Ajei Gopal

President & CEO , Ansys

Dr. Gopal has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since 2017. In 2016, he served as our President and Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Gopal was appointed an independent director of the Board in 2011 and served in that capacity until his employment by the Company in 2016. From 2013 to 2016, Dr. Gopal was an operating partner at Silver Lake, a leading private equity technology investor. His employment at Silver Lake included a secondment as interim President and Chief Operating Officer at Symantec in 2016. From 2011 until 2013, he was Senior Vice President at Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company. Dr. Gopal was Executive Vice President at CA Technologies from 2006 until 2011. From 2004 to 2006, he worked at Symantec, where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Earlier, Dr. Gopal served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of ReefEdge Networks, a company he co-founded in 2000. He worked at IBM from 1991 to 2000, initially at IBM Research and later in IBM’s Software Group.

Session Info

Tuesday, May 16 9:00 am – 10:15 am

Path to the Future: Products in the Age of Transformation

If your company makes products, embracing digital transformation can help you overcome business challenges and create new opportunities. But what does this look like in practice when companies make different kinds of products in different ways? Makers of complex products with long lifecycles require strategies that focus on reusable designs and scaling through configurations. Makers of electronics and software-driven products require new designs and faster innovation cycles. Meanwhile, those who make consumer products prioritize the right design at the right time above all else. Adding to this complexity are variables like operating a factory versus contract manufacturing, regulatory requirements, and an expectation to make products in a more sustainable way. Join PTC President and CEO Jim Heppelmann as he outlines tangible strategies that manufacturers can leverage to transform their business today and chart their path to the future.

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