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Jon Hirschtick

Executive Vice President, President of SaaS, PTC

"The product development industry is approaching the ‘tipping point’ of SaaS. The attractiveness of this type of offering will increasingly entail a transition in the utilization of CAD and data management tools to SaaS. This model will improve their competitiveness.”

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.

EXPERIENCE

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.


EDUCATION

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.


INDUSTRY CONTRIBUTION

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: Emerging Tech

Tuesday, June 09 11:00 am – 11:45 am Livestream

SaaS: The Architecture For The New Normal

The trend toward a more agile, distributed, and mobile workforce was already unmistakable, but the Covid 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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