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Senior Principal Analyst
Alex West is a Senior Principal Analyst for the manufacturing technology group. He leads its coverage of IIoT, including IIoT readiness, industrial edge computing, the evolution of industrial automation, autonomous operations, and predictive maintenance. His background is in discrete and process automation, as well as machinery markets.
Over his twenty years as an analyst, he has helped customers to understand the potential of the technology markets and perform voice of the customer analyses. He has provided analyses of competitive environments, business models, technology trends, and end-user requirements. He has consulted on the best practices for implementing IIoT, supported go-to-market strategies, and created market positioning content. He is a regular keynote speaker at industry events, tradeshows, and conferences worldwide. Alex holds a Bachelor of Science (Honors) in physics from the University of Bath, England and is based in Wellingborough, UK.
Senior Analyst, Industrial Technology
Francois Bassil covers Industrial IoT and Industry 4.0 research at IHS Markit
As part of the Manufacturing Technology team, Mr. Bassil tracks the impact of transformative technologies on the industrial sector. His role includes analysis of both end-user trends and requirements, as well as market sizing analysis, and vendor and ecosystem solutions. Prior to joining IHS Markit, Mr. Bassil was part of the Leadership Rotational Program at PTC, a leader in industrial software solutions, where he worked on a range of technologies including AI driven Generative Design. He holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering with a concentration in technology innovation from Boston University in Massachusetts, United States. He is fluent in English, French, Arabic and conversational in Spanish.
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