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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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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 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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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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The Road to a Successful ISA Mentor Program

The ISA Mentor protégés received many positive comments by attendees on the presentations given at ISA Automation Week 2012. The Control Performance track chair, George Buckbee, commented the presentations were evidence that the ISA Mentor Program was a resounding success. This caused me to step back and think what the key factors might have been. […]

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Automation Week: Partners Technical Content Line Up

It’s a BIG week here in Orlando!! We wanted to share with you some highlights of our partner activity at Automation Week: ARC Advisory Group: Booth #863 Session at 9:30 – 11am Paula Hollywood presents “Taking Remote Operations Management to the Next Level” Room 204A -Tuesday Session at 1:30 – 3 pm Barry Young presents […]

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