Technology Evolution in the Age of the Internet of Things - Article - Dimensions - Spring 2017

PTC revolutionized digital 3-D design, and was first to market with internet-based product lifecycle management. The company has developed a leading Internet of Things (IoT) and augmented reality platform that delivers field-proven solutions to combine the physical and digital worlds. Chief technology officer Andrew Timm is an evangelist for the IoT, the digital twin and the overall digital–physical product convergence currently underway. Part of his role is leading the implementation of PTC’s technical vision for IoT throughout the organization, and inspiring other companies to leverage the value of the technology for business success. Rob Harwood, industry director at ANSYS, talked with Timm about the evolution of these technologies, the potential value they can create and how organizations can adopt them.