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A Sneak Preview of ISA’s New Website and Enhanced User Experience

The International Society of Automation has been putting the finishing touches on a brand new website, the customer − and member − facing portal that showcases all of ISA’s products, services, and technical information to the world. Behind the new website is a brand new, state-of-the-art association management system, which fulfills a similar purpose 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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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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Need Automation Workers? Who You Gonna Call?

Everybody’s talking about the lack of qualified automation professionals – “autopros” as I have referred to these fine folks in previous blogs – to meet the needs of process manufacturers starving for employees. Everybody’s talking about it, but some are doing something about it.  Here at ISA, we do both.  Talking is my forte (ask […]

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ISA Member’s Choice Awards: Time To Cast Your Vote

Voting for this year’s Member’s Choice Awards is now open. The Member’s Choice Awards recognizes those individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership as decided by someone who knows them best — you! There are many wonderful things about being awarded the Member’s Choice Award — peer recognition, an amazing trophy, bragging rights, and an incredible […]

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Share knowledge, network and stay current at ISA Automation Week

I/O, I/O, so off to work I go…simple, right?  Input. Output. Repeat. That’s the recipe for process automation, there’s no denying it. Sounds easy, doesn’t it?  If only it were that simple.  If it required nothing more than to memorize this little recipe, we could get a dumb robot (programmed in Fortran!) to handle our […]

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Initiative by ISA Kolkatta Section in India Spurs Membership and Professional Growth

With the dawn of the new year comes a need to move towards a realistic objective of achieving success. It’s a great opportunity for all us to work together and achieve the goal of taking the professional voluntary organization ISA to greater heights, by increasing the membership base and improving brand imaging. With the above […]

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ISA Executive Director & CEO Pat Gouhin Confers with Global Association Executives

Recently I joined about a dozen other association executive directors for an invitation-only meeting in Hong Kong to discuss globalization strategies and challenges within the association community.  We met as part of the Key Global Association Committee, which is sponsored by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). The Key Global Association Committee (KGAC) has […]

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