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Jeffrey Hojlo

Program Director, Product Innovation Strategies

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.


•         He earned a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and received the Executive Certificate in Technology, Operations, and Value Chain Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management

•         Frequent speaker, presenter and moderator at industry events

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Delphi Buys nuTonomy, Expanding Autonomous Vehicle Presence

Oct 2017 - IDC Link - Doc # lcUS43181917

by: Jeffrey Hojlo,  Heather Ashton,  Brian Haven

Delphi, a long-time tier 1 automotive supplier, announced on October 24 that it will be purchasing nuTonomy, an autonomous driving technology company, further extending Delphi's AV technology buying spree of the past two years. For Delphi, ...
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