There are many events organized by IT vendors and user groups. Small discussion groups, where everyone gets a chance to speak, are rather rare in this environment. Small discussion groups with top speakers, where experts talk to each other about the hot IT topics of the day – here the sendler\circle is a real exception. There are still a few places available for the meeting on September 18.

Eight years ago, in May 2015, we met in Altomünster, in the Dachau region.

Because the IT and service providers around industrial software, which originally made up the members and participants, has consolidated to a very small number, we have decided to open up to additional participants who do not need to become permanent members.

The number of participants should continue to be such that the good speakers find the circle attractive.

There is another good reason for the opening: for decades the manufacturing industry was mainly a “user” of software. But in recent years, numerous companies have begun to put software and digital services at the center of their offerings, alongside and with their products, equipment, machinery and systems. And that is why there is a growing need for small discussion groups to address the related topics at a high level.

This is linked to a third reason: In addition to monolithic systems, such as those that have dominated the market for CAD, CAM, ERP, PLM and others for more than three decades, micro service-based, cloud-native apps, what I call “Composable Software”, are becoming the standard also in industry. But what this means for companies in concrete terms – there is also a need for discussion, especially in industry.

The sendler\circle is a circle in which all topics relating to software in industrial processes, from engineering to maintenance, are discussed open-ended. Everyone who is looking for such discussions is cordially invited.

Here again briefly the location and speakers of the next meeting:

The now 59th sendlercircle will take place on September 18, 2023 at the Crowne Plaza Hamburg – City Alster. On our agenda:

  • Dr. Jørgen Schiønning Larsen, CEO and founder of PDM technology:
    Bluestar PLM, embedded in Microsoft Dynamics F&SCM, is now on the market in Germany. Presentation of company and solution approach.
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Stark, TU Berlin:
    Artificial intelligence in industry, especially in engineering, a view from research.
  • Christian Wilkens, Group Manager Digitalization at BGE Bundesgesellschaft für Endlagerung mbH:
    Does final storage also have to do with BIM? And how far does PLM come into play?

If this makes you curious, please get in touch with me personally. Via ‘Contact’ or in LinekedIn.