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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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ISA Automation Week panel discussion highlights ISA mentor program

At ISA Automation Week, Thursday, 27 September 2012 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., attendees of a panel discussion “The Best of the ISA Mentor Program – Building the Future” will review the highlights of the ISA Mentor program and the accomplishments of the protégés and discuss opportunities for improvements, including the need for more mentors. Here is the presentation The […]

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Getting Results from Social Media

This session is in the Human Performance Track: Getting Results from Social Media Presenter: Jon DiPietro, Domesticating IT Abstract: It’s not enough to participate in social media, and it’s not even enough to understand its workings and implications inside and out. More and more, first impressions will be made not by cover letters, resumes, and handshakes, […]

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Over the past decades, industrial automation benefits have often been determined based on the cost savings achieved by headcount reductions. Today, in most industrial organizations staffing is at critically low levels and headcount reductions are no longer feasible. One of the emerging key aspects of business benefits with respect to industrial automation lies in enabling the people to be more effective both individually and collaboratively.

This track covers technologies and approaches in which industrial automation helps meet the objective of improving performance of the range of personnel functions (operations, maintenance, engineering, supervision and management) across industrial operations.

Automation Week: Human Performance Track

Over the past decades, industrial automation benefits have often been determined based on the cost savings achieved by headcount reductions. Today, in most industrial organizations staffing is at critically low levels and headcount reductions are no longer feasible. One of the emerging key aspects of business benefits with respect to industrial automation lies in enabling […]

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Alarm Floods and Their Connection to Plant Incidents

This session is in the Safety/Environmental Performance Track: Safety Systems: Solving Today’s Toughest Applications Presented By: Mr. Dustin Beebe, ProSys Read Bio Mr. Steve Ferrer, ProSys Read Bio Mr. Darwin Logerot, ProSys Read Bio Abstract: Investigations of many catastrophic plant events have shown alarm flooding to have been significant distractions for the operators just prior to the incident. This connection […]

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George Buckbee

What Your DCS Knows But Won’t Tell You

This session is in the Control Performance Track: Manufacturing Intelligence Presented By: Mr. George Buckbee, ExperTune, Inc. Read Bio Abstract: Your DCS is keeping secrets from you.  The distributed control system and the data historian have a huge amount of data from your plant.  But they are not telling you the most important secrets that lie within. […]

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