John Papageorge Tech Guru

John is a PLM Innovation Senior Analyst at Arena Solutions. He is a results-driven consultant who has worked with some of the biggest names in technology, including Oracle, Cisco, Hewlett Packard, and IBM, to improve their marketing and lead generation strategies. John holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

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Cloud PLM Changes ROI Mathematics

Historically speaking, identifying the total financial benefit from a product lifecycle management (PLM) solution is not as obvious as it is with an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Nor is it as straight-forward.


Procurement Managers Are Born to Be Wild

A “persona” is a behavior-based, user archetype you can use to make decisions about your product. They have names, beliefs, demographic attributes and behaviors that help create relevant marketing messages — think of these fictional character archetypes as “stand-ins” for real prospects and customers.


Star Wars: Engineering Lessons from the Dark Side

In product development work here at Arena Solutions, we’ve worked with manufacturers small and large across many different industries; some domestically, some internationally and some in galaxies far, far away.


Dread Risk? Embed Quality in PLM

When introducing a new medical device onto the market, a number of well defined risk analysis and evaluation phases should be undertaken. Risk management and the performance of risk assessment are key parts of the design, development and control process. They assist manufacturers to understand the product, ensuring that consideration has been given to user requirements, the patient and the operator.


Internet of Things Creates Excitement and Possibilities

The International Consumer Electronics Show is the King Kong of trade shows. Held in Las Vegas, this consumer electronics gathering attracts more than 150,000 visitors. It occupies 35 football fields of exhibition space where more than 3,500 companies come to proudly showcase their goods.


Wearable Electronics Are the New Black

At the expense of stating the obvious, wearable devices are the new black when it comes to what’s fashionable in high tech right now. By 2018, wearable shipments are expected to jump to 112 million units, more than five times last year’s figure, according to market researcher IDC. At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), a vast assortment of wearable electronics — from multipurpose wearable devices to cheaper, single-serving products — debuted, giving manufacturers hope they’ve successfully predicted the future of consumer demand.


How PLM Saved Christmas: A True Story

Christmas was as good as cancelled. The news was that bad. The once joyous event had become a PR nightmare. Trouble started last year when Santa had gained so much weight, he got stuck in a chimney. After being rescued by firefighters, who used dish soap to help extricate the soot-covered intruder, he was arrested for illegal entry, an invalid passport and providing false information to a police officer who was seeking a true and proper address.


Star Wars Saga: R2-D2 — The Wild Years

R2-D2 was an R2-series Astromech droid designed by high tech manufacturer Industrial Automaton. The brave droid — along with his persnickety protocol droid counterpart C-3PO— played a pivotal role in saving the galaxy.


Terrifying Tales of PLM Past

Over the millennia, Halloween has evolved from a somber pagan ritual to a day of costumes, parades and treats for children. The merriment also includes ghost stories—mostly revolving around haunted OEMs—that are spooky enough to send shivers up the spine.


How Honesty Made Me the Billionaire I Am Today

My name is John Papageorge. I assume many of you have heard of me. Perhaps you’ve made my acquaintance at one of my opulent parties held at my palatial estate in Pacific Heights overlooking the bay.


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