Product Innovation Congress, has released the speaker line up boasting some of the top names in PLM and IoT, including Bernd Heinrichs (Cisco), Jenni Ala-Mantila (Skanska Oy), and Martin Eigner (Technical University of Kaiserslautern).

The PI congress conference which will be taking place in Düsseldorf, Germany next month features a 50+ speaker line up including Martin Eigner, Chair of Virtual Product Engineering (VPE) at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern delivering on ‘Utilizing Industrie 4.0, IoT and Related Platforms to Boost a More Interdisciplinary Approach to Product Lifecycle’.

The two day agenda will be delivered by a range of experts across the Innovation landscape, with keynotes by Bernd Heinrichs Managing Director of the Internet of Everything’s Innovation across the EMEAR regions at Cisco, (PI Keynote – Aligning People, Process & Data through the Internet of Everything) and David Rowan editor of the UK edition of WIRED magazine (PI Keynote – Understanding the New Rules of Product Innovation).

“Innovation is the life source of any competitive manufacturer and a vital part of its preservation is its adoption across the company. After extensive research with past attendees, I have ensured an agenda and speaker line-up have been curated to touch upon those questions most are asking: what technology do I need? Which is best for me? How do I deploy it? How do I get company buy-in? And how can it give a return in the form of innovative product design and development?”

The PI Congress programme also includes peer led case studies, workshops, focus groups and other sessions delivered by the likes of Jenni Ala-Mantila, Head, PLM Project, Skanska Oy (Boosting PLM’s End-to-End Visibility through Novel Business Area Inclusion). The full programme can be found at

PI Congress, currently in its fifth year has gained industry status as the only vendor neutral conference of its type, and features like pre-organized one to one meetings provide delegates and sponsors the ideal platform for networking.

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