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Jon Hirschtick

EVP, President of SaaS, PTC

Jon Hirschtick is EVP and President of the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business unit at PTC. His team includes the Onshape business, other PTC products, and the newly-announced Atlas SaaS Platform. Jon is considered a top thought leader in the computer-aided design (CAD) industry and is one of a few CAD executives to receive the prestigious CAD Society Leadership Award.

Jon joined PTC with over three decades of experience in CAD. Prior to PTC, he served as Co-Founder and CEO of Onshape, Co-Founder and CEO of SOLIDWORKS (a Dassault Systèmes company), Director of Engineering at Computervision, and Manager of MIT’s CADLab.

Jon received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from MIT where he majored in Mechanical Engineering. During his time at the Institute, Jon was a member of the MIT Blackjack team.

Outside of PTC, Jon advises emerging technology companies including Magic Leap and MarkForged. He is also a member of the Engineering Advisory Board at Boston University.

Session Track: Computer Aided Design (CAD)

Tuesday, June 9 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM On-Demand Library

CA1723B - SaaS is in Your Future: How Onshape Drives Innovation in Product Design

With continued pressure for companies to deliver innovative products and improvements on accelerated timelines, the full-cloud Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) approach to product development offers clear business advantages. Thousands of companies who have made the move to SaaS already see it as not just a different way to run software, but a platform that lets them transform and improve how their processes and teams work. In this talk, Jon will explore the global trends towards cloud and mobile technologies and how the demands for better and faster communication between teams, more innovation, and lower costs are driving the adoption of cloud-native SaaS tools like Onshape.

Session Track: Emerging Tech

Tuesday, June 9 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Livestream

ET1768T - SaaS: The Architecture For The New Normal

The trend toward a more agile, distributed, and mobile workforce was already unmistakable, but the COVID-19 crisis has dramatically accelerated it. Join Jon Hirschtick, EVP of SaaS and Mike Campbell, EVP of Vuforia, for an interactive discussion of how companies are leveraging SaaS-based CAD, PLM, and Augmented Reality as key tools for them to not only survive disruption but to embrace agile/distributed/mobile work to disrupt their competition.

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