PTC LiveWorx Europe 2015

Highlights from PTC LiveWorx Europe

17-18 November, Stuttgart, Germany 

With more than 2,500 attendees and hundreds of Livestream viewers, PTC LiveWorx Europe 2015, held at the ICS Messe Stuttgart in Germany, was the largest and most significant PTC event ever in Europe. Attracting valued customers and an ever-increasing number of IoT professionals, the 2-day event was packed with inspiring keynotes, exciting product announcements, informative breakout sessions, captivating customer spotlight presentations, and tons of networking opportunities.

Agenda Highlights

Opening the conference, PTC President and CEO Jim Heppelmann, joined by PTC Digital Twin Executive Vice President, Mike Campbell, shared our strategy and vision for “The New Reality of Things: Bridging the Digital and Physical World”.

Other exciting keynotes were presented by PTC partners including Dr.-Ing. Rainer Kallenbach, Chairman of the Executive Board of Bosch Software Innovations, Paul Boris, CIO - Advanced Manufacturing Strategy at General Electric and inspiring customer presenters from Schindler, Giesecke & Devrient and Vincent Systems.

In the first celebrity keynote, David Coulthard and Mark Gallagher demonstrated how transformation in race car engineering design, access to real-time data and excellent team work were instrumental in accumulating 13 Grand Prix wins spanning 15 seasons and two World Championship titles for McLaren.

On day 2, Brian Shepherd, Brian Thompson, and Joe Biron illustrated our Technology Vision, announcing the launch of PTC Windchill , our smart, connected PLM system that bridges the digital and physical worlds.

This was followed by another celebrity keynote on the “Integration of Everything”, delivered by Prof. Gunter Dueck, philosopher, writer, columnist, mathematician, management expert, and a member of “world 2.0”.

Completing the event offerings were nearly 100 breakout presentations, spread over 13 tracks, including technology updates, best practices, tips & tricks and case studies for all audiences, plus a rich schedule of free seminars from PTC University on PTC Creo, PTC Windchill, PTC Integrity and ThingWorx.

Networking Highlights

PTC LiveWorx Europe 2015 gave PTC customers, product development, service and IoT professionals the opportunity to discuss business value with subject matter experts. The number of PTC partners and event sponsors also hit new records with exhibition space sold out well in advance of the event.

Everybody enjoyed the special networking dinner on Tuesday night, when participants were able to taste European specialties at the buffets and bars in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.

Keynote Speakers

James E. Heppelmann

PTC President and CEO

Michael (Mike) Campbell

Executive Vice President, Digital Twin

Joe Biron

VP of IoT Technology at ThingWorx, a PTC Business

Brian Shepherd

PTC, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Segments

Brian Thompson

PTC, Senior Vice President, CAD Segment

Professor Gunter Dueck

Philosopher, writer, columnist, mathematician, management expert, and a member of “world 2.0”

David Coulthard

Former Formula One Racing Driver; BBC TV Formula One Commentator and Team Consultant for Red Bull Racing and Scuderia Toro Rosso.

Mark Gallagher

Senior Executive within the management of Jordan Grand Prix, Red Bull Racing and Cosworth

Dr.-Ing Rainer Kallenbach

Chairman of the Executive Board of Bosch Software Innovations

Who Attends

PTC LiveWorx Europe is a totally new type of experience with deep roots in authentic customer experience and information sharing. This is the premier pan-European event for product development, service and IoT professionals.

Aerospace & Defense

  • Airbus Group
  • Diehl BGT Defence GmbH & Co. KG
  • MBDA


  • KTM AG
  • MAN Truck & Bus AG
  • Volvo
  • Continental AG
  • Harman Becker Automotive Systems GmbH
  • Knorr Bremse Systeme für Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
  • MAHLE Behr GmbH & Co. KG
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co KG
  • SKF GmbH
  • Yazaki Europe Ltd.

Consumer Products

  • Dräger Safety
  • AkG Coustics GmbH
  • BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
  • WMF Group GmbH


  • Kalypso
  • Marks and Spencer
  • IKEA
  • Hugo Boss
  • La Redoute
  • WhichPLM
  • Toyota Canada Inc
  • IIC Intersport
  • SilverBoxIT


  • Carl Zeiss AG
  • Mettler-Toledo GmbH
  • Thales Transportation Systems GmbH
  • Würth Elektronik ICS GmbH & Co. KG
  • Thales
  • Konica Minolta
  • ABB AG
  • Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe GmbH
  • Nordex Energy GmbH

Medical Devices

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Philips
  • Stratec Biomedical AG
  • Stryker GmbH
  • Varian Medical System


  • AT&T
  • Vodafone GmbH
  • Telefónica
  • Deutsche Telekom AG
  • Hutchison Drei Austria GmbH

The ratings for the first LiveWorx conference were over the top. 96% of attendees rated the event as valuable or very valuable, and 97% would recommend attending LiveWorx to a colleague.