The new report was generated from interviews conducted with executives, IoT, and DevOps leaders in late April in the U.S. and China. It gets leaders’ opinions on 5G, applications for the edge, container-based development and more.The company will also schedule industry-specific interviews if required.
Seismic events have a way of disrupting our focus, our thinking, and even how we assess what is going to drive future success. This can be true at a societal level, and it is often far clearer and more immediate when we
investigate the daily decisions made inside key parts of corporations. The period of the COVID-19 pandemic is one such seismic, global moment with major impact, especially notable when we examine the two largest global economies, the U.S. and China. Looking inside the mindsets of technology and executive leadership in large industry sectors such as telecommunications, healthcare, automotive, aerospace, and industrial products can help us understand how leaders are thinking about where they might refocus, accelerate, or delay investments.
In a digitally transforming world where 97.5% of corporations, prior to COVID-19, were focusing on becoming digitally vital and future-ready companies, understanding how an event of this proportion affects the way
leaders think may give us insight into which corporations will thrive in the future and which ones could still struggle. As we grapple with a COVID-19–shocked world, the comparison between the U.S. and China allows
us to see how similar or dissimilar our reactions and thinking are compared to those of leaders from the world’s two largest economies.
The Wind River® study surveyed 400 executives. Online research was conducted from April 12 to April 20, 2020, for respondents in the U.S. and from April 16 to April 23, 2020, for respondents in China.