Welcome to Episode 2 of the Cloud Wars Horizon Minute — featuring news and commentary hosted by Acceleration Economy analyst Tom Smith. Each episode provides insights into a new group of companies that are being introduced to the Cloud Wars Audience.
This episode is brought to you by Cloud Wars Expo. This in-person event will be held from June 28th to 30th at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California
01:24 — Generac is a 62-year-old company in the midst of a digital transformation; the company’s CIO, Tim Dickson, recently shared learnings from Generac during a product launch for UiPath, one of the company’s strategic cloud software providers.
02:05 — Three key learnings from this Manufacturing Industry Accelerator Profile:
- The importance of reporting structure (Tim Dickson reports to the CEO);
- Strong emphasis on the use of cloud whenever or wherever possible;
- Upskilling current employees paid big dividends; employees showed strong aspirations to grow their skills and careers, and the company was able to support their career growth and offer roles that align with its new directions.