Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK), “a world leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software” announced today that it has acquired assets of Inforbix. Inforbix is a Semantic Technology-based product lifecycle management (PLM) company. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Inforbix was co-founded in 2010 by CEO Oleg Shilovitsky and CIO Anatoly Savin to answer the problem of how to retrieve product data located in different places in manufacturing companies that affects development, supply chains and manufacturing systems. Our own Jennifer Zaino interviewed Shilovitsky last year about this.
As a part of the acquisition, Autodesk also announced that it has appointed Oleg Shilovitsky as Senior Director of PLM and Data Management. In addition to being CEO of Inforbix, Shilovitsky was an author of the PLM Think Tank and Beyond PLM blogs and has spoken at our own #SemTechBiz Conferences. Prior to Inforbix, he worked for Smart Solutions, SmarTeam, Enovia and Dassault Systems.
In the announcement, Buzz Kross, senior vice president, Design, Lifecycle and Simulation at Autodesk, said of Shilovitzky, “Oleg Shilovitsky is an established PLM thought leader who brings deep industry experience and a history of innovation to his new role at Autodesk. Since the launch of Autodesk PLM 360 last year, we have introduced thousands of new users to the power of cloud-based PLM. We are thrilled to welcome Oleg and under his leadership look forward to continued innovation and driving greater adoption of Autodesk PLM 360.”