ISA NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Infantino
ISA Announces Co-Located ISA100 Wireless Solutions Summit and Manufacturing IT Forum in May
Research Triangle Park, NC (25 February 2008) - ISA will hold an ISA100 Wireless Solutions Summit and a Manufacturing IT Forum in May in Cleveland, Ohio.
The second annual ISA100 Wireless Summit, which will be held 18-19 May, brings wireless industry experts, end users, and exhibitors together to discuss wireless solutions in the industrial environment.
"The ISA100 Wireless Solutions Summit allows attendees to learn from and network with the most renowned industrial wireless experts in the world," said ISA Director of Standards and Publishing Services T.S.
"Chip" Lee. "Plus, the attendees will have a chance to hear details of actual experiences from end users as they evaluate their wireless options and explore the benefits of this important technology."
The ISA100 Wireless Solutions Summit will feature presentations, case studies, and panel discussions covering the technologies that are the key to successful wireless implementation in industrial applications.
Attendees will be able to explore the details and progress of the ISA100 Universal Family of Wireless Standards, and during the exhibition, products and system solutions coming to the marketplace will be on display.
Topics planned for the summit include "An Overview of Industrial Wireless - Applications and Technologies," "Trustworthy Wireless - Security without Wires," "People and Asset Tracking and Identification - Industrial Challenges and Solutions," and "ISA100 - The End User's Perspective."
The first-ever Manufacturing IT Forum, held 20-21 May, will focus on bridging the divide between manufacturing and IT, and is supported by leading publications and industrial and professional organizations.
"IT departments are becoming owners of manufacturing automation systems, and automation is touching everything from devices to logistics and beyond," said ISA Business Development Manager Bob Crigler.
"Opportunities, conflicts, and technologies are creating new dynamics for owner-operators, suppliers and integrators of IT systems in manufacturing environments. ISA has developed a program to address those concerns and help attendees walk away with plans and paths for improvements in efficiency and operational excellence."
The conference will focus on establishing an understanding of how the most successful companies have addressed the issues and used Manufacturing IT as a competitive advantage. Through case studies and panel discussions, attendees will learn about applications of technology, organizational structures and best practices for transformation of systems, processes and business.
Panel discussions will be moderated by editors of major industry publications and will cover technology, organization and a look into the future. Technology topics will include SOA, Active Directory, and security, among others.
For Manufacturing IT conference topics, registration details, and more, visit www.isa.org/mfgit. To learn more about the ISA100 Wireless Solutions Summit, visit www.isa.org/isa100summit. Attendees can also register by phone at (919) 549-8411. Registration discounts are available for attending both conferences, and for registering before 15 April. Companies interested in exhibiting are encouraged to contact Chris Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 990-9230.
Founded in 1945, ISA (www.isa.org) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in the Western Hemisphere. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).