About Us

Who we are

Interact Analysis is an international provider of market research for the Intelligent Automation sector. Founded in 2017, we have offices across the world, including the US, China and the UK. Our team of respected industry analysts delivers high levels of market intelligence in the field of Intelligent Automation.

Our philosophy when conducting market intelligence is epitomized by our name. We believe that, to generate the most informative and accurate view, it's vital that we interact extensively with the industry. During our research, we seek out and establish new measurements through primary analysis. Our collective experience of market dynamics and knowledge of information sourcing means that we always provide the most up-to-date and accurate information with, meaningful insights.

Our team has a wealth of experience in technology-based research and a passion for providing actionable intelligence to the market. The Intelligent Automation industry is rapidly changing, without real insight or understanding of this evolution. We wanted to create a new client experience by leveraging our expertise to meet your needs. That is why we founded Interact Analysis.

Our experience in providing world-class industry analysis to the technology sector is enabling us to become a leading intelligence provider and thought leader to the intelligent automation industry.

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Adrian Lloyd, CEO

Adrian has been involved in technology market intelligence for more than 20 years. As part of the leadership team at IMS Research, a renowned information provider acquired by IHS Markit Inc. in 2012, Adrian led research practices on a wide range of topics from industrial automation to semiconductors. Read more

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Ash Sharma, Managing Director

Ash has spent close to 20 years in technology research and is now Research Director for robotics at Interact Analysis. In this role, Ash leads our industry-leading market intelligence on the use of UAVs, robots and other technology that enable intelligent automation, providing expert insight based on our robust research techniques. Ash is also Managing Director at Interact Analysis.

In his prior role as VP & Senior Director at IHS Markit, he led its Power & Industrial Technology research practices, managing a team of more than 80 analysts providing market-leading research on several industrial sectors. Read more

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Tim Dawson, Research Director

Tim has over 16 years’ experience in technology market intelligence with expertise across a broad spectrum of industrial automation and manufacturing technologies and industries. Prior to joining Interact Analysis, Tim spent over 10 years at IMS Research as Research Director for its industrial automation and manufacturing technology teams. Read more
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Alastair Hayfield, Research Director

Alastair has over 10 years’ experience leading research activities in scaled, high-growth industrial and technology markets. Most recently, Alastair led IHS Markit's automotive technology and mobility practice, where he oversaw research for a team of 20 focusing on two auto megatrends: vehicle autonomy and the emergence of mobility as a service. Read more
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Jan Zhang, Research Director

Jan Zhang Interact AnalysisJan has more than 10 years of experience in industrial automation and manufacturing research. Most recently, she was the Associate Director of the Manufacturing Technology research practice at IHS Markit. Jan led a global team of more than 10 research analysts that analyzed manufacturing markets with a particular focus on industrial automation equipment, machinery, industrial robots & service robots, and smart manufacturing trends. She has been involved with a broad range of syndicated research projects as well as custom research and consulting projects. Jan is also a well-known speaker at key industry trade shows and conferences both in China and globally. Read more

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