Welcome to PTC Forum Europe

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - Stuttgart, Germany and Online


Industrial Innovation at the New Frontier

In a spectacular, one-day only event, PTC Forum Europe offers enterprises of any size the opportunity to gain critical industry knowledge that brings them to the center of digital, physical and human convergence. Traditional boundaries and limitations no longer apply to companies across industries, leaving explosive opportunity in their wake.

Come to PTC Forum Europe in Stuttgart, November 28 and join leaders who are transforming the way industries work and redesigning the way businesses innovate. Best of all, you can join us in person, or via our interactive live stream! This year’s theme - Industrial Innovation at the New Frontier – offers you an exciting, exclusive opportunity to be a part of it all to share insights, take in live demonstrations and network with prospective partners redesigning the way businesses operate right now.

Together with PTC executives, subject-matter experts, partners and customers you will explore this converged landscape that is unleashing tremendous value and be a part of the movement that is redefining business today.

Wherever You Are, You’re There

Be there in person to experience it all - or join us virtually; PTC Forum Europe is one industry event you don’t want to miss. If you want to dive into the hands-on demos, take advantage of face-to-face networking time and feel the momentum of the collective PTC opportunity, register now for the live event. Please note that registration for the live event at the ICS in Stuttgart will close once we reach venue capacity.

Can’t travel to Stuttgart? Join our virtual event. Not only will you have access to the keynotes, but to the product specific tracks, where you will have the opportunity to chat and engage with subject-matter experts online.

The live event is held at the ICS in Stuttgart, the virtual event is streamed wherever you are, and both have no cost to attend. So, register today for either the virtual or live event and prepared to be amazed and empowered.

Event Highlights

Experts from CAD, PLM, IoT, AR
PTC Leaders, Industry Experts, Customers and Partner Sponsors

The day is designed to make things happen. At PTC Forum Europe, getting you together with the strategists and technologists is a priority.

Look forward to a non-stop day of inspiration and deal making. Connect one-on-one with PTC executives and subject matter experts, learn the impact of emergent solutions, listen to experts and speakers leading the industrial revolution and meet the business innovators who are driving new efficiencies and revenue. PTC Forum Europe is your one chance to be a part of the action as PTC shares its vision, product portfolio and new product enhancements for CAD, PLM, IoT and AR.

The live event will sell out, and the virtual event allows us to broaden our reach pan-Europe and India. Join more than 2,000 attendees and find out what’s next and what’s possible in industrial innovation.

PTC Forum Europe is for:

Business Leaders
Manufacturing Experts
Mechanical Engineers
AR and IoT Innovators
PLM and CAD Experts
IT Professionals
Service Leaders

PTC Forum Europe Agenda

The schedule below is set to Central Europe Standard Time (GMT +01:00).

8:00 – 8:45
9:00 – 9:10
Introduction and Welcome
9:10 – 10:10 PTC Keynote: Digital Transformation: Fueling Your Competitive Advantage
  • Kathleen Mitford, Brian Thompson, Kevin Wrenn, Iain Michel, Mike Campbell
10:30 – 12:00 Exploring Innovation Technologies in the Exhibit Hall
Virtual Attendees: Live Chat with Product Experts
12:00 – 13:00 Networking Lunch in Exhibit Hall

Room 1 - CAD

Room 2 - PLM
Room 3 - IoT/MFG
C7.2 + C7.3
Room 4 - AR
C5.2 + C5.3
Room 5 - Customer
C4.2 + C4.3
Room 6 - Sponsors
13:15 – 14:00 Creo Roadmap
Paul Sagar

Breaking Down Information Silos with ThingWorx Navigate
Graham Birch

Accelerating Industrie 4.0 with Smart Connected Solutions
JP Provencher

PTC's Vision for AR in the Enterprise
Mike Campbell

Smart companies & digital (r)evolution - digitalization and crosslinking as enabler
Dominic Lutz, Board Member, Gaugler & Lutz
Stay Tuned for Exciting Updates
14:15 – 15:00 Creo Simulation Live – A Design Revolution
Mark Fischer
Streamlining Your Part-Centric PLM Processes
Jeff Zemsky
Delivering Business Value with Smart Connected Products - PTC & Microsoft
Ken Rawlings
Solving Manufacturing and Service Challenges with AR
Marc Schuetz
Stay Tuned for Exciting Updates Stay Tuned for Exciting Updates
15:15 – 16:00 Design for Additive Manufacturing
Jose Coronado
PLM Strategy and Roadmap in the New World of Digital Twin
Francois Lamy

ThingWorx IIoT Platform:
A Look Ahead

Rich Caplow & Tom Gaudet

Vuforia Chalk: Remote Expert Guidance with AR
JJ Lechleiter
Augmented Reality for Injection Molding Processes
Dr. Raphael Rohde & Nils Domack, Phoenix Contact
Stay Tuned for Exciting Updates
16:15 – 17:00 Design with 2D and 3D Detailing (MBD)
Michael Fridman
Redefining PLM – The Polaris Story
Mark Lobo
Manufacturing Transformed: Smart Connected Operations with PTC & Rockwell Automation
Andy Balousek
Running Successful Augmented Reality Programs
Victor Gerdes
Stay Tuned for Exciting Updates Stay Tuned for Exciting Updates
17:15 – 17:55
Guest keynote: Maria Wilson - Global Leader Data Driven Advantage, Howden Group Ltd.
"Delivering Digital Transformation"
17:55 – 18:00
Closing remarks (Host – Eric Snow)
18:00 – 22:00 Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall

