This is a post by Stacy Thompson on PTC site.
There are some journeys with predictable outcomes.
Bill Gates launching Microsoft, after a childhood spent tinkering with software — including an algorithm for pancake sorting while at Harvard. Steve Jobs co-founding Apple, after spending his formative years building and fixing things with his father in the garage.
For Jesse Coors-Blankenship, Senior Vice President of Technology at PTC, the journey was as predictable an outcome. As a professor at Columbia University, Blankenship was interested in how technology could solve large scale engineering challenges automatically and was already thinking about the way of the future of design by requirements instead of by hand.