PTC's LiveWorx user conference showcases tools for creating smart connected everything. "We are citizens of the new world,” declared Jim Heppelmann as he opened PTC’s second annual LifeWorx user conference. LiveWorx is PTC’s user conference for all its users and all its products, but the message coming from the keynote stage was primarily about the company’s new direction … [Read more...] about PTC declares itself ready for Industry 4.0 at Liveworx
The PTC pivot into an Internet of Things business is part of a larger redefinition of manufacturing. Today at the PTC LiveWorx 2016 conference, CEO James Heppelmann ended his presentation by introducing a new logo to represent the company. As shown here, the new logo combines the company name (they stopped being “Parametrics Technology Corporation” years ago) with a stylized … [Read more...] about What’s in a logo?
PTC acquired Vuforia from Qualcomm in October 2015 for $65 million. The company has wasted little time incorporating the AR technology into its ThingWorx IoT product line. PTC introduced its product group, Vuforia, to the world with a slick web cast called The Thing Event. The show featured Vuforia's augmented reality (AR) technology being used as a visualization tool … [Read more...] about PTC unveils Vuforia in ThingWorx product line
Five billion Internet-connected objects by 2019, and PTC plans to be in the middle of it all. Tom Lansford reports from Stuttgart, Germany. By Tom Lansford PTC is a major player in CAD and PLM. However, the company's strategic push continues to focus on fulfilling customer needs related to seven major forces impacting the manufacturing industry. The addition of Internet of … [Read more...] about PTC wants its customers to come aboard with the Internet of Things
A new partnership between PTC and the University of Utah will help equip a novel student think tank. The new $45 million Lassonde Studio at the University of Utah will become a state-of-the-art collegiate think tank when it opens Fall 2016. One part student residence, one part research center and one part maker garage space, the Studio has a mandate to equip students with both … [Read more...] about Training entrepreneurs for the Internet of Things