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.