A two-day ‘virtual’ event is being staged next month to help apparel, footwear, retail and manufacturing executives learn about Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) without having to leave their desks.

PLM Bootcamp 09 consists of a series of webinars on 8 and 9 October. Each day will start with a keynote speaker and be followed by a series of six 50-minute sessions.

The day will end with a virtual networking event which follows a panel session with the day’s presenters. Virtual exhibitor booths offering whitepapers, demo videos and chat are available to attendees of the program.

Sessions will be moderated and include individual PLM thought leaders as well as panels.

Included in the session topics are a guide to a better PLM implementation; developing a PLM strategy; a technical assessment guide to selecting and purchasing a PLM solution; return on investment secrets; the art of PLM leadership; step by step dos and don’ts; managing your risk; and the tools available to connect systems, data, people and processes.

“No more walking down halls all day, checking into hotels, airfare and feeling like each event is an assault on your senses budget and schedule,” says Leah Poller, VP of organiser WYSWYG Productions.

“Imagine having the ability to be there, when you want to, how you want to and learn what you want to at your own pace”.

The program is sponsored in part by analyst firm Technology Evaluation, PLM software company Zweave Inc, solutions consultancy TBC unlimited, and Vconference Online.

To register your interest in the event email: info@plmbootcamp.com