Tony Affuso on Innovation for Productivity

By Dora Smith

Today Tony Affuso, our chairman and CEO, presented to attendees at PLM Connection 2009. He spoke about our company’s focus on “never letting a customer fail,” noting that we have the highest customer maintenance renewal rate in the industry and that our top 100 customers have been with us for an average of 20 years.

Here are a few of the slides he shared via Slideshare:


Then he discussed innovation as a driver for productivity. He highlighted some of the ways our product portfolio is delivering productivity features in new releases this year. He also shared how the latest Solid Edge release focuses on helping our customers be more responsive to their customers’ needs.

His presentation emphasized integrating product and process knowledge for continuous innovation.

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