PODCAST: Getting in Front of the New Industrial Revolution

 

 

Anyone who knows Fred Rio, knows he is always positive and forward-looking in both his personal and professional life. Who knew how important those characteristics would be in an intensely challenging year, and having to adapt to the ever-changing health, political and economic climate. Rio is the product manager for Caterpillar’s Construction Digital & Technology (CD&T). His team is responsible for developing, executing and growing the digital and technology business for markets represented by the Construction Industries business segment. Their goal: solve customer problems by leveraging expertise in both the digital and the construction realms. 
 
Beyond The Iron host Rusty Dunn chatted with Rio earlier this summer, who is a 20+ year Caterpillar veteran, is fluent in five languages and has lived in Europe, Asia, Latin and North America throughout his career. 

Enjoy their podcast conversation here.

 

Program Guide (total run-time: 34:14): 
2:50 – Operating with a really big glass (always half full!). 
4:00 – Pandemic or not, delivering the goods from home. 
6:25 – Health is our one true asset. 
9:20 – Delivering technology beyond the iron. 
13:11 – Giving Cat customers the next level of value. 
18:30 – Small team. Huge responsibility. Seeing the future included. 
20:00 – Next stop: the fourth industrial revolution. 
24:00 – Fred’s career advice, free of charge. 
27:45 – Finding your path and learning to say “yes.” 
30:45 – Learning grace under pressure and tapping into positive energy.

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