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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Cybersecurity for Industrial Communications Report - 2017

The latest Industrial Communications Quarterly report – Cybersecurity for Industrial Communications – includes: A discussion over the importance of cybersecurity in deployment of an IIoT solution; a discussion over the security implications of TSN and OPC UA; an analysis of the cybersecurity market; and an interview transcript with Stefan Hoppe of OPC Foundation.

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Manufacturing Technology
SPS IPC Drives 2016 - Analysts assess outlook for 2017

The Manufacturing Technology team from IHS Markit recently returned after visiting SPS IPC Drives 2016 in Nurnberg, Germany. With over 63,000 professional attendees, the show is one of the most important year-end gatherings for the automation industry and a great place to collect insight on what to expect for the coming year.

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Manufacturing Technology
Factory of the Future Report - 2016

This 2016 survey of end-users looks at the market for selected “Factory of the Future” technologies: the cloud and big data analytics, industrial Internet of Things, augmented and virtual reality.

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Mobile, Consumer & Connected Devices Enterprise & IT Manufacturing Technology
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