Antony Bourne

As the Senior Vice President of IFS Industries, Antony Bourne leads a team of global industry experts covering IFS focused industries, product marketing, and supports sales, marketing and partner enablement.  He is an advocate for the need for flexibility and proactivity within the industry, is a lead spokesperson for IFS, and is well respected for presenting innovative ideas at conferences (Gartner, IDC and ARC included). Penned authority pieces include insight into next steps for intelligent tech and its impact on the future of manufacturing.

| | 7 minutes | Manufacturing, Research, Strategy
3 game-changers for the manufacturing industry in 2018
2018 manufacturing industry trends

The Internet of Things (IoT) being built into the product design, manufacturers adopting a more service-centric business model and 3D…

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| | 3 minutes | Manufacturing
How the manufacturing industry is using technology to increase efficiency
How the manufacturing industry is using technology to increase efficiency

Manufacturers are looking to Smart Manufacturing (US term) and Industry 4.0 (European term) to embrace the benefits of digital technology….

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| | 3 minutes | Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Oil & Gas, Research, Strategy
Expert advice on how oil and gas companies can increase efficiency
Expert advice on how oil and gas companies can increase efficiency

In the oil and gas industry, efficiency has, and always will be at the forefront of what asset owners and…

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| | 2 minutes | Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, IFS Applications, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing
Gartner names a Leader in the FrontRunners quadrant for Manufacturing Software
Gartner names a Leader in the FrontRunners quadrant for Manufacturing Software

Why IFS was named a Leader in the FrontRunners quadrant for Manufacturing Software. It was a great honor to be…

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| | 2 minutes | Business Agility, Digital Transformation, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing, Strategy
Why servitization is something your manufacturing business needs to consider
Why servitization is something your manufacturing business needs to consider

You may think that servitization will never apply to your business, but there’s a reason why it’s occurring across many…

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| | 5 minutes | Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Research, Strategy
Data scientists: the who, why and how
Data scientists: the who, why and how

Not enough is currently being done to create and nurture the talents required to create a pool of data scientists….

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| | 7 minutes | Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing, Strategy
Bridging the skills gap and creating new services – key success factors for manufacturers 2017
manufacturing industry predictions

Bridging the skills gap and boosting services will be top priorities for manufacturers in 2017. And IoT? Today, 50% of…

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| | 2 minutes | Business Technology, Digital Transformation, Manufacturing, Strategy
Do you want to boost your productivity by 30%?
Advanced analytics for industrial manufacturing

I hope that the answer to this question is “Yes!” You may be wondering how this is possible and the…

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| | 4 minutes | Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing, Strategy
Industry 4.0 and embracing disruption
Industry 4.0

While Industry 4.0 does revolve around intelligence gathered from a number of places, it spans more than just IoT. Over…

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| | 3 minutes | Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing, Strategy
Servitization offers a viable method to manufacturers for boosting growth

Servitization offers a viable method of boosting growth for manufacturers’ businesses and the industrial sector overall. The UK is currently…

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| | 2 minutes | Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Manufacturing
I am a manufacturer, why should I care about digital transformation?!
IM blog post image

A recent survey showed 88% of companies said that they were undergoing digital transformation, however only 25% understood what it…

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