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About the Event

Hardware and software development is growing more complex and connected than ever before, with nearly every product imaginable bursting with sensors and connectivity.

The industrywide and regional regulations these products must adhere to are also growing in complexity, as the standards bodies and governments try to keep pace with the pace of advancement.

To stay ahead of these trends, organizations must explore new approaches to foster collaborative work, embed the latest best practices, and optimize their ability to deliver innovative products with quality and speed for less cost.

With those goals in mind, Persistent Systems invites you to join us for Persistent Engineering Lifecycle Roadshow on 27 November 2019 in London.

This free event will allow you to:
  • Discuss industry trends and challenges
  • Share best practices
  • Learn about the latest software developments from Persistent Systems and IBM
  • Join Live demos
  • Meet and network with others in your role and industry
  • Access information you won’t be able to find anywhere else

Availability at this event is limited, so we encourage you to register quickly.


27 NOVEMBER 2019


6:15 pm CLOSE


09:30Welcome, Persistent Intro & Agenda ReviewMike Kuklenko, Persistent Systems
09:45Keynote – Customer StoryDuncan Bishop, Cambridge Consultants
10:15AI in EngineeringSteve Rooks, IBM
11:00Customer testimonialSteve Concannon, Xoserve
12:00Exchanging DataEd Gentry, Persistent Systems
13:30ELM RoadmapRichard Watson – Graham Bleakley, IBM
14:30Configuration Management Maturity CurveMark Best, IBM
15:15Integrations (including UNITE for GitHub/Jira/PLM)Matthew Bradshaw, Bertrand Raillard, Persistent Systems
16:00Persistent Perspective on Industry 4.0 & customer case studyBertrand Raillard, Persistent Systems
16:30Development Q&ARichard Watson, Graham Bleakley, IBM
Ed Gentry, Persistent Systems
17:00Wrap Up & Final CommentsMike Kuklenko, Persistent Systems
17:15Networking over drinks

Speaker Bios


Dr. Graham Bleakley

Offering Manager MBSE Solutions and A&D

Graham Bleakley, Ph.D. is the Offering Manager for Model Based Systems Engineering and A&D solutions in IBM Watson IoT, responsible for the product management of the Rhapsody and RMM and how these tools integrate with the other engineering lifecycle tools.

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Mark Best

Mark Best is an experienced Systems Engineer and Technical Leader.
He works for IBM Watson IoT as a Solution Architect for Engineering Lifecyle Management

Mark has been working in the areas of Application Lifecycle Management and Systems Engineering for over 20 years, with experience gained within the Aerospace & Defence, Oil & Gas and Telecommunications sectors. His background covers the whole of the ALM domain and the various disciplines used throughout.

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Richard Watson

Senior Product Manager, Engineering Requirements Management Tools,

Richard is the product manager for IBM DOORS family and plays a key role in contributing to the strategy of IBMs Engineering Requirements Definition and Management products.

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Duncan Bishop

Duncan Bishop is a Programme Director in the Medical Technology Division of Cambridge Consultants Ltd, where has spent over 20 years in the management of complex, interdisciplinary, development projects.

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Stephen Concannon

Enterprise Architect, Xoserve

Stephen is an Enterprise Architect within Xoserve, gaining experience from several architecture and management roles in his career to date. He has a strong background in utilities starting in 1999.

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Ed Gentry

Ed Gentry is a Senior Solution Architect at Persistent Systems advising companies in the best deployment, configuration and usage of ELM. Previously he was a Senior Development Architect of DOORS Next and was responsible for the product’s web user interface.

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Mike Kuklenko

Senior Vice President
Persistent Systems

Mike Kuklenko was appointed to his current position; Senior Vice President Sales, Persistent Systems in January 2018.

Mike has full responsibility for software and services sales for ELM, PLM, IoT, Asset management and Data and Network performance management globally.

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