“Every disruption creates new opportunities and right now we find ourselves in one of the greatest periods of change for industrial companies that I can recall.”
— Jim Hepplemann, opening keynote, "Path to the Future: Products in the Age of Transformation", LiveWorx 2023
Back in person after four years, PTC’s signature event, LiveWorx, opened with an impressive keynote and much to offer the 10,000-plus onsite and virtual attendees:
a 70,000-square-foot showfloor;
70 technology demonstrations; and
one concert by a double-platinum-selling country music artist, Dierks Bentley.
(Couldn’t get to LiveWorx23? Check out LiveWorx on Demand.)
This was Onshape’s first LiveWorx since being acquired by PTC. David Kaztman, General Manager of the Velocity Group (which includes Onshape), joined CEO Jim Heppelmann on the keynote stage to talk about Agile Product Development in the fast-moving post-COVID world.
As a highlight and stand-out example, the keynote included Ocado Group, who uses Onshape, additive manufacturing, and Agile methodologies to transform their fleet of autonomous warehouse robots, which fulfill customer grocery orders. In a portion of his remarks, David highlighted the benefits of browser-based Onshape, including the convenience and power it offered product designers working at the intersection of innovation, customer demand, and speed.