SUN went through a significant IT improvement program in their Product Innovation processes, now covering the the complete product value chain with a complete, open and integrated solution. David was project leader for the SUN PLM transition project. In late 2009, Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems for $7.4B. As part of a large systems integration project, 2 instances of MatrixOne PDM were replaced with Agile PLM 9.3. The implementation began in January 2010 with Phase 1 going live on September 27, 2010. The first phase included core Agile PLM plus interfaces to mCAD and eCAD on the front end, and a downstream integration to Oracle's existing eBusiness Suite R12.1.3 via the Agile Design-to-Release Process Integration Pack (D2R PIP).
The project comprised 4 phases of which 3 are now live, realizing true "art-to-part" enterprise PLM. David's presentation will cover the business issues encountered at the beginning of the implementation, the implementation methodology, the IT Topology and lessons learned. Prior to Oracle, David managed PLM projects for Apple, Brocade, Kodak, SanDisk, Kyocera, HP and others. Before that he managed mechanical design teams at Ballard Power, Kodak and others, and ran his own consulting business. As an Engineer he started out designing mechanical parts and assemblies using 3D solid modeling CAD systems and manual drafting.