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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Industrial Communications Report - 2018

IHS Markit 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
GE loses its CEO…and reduces its activity in the Industrial IoT platforms market

While GE’s challenges are specific to the company, and not reflective of any negative trends in the wider IIoT platforms market, there is a question in the market as to whether traditional industrial equipment vendors are optimally-positioned to compete in providing IIoT platforms.

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Enterprise & IT
Industrial Automation Supplier & Event Tracker - August 2018

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Manufacturing Technology
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