IDC Manufacturing Insights Welcomes New Program Director Focused on Product Lifecycle Management

Former Siemens PLM executive strengthens coverage of product innovation strategy

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 17, 2014IDC Manufacturing Insights today announced the addition of Jeff Hojlo, Program Director, Product Innovation, to its research team. Mr. 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. Mr. Hojlo will also be 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. Follow him on Twitter @jeffhojlo.

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With 20 years of experience in the IT industry in a variety of product marketing roles, Mr. Hojlo has 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 & beverage, consumer products, industrial machinery, and heavy equipment. Prior to that, Mr. Hojlo was an Analyst at AMR Research where he conducted research and analysis on product innovation and the PLM market across industries 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."

Mr. 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 reports, including predictions for the future of PLM, the impact of 3D printing on product design, and building the product innovation platform.

To arrange a one-on-one briefing with Jeff Hojlo, please contact Sarah Murray at 781-378-2674 or Reports are available to qualified members of the media. For information on purchasing reports, contact; reporters should email

About IDC Manufacturing Insights
IDC Manufacturing Insights assists manufacturing businesses and IT leaders, as well as the suppliers who serve them in making more effective technology decisions by providing accurate, timely, and insightful fact-based research and consulting services. Staffed by senior analysts with decades of industry experience, our global research analyzes and advises on business and technology issues facing asset intensive, brand oriented, technology oriented, and engineering oriented manufacturing industries. International Data Corporation ( IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology market. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world’s leading technology, media, research, and events company. For more information, please visit, email, or call 508-988-7900. Visit the IDC Manufacturing Insights Community at


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