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Antony Bourne is President of the Industry Business Unit at IFS. He leads a team of global industry experts, covering IFS focused industries, and support sales, marketing and partner enablement.
An advocate for the need for flexibility and proactivity within the industry, he’s the lead spokesperson for IFS, and well respected for presenting his innovative ideas at conference (Gartner, IDC and ARC included). Penned authority pieces include insight into next steps for intelligent tech and its impact on the future of manufacturing.
With over 20 years in the field, Antony is experienced in sectors such as Manufacturing, Construction, Life Sciences and High Tech and he’s proud to have guided hundreds of companies from software selection through to implementation. Eager to align product strategy with industry expectations and projections, he’s hosted customer advisory councils in conjunction with research and development (R&D).
Previous experience includes time as a business analyst with the Ford Motor Company and AlliedSignal. A firm believer in the practical application of theory and a customer-centric view, he implemented ERP applications, bringing improvement to business process.
A member of Mensa, Antony obtained his bachelor’s in Computer Science from the University of Glamorgan.