Kent Eriksson

Digital Transformation Fellow, PTC

Mr. Eriksson is a Senior Advisor at PTC. He works with PTC customers and partners to identify, evaluate and realize new business opportunities for smart, connected products and operations. He advises on programs, roadmaps, and business patterns leveraging the means from the 4th industrial revolution to achieve best value under a managed risk.
Prior work experience

Prior to rejoining PTC, Mr. Eriksson provided strategic and operational consulting with McKinsey & Co 2007-2015, e.g. 5 year high-tech product strategy portfolio roadmaps with market share targets, products, technology and site footprint. Operational improvements were lead and delivered with measured sustainable large scale impact. He worked at PTC 1999-2007, e.g. leading PTCs largest Digital Transformation at the time supporting Digital Mock-Up and PLM for both Airbus A380 and A350 programs.
Domain expertise

Mr. Eriksson holds a M.Sc. in Engineering Physics from Chalmers University of Technology with a thesis on big-data machine learning and a B.Sc. Business Administration from School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg.

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Session Track: Digital Engineering

Monday, June 10 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM 210C Audio

TD152 - Breaking Down the Manufacturing Silo

Going from an idea to engineering to production is easier said than done. Many challenges exist that can lead to costly delays, quality issues or high costs of extra work.

However, what if people in manufacturing had the right for installation and decision making. Today this is in grasp.

The panel will discuss what it takes, what they have experienced of challenges to address and successes to celebrate.

**This session is part of the CAD & PLM Technical Day co-located event. If you wish to attend this session, please register for the co-located event during the registration process or by logging back into your registration path and adding it to your existing package.**

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Session Track: AR/MR/VR

Wednesday, June 12 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM 107ABC Video

AR18P - The Business Value of Immersive Realities

"Immersive Reality" technologies of 3D, VR, AR and MR - collectively known as XR - have evolved exponentially in recent years. Significant progress has been made in the fields of computer vision and artificial intelligence. At the same time, businesses now have widespread and cost-effective access to the software and devices and a need for easier content creation, data collection and delivery of powerful XR experiences across the manufacturing lifecycle. Panelists from academia and industry will discuss the impact of XR on productivity, processes and people.

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Session Track: Industry 4.0 (Digital Manufacturing)

Wednesday, June 12 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM 210C Audio

IN100B - Industry 4.0 and Beyond

The 4th industrial revolution is putting smart, connected products (SCP) into smart, connected operations (SCO) and moving us towards an outcome-based economy. Today, companies have new strategic opportunities: moving from selling products to providing value-adding services, or making a variety of operational improvements is easy to reach. However, there are also challenges and many pitfalls, including an overload of both initiatives and information. The session will include pragmatic approaches on how to get to ROI faster and more sustainably than your competition in the race for impactful digital transformations.

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