Brian Thompson

Divisional Vice President & General Manager, CAD Segment , PTC

Brian leads PTC’s CAD and 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 Creo and the CAD business, supporting PTC’s global marketing, sales, and media relations teams.


Brian was previously Senior Vice President, CAD segment. In this position, he led the CAD business to above-market growth rates in a mature market. Earlier, as VP CAD 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.


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: Computer Aided Design (CAD)

Tuesday, May 16 2:50 pm – 3:20 pm General Session | Hall B

Where Creo and Creo+ Meet: A Roadmap

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.

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