Framingham, Mass.—Oct. 24, 2014—IDC Manufacturing Insights announced the addition of Jeff Hojlo, program director, product innovation, to the team. In this new role, Hojlo will focus his research and analysis on the product lifecycle management (PLM) market and product innovation strategies, including topics such as the development of an innovation platform, and the intersection of product design, development and digital manufacturing. Hojlo is also responsible for research on business and information technology (IT) issues related to the engineering-oriented value chain (EOVC), which includes automotive, aerospace and 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.
With 20 years of experience in the IT industry in a variety of product marketing roles, Hojlo spent the last decade focused on the PLM industry. Most recently, he was global industry marketing lead at Siemens PLM Software for multiple industries, including food and beverage, consumer products, industrial machinery and heavy equipment. Prior to that, Hojlo was an analyst at AMR Research where he conducted research and analysis of product innovation and the PLM market across industry from consumer goods to high tech.
“Jeff’s deep industry experience and timely perspective on the state of the PLM industry will greatly benefit our clients working to navigate this evolving marketplace,” said Bob Parker, group vice president, IDC Manufacturing Insights. “His research will strengthen our coverage of the engineering-oriented value chain and technology-oriented value chain, and ensure we are providing our clients with the most well-rounded and comprehensive coverage of the manufacturing IT landscape today.”
Hojlo will regularly contribute to the IDC Manufacturing Insights Community about business and IT issues relevant to manufacturers and their product innovation strategy. He is currently working on several upcoming publications, including predictions for the future of PLM, the impact of 3D printing on product design and building the product innovation platform.