Brian Thompson

Divisional VP and General Manager, Creo CAD Business , PTC

Brian leads PTC’s Creo and desktop engineering calculations business as Divisional Vice President and General Manager. Under his leadership, this 30-year business continues to enjoy above-market growth rates and a reputation for the highest levels of innovation in support of customer needs. Brian is the primary spokesperson for the Creo business, supporting PTC’s global marketing, sales, and media relations teams. Experience Brian was previously Senior Vice President, CAD segment. In this position, he led the Creo business to above-market growth rates in a mature market. Earlier, as VP of Creo Product Management, he oversaw PTC’s efforts to understand broad customer requirements for Creo, developed short- and long-range product release plans, and communicated those plans across PTC’s R&D organization. Brian joined PTC in 2009 as a member of the Pro/ENGINEER® product management team. After two years, he assumed full product management responsibility. Prior to joining PTC, Brian worked for more than 15 years in electro-mechanical product development in a variety of discrete manufacturing industries. He holds six product design patents, many of which are on products sold today. Education Brian earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.

Session Track:

Tuesday, May 16 2:50 PM - 3:20 PM General Session | Hall B

CA1479T - Where Creo and Creo+ Meet: A Roadmap

<p>Learn about the latest capabilities and get a sneak peek into areas of focus for future Creo and Creo+ releases, including composite design and simulation, design for electrification, and real-time design collaboration, just to name a few. Paul Sagar, CAD VP of Product Management, and Brian Thompson, Divisional GM, CAD Segment will lead this popular session to provide users with anticipated updates. Creo is the industry standard in CAD software and now we’re bringing the full power and capability to the cloud.</p> <p>If you would like to watch the Live Stream of this session, log into your <a href="" target="_blank">Attendee Dashboard</a>. Please note that you need to be registered to watch live-streamed sessions.</p>

Session Track:

Tuesday, May 16 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM 210 C

CA1487B - Model-Based Product Development: Efficiency and Collaboration

Model-Based Product Development (MBPD) describes the process by which manufacturers’ 3D CAD models serve as the single source of truth for the full development cycle, from early concept development through manufacturing planning. MBPD eliminates the waste created when converting 3D models into 2D artifacts and helps manufacturers improve time to market, reduce cost of poor quality, and drive innovation. Join this session to hear how you can now easily define a single source of truth for design, manufacturing, quality, and your downstream supply chain. Hear directly from LIXIL, parent company of American Standard, about how they leverage 3D CAD models throughout their development process.

Session Track:

Wednesday, May 17 11:10 AM - 11:40 AM 104

CA1492B - Ansys and PTC: The Future of Simulation Driven Design

Learn about the expanded strategic partnership between Ansys and PTC and how it brings the power of gold-standard simulation to engineers. The joint Ansys-PTC teams will discuss the Creo-Ansys roadmap, beginning with Creo Simulation Live, which embeds Ansys Discovery Live technology within Creo for instantaneous feedback. The teams will then focus on Creo Ansys Simulation, built to run higher-fidelity studies for seamless design refinement and validation.

Session Info

Monday, May 15 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Westin Harbor Ballroom

GP1684P - Solution Providers Breakout: A New Era for Partner Growth

Join the PTC Channel Leadership team for the Solution Providers Breakout: A New Era for Partner Growth. In this session, you will gain insights into the Solution Provider evolution, hear about the latest partner product strategy, and learn about the channel programs that will help accelerate the growth of the channel; including our journey to SaaS together.

Session Info

Monday, May 15 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM Westin Grand Ballroom

GP1689K - Building Your Business with the Digital Thread

Manufacturers are facing an onslaught of challenges. Products are increasingly complex and customizable, regulations are more stringent, supply chains are volatile, customer demands are escalating, and competition is fierce. All the while, the teams solving for these are increasingly distributed and global. With all these headwinds, legacy technology and siloed business initiatives no longer guarantee the necessary speed, agility, and security required to succeed. Keeping pace with modern challenges requires modern solutions. With this in mind, PTC is strengthening how we do business with our partners, providing bigger and better opportunities for you and your customers to build resiliency and drive innovation in a digital world.

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