Brian Thompson

Delivering on the Future of Design with Creo 5

Talk Abstract:
Products are central to PTC’s vision and to what you do. As the physical and digital converge, CAD is more relevant, more innovative and more powerful than ever. When you add in emerging technologies such as the Iot, Augmented Reality, and 3D printing, you close in on product design the way it should be – and countless opportunities for innovation.

Join this session for on update on PTC’s CAD strategy, including the new Creo 5.0 product release, and how you can leverage new technologies. Just a sampling of what you’ll see. With the click of a button you can put AR to work for enhanced design reviews and manage those experiences. Take advantage of metal printing and topology optimization, or start planning your smart, connected product.

We’re at the convergence of physical and digital, one of the most exciting times in our careers. All of us are going to be asked to change: new relationships, ways of working, new technologies, and more. With Creo 5.0 you’re positioned for success. Isn’t that what you want? After all, that’s not just any product, it’s yours.

Talk title:
Delivering on the Future of Design with Creo 5

Brian Thompson is the senior vice president, CAD Segment at PTC. In his current role, Mr. Thompson is responsible for general management of PTC’s CAD and engineering calculations businesses, including market analysis, solution definition and strategy, solution marketing, strategic business and customer development activities.


Mr. Thompson most recently served as the Vice President of PTC Creo® Product Management. In this role he was responsible for understanding broad customer requirements for all of the PTC Creo apps, developing short and long range product release plans and communicating those plans across PTC’s development organization. He also continues to provide regular support to PTC’s global marketing, sales and media relations teams as a primary spokesperson for PTC Creo and PTC’s CAD Business.

Mr. Thompson joined PTC in 2009 as a member of the Pro/ENGINEER® product management team and has held positions of increasing responsibility for PTC’s CAD product portfolio. In 2011, Mr. Thompson assumed full product management responsibility for the complete PTC CAD solution portfolio.

Prior to joining PTC, Mr. Thompson amassed over 15 years of experience in electro-mechanical product development in a variety of discrete manufacturing industries. Mr. Thompson holds six product design patents, many of which are on products still being sold in the marketplace today. He has worked in a variety of roles in PTC’s customer base such as functional engineering management, product development management, and technical product management.


Mr. Thompson earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY