Jim Heppelmann

Chief Executive Officer , PTC

Jim Heppelmann is Chief Executive Officer of PTC, responsible for driving the company’s global business strategy. Since his appointment to CEO in 2010, Jim has spear-headed PTC’s thought leadership and development of its market-leading suite of technology. Under Jim’s leadership, PTC has evolved to become the category leader in the product lifecycle management (PLM) market, strengthened its industry-leading technology portfolio, transitioned to a subscription business model, and pioneered the SaaS transformation for the industry. Resulting in significantly accelerated top-line growth and increasing profitability for the company.

In addition to serving on PTC's Board of Directors, Jim is a member of the Board of Directors at SENSATA and is currently serving a two-year term as co-chair of the Board of Trustees at the MassTLC (Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council). He also sits on the Dean's Advisory Board at the University of Minnesota College of Science & Engineering and the Executive Advisory Board of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology).

Prior to PTC, Jim cofounded Windchill Technology which PTC acquired in 1998. Before his work with Windchill Technology, Jim was CTO at Metaphase Technology.

Jim earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on CAD from the University of Minnesota.

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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