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 0: Wednesday, Oct 23|
|6:00 - 10:00 pm||A dinner reception||A dinner reception, hosted in the evening to meet and greet with SAP PLM experts, customers, and the ecosystem. Advance sign-up is required to ensure your spot.|
|Day 1: Thursday, Oct 24|
|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||SAP Engineering Control Center (ECTR) - Enabler for the digital twin||Dominik Maier, Senior 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||Scaling for Success: Why Enable Injections Is the Earliest-Stage Adopter of SAP & PLM||Tim Flaherty, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer at Enable Injections, Inc.|
|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||Jonathan Baechle, Senior Consultant 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|
|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: Connecting Engineering Data with the Enterprise on SAP||Allen Heindel, Sr. Director, Engineering Services, Crown|
|9:45 - 10:15 am||Manage the impact of product changes across the Enterprise in a single dashboard||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||Peter Bryngelsson, SAP PLM Process Owner, Sandvik Coromant Pascal Martinet, SAP PLM Process Manager, Sandvik Coromant|
|11:15 - 11:45 am||DSC process accelerators for Automation, Performance and Access Control in SAP PLM||Alexander 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|
Day 0: Wednesday, Oct 23
|6:00 - 10:00 pm|
|A dinner reception|
|A dinner reception, hosted in the evening to meet and greet with SAP PLM experts, customers, and the ecosystem. Advance sign-up is required to ensure your spot.|
Day 1: Thursday, Oct 24
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|Welcome & Introduction: LeverX & DSC Software AG||Keynote: SAP PLM - Enable the Digital Supply Chain||Varian: Taking Product Lifecycle Management to the Next Level||Break||SAP Engineering Control Center (ECTR) - Enabler for the digital twin||Ariel Corporation: Managing the Product Lifecycle of Separable Reciprocating Gas Compressors across SAP||Managing your New Product Development Lifecycle processes||Meet the Experts: Roundtable (Lunch)||Greene Tweed: Leveraging the Power of IPS, Integrated Business Processes, across SAP||Mechatronic Design in SAP PLM and Linking CAD-CAM-NC processes with the shop floor||Scaling for Success: Why Enable Injections Is the Earliest-Stage Adopter of SAP & PLM||Break||SAP Advanced Variant Configuration||Hillrom: Transforming Enterprise Data Management & PLM across multiple Medical Device business units||Break||SAP PLM End-to-End Demonstration: From Product Design across the Digital Supply Chain||Ask the Experts: Panel Discussion||Group Dinner|
|Dr. Victor Lozinski, CEO, LeverX. David Kramp, Director of Sales, LeverX. Achim Rossel, SVP Business Development, DSC Software AG.||Keith Zobott, Global Vice President of Digital Products & Projects, SAP||Nita Luiz, Manager, Enterprise Applications, Varian Medical Systems||Dominik Maier, Senior Vice President Products & Development, DSC Software AG||Heath Fesler, Drafting / BOM Supervisor, Ariel Corporation Nate Emler, Engineering Program, Ariel Corporation||Eric Stajda, Vice President Products & Development, LeverX David Kramp, Director of Sales LeverX||SAP / LeverX / DSC Software AG||Steve Danasko, IT Center Of Excellence, PLM, Greene Tweed||Jonathan Baechle, Senior SAP Solution Consultant, DSC Software AG||Tim Flaherty, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer at Enable Injections, Inc.||Mark Landrosh, PLM Solution Manager, SAP||Lauri Ventresca, Director, Enterprise Data Management, Hillrom (Welch Allyn)||Jonathan Baechle, Senior Consultant DSC Software AG, David Kramp Director of Sales, LeverX||SAP / LeverX / DSC Software AG|
Day 2: Friday, Oct 25
|8:30 - 8:45 am||8:45 - 9:15 am||9:15 - 9:45 am||9:45 - 10:15 am||10:15- 10:45 am||10:45 - 11:15 am||11:15 - 11:45 am||11:45 - 12:15 pm||12:15 - 12:30 pm||12:30 - 1:30 pm|
|Welcome back, highlights from Day 1||Intelligent Product Design - Accelerate Smarter Product Innovation||Customer Highlight: Connecting Engineering Data with the Enterprise on SAP||Manage the impact of product changes across the Enterprise in a single dashboard||Break||Customer Highlight: PLM as part of the Supply Chain||DSC process accelerators for Automation, Performance and Access Control in SAP PLM||Using SAP & IPS to create an integrated global ECM process across Hubbell||Session close - Thank you!||Meet the Experts: Roundtable (Lunch)|
|David Kramp, Director of Sales, LeverX||Attila Sellyei, PLM Development Lead, SAP||Allen Heindel, Sr. Director, Engineering Services, Crown||Eric Stajda, Vice President Products & Development, LeverX David Kramp, Director of Sales LeverX||Peter Bryngelsson, SAP PLM Process Owner, Sandvik Coromant Pascal Martinet, SAP PLM Process Manager, Sandvik Coromant||Alexander Ballreich, Senior Consultant, DSC Software AG||David Bruhn, SAP IT Manager, Hubbell||Dr. Victor Lozinski, CEO, LeverX Achim Rossel, SVP Business Development, DSC Software||SAP / LeverX / DSC Software AG|
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.
