Alex West

Alex West

Alex West is a Principal Analyst for the Manufacturing Technology Group at IHS. With over fifteen years of experience, he has produced numerous syndicated and custom research projects, and consumer surveys, covering a range of electronics products in both the industrial and consumer space. This coverage has included analysis of competitive environments, business models, technology trends and end-user requirement in addition to traditional market sizing and forecasting.

Responsible for IHS’s coverage on Smart Manufacturing and Industrial Communications, Alex oversees research on a range of transformational manufacturing technologies including the Industrial Internet of Things / Industry 4.0, 3D printing, robotics, as well as developments in industrial communication (Fieldbus, Industrial Ethernet, and Wireless). Alex is a regular speaker at industry events, tradeshows and conferences worldwide.

Alex holds a BSc (Honours) in physics from the University of Bath, England is based in the company’s Wellingborough, UK office, and can be contacted at Alex.West@ihs.com.


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Apple makes industrial play with GE app SDK partnership

On 18 October 2017 Apple and GE announced a partnership to enable development of apps that integrate with the GE Predix industrial IoT platform. Apple and GE introduced a Predix software development kit (SDK) for iOS to enable developers to build industrial applications that leverage the Predix platform’s analytical tools.

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Enterprise & IT
Packaging Machinery Automation Opportunities Report - 2017

This report quantifies both the packaging machinery market and production, in terms of revenues and unit shipments. Segmentation is provided by eleven product types, industry sector and region. The base year for the study is 2016, with forecasts presented for the period 2017 to 2021.

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Manufacturing Technology
Industrial Communications Report - 2017

IHS Technology presents a new, highly detailed report on the world market for industrial Communication technologies. This report analyzes the market for the industrial Ethernet, fieldbus and wireless technologies used within the industrial space.

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Manufacturing Technology
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