Four Top DCS Migration Experts and the Secrets They’ll Share

Every day manufacturers struggle with questions about their DCS migration. The risks involved. The business case. How to get started. What’s at stake for your pipelinesorganization — and your career? To help you get the information you need, ISA is sponsoring a free webinar in conjunction with MAVERICK Technologies called Straight Talk on DCS Migration.  The webinar will be held on Jan. 29 at 12 p.m. Eastern time.

Four top DCS migration experts will discuss topics and trends surrounding DCS migration — using examples of multiple platforms from across the field. In just 90 minutes, you’ll tap into more than 87 years of experience. These are real engineers, and they’ll discuss real migration and real results. The information and insights can help you avoid the migration mistakes others have already made.

The webinar will include:

  • A preview of trends across industries
  • Five pitfalls to avoid
  • The principles of DCS migration, including front-end planning
  • A case study on a recent legacy platform migration
  • A 30-minute Q&A session where you can get your specific questions answered

ISA previously hosted a webinar earlier this year called Upgrading DCS with No BS. Straight Talk on DCS Migration continues the conversation, but with a full panel of experts ready to provide advice.

Meet the Panel:Webinar Details

John BoydJohn Boyd serves as MAVERICK Technologies’ technology leader for Rockwell Automation. In this role, he leads the technical direction of the Rockwell platform and guides project teams on technological issues.

Chad HarperChad Harper works as director of technology at MAVERICK Technologies. He leads the group of subject matter experts who provide content for training programs, reuse strategies and ensure project quality.

Nicholas P. SandsNick Sands serves as a process control engineer at DuPont. In his 19 years with the company, he has worked on several alarm management projects and was the lead editor of the new ANSI/ISA alarm management standard for the process industries.

Matt SigmonMatt Sigmon works as director of DCSNext®, MAVERICK Technologies’ innovative approach to DCS migration. He manages operations and client relationships to ensure that MAVERICK considers a range of opportunities for significant advancement through DCS migration.



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