It’s that time of year again! No, I don’t mean The Final Four. It’s time to get ready for ACE!  ACE, the Aras Community Event, is April 15-18—this year in Phoenix, Arizona.

Collaboration is key to successful business transformation and ACE is the best place to begin or advance your journey. At ACE you’ll discover how organizations like yours are solving today’s most challenging issues as they digitally transform their businesses. 


Bringing together the best and brightest across industries including: automotive, aerospace, defense, and medical devices, ACE is hottest event in PLM. But, you don’t have to take my word for it, just take a look at the great lineup of keynote presentations: 

  • Microsoft’s Director of Enterprise PLM, Boris Cononetz and Erika Klein, Director of Cloud Hardware Engineering, will explore how they have used the Aras Platform to make big and impactful transformations across people, processes, and tools in order to quickly scale to meet the demands of their rapidly growing cloud and devices businesses.  
  • Eli Tuber, Engineering IT Process Manager at Carestream Health, will be examining how Aras Innovator’s document change management solution, coupled with Minerva’s Medical Device PLM solution, are employed in standardizing project documentation and Design History File deliverables—a crucial task in a medical device environment. 
  • Andersen Windows Engineering Change Services Manager, Mike Bower, and Sherilyn Stalker, Andersen’s PLM Process Leader/Analyst, will describe the benefits they were able to realize by fully exploiting Aras Innovator’s Office Connector to ensure accuracy and trust in Anderson’s product specification through automation.
  • General Motors will also be on hand to share details of the journey they embarked on in 2016 to replace their “homegrown” Change Management System with Aras Innovator and the improvements in capabilities and workflow they’ve achieved as a result. 

Of course, you’ll hear from Aras’ CEO, Peter Schroer and Senior V.P of Product Management, John Sperling, who will be sharing the latest developments in our Digital Industrial Platform the roadmap for the exciting things coming soon. And, mark your calendar for the ever-popular “Aras In the Round” a completely open and unscripted session, where we’ll surround our CEO, Peter Schroer, and CTO, Rob McAveney, with you: our customers, analysts and partners. Bring along any feedback and questions you have (no topics are off-limits) and take your turn at the microphone.


Beyond the keynotes, there are dozens of presentations from thought leaders, Aras community members, executives, and industry experts. Sign-up to participate in exclusive training courses. New this year, you’ll also have the opportunity to participate in a very special education session presented by Aras partner, the Institute for Process Excellence (IPX): True North Training, "Enabling Sustainable Transformation: Empowering Your People, Processes, Solution, & Data." Seats are limited, so you don’t want to wait to register!

Attend breakout sessions and see demos to learn more about the enhanced user experience offered with our V12 of our Aras Innovator Platform along with new features and applications. There’s simply too much to list here. Check out the full agenda.


Take advantage of great networking opportunities. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet some of the newest members of the Aras team including Sam Zawaideh Aras’ new Vice President of Global Services and Customer Success. Sam’s looking forward to meeting as many members of the Community as possible and discussing the topics that are top of mind for you.

And, we all know what they say about all work…. Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered there too. Continue networking at our special Wednesday night reception at Desert Botanical Garden where you’ll be able to experience the beauty of the desert in a whole new way with a multimedia light and sound show and a tequila tasting.

If you haven’t attended our event before, leave your expectations at the door. You’ll quickly discover that ACE is truly unique. We bring together the best and brightest to discuss the industry’s toughest challenges and we hope you’ll join us!  The full agenda and registration information are available at: