Jan Zhang

Jan Zhang, Research Director

Jan Zhang Interact Analysis

Jan 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.

Prior to IHS Markit, Jan spent 6 years at IMS Research as Research Manager of its industrial automation team, and was also the chief representative of the company’s Shanghai operations. She also helped to establish several research teams covering different industrial topics in China.

Now at Interact Analysis, Jan will be leading its APAC operations. Jan is also research director for our industrial automation and robotics research.

Jan obtained a bachelor degree in Industrial Design from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Jan is based in our Shanghai, China office and can be contacted at: