Kathleen Mitford is Executive Vice President, Products at PTC. In this role Ms. Mitford is responsible for portfolio management, product strategy, and research & development. She leads the Product and R&D organizations and is committed to further enhancing PTC’s leadership role in the IoT and AR markets, complemented by its continued strength in core CAD and PLM offerings. During Ms. Mitford’s career at PTC she has held multiple strategic roles leading the business segments, market research, competitive strategy and vertical teams. She joined PTC in 2006 to drive the retail strategy and developed technologies and systems adopted by major retail chains. As a result, PTC became the industry leader in retail PLM and maintains that leadership market share position today. She later ran PTC’s Corporate Strategy team and helped position PTC for success in the Internet of Things. Ms. Mitford has helped transition PTC to enter completely new industries from the company’s traditional engineering and manufacturing heritageAs PTC heads to the Internet of Things and Augmented Reality, Ms. Mitford’s ability to identify opportunities and threats along with strengths and weakness positions PTC’s Business Segments at a distinct advantage.Ms. Mitford attended the Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA, where she earned a bachelor of science.