Each month, Tony Uphoff, visionary CEO of Thomasnet.com, joins Cloud Wars Live for a recurring segment. “Uphoff on Industry” will explore the innovations, upheavals, and breakthroughs reshaping the the world of manufacturing and industrial markets. Join Tony and me as we discuss disruptive new trends in the digital-industrial world. Today, we discuss recruiting, retaining, and developing talent in today’s digital market.
The Big Themes:
- Seeing a shift from hyper-specialization: What are the implications for recruiting, retaining, and developing talent in today’s market? Will the era of collaboration give way to a more structured approach to building teams and organizational structures?
- Digital transformation is blurring the boundaries between domains: Technology is asking questions about finance. Finance is asking questions about sales. Marketing is helping to define core financial metrics.
- In a world where everyone has access: Same data, and same information. What sources can leaders turn to seek an advantage?
- The role curiosity plays: Business success will grow exponentially in the next decade. Leaders can see the patterns and the connections between various disciplines and functions. And data sets will become highly prized.
The Big Quote: “I think Steve Jobs took a lot of inspiration from just the relentless curiosity that Walt Disney had.”
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Tony Uphoff is one of our regular Digital All-Stars. The All-Stars are experts whose video podcasts will focus on the critical themes shaping (and re-shaping!) the business world here in the digital age of 2020. Our intention is to provide regular chunks of timely ideas and insights about high-priority subjects from industry veterans with diverse backgrounds.
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