“Accelerating toward a Model-Based Ecosystem”

September 16 – 19, 2019

As a previous participant of GPDIS (Global Product Data Interoperability Summit), the Executive Council is excited to give you advance notice of our upcoming 2019 event so you can mark your calendar, register, and consider submitting abstracts for discussion.  This yearly event exposes opportunities that are unique to any other conference in America today!

The GPDIS Organization, represented by The Boeing Company, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Parker Aerospace, and Elysium Inc., is excited to announce the addition of PDES, Inc. as a Sponsor. They are an international industry, government, and university consortium committed to accelerating the development and implementation of standards for product data exchange in the Digital Enterprise with a vision to provide the Digital Enterprise strong business value through collaboration in standards development and best practices.

This year, the theme focuses on accelerating toward a model-based ecosystem. GPDIS is the premier showcase event to demonstrate requirements, solutions, and implementations of data interoperability.  By bringing together the resources from original equipment manufacturer (OEMs), suppliers, solutions, services, and standards, we intend to accelerate the development and adoption of a model-based ecosystem and leverage the value of all digital assets seamlessly through the product lifecycle.

Similar to 2018, there will be two open workshops for attendees this year and they’re moving back to Monday morning, prior to the Opening Ceremony.  MBSE (Model-Based Systems Engineering) will hold a workshop themed “MBSE is the foundation for the product definition ecosystem” and Emergent Technologies (ET) will be holding the other workshop in parallel themed “Transformative Value of Integrated Emergent Technology (XR, IoT, AI, ML, Edge) across the lifecycle/ecosystem of a digitally defined product”.  Both workshop abstracts will be placed on the GPDIS website for more information.  

In addition to the workshops, there will be extended vendor exhibition time with vendor fairs Monday and Tuesday evenings and vendor lunches Tuesday and Wednesday. More details to be provided.

By May 2nd, we will formalize the call for abstracts, provide a link to Summit registration and discount hotel reservations at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort in Phoenix, Arizona.  We have held our Summit there in the past and they’ve made many renovations to their resort since, including conference space and their suites. This is the 2nd year of a 2-year contract with them.

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

Thomas A. Cogswell
GPDIS Chairman


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.