Speakers

Kathleen Mitford


GM Products, IoT Solutions Group

As General Manager Products in the IoT Solutions Group, Kathleen is responsible for the leadership and strategy of PTC’s Digital Engineering, Manufacturing and Service Offerings. Kathleen’s organization delivers breakthrough product lifecycle management technologies that allow customers to lead with their current product portfolio while transforming their products to smart, connected products. The IoT Solution Group drives the strategy and financial success of these businesses.

Kathleen recently transitioned from the role of Corporate Vice President of Strategy, where she was a driving force in PTC's Internet of Things (IoT) Strategy. Kathleen led PTC's transformation to adapt to this new opportunity for manufacturers; she worked with the executive team and Board of Directors to define the company’s long term strategy. Kathleen is actively involved in several strategic transformational programs and thought leadership campaigns, including research on how the IoT is transforming companies and competitions, resulting in two articles published in the Harvard Business Review.

As PTC heads to the Internet of Things and Augmented Reality, Kathleen’s ability to identify opportunities and threats along with strengths and weakness positions PTC’s Digital Engineering, Manufacturing and Service businesses at a distinct advantage.

Experience
During Kathleen’s career at PTC she has held multiple strategic roles leading market research, competitive strategy and vertical teams.

She joined PTC in 2006 to drive the retail strategy and developed technologies and systems adopted by major retail chains. As a result, PTC became the industry leader in retail PLM and maintains that leadership market share position today. It also allowed PTC to enter a completely new industry from the company’s traditional engineering and manufacturing heritage.

Education
Kathleen attended the Philadelphia University in Philadelphia, PA, where she earned a bachelor of science.

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