Jeff Hojlo

Program Director, Product Innovation Strategies , IDC Manufacturing Insights

As Program Director, Product Innovation, Jeff Hojlo leads IDC research and analysis of the PLM and collaborative innovation market, including topics such as the development of an innovation platform and the intersection of product design, development, and digital manufacturing. Mr. Hojlo is also responsible for research on business and IT issues related to the engineering oriented value chain (EOVC), which includes automotive, aerospace & defense, industrial machinery, and heavy equipment manufacturers, as well as the technology oriented value chain (TOVC), which includes manufacturers in the electronics and semiconductor markets.

Complementing 23 years of experience in the IT industry in product marketing roles with companies such as Engage, RSA Security, and Performaworks, Mr. Hojlo has worked for the past 10 years in the PLM industry. Prior to working at IDC, he was global industry product marketing lead at Siemens PLM Software and Siemens Industry Automation for multiple industries including food & beverage, consumer products, industrial machinery, and heavy equipment, and an industry analyst at AMR Research where he conducted research and analysis of Product Innovation and the PLM market across industry including automotive, consumer goods, retail, and high tech.

Mr. Hojlo regularly contributes to the IDC Manufacturing Insights Community and tweets (@jeffhojlo) about business and IT issues relevant to manufacturers and their product innovation strategy.

Session Track: Computer Aided Design (CAD)

Wednesday, June 12 9:00 am – 9:45 am Ballroom East

PLM Spotlight and Panel: Digital Thread and the Evolution of Engineering

In this session, IDC analyst Jeffrey Hojlo will be joined by Johannes Keller, CDO Bosch Rexroth, and Bertrand Dutilleul, CIO Groupe Beneteau, to talk digital thread and the evolution of engineering. In the first portion of the session, Mr. Hojlo will discuss how digital engineering has become interconnected, automated, and converged across the physical and digital worlds. The second portion of the session will highlight how top executives in their given markets are tackling digital transformation and PLM specifically as a part of their smart, connected strategies. This is a loaded session you won’t want to miss!

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