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Alex West
Principal Analyst at Omdia


Alex West is a Senior Principal Analyst for the Manufacturing Technology Group at IHS Markit. With over fifteen years of experience tracking developments in the manufacturing sector across both process and discrete industries, he currently leads IHS Markit’s Industrial IoT research area.

This coverage includes analysis of market opportunities, competitive environments, business models, technology trends and end-user requirement in addition to traditional market sizing and forecasting.

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

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel: Smart Manufacturing as a Driver for Business Outcomes – Investing in Industry 4.0