June 8-11, 2020

Aerospace & Defense Symposium

Driving Digital Transformation

The Premier Global Event Providing A&D Leaders with Actionable Intelligence to Design, Manufacture and Sustain Across the Product Lifecycle

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June 10-13, 2019


Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

415 Summer St., Boston, MA



About the Symposium

The Aerospace and Defense Symposium will provide you with inspiration, strategic ideas and tactical actions to address the business challenges you’ll face in 2019 and beyond. This symposium is designed to assist Aerospace & Defense organizations prepare for the convergence of the physical and digital worlds. LiveWorx is the stage for industry leaders to exchange their ideas, share vision and strategy for Digital Transformation journeys in their organizations and review innovative technologies and dedicated A&D solutions, which will help them achieving short-term and long-term results.

LiveWorx is where change-makers and tech innovators from around the world converge and connect to the digital tools, solutions and disruptive trends that are changing industrial enterprises. Whether you’re seeking to improve product design, manage manufacturing processes or disrupt an entire market, LiveWorx will help you deliver efficiencies, drive revenue and generate the value inherent to the new digital frontier. The symposium will help Aerospace and Defense business leaders create the framework for transformation, armed with the portfolio of understanding and capabilities that help you implement, optimize and transform your systems, products and customer experiences.

Guest Speakers

Jim Heppelmann - Keynote Speaker

President & CEO, PTC

Peter Diamandis - Keynote Speaker

Founder, Executive Chairman, XPRIZE Foundation and Executive Founder and Director, Singularity University

Pattie Maes - Keynote Speaker

Professor of Media Arts and Sciences/Director, Fluid Interfaces Group, MIT

Mario Armstrong - Master of Ceremonies

Digital Lifestyle Expert

Cathy Hackl - AR/MR/VR Track Spotlight

Futurist/AR/VR Author, You Are Here Labs

Kat Holmes - Digital Engineering Track Spotlight

Director UX Design, Google, and founder, Mismatch.design

David Rose - IIoT & Smart Connected Products Track Spotlight

MIT Senior Lecturer and VP of Vision Technology, Warby Parker

Amy Webb - IIoT & Smart Connected Products Track Spotlight

Professor of Strategic Foresight at the NYU Stern School of Business and Founder, Future Today Institute

Helen Papagiannis - AR/MR/VR Track Spotlight

Augmented Reality Expert and Author of Augmented Human: How Technology is Shaping the New Reality

Jeff Hojlo - Digital Engineering Track Spotlight

Program Director, Product Innovation Strategies, IDC Manufacturing Insights

Max Tegmark - AI & Robotics Track Spotlight

Author of Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, and Professor of Physics, MIT

Kathleen Mitford - Digital Transformation Track Spotlight

Executive Vice President of Products, PTC

Jonathan Bioret

Project Manager, Airbus

Simon Rince

Information Management Architect, Airbus

Clint Auten

Director Facilities Maintenance, Southwest Airlines

Brandon Sorrell

Director, Sabel Systems Technology Solutions

John Bortel

Senior Technology Consultant, Sabel Systems Technology Solutions

Spencer Brock

Mechanical Engineer, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Philip Lindberg

Automation Support, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Brian Martin

Section Supervisor / Sr. Mechanical Engineer, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Dmitry Ushamirsky

MCAx/PLM Support Engineer, JHU APL

General Brent Baker

VP, Federal Aerospace and Defense, PTC

Alex Romriell

Principal Data Scientist, Northrop Grumman

Martin Duffy

Windchill Technical Lead, US Army

Saul Szulanski

Senior Application Engineer, Noah Technologies

Cliff Stone

VP, Product Life Cycle Sustainment, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

Steven Wert

Program Executive Officer Digital, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, United States Air Force

Richard Hartman

Managing Director, DSA


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Content will span these topics:

  • Addressing US DoD Digital Engineering Strategy
  • Augmented Reality (AR) for Maintenance
  • Augmented Reality for Training and Efficient Workforce Management
  • Authoring AR Experiences for A&D
  • Connected MRO and PLM (SIM)/SLM
  • Connected Service Parts Management
  • Cybersecurity and Compliance within A&D
  • Design Solutions for Aircraft Engineering
  • Digital Twin/Digital Thread Through Smart Connected Value Chains
  • Enhancing Condition Based Maintenance (CBM)
  • Enhancing Performance Based Logistics (PBL)
  • Ground Defense Equipment PBL and Predictive Maintenance (CBM+)
  • Industry 4.0 and IoT for Smart Factories
  • Integrated Solutions for In-service Data Management
  • IoT for Factory Automation Within A&D
  • IoT for Logistics Command and Control
  • Model Based Enterprise and A&D Challenges
  • Smart Aerospace Facilities & Bases
  • Smart Connected Industrial Operations
  • Starting Your Digital Engineering Journey
  • The Future of Additive Manufacturing in A&D

Oshkosh Defense Demo

Oshkosh Defense, LLC will be displaying their Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) in addition to a digital twin on the show floor. The JLTV fills a critical capability gap for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps by replacing a large portion of the legacy uparmored HMMWV fleet with a modern light tactical vehicle. The JLTV provides MRAP-level protection while delivering best-in-class off-road mobility in a highly transportable package. This exhibition will demonstrate how to best manage and utilize IoT, AR and PLM data to create BOMS, remote access and monitoring of real time data, reduce engineering analysis gaps, and more. Specially, how Augmented Reality enabled condition based maintenance improves safety, lowers maintenance costs and increases the effectiveness of the JLTV and the warfighter in the field.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Demo

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) will be featuring their SkyGuardian remotely piloted aircraft (RPA). During LiveWorx, PTC and GA-ASI will collaborate on scenarios that showcase the possibilities of the next generation of technologies, such as Augmented Reality and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT), for the flight line of the future. In the future these technologies may be used by engineers and technicians to keep aircraft flying at even greater levels of readiness.

Aerospace & Defense Industry Meetup

Tuesday, June 11 | 7-9pm

Enjoy complimentary refreshments and appetizers in Boston's Seaport District while continuing discussions with colleagues about topics covered during your day.

A&D Symposium Pricing

All Access Pass

Rate $699



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CAD & PLM Technical Day

Monday, June 10

Attend CAD & PLM Technical Day to gain access to 25 bonus breakout sessions focused on specialized Creo and Windchill topics. You will learn from experienced Creo and Windchill super users and gain tips and tricks, best practices, and insight into how other large enterprise organizations are taking advantage of these solutions. Select it as a free add-on during the registration process.

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