The Focus:

The Global Product Data Interoperability Summit (GPDIS) functions as a communications hub for industry principals to foster knowledge through the exchange of ideas, solutions, and methods.

It is a place to build consensus on the data, tool and process standards based on the experience of liked minded professionals. 

Unlike any other conference, GPDIS represents the core data representations and delivery systems that drive our industries. 

The format is vendor-neutral, but all solution providers are encouraged to demonstrate both their technologies and their success stories. 

The range of process methods encompasses MBE, MBD, MBSE, CAM, Product Analysis, Support, the emerging technologies and more. 

The depth of experience extends from a vibrant vendor community, through the large OEMs and engaged lower tiered suppliers, to the family manufacturing business.

Data Resilience for Sustainability

September 27 – 30, 2022


The GPDIS (Global Product Data Interoperability Summit) Executive Council is excited to give you advance notice of the upcoming 2022 event so you can mark your calendar, register, and consider submitting abstracts for presentation.  This yearly event exposes opportunities that are unique from any other conference in America today!

This year, the theme focuses on Data Resilience for Sustainability. The circular economy is characterized by a pattern of make, use, reuse, remake, and recycle with little to no waste realized throughout the lifecycle.  The incentive to maximize our utilization of existing resources as a means to improve the efficiency of our economy has never been greater. We must accelerate our momentum by sustaining our focus on digitalization, standards and data interoperability while developing and implementing new innovations.

Product designs are emerging today that seek to address these important issues with serviceable components, recyclable materials, and more.  Established ideas like reuse, remanufacture, and cascading are meeting new ideas like digital twin, digital thread, data security, blockchain and more.  Technology continues to advance by enriching the capabilities of design, simulation, prediction, and utility.  As these two paradigms collide important questions emerge:

  • Is data of the product in service available? 

  • Are the structures of recycle, reuse, remake, and retire available in the PLM space for the product? 

  • Are new concepts of data and interoperability needed for the future? 

New this year is a combined event between GPDIS and PLM Road Map @ GPDIS hosted by CIMdata, Inc.  PLM Road Map @ GPDIS will be occurring all day Tuesday in parallel with the ET/MBSE workshops.  The theme for the event is Digital Transformation and PLM – a call for PLM Professionals to redefine and reposition the benefits and value of PLM.

Also new this year is the Digital Twin/Digital Thread (DT2) track.  The track invites participants to cooperatively engage and participate in defining and demonstrating digital products, digital manufacturing, digital collaboration, and digital support utilizing a seamless flow of authoritative data across the life-cycle of digitally defined products and services.

Similar to 2019, there will be two open workshops for attendees to attend on Tuesday: 

  • Emergent Technologies/Industry Transformation (ET/IT) will be holding a workshop in the morning themed “Transformative Value of Integrated Emergent Technology (XR, IoT, AI, ML, and Edge) across the lifecycle/ecosystem of a digitally defined product”.

  • MBSE (Model-Based Systems Engineering) will hold a workshop in the afternoon themed “MBSE is the foundation for the product definition ecosystem”. 

There will also be multiple vendor exhibition opportunities with vendor lunches Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday along with vendor fairs Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. More details to be provided.

By June 6th, we will formalize the call for abstracts, provide a link to Summit registration and discount hotel reservations at The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

Come join the GPDIS team to help foster those ideas, solutions, and methods, to enable industry wide consensus through tool and process standards.  We hope to see you there!


Jennifer Wold
GPDIS Program Manager

Kenny Swope
GPDIS Chairman