Nate Fleming

Analyst , Forrester

Nate Fleming works as an analyst on the CIO team, covering software and services that enable the product development organization. He writes research for business-minded CIOs, CTOs, VPs of product development, and VPs of engineering who are seeking software and services support in an era of democratized product development that requires modern product development methodologies, cross-functional collaboration, as well as data-driven processes and product design. Nate has done extensive research, inquiry, and advisory covering the dynamics of the product lifecycle management (PLM) software market and the software product development services market, rounding out a coverage area that seeks to enable stakeholders bringing both physical and digital products to market.

Nate’s recent research at Forrester focuses on the democratization of the PLM software space, including a TechRadar™ that covers the range of technology functionalities that comprise the PLM software suite today and over the next five years. His software product development services coverage includes a Forrester Wave™ evaluation that outlines how services partners are helping customers implement customer-facing digital platforms that put software at the center of their brand. These two spaces coalesce in Nate’s research on the convergence of physical and digital product development and what that means for organizations looking to create or integrate with internet-of-things (IoT)-enabled products.

Prior to becoming an analyst, Nate was a researcher and senior research associate on the application development and delivery (AD&D) and CIO teams. Nate holds a B.A. in history from Ithaca College.

Session Info

Wednesday, June 20 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Room 205BC

Helping PLM Professionals Navigate Business Focused Digital Transformation Initiatives

Digital transformation initiatives are now permeating the product organization, but this is unfamiliar territory for designers and engineers who must now execute on these business-focused digital initiatives. This session will build on research from the “Forrester Wave™: Product Lifecycle Management, Q4 2017” to help PLM professionals and prospects understand the varying levels of digital maturity that typify PLM implementations today. This level set will help participants understand the logical next steps that their peers take based on the state of their product organization software ecosystem today - whether that be digitizing product data or executing complex, cross-organization digital twin initiatives. This session will strive to help engineers and designers uncover the significant value they can deliver to the business through their domain knowledge and organizational experience.

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