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Nic Gihl, VP Automation and Control from Schneider, asks some thought provoking questions in his presentation at CSIA. How are we going to find a new direction that will reinvigorate customer interest in automation? How are we going to explain to customers about all this stuff in a way that...
One of the things I hate about meetings is the information transfer rate is usually pretty low. In other words, lots of talk, little data. The CSIA meeting has historically had an impressive information transfer rate, and this morning's sessions are no different.
I feel a little like the Roaming Gnome from the commercials...People keep asking me to go places and sit down in chairs. This week I'm blogging from the 12th Annual Executive Conference of CSIA, the Control and Information System Integrators Association.
We've been meeting this way since December, and I am having a great time. This is a fantastic way for me to chronicle the daily life of the process automation marketplace. We're moving to a new web platform, which will give me real blogging software soon, and there may be...
4/28/2005 Fieldbus in the middle of Nowhere I´m not sure how far away it actually is, because your humble editor slept most of the way....we arrived in Natal at about 5 AM because of a broken flight schedule. We left for the Petrobras plant at 7.
I´m not sure how far away it actually is, because your humble editor slept most of the way....we arrived in Natal at about 5 AM because of a broken flight schedule. We left for the Petrobras plant at 7.
Was about a half mile down Copacabana beach, trying to walk off all the churrascaria I´ve been eating this week, when it started. It wasn´t a cloudburst, it was a monsoon. Marcelo Dultra and I were totally soaked by the time we made it back to the hotel.
I spent all day today visiting the various Smar facilities scattered all around the city. There are buildings everywhere. Many of them are quite old...Smar is moving into a new facility that is half-constructed but in the meantime, space is tight.
You get wet. But it was a warm rain, and it let up enough for us to visit the huge sugar mill of Sta. Eliza, the third largest in Brazil. In the morning, I was treated to a history and product guide to Smar.
Whew. It has been a long trip. Flew from Chicago to Houston, met Marcelo Dultra, from Smar, and flew with him to Sao Paulo overnight. We then took a taxi to the domestic airport, and flew to Ribeirao Preto, which is the big town near Smar's factory.