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Creative Electron’s Dr. Bill Cardoso is Cautious and Curious – EMS@C-Level

In just 17 minutes Philip Stoten and Creative Electron Founder and CEO Dr. Bill Cardoso explore trends in 2023, a potential economic downturn, access and the cost of capital and cash, supply chain availability and the potential for a huge inventory overhang, challenges in staffing and the mismatch of available talent and openings, reshoring and much more. Bill is curious about 2023 and suggests we’re aquaplaning into the new year on the back of an exceptional 2022, and while he sees some reshoring and mitigation of any downturn as technology becomes even more ubiquitous, he cautions against a collective optimism and any kind of reliance on big government to have an impact, pointing out that globalization is a slow ship to turn.

Like every episode of EMS@C-Level, this one was sponsored by global inspection leader Koh Young ( and Manufacturing Autonomy Specialist CloudNC (

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