Tom Comstock is a Principal Analyst with LNS Research. In this role he conducts research on a broad range of topics including Industrial Transformation Readiness, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and Quality 4.0, with collaborative coverage across manufacturing operations management (MOM), asset performance management (APM), industrial analytics, and the factory of the future. Prior to LNS, Tom was the Executive Vice President of Marketing, Product and Strategy at Apriso Corporation (acquired by Dassault Systèmes), where he redefined the company’s strategy, product roadmap, and positioning to capture market leadership, all with a strong ROI focus. Tom has more than 35 years of experience in industrial and manufacturing software, marketing, and product management with proven results in building executable strategies to grow revenues and profits. His other roles have included CMO at Edison Energy, VP of Global Marketing at Schneider Electric, Vice President of Strategy and Digital Production Marketing with DELMIA, a division of Dassault Systèmes, VP of Product Marketing at Brooks Automation, VP of Marketing at Sequencia Corporation and Palette Systems, and Director of Product Marketing at Consolidated Micrographics. Tom holds an MBA from Pepperdine University a Masters in Political Science from UC Berkeley and a BA in Political Science from UCLA.