President and Chief Executive Officer
James (Jim) Heppelmann is the President and Chief Executive Officer of PTC, responsible for driving the company’s global business strategy and operations. During Mr. Heppelmann’s leadership tenure, PTC has assembled the industry’s leading industrial innovation platform and field‐proven solutions and services that enable companies to design, manufacture, operate, and service things for a smart, connected world. He also serves on PTC’s Board of Directors.
Mr. Heppelmann has emerged as a driver and thought leader in industrial innovation. Together with Harvard Professor Michael E. Porter, he has co‐authored three highly influential articles regarding the transformational impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) on business, including the November 2014 Harvard Business Review cover story “How Smart, Connected Products are Transforming Competition,” and the companion “How Smart, Connected Products are Transforming Companies” published in the October 2015 Harvard Business Review. Their third Harvard Business Review collaboration, published in November 2017, “A Manager’s Guide to Augmented Reality,” is a collection of articles that define why every organization needs an Augmented Realty (AR) strategy.
Mr. Heppelmann earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with an emphasis on computer‐aided design from the University of Minnesota.