Dec 062017
This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series 2017-18 Program Chronicles

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Join us on December 13 to learn about how Augmented Reality is transforming the way companies create, sell, operate, and service products.

For our first program of the year, we will explore the world of Augmented Reality (AR). What is it? How is AR being used in the industrial enterprise? Who is using AR inside industrial companies? Does AR authoring complement or replace how technical content is authored today?

Victor Gerdes, vice president of product management at PTC, and Paul Duarte, New England Chapter President, will share some answers to these questions and more about how AR is transforming the way companies create, sell, operate, and service products. 

The Chapter has switched to GoToMeeting for webinars. If you don’t live near the Greater Boston area or don’t want to fight the traffic, you can view this as a webinar. Register with the appropriate ticket type to receive login instructions.

Program Details

The program is Wednesday, December 13, 2017, starting at 6:00 pm, at PTC, 140 Kendrick Street, Needham, MA. Food and refreshments will be provided.

Registration Details

Register on Eventbrite for the program. Registration prices are in USD and include the Eventbrite transaction fee.

On Site
(food and presentation)
(presentation only)
STC member $17.89 $7.33
Non-member $23.16 $10.50


About the Presenters

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Victor Gerdes, PTC

Victor Gerdes is a Vice President of product management for ThingWorx, a complete end-to-end technology platform designed specifically for the Internet of Things. Mr. Gerdes has held leadership positions at PTC in ThingWorx Studio for Augmented Reality (AR), Internet of Things (IoT), UX Design, Architecture and R&D Labs, the Enterprise Deployment Center and Windchill PLM. Victor has worked in technology & manufacturing since 1986 and with PTC for over 20 years developing technology solutions that transform the way companies create, operate, and service products




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STC New England President Paul Duarte

Paul Duarte is an Associate Sales Proposal Writer at PTC, and the President of STC New England. Paul uses his technical communication skills to write effective proposals to help PTC’s sales representatives sell software and services to customers. Paul has been a technical communicator since 2015, serving as a technical writer and knowledge coordinator before coming to PTC. He also researched and taught technical communication as a graduate student at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where he earned his Master of Arts in Professional Writing.




About the New England Chapter of STC

The New England Chapter is one of the largest chapters in the Society for Technical Communication (STC). The New England Chapter serves technical communications professionals in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

The chapter sponsors monthly programs, informal social events, and InterChange, an annual regional professional conference.

STC New England was formed in 2011 when the Boston Chapter and the Northern New England Chapter merged to form the New England chapter. The Boston Chapter, incorporated in 1953, and the Association of Technical Writers and Editors in New York City were founding chapters of the STC.

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