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An Opportunity to Celebrate ISA’s Successes and Build on Its Achievements

The Fall Leaders Meeting, held 10–13 October, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky—my hometown—was an agenda-packed event attended by ISA’s Executive Board members; Geographic, Operational and Technical Assembly members; department and division directors; committee members; section leaders and delegates; honorees; and guests. It was a great opportunity to celebrate the Society’s successes to date in 2015—of which […]

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ISA is Enhancing its Capabilities to Deliver Timely, Relevant Content

In this post, I turn my attention to another ISA strategic goal, content. This is my fifth and final blog on ISA’s five strategic goals, as I’ve previously examined advocacy, cybersecurity, data, and coolest delivery. I hope that I’ve helped you better understand ISA’s goals, realize their importance to the Society, and recognize the progress […]

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How ISA is Establishing Expertise in Coolest Delivery

The role of technology in making it easier and more convenient to connect to information is only going to increase in the coming years. Fueled by growing consumer and business demand and the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), devices of all kinds can now be interconnected and used to communicate with each other […]

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ISA101 HMI Standard Nears Completion

The ISA101 HMI (human-machine interfaces) committee was formed to establish standards, recommended practices, and technical reports relating to HMIs in manufacturing and processing applications. The forthcoming standard and accompanying technical reports are intended to help users understand the basic concepts as a way to more readily accept the style of human-machine interface that the standard […]

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ISA Spring Leaders Meeting and the Building Blocks of Success

For this blog post, I want to review ISA’s Spring Leaders Meeting (SLM), which was held in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, 13-14 June 2015. This annual meeting is attended by Executive Board members; geographic, operational and technical assembly members; department and division directors; staff; spouses and other special guests. The purpose of the SLM is […]

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ISA Strengthens its Position as a Leader in Industrial Automation and Control Systems Cybersecurity

Results of a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, canvassing more than 1,600 leading experts on the Internet and computer systems and networks, predicted that a major industrial cyberattack will occur sometime within the next 10 years that will cause widespread harm to America’s security and welfare. “Widespread harm” was defined as significant loss […]

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Set Your Sights on ISA’s 2015 Division Symposia

Each year, ISA organizes technical division symposia and conference events at different locations throughout the U.S. These events are dynamic, and provide opportunities for members and leaders to interact with their peers in controlled settings where they can learn about the latest trends in their industries. Over the years, I have attended many different symposiums […]

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How to Select the Right Industrial Network Ethernet Cable for Reliability and Performance

In 2013, the Ethernet cable celebrated its 40th birthday. The once simple cable has evolved into the foundation of modern Internet and global connectivity. Ethernet networking has gained momentum and popularity, penetrating lots of industrial applications, such as manufacturing, power utilities, oil and gas, and transportation. This includes energy-exhaustive machines, such as motor control centers, […]

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