29th Annual CMII/IPE Symposium and Training



ICM's 29th Annual CMII/IPE Symposium


Process to PLM — The CMII Journey

  • Product Design Requirements
  • Facilities, Equipment and Tool Requirements
  • Process Definition for Products (Work Instructions)
  • Process Definition for Administrative Tasks (Procedures)

September 19 - 20, 2016







The Orleans Hotel & Casino

4500 W Tropicana Ave
Las Vegas NV 89103

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Rates: Sun- Thur  $45/night, Friday & Saturday $99/night . 

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CMII Annual Symposium Fees

Registration Type By Aug 20 After Aug 20 Days
CMIIPs $ 395 $ 445 Mon - Tue
CMII grads/students 695 745 Mon - Tue
Other attendees 795 845 Mon - Tue
Four or more (each) 595 645 Mon - Tue
CMII grads who have retired 195 245 Mon - Tue
Speakers/Workshop Leaders 0 0 Mon – Tue
Symposium Fee plus a course 495 495 Mon – Tue
CMII Courses
CMII-07 How to Achieve Integrated Process Excellence  995 Wed - Thur
CMII-08 CMII Process Automation with PLM and ERP  995  Fri - Sat
CMII-13 Managing the Software Lifecycle with CMII  1495 Wed - Fri
CMII-16 Laboratory for Hands-On CMII/IPE Training  1495 Wed - Fri


29th Annual CMII/IPE Symposium Speakers

 Bill Deringer Emcee Bill Deringer, Centuria Corp.

Bill is Director of Weather Radar Systems at Centuria Corporation. He is an attorney and systems engineer with more than 30 years of experience in the military and electronics industries. Bill is an active CM practitioner and holds the CMIIC certification. He has been the emcee for ICM's annual CMII symposiums for the past several years.

 Christy Mitchell Christy Mitchell, Hewlett-Packard

Christy is a Program Manager of Environmental Forestry Initiatives at HP Inc. She is an engineering project manager with more than 20 years of experience in a manufacturing and operations environment within the technology industry. Christy has been practicing CMII methodology full time since obtaining certification in 2007. She has extensive experience in configuration management as it pertains to process development and improvements.

Topic: My Outsourced Job Turned into a Positive

The best thing that happened to me was the outsourcing my job in 2009 for the second time. It gave me the control in my next role to develop this program with the CMII methodology as my baseline. My focus was on all external and internal requirements; while validating what I did and doing what I validated.

Susanne Lauda Susanne Lauda, AGCO

Susanne joined AGCO Corporation 5 years ago. AGCO is a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Duluth, GA that manufactures agricultural equipment at various locations around the globe, and has roughly 20,000 employees. In her role as global project lead for manufacturing automation she represents the business in regards to the Enterprise PLM strategy. Among other issues she identified the need for a harmonized global change process to support the company’s new platform strategy, and to specify the PLM tool requirements. Susanne also drives the global strategy for Manufacturing 4.0 (Smart Factory), and manages a team that investigates the potential applications for new production tools, such as Additive Manufacturing. Susanne holds a degree in production engineering from her native Germany and received her CMIIP certification in October, 2013. Prior to working for AGCO she has worked at MTU (Diesel engines), Zeppelin New Technologies (aerospace components), Rheinmetal (defense), Siempelkamp (foundry, forging presses) and INP (manufacturing consultant).

Topic: Seamless CMII Despite a Break in the System

Engineering and Manufacturing work in different systems. Engineering works in PTC Windchill. Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management work in Siemens Teamcenter. There is a multitude of ERP systems around the world. Understanding the need for a closed-loop, end-to-end process, AGCO developed an ECN to MCN process that works across system breaks. AGCO is also working on its own Manufacturing 4.0 concept. This will include an even greater variety of tools, and some processes will have to be changed fundamentally. Susanne will share her thoughts about what is necessary to adhere to the CMII principles and make sure we are not left behind in the dust.

Joe Anderson Rolls-Royce Joe Anderson, Rolls-Royce

Joe holds executive-level authority for implementing transformational solution to integrate global organization, introduce enterprise agile methodologies, and shift paradigm to focus on internal and external customers. Establish global vision to align company strategy and goals, while meeting customer needs. Joe holds a BS in Global Business Strategy and Systems, He is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and is CMII certified at the CMIIP level.

Topic: Embedding Excellence - Driving the Change

Tangible organizational performance requires adaptive, supportive and phased culture change. The senior leadership must place priority on the needs of the customer. It is paramount to create a culture within the enterprise that allows collaborative communication and support across the global footprint in order to service the customer. Culture change is achievable when leaders foster an environment of trust, remove roadblocks and dismantle internal turf boundaries. Leaders need to open the line of collaboration and communication from a top-down perspective. Organizations that strive to be the best, for sustainable growth, and for increased share price must attract, hire and retain the best.

 Christina Sigrist Christina Sigrist, Bose Corporation

Chrissy has over 40 years in CM in the consumer, automotive and defense industries. She currently manages the Product Configuration Management team at Bose Corporation. She previously worked for Motorola and Northrop Grumman ensuring the CM principles were followed. Chrissy has a BS in Business and obtained CMIIP certification in 2014.

Topic: Metrics Mania Needs CMII

How can you be accountable for metrics that are flawed? How can you tell the difference between corrective action and process improvement if not capturing the right metrics? Our goal was to use CMII, capture the right metrics and show that it does not take too long. We will take you through our journey of capturing metrics that show what is really going on.

Sarah Nguyen Sarah Nguyen, e3 Elite Engineering Services

Sarah is a systems engineer in mind and a configuration manager at heart, with a CMIIP pin on her shirt. She has designed and deployed operational processes and tools within and without the engineering realm for the past 7 years. With her past in the aerospace industry, she has since been expanding the principles of conscious CM process integration outward, as one of the essential solutions offered by e3 Elite Engineering Services.

Topic: The PLM Trek

The process to PLM parallels that of an ambitious trek through highs and lows, ever-changing scenery, and unanticipated surprises along the way--with the peak end goal as Integrated Process Excellence. Together we will embark on an adventurous PLM trek along rushing currents, over boulderous hurdles towards Mount IPE, with CM as the strategy on how to do it; which equipment to put in our backpacks, when to use it, which trail to follow and a backup plan. Just add bear.

David Ewing David Ewing, ARAS

David is the Product Marketing Manager at ARAS. He is responsible for ARAS Innovator's adherence to CM standards. David has over 15 years of experience implementing CM concepts in the aerospace industry. He has previous PLM experience at Cummins, B/E Aerospace and GE. David holds the BSME and MBA degrees and is CMII certified.

Topic: Configuration Management and the Business of Engineering

In today's product landscape, systems-level thinking is a must-have capability. You cannot build profitable, well received products without this all encompassing vision. This is the business of engineering. In this presentation, we will illustrate how CM provides the foundation for a flexible PLM system that enables innovation and connects your enterprise.

 Additional Speakers

Scott Segrin, Senior Configuration Assurance Manager

Medtronic Surgical Technologies

Paul Nelson, Teamcenter Business Architect

Orbital ATK Propulsion Systems

Anurag Sharma


Zoran Marinkovic

Marshall Aerospace

Gary D'Souza


J. Todd Egan

GE Aviation

Martin Haket


Arnaud Hubaux


Mike McKinney


Charles Story


Melinda Story


Rick Cysewski


Max Gravel, Configuration and Change Management

Gulfstream Aerospace

Brett Palmer


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