Jon Hirschtick

The Power Of The Platform: Lessons From Our First 7,000,000 Hours

Talk Abstract:
Modern product development companies need to work faster, be more efficient with their money and people, be more innovative, and secure their information better than ever.

Onshape is a unified product development platform that offers a set of cloud-native tools for product development including CAD, data management, workflow, collaboration tools, design analytics, and live API links to other applications — all in a single unified platform delivered as a cloud service.

Thousands of customer companies are developing products with the Onshape platform. With over 7,000,000 hours of usage on the platform we have been able to learn a lot about how product development happens better than with legacy file-based discrete tools.

We will talk about what the platform is and what we have learned including how product development happens faster, with more efficient use of people and money, with more innovation, and with more security than ever before.

Jon is Cofounder and CEO of Onshape Inc., maker of the leading cloud platform for product development that includes tools for CAD, data management, collaboration, design analytics, and integrations with other business systems.

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.