Victor Gerdes is a product management leader known for championing innovative software products, solutions, and platforms that transform product development, manufacturing, and service. With degrees in mechanical engineering, Victor has a 25+ year background in creating engineering software in the areas of CAD, CAM, PDM, PLM, MPP, IoT, AR and additive manufacturing and worked with 1000’s of the world’s leading companies realize the value of digital transformation. Victor is Vice President, Global Software Product Strategy at Stratasys, a leader in industrial 3D printing and the global shift to additive manufacturing. Victor formerly held various roles in product management, UX, and innovation in the Pro/ENGINEER, Creo, Windchill, ThingWorx, Performance Advisor, and Vuforia product teams at PTC for 20+ years.