Alan’s focus is to understand how engineering and manufacturing organisations use technical software applications to meet their business needs, and to assist the software companies who develop and market those applications with their market planning.
He has a particular interest in the impact of cloud computing and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
Alan has applied information technology to engineering and manufacturing enterprises for more than 30 years, holding development, marketing and management positions with both user and vendor organisations.
Immediately prior to joining Cambashi, he spent ten years with a leading, global CADCAM and PLM company, analysing the requirements of customers and helping to define new product solutions and develop new markets.
Prior to that, Alan was Principal of a consultancy that provided independent advice to companies considering CADCAM and PDM/PLM systems, and also researched and published guides to CADCAM and PLM/PDM systems and vendors.
In his earlier career, he was CADCAM manager at Westland Helicopters (now AgustaWestland) and later Managing Consultant for Collaborative Commerce at Logica (now CGI).
He has an Engineering degree from Cambridge University and qualified as a Chartered Engineer and PRINCE2 project manager.
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