Antony Bourne

Global Industry Director of High-Tech and Industrial Manufacturing at IFS
Location:South Africa


Antony Bourne's responsibilities include acting as the global industry director for industrial manufacturing and high-tech as well as managing the other global industry directors. Antony has over 20 years' experience in the IT industry, including working in the manufacturing sector.

Prior to joining IFS in 1997, he held business analyst positions with Ford Motor Company and AlliedSignal. During this time he implemented ERP applications as well as business process improvements.
How AI will revolutionise manufacturing

Many have wondered whether Amazon may decide to enter an entirely new sector such as manufacturing to drive future growth...

By Antony Bourne 27 May 2019

Game-changing trends for the manufacturing industry in 2018

When you think 'IoT', is your first thought newly affordable, available sensors being added to products after they've been manufactured? If it is, well I believe 2018 will change that...

By Antony Bourne 5 Feb 2018

Three strategic approaches to help manufacturers seize the opportunity of rapid industry change

There are three strategic approaches that can help manufacturers capitalise on key changes transforming their industries...

By Antony Bourne 1 Jul 2016

The number of smart machines in manufacturing will double in the next three years

The use of smart machines in manufacturing is growing rapidly; by 2018, 50% of the fastest growing companies in the world will have fewer employees than smart machines, according to Gartner...

By Antony Bourne 3 Feb 2016

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