Jon Hirschtick


Chief Evangelist
Main Stage //
The past, present and future of engineering design tools

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Having started Solidworks and Onshape, Hirschtick is an industry legend and is now chief evangelist at PTC. DEVELOP3D’s Martyn Day will interview him on a range of topics including cloud and its impact on the future of CAD, simulation-driven design, and the digital thread


Chief Evangelist at PTC, focusing on Onshape and our other SaaS products, Hirschtick is the former General Manager Onshape Business at PTC, and Co-founder and former CEO at Onshape Inc. PTC acquired Onshape Inc. in Nov 2019.

Jon was previously a founder of SolidWorks, a Dassault Systèmes company, where he served as CEO, Board Member, and Group Executive.

Jon has been board member or advisor at Revit, Magic Leap, MarkForged, Z Corporation, Liquid Machines, Express3D, Vela Systems, and other companies.

Jon has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from MIT, where he was on the MIT Blackjack Team, featured in several movie, book and TV stories.