This Reuters TV segment tells the story of how a field technician uses a specialized chat app called Zinc to contact master technicians at OEMs. It also mentions Drone Deploy, software that helps workers map worksites, and UpKeep. 🔧🤘
From the segment:
"Emergence Capital which was an early investor in Salesforce, a giant in the marketing software space, says in recent years only about 1% of venture capital investments in technology for businesses was for blue collar workers.
"But general partner Kevin Spain says that tech companies searching for the next big thing recognize that the blue collar workforce makes up 60 to 80 percent of the global workforce."
"He's invested in UpKeep, an app that helps companies keep track of all their machinery, alerting maintenance workers on when they need to change parts, or calling work orders in when things break."
What are your thoughts about blue collar technology? What kind of new technology would you like to see, and what do you already use?