The Internet of Things may appear to be a very new concept, but its roots actually go back
decades to the early days of products with embedded software. Thus, there is much to be
learned from the pioneers of connected embedded systems, one of whom is John Canosa.
Canosa today works for PTC, a $1.4 billion company based outside Boston which has its roots
as a leader in the field of computer-aided design (CAD) and product lifecycle management
systems. Today, the company is a global provider of technology platforms and enterprise
applications for smart and connected products, operations, and systems in the IoT market.
The IoT is a big deal for PTC and its customers, which include global manufacturers such
as 3M, Philips, Volvo, Ingersoll Rand, Honeywell, Adidas, and Trane.