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03 Apr 2018

John Hayes of to Present Keynote Address at Adaptive User Conference

We are pleased to announce that John Hayes, President of will present the keynote address at the 2018 Adaptive Corporation User Conference.  This event is scheduled for June 11 to 13, 2018 at the Abbey Resort in Fontana, Wisconsin. Below is a brief summary of what he will share with our customers:

Six Reasons Why Your Product Design Practices Won’t Survive in 2020

John Hayes, President of
John Hayes, President

Whether product designers want to admit it or not, tectonic shifts in consumption patterns, manufacturing, and design technology are upon us. In this presentation, John Hayes of, an expert in design technology with over 20 years of experience working in and covering the field, will break down the 6 reasons why traditional product design practices won’t survive in 2020.

One change that will affect product teams across every industry from CPG to transportation to industrial products is the demand for products that can be purchased as services, leaving the manufacturer with responsibility for the performance of their products in the field. Another is that design teams will be under even greater pressure to shorten their design and production cycles to hit shrinking windows for product launches.

Traditional design processes and technology are a poor match for this new environment. However, new technologies promise to allow design teams to adapt and even thrive. Are they the real deal, or are they over-hyped?

About the Speaker

John Hayes is the President of and also serves as its PLM editor and chief data cruncher. He has published and presented extensively on technologies for product design such as PLM and IoT. Every year, John conducts research studies on the state of technology for product realization and presents those findings through research reports and live events.

John has an MSc in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to, John was a management consultant specializing in data analysis and strategy development.Join us at our upcoming User Conference

29 Nov 2017

Save the Date: 2nd Annual Customer Conference June 11-13, 2018


We are excited to announce the dates for our 2nd Annual Customer Conference:

June 11-13, 2018
The Abbey Resort
Fontana, WI

The agenda is coming together and we will publish it in January. We are organizing educational sessions and hands-on demonstrations that showcase our Digital to Physical Product Lifecycle offerings for Design, Simulation, Additive Manufacturing, Inspection and Quality, Digital Manufacturing, Collaboration and Business Intelligence.

In addition, we will be hosting an “ENOVIA Day” for our customers to see the real power and advancements available in the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

See our agenda and register.

Registration is free for customers.

Room Rates are negotiated for $159 per night.

We hope to see you there!