The cybersecurity threat – taking it personally

The cybersecurity threat – taking it personally

This recurring blog covers news about ISA Automation Week: Technology and Solutions Event from the unique viewpoint of the event’s project manager, Carol Schafer.  With a technical background to draw on, a penchant for humor and the inside track on conference updates,...
Need Automation Workers?  Who You Gonna Call?

Need Automation Workers? Who You Gonna Call?

This recurring blog covers news about ISA Automation Week: Technology and Solutions Event from the unique viewpoint of the event’s project manager, Carol Schafer.  With a technical background to draw on, a penchant for humor and the inside track on conference updates,...
Share knowledge, network and stay current at ISA Automation Week

Share knowledge, network and stay current at ISA Automation Week

This recurring blog covers news about ISA Automation Week: Technology and Solutions Event from the unique viewpoint of the event’s project manager, Carol Schafer.  With a technical background to draw on, a penchant for humor and the inside track on conference updates,...
Don’t Fly Blindfolded

Don’t Fly Blindfolded

This recurring blog covers news about the ISA Automation Week: Technology and Solutions Event from the unique viewpoint of the event’s project manager, Carol Schafer.  With a technical background to draw on, a penchant for humor and the inside track on conference...

Fall Leaders Meeting & Automation Week, It’s A Wrap!

Believe it or not, I’m still recovering from being at ISA’s Fall Leader’s meeting and Automation Week.  It was a whirlwind 6 days in Orlando, all of them GREAT!  I even got to enjoy my birthday with my ISA peeps :). Fall Leaders Meeting I spent some...
The Road to a Successful ISA Mentor Program

The Road to a Successful ISA Mentor Program

The following technical discussion is part of an occasional series showcasing the ISA Mentor Program, authored by Greg McMillan, industry consultant, author of numerous process control books, 2010 ISA Life Achievement Award recipient and retired Senior Fellow from...

Get Your Automation Week Daily

If you want to stay on top of the activities and content being delivered at ISA’s Automation Week this week, just click on this image below.  It will take you to the Automation Week Daily that is being produced by Automation.com and...

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...

Getting Results from Social Media

This is an abstract that will be presented at ISA Automation Week 2012 in Orlando, Florida. Click HERE for information on ISA Automation Week 2012. This session is in the Human Performance Track: Getting Results from Social Media Presenter: Jon DiPietro, Domesticating...

Techy Stuff for Geeks Like Us! Join Me at Automation Week

Hey everybody! I was just reviewing the technical conference program for ISA Automation Week – (wow it’s just a couple weeks away) – and I have to admit: I was sucked in big time. I guess it’s the geek in me that makes me love this stuff, (maybe you can relate), but...

ISA Mentor Program: The Key to the Future

This guest post is authored by Greg McMillan. The original intent of the ISA Mentor Program was to start with four (4) end users with at least two (2) years of plant experience. After reviewing several candidates, I decided to accept more than double the amount of...

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 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.

Alarm Floods and Their Connection to Plant Incidents

This is an abstract that will be presented at ISA Automation Week 2012 in Orlando, Florida. Click HERE for information on ISA Automation Week 2012. This session is in the Safety/Environmental Performance Track: Safety Systems: Solving Today’s Toughest...

What Your DCS Knows But Won’t Tell You

This is an abstract that will be presented at ISA Automation Week 2012 in Orlando, Florida. Click HERE for information on ISA Automation Week 2012. This session is in the Control Performance Track: Manufacturing Intelligence Presented By: Mr. George Buckbee,...

Automation Week: Control Performance Track

Effective and accurate measurement and control are essential components of both improved efficiency and profitability of industrial operations. Traditionally, increased efficiency directly translated into increased profitability. But with the recent transition of key business variables to near real-time variability, it is essential to effectively measure and control both plant floor processes for increased efficiency and business processes for increased profitability.

This track covers the range of state-of-the-art measurement and control functionality as applied to plant floor operation and business processes to help industrial companies realize their operational and business objectives.

This track covers the range of state-of-the-art measurement and control functionality as applied to plant floor operation and business processes to help industrial companies realize their operational and business objectives.

Automation Week: Safety/Environmental Performance Track

Safety and environmental integrity have always been critically important aspects of industrial operations. In recent years with increased regulatory and business pressures, the importance of effectively controlling safety and environmental concerns is much higher. Safety and environmental limits can impose tight constraints in the profitability of industrial operations.

This track covers approaches and technologies that ensure safe, environmentally sound operations as well as how holistic measurement and control of safety, the environment, and profitability can lead to new levels of operational and business performance.

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