Matthew Littlefield co-founded LNS Research in 2011 and is now President and Principal Analyst. In this role Matthew oversees LNS’s coverage of the industrial value chain. As a recognized industry expert he contributes to the widely read LNS Research blog as well as many other industry publications. Matthew is also a sought after public speaker and continually advises manufacturing executives on how to best leverage technology in their operations. Before founding LNS Research, Matthew spent five years at the Aberdeen Group leading the Global Manufacturing Research practice, where he authored hundreds of thought leadership research reports and frequently spoke at industry leading events. Prior to the Aberdeen Group, Matthew spent five years working for several global manufacturers in both engineering and shop-floor management roles. He graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a BA in Economics and MS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. You can find Matt on Twitter at @m_littlefield or on lnsresearch.com.