CIMdata’s John MacKrell Shares Shipbuilding Industry Insights

By Dora Smith

Industry analyst firm CIMdata recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. So its senior consultants like John MacKrell have deep industry knowledge both in PLM and in specific industry niches. John has a bachelor’s of science in naval architecture from the University of Michigan (Go Blue) and has studied computer science in the graduate program at the University of Maryland. I caught up with him at our analyst event to find out more about his history and his insights on the shipbuilding industry. He provides his perspective on our Shipbuilding Catalyst announced last week in this video interview:

John noted the “value gap” that the Industry Catalysts Series focuses on bridging. Steve Bashada shared this image of the gap in his presentation at the analyst event.

Siemens PLM Software industry catalyst series

Stay tuned for more on how our customers are addressing value gaps. In the meantime, let me know if you have any questions about our new Industry Catalyst Series.

– Dora

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