International Society of Automation News Release
Richard “Dick” Morley to deliver luncheon keynote presentation at ISA’s 8th Marketing and Sales Summit to be held 11-13 September 2013
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (14 August 2013) –The International Society of Automation (ISA) is pleased to announce that Richard “Dick” Morley, a world-renowned technology engineer, inventor, entrepreneur, consultant and author, will deliver a keynote presentation at ISA’s 8th Marketing and Sales Summit, which will be held 11-13 September 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Morley, generally regarded as the “father” of the programmable logic controller (PLC), and a leading visionary in developing numerous advanced technologies and high technology companies, will deliver a mid-day presentation on Friday, 13 September titled, “What Does Pack Size Have to Do with Marketing?”
ISA’s 8th Marketing and Sales Summit will deliver proven, practical strategies and techniques that will help marketing and sales professionals serving the automation marketplace communicate directly with qualified prospects, strengthen customer relationships, and boost marketing and sales results.
The theme of this year’s summit, “Innovation in Automation: Navigating the Maze of Customer Connections,” pinpoints the tools, strategies, and insights needed to successfully negotiate through today’s fast-changing automation environment, and meet demanding marketing and sales objectives.
A pioneer in the areas of computer design, artificial intelligence, automation, robotics and technology trend forecasting, Morley holds more than 20 US and foreign patents, including those for the PLC, the parallel inference machine, the hand-held terminal and magnetic thin film.
A graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a degree in physics, Morley has received numerous, highly prestigious awards, including the Franklin Institute's Howard N. Potts Award (for his contributions in computer and cognitive science). He’s also been honored by Inc. magazine (Entrepreneur of the Year), the SME (The Albert M. Sargent Progress Award), and CNN, and has been inducted in the Automation Hall of Fame and the Manufacturing Hall of Fame.
For many years, Morley served as a contributing columnist to Manufacturing Systems, magazine, and has written numerous articles for magazines and journals worldwide, including Manufacturing Automation magazine.
The ISA Marketing and Sales Summit, sponsored by ISA’s Management Division, will be held at the stylish W New Orleans hotel in exciting New Orleans. The conference program features a diverse range of highly informative workshops, panel discussions, and tutorials. To register for the summit, and gain more information, visit http://marketingsalessummit.com/register/
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).