LiveWorx’s Robotics Panel Features Boston Engineering CTO Mark Smithers

May 17, 2017

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Boston Engineering CTO Mark Smithers will discuss robotics trends and Massachusetts’ role in this burgeoning industry at PTC LiveWorx. The panel will explore the Massachusetts robotics ecosystem and highlight the variables of running a business in the Commonwealth. The “Growing the Massachusetts Robotics Landscape” panel includes:

  • Mark Smithers, CTO, Boston Engineering
  • Katie Stebbins, assistant secretary of Tech, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, EOHED, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Durval Tavares, CEO, Aquabotix
  • Ron Trznadel, director of events & sales, Robotics Trends Media (moderator)


  • Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
  • Time: 10:15-11:00 a.m.
  • Location: Boston Convention Center – Room 105

PTC’s LiveWorx is a premier global Internet of Things (IoT) technology business conference and marketplace that showcases solutions engineered for a smart, connected world. In addition to sponsoring LiveWorx 2017, Boston Engineering is the Northeast’s largest PTC software reseller and is a ThingWorx IoT partner.

Mark Smithers, Chief Technology Officer

Mark Smithers guides customers toward commercialization success with a combination of his product innovation experience and business acumen as a Boston Engineering co-founder. He directs operations for technologies generated within Boston Engineering, including: unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) and other robotics, and rapid prototyping modules developed in partnership with Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI).

Mr. Smithers also manages the Boston Engineering Manufacturing Innovation Center (MIC), which helps small and medium-sized Massachusetts companies bridge the gap between product development and successful commercialization. The MIC is supported by the MassDevelopment Finance Agency Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Grants program.

Mr. Smithers is the co-chair of the MassTLC Robotics Cluster and is a board member of the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) New England. Mr. Smithers holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Northeastern University of Boston.

Boston Engineering

Boston Engineering provides product design and engineering consulting across the entire product development process – from concept through product launch. Certified for ISO 9001 and ISO 13485, the company’s industry expertise includes consumer products, defense & security, medical devices, robotics, and industrial & commercial products. Founded in 1995, Boston Engineering is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. with an additional office at UMass Dartmouth’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Learn more at


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