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Thomas' Tony Uphoff to Speak on "Building a Data & Platform Company in a Post-Publishing World" at BIMS 2018
[November 08, 2018]

Thomas' Tony Uphoff to Speak on "Building a Data & Platform Company in a Post-Publishing World" at BIMS 2018

Thomas, the leader in product sourcing, supplier selection and marketing solutions for industry announced President & CEO Tony Uphoff will deliver a keynote address at the Business Information & Media Summit (BIMS 2018), a three-day gathering of more than 350 business information industry leaders on November 12-14 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

In his address, Uphoff will recount his company's journey from being a legacy print publisher (The Thomas Register of American Manufacturers) to a 'data and platform company' for industry. He will walk listeners through Thomas' step-by-step process for leveraging data to generate revenue, and creating a modern operating dashboard that redefines what a business information company can do.

"This is not just another transformation story, Thomas has made a radical leap from directory publisher to a company that runs like a software business focused on user experience," said Uphoff. "The key to our evolution is a series of real-time data streams generated by the activity of in-market buyers, giving Thomas a powerful internal operating dashboard that enables us to be aile, insightful and effective in serving our users - which ultimately serves our advertisers."

Uphoff will deliver his keynote address at the summit on Wednesday, November 14.

Thomas Chief Technology Officer Hans Wald will also be speaking at the summit, as a panelist in "Next Gen UX: Trends That Will Redefine Your Products" on Monday, November 12.

Thomas Director of Demand Generation Jennifer Shore, and Thomas Director of User Experience Julian Gaviria are finalists in the 2018 SIIA Emerging Leader Awards, which will be announced at BIMS 2018 on Tuesday, November 13.

About Tony Uphoff:

Uphoff is an award-winning digital media, live event and marketing services executive who has led the successful digital transformations of several businesses, including, InformationWeek, UBM TechWeb (News - Alert), VNU Media and The Hollywood Reporter. He is a sought-after speaker on topics such as marketing, leadership, digital media and the digital industrial economy.

About Thomas

Thomas provides actionable information, data, analysis and tools that align with and support today's industrial buying process. Its solutions include the Thomas Network at®, industry's largest and most active buyer/supplier network. Through Thomas Marketing Services, the company provides full-service industrial marketing programs and website development. Thomas Product Data Solutions helps manufacturers connect with design engineers through advanced CAD/BIM and data syndication services. Thomas WebTrax™ provides opportunity intelligence on in-market buyers to help marketing and sales teams track, identify, and engage high value prospects. Thomas Insights delivers original content to help marketers and supply chain professionals inform their decision-making, through leading titles including Inbound Logistics®, Industrial Equipment News® (IEN®), Thomas Industry Update, and the Thomas Index™.

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