This IDC Manufacturing Insights Perspective highlights announcements and customer demonstrations shared at PTC's ThingEvent, held January 28, 2016, in Boston, Massachusetts.
It is rare for a technology analyst to attend an event that feels like a Hollywood premiere. But this is exactly the mood that PTC's recent ThingEvent imbued. Held January 28 in Boston at the Revere Hotel in a space modified to resemble a live TV studio, several hundred industry analysts and members of the press were on hand to hear how PTC is stitching together its vision for Internet of Things (IoT), digital twins, and the impact on the manufacturing industry. An additional 14,000+ attendees enjoyed the live streamed event.