Jon Hirschtick is Chief Evangelist, Velocity Group, of PTC and spends much of his time helping others understand and realize the power of cloud-native SaaS tools for product development. Jon leads the team researching, developing, and managing the recently acquired SaaS product development platform, Onshape. Outside of PTC, he advises emerging technology companies including Magic Leap and MarkForged.
Considered one of the computer-aided design (CAD) industry’s top thought leaders, Jon joined PTC with approximately 35 years of experience in CAD, having served as Founder and CEO of SOLIDWORKS, a Dassault Systems company; Director of Engineering at Computervision; and Manager of MIT’s CADLab.
Jon received both his B.Sc. and M.A. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. During his time at the Institute, Jon was a member of the MIT Blackjack team.