John is a Senior Content Marketing Manager at Omnicell. 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.
For over 40 years, my father was a Chicago Bears season ticket holder. He was in the stands at Wrigley Field when the Bears beat the New York Giants to win the 1963 championship. He saw Gale Sayers race up and down a muddy field, scoring six touchdowns in a single game against the San Francisco 49ers. He watched Dick Butkus, the greatest middle linebacker in NFL history, brutalize opposing offenses. And, of course, he watched Walter Payton, aka ‘Sweetness’, break rushing records.
If you’re a Star Wars historian or engineer, your days are probably filled with these nagging thoughts: Why did the Death Star ship to market with an obvious design flaw? How did the Dark Side get FDA approval for Darth Vader’s ambulatory suit? What supply chain solution did the Rebel Alliance use to design X-Wing Fighters?
I wanted to step outside of character today and shine the light on some other PLM smarty-pants to see where they weigh in on the topics of PLM return on investment, total cost of ownership and opportunity costs.