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CIMdata Announces its 2013 PLM Market & Industry Forum Series: Ann Arbor-based CIMdata Inc., the product lifecycle management consulting and research firm, will hold its international 2013 PLM Market and Industry Forums across the globe this year. The first session will be held in Ann Arbor April 9, followed by Frankfurt, Germany on April 16, Beijing, China April 19 and Tokyo, Japan April 24. CIMdata's 2013 PLM Market & Industry Forum is the premier industry event series designed exclusively for PLM solution and service providers of all sizes. During the forum events, CIMdata and forum attendees will collectively explore the issues currently facing the PLM market. Sessions will offer insights into the current economic climate and trends, and their effect on the PLM economy; a detailed presentation on CIMdata's perspective on the state and trends of the current and future PLM market; and the first public exposure to CIMdata's analysis of 2012's PLM market results -- including extensive analysis and forecasts regarding market growth across PLM domains, industries, and regions, and the performance (revenue and market share analysis) of leading PLM solution providers. Additional sessions will cover Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration in Systems Engineering; Democratizing Simulation to Improve Decision Making; Changing Decision-Making Dynamics in CAD; "Big Data" and PLM; Visual Decision Making; and Mobile Applications in PLM. Participants in CIMdata's PLM Market and Industry Forum should expect to gain a solid understanding of the current and emerging PLM market situation, the dynamics impacting it, and expectations for its continued evolution. Attendees will have the opportunity to gain further insights into opportunities and approaches they can use to navigate the PLM economy in the year to come. CIMdata's PLM Market & Industry Forum events also provide attendees with an opportunity to network with other professionals in the PLM community, including competitors, collaborators, and potential partners. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to gain further insights into opportunities and approaches they can use to navigate the PLM economy during the current times. For more information and to register for the 2013 PLM Market & Industry Forum,

Buz.FM Sets Lunch & Learn At Davenport University Warren Campus: Buz.FM Inc. continues to research how consumers purchase merchandise using social media and search. In today's marketing world, it is now a requirement for any company to have a Facebook Fan Page. For most companies, a successful Facebook Fan Page is measured by "Likes". Yet a "Like" traditionally does not equate to revenue generation. Therefore, how does a company monetize a Facebook Fan Page? On Wednesday, Jan. 16 from noon to 2 p.m., Buz.FM, Elite Success Partners and Winning Futures will bring to Davenport University Stephen Sadler, President of Buz.FM and author of "Exposure to Closure." He will focus his discussion on Digital Marketing techniques and how to "BEE Ever Present" when someone is searching for you. As an added bonus, he will take some time to present some new technology that will turn your Facebook Fan Page into a streaming marketplace. Lunch and networking will begin at noon. Presentations will begin at 12:30 p.m. Please RSVP by calling Gary at (248) 371-1655, ext. 106, by the close of business Monday, Jan. 14. Davenport University is located at 27650 Dequindre Road, Warren. The cost is $20 by credit card in advance or $25 at the door. Proceeds from this event to be presented to Winning Futures. More at, or

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