Plano, Texas, 24 June 2014

Siemens PLM Recognized by CIO Magazine as One of the CIO 100 Award Winners

Company Sets New Benchmark in Best Practice Sharing

IDG's CIO magazine announced Siemens PLM Software as a recipient of the 2014 CIO 100. The 27th annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT). Siemens PLM Software, a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, is being recognized for its innovative use of Panopto cloud-based recorders to capture remote enablement projects around-the-world and share them with employees worldwide.

"For 27 years now, the CIO 100 awards have honored the innovative use of technology to deliver genuine business value," said Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief of CIO magazine & Events. "Our 2014 winners are an outstanding example of the transformative power of IT to drive everything from revenue growth to competitive advantage."

Effectively capturing and recording multiple presentations from an event, and then distributing them to participants in a timely manner can be a significant challenge for many organizations. In preparation for an important conference earlier this year, the learning and development team at Siemens PLM Software formulated a new strategy, involving technology from Panopto, to help meet this challenge. Working with Panopto, Siemens successfully captured and recorded more than 30 separate plenary and track session events during the conference. The recordings were inspected, audited and edited, uploaded and available within a week of the conference’s conclusion. Building off of this foundation, Siemens has successfully used this approach for subsequent events.

“As a PLM leader focused on providing customers with tools to optimize their lifecycle processes, we are constantly looking for ways to optimize our ability to share best practices across the globe,” said Craig Berry, senior vice president and CIO, Siemens PLM Software. “Being honored as one of the CIO 100 award recipients is a strong testament to our success.”

Executives from the winning companies will be recognized at the CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony, to be held Tuesday evening, Aug. 19, at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.

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About the CIO 100

Recipients of this year's CIO 100 Award were selected through a three-step process. First, companies filled out an online application form detailing their innovative IT and business initiatives. Next, a team of external judges (many of them former CIOs) reviewed the applications in depth, looking for leading-edge IT practices and measurable results. Finally, CIO editors reviewed the judges' recommendations and selected the final 100.

Coverage of the 2014 CIO 100 Awards will be available online at on August 1, 2014 and in the August 1st issue of CIO magazine.

About Siemens PLM Software

Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, is a world-leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software, systems and services with nine million licensed seats and 77,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software helps thousands of companies make great products by optimizing their lifecycle processes, from planning and development through manufacturing and support. Our HD-PLM vision is to give everyone involved in making a product the information they need, when they need it, to make the smartest decision. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit

About Siemens Industry Automation Division

The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) supports the entire value chain of its industrial customers – from product design to production and services – with an unmatched combination of automation technology, industrial control technology, and industrial software. With its software solutions, the Division can shorten the time-to-market of new products by up to 50 percent. Industry Automation comprises five Business Units: Industrial Automation Systems, Control Components and Systems Engineering, Sensors and Communications, Siemens PLM Software, and Water Technologies. For more information, visit

About CIO

CIO is the premier content and community resource for information technology executives and leaders thriving and prospering in this fast-paced era of IT transformation in the enterprise. The award-winning CIO, CIO magazine (launched in 1987), CIO executive programs, CIO strategic marketing solutions, CIO Forum on LinkedIn, CIO Executive Council and CIO primary research—provides business technology leaders with analysis and insight on information technology trends and a keen understanding of IT’s role in achieving business goals. Additionally, CIO provides opportunities for IT solution providers to reach this executive IT audience. The CIO Executive Council is a professional organization of CIOs created to serve as an unbiased and trusted peer advisory group. CIO is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events, and research company. Company information is available at

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