July 29, 2020 | 12:00pm EDT / 5:00pm BST

Powering Product Innovation in a Post-Pandemic World

As Covid-19 swept through much of the world, some companies quickly pivoted to manufacture and deliver products to protect and save lives. From ventilators to respirators to testing kits and face shields, many innovators adapted to respond to the critical situation. As the global economy begins to reopen even as the pandemic continues, how can manufacturers and other companies harness this spirit of innovation to re-think how they produce their own products, from rethinking supply chains to adopting new technologies? What will be the contours for this new innovation economy in 2020 and, more importantly, beyond?


July 29 - Wednesday

12:00 pm

Opening Remarks

12:05 pm

Accessing the Innovation Economy Amid Global Uncertainties

The Covid-19 pandemic quickly revealed which companies were prepared to weather – and even thrive in – an environment that challenged traditional ways of doing business, from product design to supply chain to delivery. We examine the experiences of companies from different industries to pinpoint what is working in the current climate and lessons learned for the future.



12:30 pm

Shaping the Future of Manufacturing Design

A discussion on the latest design considerations that manufacturers need to consider for their global operations.


  • Jon Hirschtick

    President of SaaS business, PTC; Founder of Onshape and Solidworks


12:40 pm

Accelerating Change to Meet the Adapted Economy

We talk with Ellen J. Kullman about adapting and scaling business in our quickly evolving world.



12:50 pm

Closing Remarks


Omer Bar-Yohay

CEO and Co-Founder Eviation Aircraft

Emily Chang

Anchor Bloomberg Television

Jon Hirschtick

President of SaaS business, PTC; Founder of Onshape and Solidworks

Thomas Ingenlath

CEO, Polestar; Chief Design Officer, Volvo Car Group

Ellen J. Kullman

President & Chief Executive Officer Carbon

Mark Miller

Global Editor Bloomberg Live


Onshape, the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product development platform company, was recently acquired by PTC for $470 million, and is now part of PTC’s SaaS portfolio.

   Onshape is the only product development platform that is architected for the cloud and enables engineers to design products on-demand, and collaborate in real time — without being tethered to a machine or device. To learn more about Onshape and its recent COVID-19 response initiatives, please visit Onshape.com.