Summer is truly upon us! In a matter of days, many of us will be winding down for the vacation period – it’s a time to re-charge batteries and look forward to the latter half of the physical year. I wanted to send out one final summer newsletter; to give a re-cap on LiveWorx, explain how you can still stay in touch over the summer period and how, in the Nordics, we are positioning ourselves to meet customer needs.
More than five thousand curious and engaged attendees gathered over four days in Boston for LiveWorx 2017! Fascinating keynote speakers, 11 talk tracks, 35 on-trend digital technology topics, 230+ breakout sessions, industry-topic networking dinners on the Boston Harbor, and Xtropolis - our amazing “technology playground for adults” - made LiveWorx one of the biggest industry events of the year.
The opening keynote was delivered by Jim Heppelmann, president & CEO of PTC. He shared his vision of what we can expect to come from the IoT and used several real-life demonstrations to illustrate the IoT in action. Jim helped everyone understand how IoT is really PLM. Jim invited the audience to take part in the “new frontier of innovation, unlocking the boundaries of the physical and virtual worlds”. He made the point that more and more businesses are being disrupted daily and the only way for them to manage this disruption is to become “change agents”; these businesses need to embrace both the physical and digital worlds to help them remain competitive. If you haven’t already seen it, I would thoroughly recommend you watch Jim's full keynote; it really is inspiring and sets the course for how PTC views the future.
PTC will be busy all summer, so if you aren’t going away, we have some excellent webinars to tune into:
- Reengineer BOM to save time and money on the 29th June. The Bill of Materials (BOM) used to be managed through simple CAD models and drawings. Now it includes layers of data from every discipline. This exponential growth of product lifecycle data can seem overwhelming. Learn how to leave behind the mountains of spreadsheets and disconnected systems and take the first step towards digitally transforming your BOM – standardize your processes to create, update, and share BOMs between departments, especially engineering and manufacturing. More details and registration can be found HERE.
- Flexible Deployment Options for PLM on the 4th July. Deciding which PLM solution is right for your organisation requires a lot of time and deliberation. In this webcast you will hear how renowned lighting manufacturer RAB Lighting uses PTC Cloud PLM to better manage, analyse and monitor its work. Also, PTC expert, Theo Boudewijns, will talk on how to reduce the IT burden and cost overhead of traditional PLM. More details and registration can be found HERE.
Lastly, I wanted to give you an update on what is happening at PTC Nordics. We are continuing to invest in the right employees to help you, our customers, in your smart connect journey. Robert Eriksson has joined PTC to focus on SLM customer requirements. Robert brings with him 19 years of industry experience which includes helping service organisations work more efficiently with service delivery and complimentary experience from network analytics – both of which will be of use in his new role. Also newly joined is Hans Nilsson, who will be assisting customers on their IoT journey. Hans has worked in the industrial software space for the past 17 years, he has a great knowledge of production and with standards and frameworks like ISA-95 and Industry 4.0.
Lastly, I wish you a very happy summer and look forward to talking to you upon your return.
Filip Stal, Director of Nordic sales at PTC