From Bob Landman, via the SCADA list: Hackers Launch Major Attack on US Military LabsHackers have succeeded in breaking into the computer systems of two of the U.S.' most important science labs, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory. John E.
"We love to see our operators in action, just like our sports teams. We love them when they do well. We get frustrated with them when they make mistakes." Worsley management challenged the process control group with this question:
Yesterday, we had a big circus from Rockwell Automation-- Rick Dolezal and his merry band of insurgents within Rockwell who think they can make Rockwell a force in process automation... And it seems they are no longer insurgents, and that they are winning.
For at least 14 years, Michel Ruel of Top Control has been the training arm of Expertune. Yesterday, Matrikon and Top Control announced that Ruel and Top Control will now be doing the same thing, but as Matrikon's partner instead. So Ruel was a prominent speaker at the Matrikon Summit.
If you do one thing well, you are an expert. If you do two things well you are a prodigy. If you do three things well, you are amazing, but if you do everything well, you are a mountebank. Mike Brown is a mountebank. He does everything he touches well.
Yucai Zhu, president of Tai Ji Control, www.taijicontrol.com Tai-Ji (Tai Chi) is the Chinese system of balanced philosophy. "I thought, wow! This is control! So I named my company Tai-Ji." A few words about MPC: MPC is the standardtool for advanced process control with tremendous benefits in the refining/petrochem industry,...
During the break between main presentations, Matrikon wisely has located the refreshments in the Technology Pavilion (exhibitors' palace) and has scheduled mini-sessions there from vendors. During the morning break, Mark McTavish from Matrikon talked about Matrikon Alarm Manager, and Roy Tanner from ABB talked about Using Alarm Insight to Improve...
"Matrikon is growing," says CEO Amin Rawji, "and this is reflected in the number of countries attending this event this year. We are truly a global company." "Our vision," he said, "is to be the key company to help you reach your operational excellence goals by helping manage all operational data.
I received this email from Eddie Habibi, CEO and founder of PAS: Hello Walt,I hope you're doing well and enjoying the Spring in Illinois. All is well at this end.I saw your editor's note in the April issue of CONTROL, "The Virtues of Simplicity." As always, it was hard to...