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Digital Transformation Today: Status of IIoT Market Readiness

Emerson engaged the research firm, IHS Markit to research the Status of IIoT Market Readiness. And we are ready to share the results, as well as some critical outcomes around:

  • The biggest challenges to doing IIoT in your organization
  • The biggest expected change over the next three years.
  • The six criteria (+1) that companies should have in place to support successful projects


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IHS Markit is a company that brings together intelligence across the set of capital-intensive industries and markets. They are able to isolate cause and effect, risk and opportunity in new ways that empower their customers to make well-informed decisions with greater confidence. IHS Markit is a dynamic team that includes more than 5,000 analysts, data scientists, financial experts and industry specialists. The global information expertise spans numerous industries, including leading positions in finance, energy and transportation. (50,000 customers in over 140 countries, 80%of the Fortune Global 500, 94 of the 100 largest US corporations)

Our speaker, Alex West is a Principal Analyst for the Manufacturing Technology Group at IHS Markit. 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.

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