Please note that agenda is subject to change and updates



Learn from Leaders at the Forefront of Industrial Innovation

Kathleen Mitford
- Executive Vice President, Product and Market Strategy
Keynote Panel

Mike Campbell
EVP, Augmented Reality Products
Keynote Panel

Brian Thompson
Senior Vice President, CAD
Keynote Panel

Iain Michel
General Manager, ThingWorx
Keynote Panel

Kevin Wrenn
Divisional GM, PLM
Keynote Panel

Dr. Maria Wilson
Global Leader Data Driven Advantage
Company: Howden Group Ltd.
"Delivering Digital Transformation"
Guest Keynote

Eric Snow
Executive Vice President, Corporate Marketing
PTC Forum Europe Host

Andy Balousek
Vice President, Global IOT Technical Sales
"Manufacturing Transformed: Smart Connected Operations with PTC & Rockwell Automation"

Graham Birch
Senior Director of Product Management, PLM
"Breaking Down Information Silos with ThingWorx Navigate"

Jose Coronado
Director, PTC Creo Product Management
"Design for Additive Manufacturing"

Nils Domack
Keyuser CAx (CAD-CAM-PLM) - Phoenix Contact
"Augmented Reality for Injection Molding Processes"

Mark Fischer
Sr. Director, CAD Product Management
"Creo Simulation Live – A Design Revolution"

Michael Fridman
Product Manager
"Design with 2D and 3D Detailing (MBD)"

Victor Gerdes
Vice President, Vuforia Augmented Reality Products
"Running Successful Augmented Reality Programs"

Francois Lamy
VP PLM Solutions Management
"PLM Strategy and Roadmap in the new world of Digital Twin"

JJ Lechleiter
Vice President, Augmented Reality Products
"Vuforia Chalk: Remote Expert Guidance with AR"  

Mark Lobo
Senior Director of Product Management, PLM Solutions
"Redefining PLM - The Polaris Story "

JP Provencher
Vice President, Manufacturing Strategy and Solutions
"Accelerating Industrie 4.0 with Smart Connected Solutions"

Ken Rawlings
Vice-President, Smart Connected Products
"Delivering Business Value with Smart Connected Products – PTC & Microsoft" 

Dr. Raphael Rohde
Technology Manager - Phoenix Contact
"Augmented Reality for Injection Molding Processes"

Paul Sagar
VP of Product Management
"Creo Roadmap"

Marc Schuetz
VP, Augmented Reality Product Management
"Solving Manufacturing and Service Challenges with AR"

Jeff Zemsky
Solutions Management Director
"Streamlining Your Part-Centric PLM Processes"

2018 Sponsors

Trailblazers in Innovation and Transformation

Thank you to our PTC Forum Europe sponsors!

Diamond Sponsors
Platinum Sponsors
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Bronze Sponsors
Virtual Event Sponsors

Venue and Accommodations

The ICS in Stuttgart is located directly next to the Stuttgart airport. It is connected to the A8 motorway, the B27 trunk road and the S-Bahn (rapid-transit railway).

ICS Messe Stuttgart
Messepiazza 1
70629 Stuttgart

Hotel rooms:

Below is a sample list of hotels near the PTC Forum Europe venue. Please contact the hotels directly for rates and booking.

Mövenpick Hotel Stuttgart Airport & Messe ( 3 min. by walk )
Address: Flughafenstraße 50, 70629 Stuttgart
Web: www.moevenpick-hotels.com/stuttgart-airport
Email: hotel.stuttgart.airport@moevenpick.com
Phone: +49 (0) 711 - 55 344 - 0

Wyndham Stuttgart Airport Messe ( 1 min. by walk )
Address: Flughafenstraße 51, 70629 Stuttgart
Web: www.wyndhamstuttgartairport.com
Email: info@wyndhamstuttgartairport.com
Phone: + 49 (0) 711 62 768 – 0


Parkhotel Stuttgart Messe Airport ( 1 station by train )
Address: Filderbahnstraße 2, 70771 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Web: www.parkhotel-stuttgart.de
Email: info@parkhotel-stuttgart.de
Phone: +49 (0) 711 63 344 0

DORMERO Hotel Stuttgart
Address: Plieninger Str. 100, 70567 Stuttgart
Website: www.dormero.de
Email: stuttgart@dormero.de
Phone: +49 (0) 30 - 20 21 33 - 00


Mercure Hotel Stuttgart Airport Messe
Address: Eichwiesenring 1/1, 70567 Stuttgart
Website: https://www.accorhotels.com/...
Email: H1574@accor.com
Phone: +49 (0) 711 72 66 0

Holiday Inn Express Stuttgart Airport
Address: Dieselstraße 20, 70771 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Website: www.express-stuttgart.de
Email: info@express-stuttgart.de
Phone: +49 (0) 711 722 490 0

Contact Us

We Want to Hear from You!

Need to connect with us before the event? Have questions, a recommendation or request? We would love to hear from you – send us a message at ptcforumeurope@ptc.com.



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