SOURCE: Arena Solutions

November 11, 2008 08:00 ET

Meeting of PLM Network Thursday, November 13th Featuring Expert Panel on Managing the Flow of Data in an Outsourced Environment

Free and Open to Guests, the PLM Network Connects Professionals From High-Tech Manufacturing Companies and Provides a Forum to Learn Best Practices, Consult Experts, Discuss Challenges and Share Insights

FOSTER CITY, CA--(Marketwire - November 11, 2008) - The recently formed Silicon Valley-based PLM Network, which connects the region's product lifecycle management (PLM) professionals, is holding its next event on Thursday, November 13, 2008 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Arena Solutions headquarters in Foster City. The event features networking opportunities as well as a panel discussion entitled Managing the Flow of Data in an Outsourced Environment, where a group of industry veterans will offer fresh insights on managing product data and communicating with the supply chain to reduce risk and control costs. Guests may register online for this free event in the News & Events section of the Arena website. For more information on joining the PLM Network, email or call: 1-866-937-1438.

The PLM Network was founded to provide product manufacturing professionals with a forum to network, share best practices, consult experts, discuss challenges and share insights with others who have similar interests and job challenges. Moderated by Arena Solutions' co-founder and chief technology officer, Eric Larkin, the panel for the upcoming event consists of some of Silicon Valley's foremost thought leaders in product design and manufacturing, including John Holton, co-founder and senior consultant at Symphony Consulting; Cynthia O'Connell, vice president of operations at Rohati Systems; and Brian Cipresse, co-owner and principal consultant at Tobuka Consulting.

Arena Solutions, the leading provider of on-demand product lifecycle management (PLM) software for manufacturers of all sizes, will host the PLM Network event at its Foster City headquarters, at 4100 E. Third Ave., Suite 300, Foster City, CA. Cocktails and appetizers will be served. Advance registration is required here:

About Arena Solutions

Arena Solutions is the leading provider of on-demand (SaaS) product lifecycle management solutions for manufacturing companies of all sizes. As the only true on-demand, secure Internet-based PLM service, Arena PLM provides a superior alternative to complicated, lengthy and expensive traditional PLM software deployments. Through its award-winning service, Arena enables product manufacturers and their global supply chains to streamline outsourcing, improve operational efficiencies, collaboration and speed time-to-market. Arena PLM has been adopted by more than 15,000 users across companies at all stages of development, including industry leaders Foundry Networks, Color Kinetics, Intuit, Sierra Wireless, Align Technology and more.

Arena Solutions' market-changing approach to PLM has received significant recognition in the industry, including Manufacturing Business Technology's Top 40 Emerging Vendors, the Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100, Industry Week's "Technology of the Year - Notable Innovators" and START-IT Magazine's "Hottest" Companies and Top 50 Manufacturing Technologies.

Founded in February 2000, Arena Solutions is headquartered in Foster City, California. For more information, please visit the company's website at

Arena PLM is a trademark of Arena Solutions, Inc. Other product and company names are the property of their respective holders.

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