Digital Transformation Gets Bigger, Better, Bolder at LiveWorx’19

Record Audience Experiences Convergence of Physical and Digital Worlds

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#DigitalTransformation–A record crowd gathered in Boston last week for the annual LiveWorx®
digital transformation event, where attendees explored how digital
transformation is becoming a reality for an ever-increasing number of
manufacturing companies around the world.

The event brought together more than 6,400 of the industry’s greatest
minds from more than 40 countries (with approximately 7,000 more
live-streaming the event) for four days of interactive workshops,
facilitated industry networking, cutting-edge demos featuring the latest
enterprise technology innovations, and more. It spanned disruptive
technologies and topics including augmented reality (AR) and virtual
reality (VR), the industrial internet of things (IIoT), Industry 4.0,
digital engineering, artificial intelligence (AI), and robotics. This
year’s Xtropolis™
exhibit hall
showcased some of the most advanced applications of
digital transformation available for the industrial enterprise. The
show’s 200,000 square foot experiential center featured displays and
tactical sessions from over 100 exhibitors who are revolutionizing their

As presenting sponsor, PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) opened the event with a keynote
from President and CEO Jim Heppelmann, who declared, “There is a growing
awareness that disruptive innovation happens at the intersection of
multiple advanced technologies, such as IoT, AR, AI, and Digital Twin.
Powered by these complementary technologies, companies now have the
tools they need to completely transform the way they generate value
through improved efficiency and productivity across products, processes,
and people.”

Companies Across Industries Bring Digital Transformation to Life
from across the industrial spectrum presented and demonstrated the
unique ways various technologies are helping them to undergo digital
transformations. Attendees heard from a wide variety of organizations,
including Johnson & Johnson, Southwest Airlines, Stanley Black & Decker,
Whirlpool, Vodafone, and more about how IIoT, AR, and other integrated
solutions are helping them achieve significant business value. A panel
featuring Aggrekko, Fujitsu, Global Foundries, and Howden pointed out
‘top tips’ for bringing digital technology such as AR to the enterprise.

Many of the 245+ sessions at the event highlighted how choosing key
strategic partners can inspire digital transformation in the industrial
sector. During one such session, Dr. Maria Wilson, global leader of data
driven advantage at Howden said, “We realized very early on in our
digital transformation journey that the most efficient and
time-effective way to execute our vision was to develop a strong
partners ecosystem.”

Consistent with that theme, PTC leveraged the LiveWorx stage to make
several announcements around alliances, investments, and a strategic
acquisition, including:

  • Microsoft Partner of the Year: PTC was recognized as the Microsoft
    Partner of the Year
    in two categories: “Manufacturing and
    Resources” and “Mixed Reality”, as well as a finalist in the “Internet
    of Things (IoT)” category.
  • Technology Partner Investment: PTC announced that it has
    invested in and partnered with Matterport,
    a company that offers immersive 3D technology and spatial capture
    solutions. Together, Matterport and PTC will combine their expertise
    to focus on factories, plants and other industrial spaces – as well as
    the people who operate them.
  • New AR Acquisition: PTC announced
    the acquisition of TWNKLS,
    a Netherlands-based company that develops tailor-made AR applications,
    experiences and services to solve the specific challenges faced by
    enterprise companies.

More than 100 companies sponsored LiveWorx this year, including Pinnacle
Sponsors Rockwell
, Accenture,
and Microsoft;
and Premier Sponsors Analog
Packard Enterprise
, IFS,
and Kalypso.
Hundreds more delivered compelling content in breakout sessions and on
the Xtropolis floor via Ignite Talx.

Register Now for LiveWorx 20 on June 8-11
LiveWorx 20 will
be held June 8-11, 2020, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center,
co-located with a brand new event from Rockwell Automation. To register
for next year’s event, please visit

Additional Resources

PTC unleashes industrial innovation
with award-winning, market-proven solutions that enable companies to
differentiate their products and services, improve operational
excellence, and increase workforce productivity. With PTC, and its
partner ecosystem, manufacturers can capitalize on the promise of
today’s new technology to drive digital transformation.

PTC, LiveWorx, Xtropolis and the PTC logo are trademarks or
registered trademarks of PTC Inc. and/or its subsidiaries in the United
States and other countries.


Corporate Communications
Jack McAvoy

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