Overview:
Engineering executives are increasingly
challenged to accelerate the delivery of innovative products and manage the
proliferation of product variants with fewer resources, while improving quality.
The only way to overcome these challenges is through a comprehensive,
multidisciplinary (i.e. hardware and software) approach that drives
collaboration in the design of complex systems.

The exponential growth of software in products has only magnified the
complexity. Increased complexity requires an iterative, closed-loop process with
system-level requirements flow-down and granular traceability—from system
requirements through design and test. The optimal system architecture can be
developed through iterative modeling and simulation. When iteration is fostered
early in the system design process, collaboration becomes more effective,
significantly reducing late lifecycle rework. Time to market is shortened,
quality improved, and costs reduced.

Please join us for this webcast in which Derek Piette the Director of Systems
Engineering Solutions for PTC will discuss many of the challenges product
engineering organizations are facing today.  He will clearly communicate the PTC
vision for helping organizations transform their Systems Engineering approach to
give their company a product and service advantage in the market.   

Who should attend:
Primary: VP of
Engineering, Dir of Engineering, Systems Engineers or Management,
Program/Project/Product Management
Secondary: Mechanical,
Electrical/Electronic, Software Engineering Management

Presenter:
Derek Piette,
Product Management Director, PTC

Derek Piette is a Product
Management Director at PTC and is currently responsible for the product
direction of PTC’s System Engineering solution within the ALM Segment. Mr.
Piette also manages the integration between Windchill and Integrity. He has
spoken at numerous events on the topics of hardware-software interaction,
electronics and high tech, and PTC’s product direction.

Since joining PTC in 2003, Mr. Piette has held several positions within
Product Management involving CAD data management, CAD integrations, requirements
management, and complete product structures. Prior to joining PTC, Mr. Piette
worked as an electrical and systems engineer for a semiconductor capital
equipment supplier, KLA-Tencor.

Mr. Piette attended WPI where he earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical
engineering.