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Analyst Series
Strategy CIO Series

Strategies for building and managing your Industry Ecosystem

Aug 11, 2022
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Speaker Jeff Hojlo Research Vice President, Future of Industry Ecosystems & Product Innovation Strategies

Virtual Analyst Series: Strategies for building and managing your Industry Ecosystem

Thursday, August 11th | 2PM ET

 

Organizations expect their industry ecosystem partners to function as a seamless extension of their team - to augment capacity and capability while enabling flexibility and resiliency. Join IDC’s Research Vice President, Future of Industry Ecosystems & Product Innovation Strategies, Jeff Hojlo as he shares insight on creating optimal strategies and tactics for building, managing and improving your industry ecosystems.

Participants will get insight on how to:

  • Identify key digital transformation programs and use cases for your industry ecosystem that accelerates innovation and meets customer/consumer/citizen/patient needs
  • Determine the necessary IT, OT, & 3rd Platform digital technology investments
  • Establish the roadmap that shifts static, linear partnerships to profitable, open, collaborative business models in support of shared data & insights, application development, and operations & expertise

 Speaker: Jeff Hojlo | Research Vice President, Future of Industry Ecosystems & Product Innovation Strategies

As Research Vice President, Future of Industry Ecosystems & Product Innovation Strategies at IDC, Jeff Hojlo leads one of the nine new Future Enterprise practices at IDC - the Future of Industry Ecosystems. This practice focuses on three areas that help create and optimize trusted industry ecosystems and next generation value chains in discrete and process manufacturing, construction, healthcare, retail, and other industries: shared data & insight, shared applications, and shared operations & expertise. Mr. Hojlo also manages a group focused on the research and analysis of the design, simulation, innovation, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), and Service Lifecycle Management (SLM) market, including emerging strategies across discrete and process manufacturing industry such as product innovation platforms and the closed loop digital thread of product design, development, digital manufacturing, supply chain, and SLM.

After starting his career in the CPG industry, Mr. Hojlo has worked for the past 26 years in the IT industry at start-ups and established global companies. For the past 16 years, he has focused on the design, innovation, and PLM market, watching the market evolve from workgroup-centric to ecosystem-directed innovation and collaboration. Most recently, he was global industry product marketing lead at Siemens for multiple industries including food & beverage, consumer products, retail, industrial machinery, and heavy equipment, and prior to that, a Research Analyst at AMR Research (acquired by Gartner) where he focused on research and analysis of the PLM market across industry including automotive, consumer goods, retail, and high tech.

Mr. Hojlo regularly contributes to the IDC blog (https://blogs.idc.com/) and posts on social media (@jeffhojlo, https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffrey-hojlo-468412/) about business and IT issues relevant to manufacturers and their product innovation strategy, and the Future of Industry Ecosystems.

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