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ISA and Honeywell to co-host free web seminar next week on integrated DCS solutions

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina USA (15 November 2017) - The International Society of Automation (ISA) and its corporate partner, Honeywell Process Solutions, will co-host a free webinar 21 November 2017 on integrated DCS solutions.

The webinar, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, will feature two subject matter experts: Eric Cosman, Co-Chair of the ISA99 Committee, and Shivendra Mishra, Global Product Marketing Manager at Honeywell Process Solutions.

The speakers will discuss the need and importance of having a well-integrated DCS system, given the challenges faced by process industries today, and shed light on its benefits for the organization.

"The evolution of proprietary and complex DCS systems to being more open, modular and secure now is helping organizations with an integrated environment maximize ROI and lower TCO to stay ahead in the game" says Shivendra Mishra, Global Product Manager, Scalable Control Systems, Honeywell.

"A suitably integrated control system provides the asset owner with benefits in the form of improved capability and simpler operation. Effective integration means a single 'source of the truth' with respect to process conditions and reduced duplication of function and data," says Eric Cosman, Principal Consultant at OIT Concepts LLC.

"ISA is pleased to co-sponsor this important free webinar with Honeywell as part of our commitment to educate our members and customers and others in the automation community on topics of significant interest and value," says Jennifer Halsey, ISA's Director of Marketing & Communications.

About the presenters

Shivendra Mishra

Shivendra Mishra is the Global Product Manager for Scalable Control Solutions at Honeywell Process Solutions. He has more than 10 years of experience in various customer marketing and product marketing roles at Honeywell, covering solution expertise in areas like process control, instrument asset management, RTU, PLC, SCADA, open systems platforms and virtualization.

Mishra holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Karnataka (India) and a master's degree in business administration in marketing from ISB&M, Pune (India).

Eric Cosman

Eric Cosman possesses more than 35 years of experience in the management of process automation related technology and solutions in the process industries. Since retiring as a Manufacturing and Engineering Fellow from the Dow Chemical Company, he has been the Principal Consultant at OIT Concepts LLC., providing consulting and guidance in areas such as industrial cybersecurity, system architecture definition and design, technology management and integration planning for manufacturing systems.

Cosman earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of New Brunswick (Canada). He has served as vice-president of standards and practices and executive board member with ISA and has been active in a variety of other user groups and organizations. He currently serves as the Co-Chair of the ISA99 committee on Industrial Automation and Control Systems security. He has presented and published papers on various topics related to the management and development of information systems for process manufacturing."

Register for this free webinar today!

Don't miss this webinar on integrated DCS solutions.Click here to register. As a reminder, the webinar will take place 21 November 2017, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time.

For more information or assistance, contact Mikaela Cooper at mcooper@isa.org.

About Honeywell Process Solutions

Honeywell Process Solutions is a pioneer in automation control, instrumentation and services for the oil and gas; refining; pulp and paper; industrial power generation; chemicals and petrochemicals; biofuels; life sciences; and metals, minerals and mining industries. It is also a leader in providing software solutions and instrumentation that help manufacturers find value and competitive advantage in through Honeywell Connected Plant, Honeywell's Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solution. Process Solutions is part of Honeywell's Performance Materials and Technologies strategic business group, which also includes Honeywell UOP, a leading international supplier and licensor of process technology, catalysts, adsorbents, equipment, and consulting services to the petroleum refining, petrochemical, and gas processing industries.

About ISA

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 40,000 members and 400,000 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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