Andrew Hughes is a Principal Analyst with LNS Research, where he leads the Factory of the Future coverage area. His primary focus is on industrial operations and manufacturing operations management (MOM), with collaborative coverage across the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), industrial analytics, the Digital Twin, product lifecycle management, discrete manufacturing, and other industry verticals served by LNS Research. Andrew has more than 30 years’ experience in manufacturing IT, software research, sales, and management across a broad spectrum of manufacturing industries. He has led teams and initiatives across prominent companies like Aspen Technology, Philips Electronics, Honeywell, and GEC Marconi. Andrew holds a BSc honours degree in Computer Science from York University.