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The Auto Industry of Tomorrow Is Here | Uphoff on Industry

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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 a few fascinating data trends related to the rapidly transforming auto industry.

Episode 23

The Big Themes:

  • The automotive industry has become the electronics industry: Our data shows a remarkable increase in sourcing events for electronic components, sub-assemblies and related products and services.
  • What does Remote 2.0 look like? As the world starts to open up what will office work look like? Many companies are announcing that they will offer remote work in perpetuity. Other companies have announced a choice between full-remote and a hybrid remote and office model.
  • Commercial office leases are being severed at an astounding rate: But yet we also hear that there may be life left in the WeWork model, as companies will look to have a pared-back office capability.
  • The story of the COVID-19 pandemic: At some level it is a massive supply chain failure story. At the same time the story of the COVID-19 vaccines is a big data and analytics story. In both cases better use of advanced technology is the key theme.

The Big Quote: “And I think this idea of the customer experience is something that we’ve used a lot, but now it’s becoming a North Star for many folks.”

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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 2021. 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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