Steve Dertien


Steve Dertien is the chief technology officer and managing director of the Office of the Chief Technology Officer at PTC. In this role, Steve champions corporate technology strategy across PTC’s marquee solutions including augmented and virtual reality, the industrial internet of things, software architecture, computer-aided design, and product lifecycle management. Steve also leads the innovation research lab and advanced technology development groups, where he evangelizes state-of-the-art advancements with PTC technology and the business advantages it can provide to PTC’s customers and global partner network. In 2018, Steve was named the managing director of the Office of the CTO. Over the course of his career at PTC, Steve has been charged with guiding companies through their implementation of PTC technologies and incorporating newly acquired technologies into the wider PTC portfolio. Prior to joining PTC, Steve served as a manufacturing engineer and business systems analyst at Medtronic. Steve has spoken at conferences and events around the world. Most recently, he was featured on the cover of Insights Success as one of “The 30 Most Influential Business Leaders in Tech 2019.” Steve joined PTC in 2000 following his graduation from Ferris State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology.

Session Track: Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Tuesday, May 16 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM 204

II1178P - From Edge to Cloud and Everywhere in Between: Innovating in IIoT

Featuring Joe Biron, General Manager, Azure Strategic Missions Product Marketing at Microsoft, and Abby Eon, Senior Vice President, Digital Thread Portfolio and General Manager of the Kepware Segment at PTC, Steve Dertien will discuss how PTC is driving innovation in IIoT through SaaS. How does collaboration with Microsoft enhance PTC's IIoT SaaS strategy and enable Kepware+, ThingWorx solutions, and future innovations to create better solutions for our joint customers? Why is SaaS important to IIoT? What is PTC building with Microsoft that customers will find interesting?

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Thursday, May 18 11:05 AM - 11:35 AM 210 A

AR1535P - Industrial Metaverse: Changing the Future of Manufacturing and Service

Join us for a thought-provoking discussion that explores how the Industrial Metaverse and Spatial Computing will transform the future of field service and manufacturing operations. Burckhardt Compression will share their first-hand experience with PTC’s Project Mercury and their vision of how Industrial Metaverse will help them address previously unsolvable challenges in field service. Hear the ways in which this technology is poised to helps transform business processes, increases efficiency, reduces costs, and drives innovation. Drawing on their deep understanding of the technology landscape, Forrester will provide insight into how the Industrial Metaverse is expected to evolve the future of industrial manufacturing companies and their operations.

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Wednesday, May 17 1:55 PM - 2:25 PM 104

PL1870B - How PTC and Microsoft Accelerate Time to Value with WIndchill+ SaaS PLM

<p>PTC and Microsoft have a strategic partnership that aims to accelerate digital manufacturing initiatives with a SaaS-based offering that covers high-value use cases for businesses. PTC's industry leading Windchill+ accelerates enterprise product development while increasing security and reducing vulnerabilities and is delivered on Microsoft Azure cloud. Together, PTC and Microsoft are removing friction and helping smooth the transition to SaaS PLM with Windchill+, helping you to reduce IT related costs and focus your time and value on what matters – your business, not IT deployments.</p>

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