IHS Technology analysts were at Hannover Messe to witness first-hand the various real-world application scenarios designed and created for the intelligent factory, from retrofitting machines with cutting-edge automation, all the way to full production processes that capitalize on the flexibility and new efficiencies made possible by connectivity and the Internet of Things. In this post show assessment, IHS Technology presents three key takeaways on important topics evident at Hannover Messe 2016.
Senior Principal Analyst, Industrial Technology, IHS Markit
Alex West leads Industrial IoT and Industry 4.0 research at IHS Markit. As part of the Manufacturing Technology group, Mr. West tracks the impact of transformative technologies on the industrial sector. This includes analysis of both end-user trends and requirements, as well as market sizing analysis, and vendor and ecosystem solutions.