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Heather Ashton Research Manager, IDC Manufacturing Insights, IDC

Heather Ashton is a Research Manager at IDC Manufacturing Insights. Heather leads the Service Innovation and Connected Products Strategies Service, where she focuses on how manufacturers are applying transformational technology like IoT to aftermarket service in their efforts to increase customer centricity. Automotive is one of the key industries that Heather’s research covers.

Heather has enjoyed working as an industry analyst for nearly two decades, and she is an active participant and speaker at industry events.

She contributes regularly to the IDC Community blog, including a recent post on connected cars that can be viewed here: .

Power of Mobile Transforming the Automotive Industry: Insight to Action

The buzz: “Get in or you’ll miss the fun.” (Katie L. McGarry, Pushing the Limits) We’re entering a new age of the mobile experience, as…

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What’s Driving the Automotive Industry: Rear View and Looking Ahead

The buzz: “The cars we drive say a lot about us.” (Alexandra Paul) The one hundred-plus years of automotive industry investment have seen many miles…

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Show Me the Value: Connected / Autonomous Vehicle Data

The buzz: “Friends share all things” (Pythagoras). Can data collected from connected and autonomous vehicles be monetized? You bet! According to McKinsey, it could amount…

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Autonomous Vehicles Now: Impact on Smart Cities

The buzz: Patience is a virtue… They’ve been arriving since the 1930s. But when will one (or more) autonomous vehicles be in your garage? It…

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The Future of Cars: Shared and Driverless Transportation – Part 2

The buzz: Car DNA? As we hurtle toward the new DNA of Transportation – digital, connected and coordinated, shared, tailored, driverless – many challenges could…

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The Future of Cars: Shared and Driverless Transportation

The buzz: Need a ride?… We have been fed the bread crumbs of connected cars for years. First the radio, then ABS braking, electrics steering,…

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Bonnie D. Graham

A talk radio and cable TV broadcast journalist since 1995, media producer / host Bonnie D. Graham created and launched SAP Coffee Break with Game-Changers Radio in Fall 2011. Since then, she has developed 20 additional themed Game-Changers radio series for SAP. On each episode, Bonnie moderates a panel of thought leaders, practitioners, journalists and / or educators from across the business spectrum and the globe, to share timely technology and strategy insights for businesses of all sizes, industries, geographies, and maturities. Bonnie is on the SAP Editorial Experience / News Services team. Follow her programs on Twitter #SAPRadio.

Connect with Bonnie D. Graham: @bizbreakradio

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