Tony Uphoff

Tony Uphoff

Before joining Thomas as its CEO in January of 2017, Tony served as CEO of, where he led the turnaround, build out and successful sale of the company in June of 2016. Prior to, Tony was CEO of UBM TechWeb, where he led the transformation of a declining print-centric business into a fast-growing digital media, live event and marketing services powerhouse. He also served as President of VNU Media’s Entertainment Group and Publisher of The Hollywood Reporter, building out and expanding the brands via digital media and live events.

Uphoff was the founding CEO of Internet Media company Beliefnet and served as Publisher of InformationWeek in the mid-90s, growing the brand into the largest in the history of B2B media. Uphoff also served in several key management positions at Ziff-Davis during the company’s rapid growth in the early 1990s.

Tony anchors the popular weekly Thomas Index video reports and has been named “Folio Forty C-Level Visionary” by Folio Magazine, “Top Media Innovator” by Mins B2B and is regularly named in the Top 100 business media execs by B2B Magazine.

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The 21st century challenge of dealing with the velocity of change
Tony Uphoff joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the challenges small businesses face dealing with the increasing velocity of change, especially when it comes to staying up-to-date on technology.
Tony Uphoff joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that one of the new trends for 2020 will be industrial Internet of Things, that will begin to revolutionize how we use technology at the micro level.
Tony Uphoff joins Jim Blasingame to report that AI as a service will become a great new option for small businesses, as will universal 5G connecting your equipment, not just your phone, and other tech trends coming at you.