Nearly half of industrial companies identify themselves as having started IIoT projects. However, its not just at the PoC stage that these projects fail, a significant proportion of full deployments are not providing the expected value. This presentation looks at the current challenges facing companies, the benefits that can be achieved, steps for success, as well as identifying which company types that are leading and lagging adoption.
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.