Kalypso Presents Comprehensive Oracle Agile PLM Services at Oracle OpenWorld 2010

September 16, 2010

Firm to Showcase PLM Management Consulting and Technical Implementation Expertise

SAN FRANCISCO, California - Kalypso, the world's premier innovation consulting firm, will showcase comprehensive strategies for delivering successful product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions at Oracle OpenWorld 2010, September 19-23, 2010 in San Francisco, California.

Kalypso’s participation includes two conference sessions featuring a client case study on facilitating change management with Oracle Agile PLM and industry trends for driving PLM adoption in the consumer goods industry.

Oracle OpenWorld attendees can learn more about Kalypso’s innovative approach to helping clients develop and execute PLM strategies by visiting the firm’s exhibit in Moscone South Exhibit Hall at booth 211. Kalypso leadership will be available to discuss PLM strategy, implementation, upgrade, migration, integration, customization, and PLM Vivo. Exhibit visitors will have the opportunity to receive a special show discount on Kalypso services and the chance to enter a raffle prize drawing.

Session 1: The Power of the Business Case: Facilitating Change Management with Agile PLM

Speakers: Barb Ruble, Medtronic Cardiovascular Division; Lee Peterman, Kalypso

Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Time: 1:00PM

Place: Moscone West L2, Room 2011

This session will discuss how the power of a real PLM business case can mobilize the need for improvement across a global business environment. As part of the creation of a global quality management system, Medtronic created a set of simplified, common processes to facilitate configuration management in a federally regulated industry, including enabling real-time, asynchronous “upfront collaboration.” This session will explore best practices for the unification of change management across 15 global sites at Medtronic, including global process alignment workshops, conference room pilots, data migration, and phased roll-outs. Participants will learn how Agile PLM can facilitate this transformational change, speed change processes, and provide powerful change analytics and required auditability.

Session 2: How Agile PLM is Changing the Landscape in Consumer Packaged Goods

Speaker: George Young, Kalypso

Date: Thursday, September 23, 2010

Time: 12:00PM

Place: Moscone West L2, Room 2011

The demand for the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry to innovate is greater than ever in this post-recession marketplace. Fundamental changes to the processes and technologies that enable, manage, and measure product innovation throughout the lifecycle are required. You will learn how implementing a specification management system such as Oracle's Agile PLM platform, driven by a central product data record, is changing the CPG landscape by delivering improved time to profit, state-of-the-art compliance and traceability, and consumer and brand protection. This session discusses success stories from leading CPG companies that have deployed Agile PLM applications, recognizing that PLM is no longer a luxury but a necessity.

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld is the world's largest and most important conference for Oracle technologists, business users, and partners. This annual gathering is the best place to meet live and in person with experts, enthusiasts, business leaders, and innovators from every industry around the globe to network, learn, and celebrate your role in the technology that runs your business. With more than 1,800 sessions, 400 partner exhibits, almost 400 Oracle demos, keynotes from the world's technology leaders, hands-on labs, several special networking events, and more, Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is best to find relevant, useful information about how to use technology to drive your business forward. For more information visit http://www.oracle.com/us/openworld/index.htm.

About Kalypso

Kalypso is the world's premier innovation consulting firm, helping clients improve performance by delivering on the promise of innovation. Kalypso offers clients full service capabilities including Business and Innovation Strategy, Front End of Innovation, Portfolio and Pipeline Management, Development and New Product Introduction, Value Management, PLM Technology, Leadership and Learning, and Intellectual Property Services. For more information, visit http://kalypso.com.