Agenda Features Transformation Specialists, Bestselling Authors, and Futurists
FARNBOROUGH, UK — Feb. 20, 2019 — PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) today announced that its LiveWorx® digital transformation conference will feature speakers and new content offerings on artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, product design, and more at the June 10-13 event. Driven by this year’s theme, Augmented Workforce: Taking Human Capabilities to New Heights, several industry visionaries have been selected to discuss how these emerging technologies enable users to unlock new levels of productivity, insight, and efficiency in the digital enterprise. The event will be held in Boston’s Seaport Innovation District, and registration is open atwww.liveworx.com/register.
LiveWorx is a global digital transformation conference and marketplace for solutions engineered for the new era of industrial innovation. The four-day event features hundreds of breakout sessions, Track Spotlight presentations, and powerful Keynote speakers set in an immersive, interactive technology playground. This year’s theme places a strong focus on providing the expected 6,000+ attendees with a personalized, connected journey that shows how people are complemented by technology rather than replaced by it.
Innovators Take the Stage at LiveWorx
LiveWorx will showcase influential technology trailblazers, bestselling authors, and futurists. Automated processes and emerging technologies that will be showcased at the conference can be used to ‘augment’ workers, taking the things that make them uniquely human – creativity, decision making, and intuition – and making them even more powerful. Bringing this theme of an augmented workforce to life are:
Pattie Maes, a professor in MIT’s Program in Media Arts and Sciences, runs the Media Lab’s Fluid Interfaces research group, which aims to radically reinvent the human-machine experience. Her interest is in cognitive enhancement, or how immersive and wearable systems can actively assist people with memory, attention, learning, decision making, communication, and well-being. She has received numerous awards, and her 2009 TED talk, “Meet the SixthSense Interaction,” is among the most-watched TED talks ever with more than ten million views. Pattie Maes will be a Keynote presenter on Thursday, June 13.
Cathy Hackl is an Emmy-nominated communicator turned VR and AR global speaker, producer, and futurist. LinkedIn recently named her the #4 Top Voice in Technology globally on its platform in 2018, and NBC News named her as one of the top women working in virtual reality. She is a global advisor for the VR/AR Association and a leading voice in the VR/AR marketing space. Hackl is the author of “Marketing New Realities: An Introduction to VR & AR Marketing, Branding & Communications.” Cathy Hackl will be a featured Track Spotlight presenter for the AR/MR/VR content track on Tuesday, June 11.
Kat Holmes, named one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business” in 2017, is the founder of mismatch.design, a firm dedicated to inclusive design resources and education. Her award-winning toolkit was inducted into the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper Hewitt Design Museum. In 2018, Holmes joined Google and continues to advance inclusive development for some of the most influential technologies in the world. She is the author of “Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design.” Kat Holmes will be a featured Track Spotlight presenter for the Digital Engineering content track on Tuesday, June 11.
Agenda Packed with Industry Leaders and Trending Topics
LiveWorx attendees will have access to an unprecedented selection of digital transformation content through more than 240 educational sessions, including interactive presentations, real-life use cases, deep-dive technical lectures, small work groups, expert panel discussions, and trainings. With 12 content tracks, including AR/MR/VR, Digital Engineering, IIoT, Industry 4.0, and AI & Robotics, attendees will be able to search for sessions based on their role, industry, or preferred product family to find the ideal mix of sessions, presenters, topics, and more.
The carefully curated agenda is packed with hundreds of speakers sharing their own transformations in how products are designed, factories are run, and the next generation of digitally empowered workers are created. Some of the industry-leading organizations represented will include Airbus, Bell and Howell, BMW, Boston Children’s Hospital, Caterpillar, Ericsson, HPE, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, Johnson & Johnson, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Robert Bosch Tool Corp, Southwest Airlines, Stryker, Toshiba, Vestas, and Weatherford.
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