Tony Uphoff

Tony Uphoff

Publishing is Dead – Long Live The Platform

Tony Uphoff, CEO & President of Thomas, will reflect on the ‘publisher to platform’ company journey; the steps and challenges taken along the way and where he sees this business going into the future.
The effects of business process innovation today confront the truth which is reliant on the pace of technology change and the power of data. Learn about the three main drivers on businesses today: the digital transformation of sales, marketing and supply chain; globalization of today’s marketplace – understanding new competitors, new customers and new trade sanctions with global tariffs and the effects of the multi-generational workforce.


Before joining Thomas in January of 2017, Tony Uphoff served as CEO of Business.com, where he led the turnaround, build out and successful sale of the company in June of 2016. Prior to Business.com, 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.