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.
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.
Senior 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Global Process Leader | Crown Equipment Corporation
Allen Heindel has worked for Crown Equipment Corporation for 27 years, most of that time in Engineering supporting CAD and Engineering processes. In recent years Allen has been involved with selection and implementation of SAP as Crown’s global business solution. Allen is currently a global process leader for CAD and visualization.
Nathan Emler started at Ariel Corporation in 1997 as a drafter within the Design Engineering Group. In 2000, Nathan started creating programs to increase the efficiency of the Design Engineering Group, paving the way for a Programming Group within Engineering. Nathan currently provides programming support for PLM and CAD related software’s and custom software needs of the Design Engineering group in .Net and ABAP languages. Nathan also takes care of all the CAD administrative functions including installation, troubleshooting, and maintain standards across 100+ Solid Edge computers.
His previous year of projects included a drawing distribution system which was utilized Company wide, ERP/PLM workflow programs, and a custom program to upload vendor data into Ariel’s ERP software.
Heath Fesler started at Ariel Corporation in 1997 in the Drafting department, since then he has worked in several departments at Ariel including Bill of Material, Field Service, and the Manufacturing floor. In 2012, Heath became the Drafting and Bill of Material Supervisor, shortly after that, he was also assigned the Engineering/PLM “Business Process Owner” role for the SAP implementation. Heath is now the Drafting/Bill of Material/PLM Manager
Heath is a graduate of Central Ohio Technical College, where he received an associate’s degree in Mechanical Drafting and Design, and of the Mount Vernon Nazarene University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Product Owner SAP S/4HANA Cloud for Intelligent Product Design | SAP SE
Attila Sellyei has been working for 18 years in the field of software engineering as developer, project manager and product owner. Since 2010, has been a member of PLM product development. His current focus is product manager for the collaboration platform in SAP Intelligent Product Design.
Manager of Engineering Enterprise Applications | Varian Medical Systems.
Nita has been a part of Varian for the last 6 years and in her role, she is responsible for managing applications supporting the R&D Engineering function specifically in the sphere of SAP PLM Applications. Her knowledge in the SAP PLM arena covers a multitude of applications such as SAP Engineering Change Record, SAP Product compliance in EHSM, SAP DMS, ECTR CAD Integration, SAP Device Master Record, Project & Resource Management using PPM, Product Lifecycle Costing and SAP Visual Enterprise. Prior to joining Varian, Nita was a Consultant with the SAP practice at Deloitte Consulting.
Executive Vice President , Chief Financial Officer | Enable Injections, Inc.
Tim Flaherty has more than 25 years of public and private company experience in finance, accounting, human resource, and information technology management. At Enable Injections, he is responsible for the finance, accounting, and information technology. Prior to Enable Injections, Tim served as North American CFO for Bonfiglioli, Inc., a leading billion-dollar global Italian owned company in the power transmission market. Tim was nominated for CFO of the year in 2014 by the Cincinnati Business Courier in the large private company category for his achievements at Bonfiglioli, Inc.
Director, Enterprise Data Management | Hillrom (Welch Allyn)
At Welch Allyn I had a variety of leadership roles in Manufacturing Engineering, New Product Development, and Program management. Since Welch Allyn’s first implementation of SAP back in 2004 (wow, 15 years ago!) I have led the PLM organization at Welch Allyn we call Global Product Data Management (GPDM). Our vision statement is “Design Anywhere/Build Anywhere”.In my current role as the Director of Enterprise Data Management, in addition to the GPDM team, I also have the privilege of managing our HillRom Customer Master Data.
Specialties: Enterprise/Master Data Management, SAP PLM, Engineering Change Management, Organizational Change Management, Project Management, Health Care Data Standards/FDA UDI/GS1, Product Labeling
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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.
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.
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