VP - EMEA, CIMdata, Netherlands
Gerard Litjens, Director of European Operations of the management consulting and research firm CIMdata—an internationally recognized authority on PLM, has more than 30 years of experience in Information and Communication Technology, Product and Plant Lifecycle Management, and other business enabling solutions for research, engineering, and manufacturing organizations worldwide. As a CIMdata consultant, Mr. Litjens provides in-depth analysis, strategic and tactical business planning, market and channel development, and training services to a range of IT, PLM, CAD/CAM, and ERP solution providers, systems integrators, and resellers. Mr. Litjens also provides PLM strategy assessments, benefits analysis, system selection, education, training, and implementation planning services to a range of international companies in many discrete and process manufacturing industries, such as automotive, aerospace, defense, electronics, consumer products, telecommunications, medical devices, petrochemical, and pharmaceutical, among others. Mr. Litjens has been directly involved with business audits, consulting, integration, selection, and the implementation of large-scale PLM solutions. He also has experience in developing and delivering educational programs on technical and cultural subjects.