ISA Insights

January 2014

2014 ISA President, Peggie Koon, explains why she is so excited about ISA's prospects in the New Year

By Peggie Koon, 2014 ISA President
2014 ISA President, Peggie Koon, Ph.D., describes her excitement over assuming presidency of the Society, and emphasizes why ISA is so well positioned to secure new opportunities in the new year. More...

Member Spotlight:

Q&A with Peter Baker
This month's Q&A is with Peter Baker CAP, CTech, the owner of IVy Automation and the president of IVy Automation, LLC., a company that provides instrumentation and automation consultancy with a specialization in measurement and control solutions. His range of expertise includes global product and business development, technical documentation, and consulting on technical issues and training. In his volunteer efforts, Baker is highly involved in encouraging young people to build their skills in automation and pursue careers in the field. 

ISA announces dates and locations for its 2014 lineup of technical division symposia
ISA's annual technical division symposia bring together innovators, thought leaders, and other automation and control professionals from around the world to explore and discuss the latest technologies, practices and trends, and to gain high-value, peer-reviewed technical content across a wide variety of automation fields and disciplines. Plan now to attend the 2014 ISA technical symposia or conferences that best meet your professional interests. More...

New ISA84 technical report published on security countermeasures related to Safety Instrumented Systems
The ISA84 standards committee on functional safety has published ISA-TR84.00.09-2013, Security Countermeasures Related to Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS). The new technical report addresses and provides guidance on countermeasures used to reduce the likelihood of a SIS security breach that could degrade essential systems functioning. More...

New cybersecurity certificate program based on ISA99/IEC 62443 standards
ISA's new certificate program, the ISA99/IEC 62443 Cybersecurity Fundamentals Specialist Certificate, is designed to help professionals involved in IT and control systems security improve their understanding of ISA99/IEC 62443 principles and acquire a command of industrial cybersecurity terminology. More...

An annual ISA New Year's resolution... Celebrate Excellence!
ISA has a long tradition of honoring those who have contributed significantly to the advancement of the automation and control profession. Be sure to keep this tradition alive by submitting your nominations for ISA's 2014 Celebrating Excellence honors and awards. ISA is accepting nominations now and will continue to do so until 31 March 2014. More...

More ISA News 

Abstract submission deadline for 2014 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium extended to 31 January 2014 More... 

ISA to develop a new certification program as part of a $23 million grant to fund degree programs and prepare workers for careers in "Mission Critical Operations" More... 

ISA publishes new book that points to the urgent need for automated safety systems to prevent nuclear power plant disasters More... 

ISA announces the FDT Group as ISA Promotional Partner More...

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The top four criteria for manufacturing software comparison
The author, Mark Davidson, examines survey data to determine the top criteria today's companies are focusing on to narrow the manufacturing operations management (MOM) landscape to vendors and solutions that meet their needs.


What factors affect your salary in the automation industry?
InTech collaborated with to conduct the annual salary survey. Be sure to read the entire article to find a recipe to achieve the highest salary. Read more...


Monitoring and Measuring I&C Performance in Nuclear Power Plants by H. M. Hashemian
This in-depth book presents a compilation of papers based on the firsthand experience of the author's company in servicing and testing nuclear power plants worldwide.  Read more...


Motor & Drive Systems 2014
29-30 January 2014
Orlando, FL, USA
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Edmonton, AB, Canada

ARC World Industry Forum
10-13 February 2014 
Orlando, FL, USA
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Cybersecurity Framework for Protecting our Nation's Critical Infrastructure

Visit the ISA booth (#S17)!
21 February 2014
Birmingham, AL, USA
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Engineers Week
How will you get involved?
16-22 February 2014
Across the USA
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2014 Food and Pharmaceutical Industries Division (FPID) Symposium—NEW!
How will you get involved?
5–6 March 2014
ISA Headquarters,
Research Triangle Park, USA
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NEW for 2014!
Instrument Calibration and Documentation for FDA-Regulated Industries (TI24)

17–21 March 2014
ISA Headquarters,
Research Triangle Park, USA
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NEW for 2014!
ISA Technical Training Camp -
Denver, 2014

Featuring two of our intense training boot camps and four of our "can't miss" safety courses in back-to-back weeks!
March 2014
Consolidated Parts

Denverm, CO, USA
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Most Popular!
Introduction To Industrial Automation and Control (FG07)
20–24 January 2014
ISA Headquarters,
Research Triangle Park, USA
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