions and see for yourself how LeverX, DSC, and SAP fit into your IT infrastructure.

Venue: Kimpton EPIC Hotel

Why drive when you can sail?

At Kimpton EPIC Hotel, Miami’s only downtown waterfront hotel with private dockside arrival, style always trumps convention.

Live the good life right on Biscayne Bay, find some shade in a chic cabana at one of the two rooftop pools, say sayonara to stress with a luxurious treatment at exhale mind body spa, or pull up a chair at one of the two savory, sultry restaurants.

Kimpton EPIC Hotel is within a short stroll to downtown nightlife.

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