Howard Heppelmann is Divisional Vice President and General Manager at PTC. In this role he is responsible for the business strategy and P&L of PTC's Manufacturing Solutions Segment. PTC’s Manufacturing Solutions Segment is focused on bringing technology solutions to market that help manufacturing companies convert digital information flows into real-time actionable intelligence. Mr. Heppelmann’s previous roles include General Manager of PTC’s Connected Product Management Segment, General Manager of PTC’s Service Lifecycle Management Segment and General Manager of PTC’s Supply Chain Management Segment. He has worked in the manufacturing industry since 1990 and has extensive experience leveraging digital information and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to transform product development, manufacturing, supply chain and service related business processes. Mr. Heppelmann is a regular participant at industry seminars where he has presented on important topics such as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Service Lifecycle Management, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), product regulatory compliance, supply chain management, and product development best practices in both discrete manufacturing and retail. He has been published and quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and numerous other business and trade publications.