The International Society of Automation (www.isa.org) is a nonprofit professional association that sets the standard for those who apply engineering and technology to improve the management, safety, and cybersecurity of modern automation and control systems used across industry and critical infrastructure. Founded in 1945, ISA develops widely used global standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; hosts conferences and exhibits; and provides networking and career development programs for its 36,000 members and 350,000 customers around the world.
ISA owns Automation.com, a leading online publisher of automation-related content, and is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org), an association of non-profit organizations serving as “The Voice of Automation.” Through a wholly owned subsidiary, ISA bridges the gap between standards and their implementation with the ISA Security Compliance Institute (www.isasecure.org) and the ISA Wireless Compliance Institute (www.isa100wci.org).
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2014 ISA President, Peggie W. Koon, reports on the importance of the first ISA Executive Summit in focusing on the Society's opportunities, challenges, and future direction
By Peggie Koon, 2014 ISA President
2014 ISA President, Peggie W. Koon, Ph.D., provides a highly informative and engaging overview of the first ISA Executive Summit, "ISA's Future Search & Focus," which was held recently in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA. Dr. Koon urges all ISA members to learn more about the key issues and findings discussed during the summit and explore ways to make the Society's strategic vision for the future a reality.
Q&A with Sohail Iftikhar - This month's Q&A is with Sohail Iftikhar, global business development manager at Honeywell, a Fortune 100 company that invents and manufactures technologies and also serves as an ISA corporate partner.
Iftikhar's well-rounded international experience, strong engineering education, and long-standing involvement at ISA provide him the right skills to be a successful sales person. He currently serves as vice president of ISA's Houston Section and will assume the role of president beginning July 2014. Iftikhar also serves as the Director-elect of ISA's Process Measurement and Control Division and is a member of the ISA Chemical & Petroleum Industries Division.Submit nominations for Society leadership positions by 31 March 2014ISA is seeking candidates for open Society leadership positions. The 2014 Society Nominating Committee will evaluate candidates and develop a slate of nominees for election by the ISA membership in September. All ISA members are encouraged to review the position descriptions and submit the names of capable and qualified members by 31 March.Calling for 2014 Fellow nominationsThe prestigious ISA Fellow membership grade is conferred each year upon a select group of ISA members who are recognized by their peers for exceptional engineering or scientific contributions to the automation profession. Please nominate a colleague, co-worker, or friend whose career and body of work you believe merits consideration for this distinguished honor. The nomination deadline is 30 April 2014.Why Do Men and Women Stay in Engineering? Share Your Workplace InsightsContribute your career experience to a first of its kind study designed to systematically document what engineers enjoy most (and least) about the engineering profession. The researchers behind the groundbreaking study, "Stemming The Tide: Why Women Leave Engineering," are conducting this nation-wide survey of engineers. Consider taking 25 minutes of your time to contribute your insights and experiences to this project, and in exchange your name will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win an Amazon.com gift certificate. Please complete the survey by 10 March 2014.Take control of your ISA emails by updating your member record and email preferencesISA has expanded its email preference options to enable you to select email communications based on the topics and resources that interest you. Please take a moment to login to your ISA Record, update your contact information (if needed), and update your email preferences (on the Privacy Tab) so you can start controlling which ISA email communications you receive. You can also call ISA customer service at +1 919-549-8411 to request changes to your email preferences.
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OPC Foundation Open Standards
Author, Tom Burke, answers the questions, "Is there a true business and technical value proposition for open standards like OPC? Or is it all myth or magic?"
Do "Smart" Instruments Need to be Calibrated?
Modern transmitters often are promoted as being smart and extremely accurate. Sometimes you hear they don't need to be calibrated because they are so "smart." So why would you calibrate them?
How to File Your Own U.S. Patent Application By Hans Baumann
Author Hans Baumann taps years of experience in providing down-to-earth instructions on how to file a US patent.
Cybersecurity Framework for Protecting our Nation's Critical Infrastructure
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- Ethernet and TCP/IP on the Plant Floor (FG21C)
- Introduction to Applying the Batch Control Standard ANSI/ISA-88.01 (IC40C)When: March 4th
- Implementing Business to MES Integration Using the ANSI/ISA95 Standards (IC55C)
- Introduction to Industrial Automation Security and the ANSI/ISA-62443 Standards (IC32C)Where: ISA Headquarters,
RTP, NC; USAISA Technical Training Camp-Denver 2014When: March 2014Where: Consolidated Parts, Denver, CO, USA
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NEW!Process Automation Boot Camp for Non-Maintenance Personnel (PABC)
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