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Reflections on the Progress and Future of ISA

As I reflect upon my experience as 2013 ISA president and consider the advances made by ISA over the past many months, I come away with a tremendous feeling of pride. I’m proud to have served and worked with so many great people who display such remarkable levels of commitment, energy and talent. I’m proud […]

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Conveying gratitude to ISA members for bringing energy and vitality to the Society

I’m very pleased to report that ISA Automation Week 2013, which was held last week in Nashville, Tenn., was a resounding success. The technical program was highly thought-provoking and packed with critical insights and information that attendees can put to use immediately in their work settings and careers. Such a high-profile, demanding, and resource-intensive conference […]

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Great things to come: ISA’s new website

Did you know that ISA’s website attracts more than 1.2 million unique visitors every year? It’s true – and how many of those people can actually find what they’re looking for on our current site? Not very many – we have so much information, and we’ve packed it into a website platform that is more […]

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Automation Week 2013: most thought-provoking and far-reaching technical program ever

In slightly less than two months, ISA will conduct its premier international conference for automation and control professionals: the 2013 ISA Automation Week Technology and Solutions Event.  I am convinced that the technical program for this year’s event, to be held 5-7 November in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, is the most thought-provoking, far-reaching, and meaningful ever. […]

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Taking the lead on the development of the cybersecurity framework

This is an exciting − and highly significant − time for the Automation Federation and its founding organization, ISA, in helping America take steps to combat the mounting threats of cyberattack. The development of a national cybersecurity framework for the U.S. is well underway. Last month, a draft outline of the framework was released to […]

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The cybersecurity threat – taking it personally

If you’re threatening the security, safety or long-term viability of my workplace, you’re threatening me. And I don’t like it.  I take it personally.  And so should every person working in critical infrastructure facilities, because there are literally thousands of people in this world who do nothing all day, every day, but sit in a […]

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ISA technical publications excel in advancing automation industry knowledge

ISA’s reputation for providing automation professionals with the highest quality, unbiased technical information continues to grow. Just a few days ago, in late June, the 2013 Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports (JCR), a highly recognized quantitative ranking and comparison of professional journals, announced that ISA Transactions: The Journal of Automation earned its highest rating ever […]

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Big Data Focus at 2013 ISA Water/Wastewater Symposium

Big Data is Big News in just about every corner of our digitally connected world.  Leveraging massive amounts of process data archives is a game changer for practically any industrial process, enabling greater levels of agility, efficiency and competitiveness.  This year’s 2013 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium will deliver the most current information on […]

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ISA technical symposia successes and spreading the word about ISA Automation Week 2013

While summer is just now warming up, ISA’s season of conferences and events is well on its way to another sizzling success. To date, ISA has conducted five of the seven technical division symposia scheduled for the year: the 58th Analysis Division Symposium in April; the 59th International Instrumentation Symposium and MFPT 2013 in mid-May; […]

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