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A Virtually Perfect Future

Presented by Michael Grieves

The digital future promises to be an exciting one. Noted author, Dr. Michael Grieves, will present his predictions of the technologies and directions that will shape products and their environments in coming years.

From product design to manufacture to sustainment and service to disposal, virtual products and techniques will play an increasing role in producing physical product that are "Virtually Perfect." Initiatives sponsored by NASA and other leading industrial and educational organizations are being started that will drive fast-paced innovation and revolutionize and revitalize manufacturing.

Michael Grieves, Florida Institute of Technology (FIT)
Michael Grieves

Professor, Florida Institute of Technology (FIT)

Dr. Michael Grieves splits his time between the business and academic worlds. He is the author of the seminal books on PLM: “Product Lifecycle Management: Driving the Next Generation of Lean Thinking” (McGraw-Hill, 2006) and Virtually Perfect: Driving Innovative and Lean Products through Product Lifecycle Management” (SCP, 2010). Dr. Grieves is an acknowledged world expert in PLM and lectures world-wide on engineering, manufacturing, and PLM in both industry and academia conferences. In addition to his books, Dr. Grieves has numerous publications and articles. Dr. Grieves consults with a number of leading international manufacturers and governmental organizations such as NASA.