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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Hannover Messe 2017: Insights from IHS Markit

The Manufacturing Technology team from IHS Markit returned recently after visiting Hannover Messe 2017 in Germany. With more than 225,000 professional attendees, the event is one of the world’s leading industrial trade shows. Here are our key takeaways.

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Manufacturing Technology
Will B&R acquisition give ABB a boost in industrial automation?

Early this month ABB; a supplier of robotics, process automation, and electrification components, acquired B&R Automation, an industrial software and automation hardware company.

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Manufacturing Technology
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
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