The Boeing Company and Northrup Grumman Corporation will host their fourth joint Global Product Data Interoperability Summit (GPDIS), an event dedicated to addressing interoperability issues that challenge digital product data exchange, Nov. 12-15 at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos in Chandler, Arizona. The theme of this year’s summit is “Product Data Quality Integrated Throughout the Value Stream.”
The event is free of charge for industry professionals and supply chain partners in aerospace, automotive, shipbuilding and academia. At the conclusion of last year’s event, organizers resolved to establish a formal mission to promote awareness, address tactical challenges, advance industry solutions and leverage open standards for product data interoperability—with a charter to drive common standards adoption in the global aerospace and automotive industries. “It has become imperative for suppliers in our industry to cooperate globally because information exchange could originate from multiple design engineering tools as well as independent IT systems,” says Doug Norton, vice president and CIO, Technical Services sector, Northrop Grumman Corporation.
More than 30 vendors will also showcase technologies that address the business challenges of CAD/CAM/CAE data translation, validation and security. Presentation abstracts addressing data processes, tools or formats in the areas of design, production and visualization are due August 17. There will be closed sessions on November 12, followed by open technical presentations November 13-15.