Riaan Lourens is the Vice President of Technology, reporting to the Chief Technology Officer at PTC. Mr. Lourens is responsible for driving the technical strategy and success of PTC’s Internet of Things (IoT) solutions platforms with a focus on manufacturing and strategic Alliances. His previous roles at PTC included leading global sales engineering organizations, where he was responsible for driving sales, adoption, and success of PTC’s IoT and Augmented Reality (AR) technology. Prior to joining PTC, he held various technically focused roles at ThingWorx and Wonderware, where he drove large-scale implementation and adoption of IoT platforms, Manufacturing Execution Systems, Human Machine Interface (HMI), and Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA) solutions. Mr. Lourens attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and holds degrees in Industrial & Operations Management and Management of Information Systems.