James Heppelmann, the CEO of software company PTC, will deliver the annual Dean’s Lecture on Monday, October 17 at 12:00 PM in Nelson Auditorium (Anderson Hall, 200 College Avenue).
Titled “THINGS Will Never Be the Same: A New Reality and New Opportunities for Innovation,” Heppelmann’s talk will address lessons learned from more than 30 years of experience in the technology industry, including the vision to anticipate how to capitalize on the next opportunity. The convergence of the physical and digital worlds create new opportunities for innovation and disruption. Heppelmann will provide advice to students and startups on creating and unlocking value in an IoT world.
Heppelmann is an award-winning CEO and recognized thought leader in the Internet of Things (IoT). He co-founded Windchill Technology, which was first to market with an internet-based solution for product lifecycle management, and he served as president and chief operating officer of PTC before his appointment to CEO in 2010.