Technical Enterprise Content Management & The Connected, Collaborative, Information-Rich Digital Enterprise


Technical Enterprise Content Management & The Connected, Collaborative, Information-Rich Digital Enterprise

Manufacturers across all industries are embracing Digital Transformation strategies to remain viable and competitive in the 21st century. This discussion will cover trends such as Industry 4.0, Digital Thread, and 3D MBE, and how they empower OEMs and suppliers to create a connected, information-rich, collaborative Digital Enterprise.

Innovative, forward-looking manufacturers are embracing Digital Transformation strategies built upon modern, secure, and collaborative Digital Thread, Digital Twin, and Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) processes and solutions.

The rise of enabling technologies, such as cloud, big data, mobile and IOT are empowering more companies to implement smart, connected, web-based solutions for efficient, information-rich data sharing and collaboration throughout engineering, manufacturing, supply chain and field service operations.

This presentation will showcase the power of modern technical enterprise content management (ECM) and visual collaboration approaches to enable leading OEMs and their suppliers to come to market faster with higher quality products, at substantially reduced costs.


Stephen Collins
Co-Founder & CEO

Stephen Collins is a 20+ year IT industry veteran and entrepreneur with an extensive background in 3D visualization, Model Based Enterprise, and PLM software and solutions. He is an experienced operator with strong sales process, marketing, business development, technology licensing, and equity financing experience.

During his tenure at Anark, Stephen helped guide Anark through its evolution from innovative 3D web visualization and digital media technology developer to leading provider of automated technical content publishing, visual collaboration, and Digital Thread solutions that enable industry leading manufacturers to unlock the full value of their mission critical engineering, manufacturing, and operational data to create a connected, collaborative, information-rich digital enterprise.

Stephen enjoys working with passionate entrepreneurs with great ideas, and he serves on multiple boards and advisory boards of both for-profit and non-profit organizations, including his role as a founding board member for the 3D PDF Consortium.

Prior to his current role as co-founder and CEO of Anark Corporation, Stephen worked for market leaders such as Xerox and Microage, where he consistently exceeded sales performance goals and company expectations.

Stephen earned his BA from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he majored in History and minored in Marketing.

3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress

The 3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress (3D CIC) focuses on 3D CAD collaboration and interoperability for the entire product lifecycle. The 2018 theme of Enterprise Accountability will bring together real users to share experiences and learn about the topics of Culture & Champions, Quality, and Manufacturing. 3D CIC 2018 will be held October 15-18, 2018 at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, Colorado. Find out more and register at

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