International Society of Automation News Release
6th Annual ISA Marketing & Sales Summit Announces Keynote Speakers
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (4 August 2011) — The International Society of Automation (ISA) announces the keynote speakers for the 6th Annual ISA Marketing & Sales Summit to be held in St. Louis, Missouri, USA on 7–9 September 2011. The four keynote addresses will focus on various aspects of the summit’s theme, “Customer 2.0.” Peter Martin, Ph.D., Invensys Operations Management, will discuss the challenges of being first to market; Julie Fraser, Cambashi, will explore the issues of being on the front line of Marketing and Sales; Dan Miklovic, Lean Manufacturing Research, will challenge the status quo with why Nobody Buys Technology; and Richard “Dick” Morley will bend minds with a roaming discussion on black swans, group statistics and Lady Gaga.
“We have a top-notch line-up for our summit in St. Louis this year,” stated Shari Worthington, summit co-chair. “We have assembled notable industry leaders from the industrial automation space who will help chart a new course to meet the demands of Customer 2.0 in a digital world. The schedule is filled with outstanding content, from three pre-summit workshops to a day and a half of learning sessions and a fun evening tour at Anheuser-Busch brewing company. It will be a productive, yet fun event where attendees will walk away with plenty of information to use back at the office.”
Peter Martin, Ph.D.
Dr. Martin, vice president and Invensys Fellow at Invensys Operations Management in Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA, will present “The Trials and Tribulations of Creating a New Market Space.” He will share the story of a product launch at Invensys in 2006 that involved creating a new market space in an engineering-driven market, requiring a shift from product features to business solutions.
Dr. Martin joined The Foxboro Company in the 1970s and has worked in a variety of positions in training, engineering, product planning, and marketing and strategic planning. He left Foxboro to become vice president at Intech Controls and also at Automation Research Corporation before returning to Invensys in 1996. Since his return, he has been vice president of marketing for Foxboro and chief marketing officer for Invensys Manufacturing and Process Systems prior to moving into his current position.
Fraser, principal analyst at Cambashi, will deliver the keynote address, “Sales and Marketing on the Front Lines: Understanding and Delivering All that the Customer Values.” Fraser will explore the importance of understanding customer value and how to meet the demands of a Web 2.0 customer.
Fraser has 25 years experience as a manufacturing systems industry advisor, marketer, speaker, and consultant. She is one of the world’s leading authorities on production plant software or Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES). Fraser is currently president of US operations for Cambashi. She writes a regular column for Managing Automation magazine, and is quoted frequently in other publications.
Miklovic, principal of Lean Manufacturing Research and senior research advisor, chief of research at Sustainable Collaborations Group, will deliver the Thursday dinner keynote address, “Nobody Buys Technology.” Miklovic willchallenge attendees’ understanding of what ultimately drives a customer to make technology purchases, and it’s not technology.
In addition to being senior research advisor at Sustainable Collaborations Group, Miklovic is also the principal analyst at Lean Manufacturing Research, a firm he founded in 2009. Prior to that, he was at Gartner Group for 15 years where he served as managing vice president in the Industries Advisory Service where he led Gartner’s manufacturing research team.
Richard “Dick” Morley
Morley, accompanied by Bruce Bower, will discuss the New Hampshire view of marketing and sales with, “Knowing Where You Are Does Not Tell You Where You Are Going.” Morley will discuss philosophy, mathematics and sociology as they relate to marketing and sales in a digital world.
Morley, best known as the father of the programmable logic controller, is a visionary in the field of advanced technological development. Morley holds more than 20 US and foreign patents, including the parallel inference machine, hand-held terminal, floppy disk, motors, personal rapid transit, and the programmable logic controller.
More information about the keynote speakers can be found online at http://marketingsalessummit.com/about/keynote-speakers/
The 6th Annual ISA Marketing & Sales Summit is sponsored by the ISA Management Division and will be held at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St Louis, Missouri, USA on 7–9 September 2011. The summit will help marketing and sales executives in automation markets meet the strategic and tactical challenges of the 21st century. This unique event is designed exclusively for senior sales and marketing professionals in the automation markets.
For the latest schedule, registration information, and more, visit http://marketingsalessummit.com or call +1 919-549-8411.
Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation (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 conferences and exhibitions for automation professionals. ISA is the founding sponsor of the Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).