Companies are increasingly looking to tech-led initiatives to grapple with rising product complexity. Lifecycle Insights recognizes this and is deepening its coverage of such initiatives for product design and engineering. To aid in this effort, we are welcoming industry veteran Arvind Krishnan to our team. Arvind brings over two decades of experience in design and analysis for mechanical and electronic hardware. 

“We’re excited to have Arvind join us. His research, publishing work, depth of industry knowledge, and experience in mechanical, electrical, and electronic hardware design make him a great fit for our company,” said Lifecycle Insights CEO and Chief Analyst Chad Jackson. 

Arvind will be responsible for tracking emerging design technologies, publishing thought leadership content, and conducting survey-based research to inform and guide engineering executives’ strategies.

“I’m thrilled to join Lifecycle Insights. Working in a leading research and thought leadership firm provides me with the opportunity to research and communicate the major ideas that are transforming the engineering industry,” Arvind said. 

Today’s engineers face significant challenges. In particular, Lifecycle Insights’ Engineering Executive’s Strategic Agenda study showed that product complexity is rising sharply. More than half of respondents reported that the design complexity of mechanical hardware is increasing or increasing greatly. The same is true for electrical distribution systems, according to nearly 60% of respondents, and for electronic hardware, according to about two-thirds of survey participants. 

Lifecycle Insights recognizes that it’s time to dig deeper into the tech-led initiatives that companies are adopting to meet these challenges.

“Executives are looking to address the growing complexity across organizational, process, and especially product aspects of development. Arvind’s deep domain expertise will help us provide them the guidance they need to do that,” Chad said. 

At Lifecycle Insights, we understand that many companies are trying to navigate the transition from traditional, mechanical products to smart, connected ones. As a result, the composition and development of products are changing. Engineering executives need to reap more value from their engineering initiatives in less time, with more surety and less disruption.

Lifecycle Insights helps by publishing research, educational, and advisory insights for engineering executives on technology-led engineering initiatives, enabling better investment and adoption decisions.