Let me first extend a very happy New Year to you all - I wish you success in all your business and personal endeavours.
Before we broke up for the holidays I listened in on one of the quarterly PTC Virtual Corporate Visits. I have listened in on many of these but the December event was really interesting - so much so that I need to share it :-)
If you have not heard of the Virtual Corporate Visits before let me explain - this is an hour event hosted by our CEO Jim Heppelmann. Jim is joined on the event by one of our customers. The beauty of these events is that it gives you a snapshot into life at PTC. Jim generally gives an update on the state of the company, what we are working on, how we are developing, our goals and how we are on track to achieve them. Jim is then joined by one of our customers who generally shares their company story and strategy - in essance they share with the audience why they chose to go down the PLM path - looking at opportunity, challenges even pitfalls, and how they have overcome them.
For customers, it is a great opportunity to get an update on PTC and hwere we are at but more importantly to hear directly from your peers how they have tackled PLM. There is also ample opportunity to speak with the featured company to exchange thoughts & ideas.
If you are new to PTC these visits give you a good overview of what PTC is all about, where we are at in the marketplace and more importantly how we can assist you. Listening to the customer, who joins Jim, will give you an opportunity to evaluate how other companies are engaging in PLM. From some of the presentations you will get answers to initial questions like Why PLM at all? What is the business value? How can you approach PLM to begin with? What are the first steps you need to take once you have decided for this path?
Why don´t you take a look at the replay of the last Virtual Corporate Visit: PTC Virtual Corporate Visit Replay (60 min)
During the December visit you will hear from Jim about PTC’s strategic direction and then he is joined by industry thought leader, Wally Slone, VP of Business Solutions at Fresenius Medical Care who shares their strategy and process for choosing a PLM provider.
As soon as the next VCV is announced I´ll post a notification so you can join live!
Enjoy and as always
think and act positive
only then can you achieve success