Well, I'm back from Utah, having been submerged in helping to bring off another in our annual series of AutomationXchange meetings.
As an active member of the ISA Edmonton Section, I participated in the Sections biannual Conference and Exhibition http://www.isaedmontonshow.ca/ this past week. Being there in person rather than seeking out information via the web, which I often do because of my location not only gave me a chance to meet...
Yesterday afternoon, I facilitated a discussion session at AutomationXchange for end users only-- no vendors allowed-- and we talked for a whole hour about issues that the end users attending the conference indicated in a pre conference survey they considered their "hot button" issues.
Today begins the sixth annual AutomationXchange event in Park City, UT. This is a unique event that we developed in partnership with VerticalXchange to bring together buyers and solution providers in the automation industries. We have buyers from food, pharmaceutical, mining, glass, and a whole lot more industry verticals,...
So maybe you'd like to know what I've been up to? Or maybe not, but here goes anyway. Last week was a very full one. Left Sunday for Park City, UT. There's nothing to do in the summer in Park City, UT. That's why we have our AutomationXchange event there.
Most of the gang is working long hours doing the electronic show daily at Emerson Exchange, and Walt is smoking up the wires with blog entries live from beautiful downtown Grapevine, Texas. Meanwhile, back at the Itasca ranch, we're getting reports in from the rest of the process automation world.
No, I haven't posted all week. Sorry, I was at our AutomationXchange event, and the discussions held there are private. I will hopefully be posting an Adobe Presenter version of the keynote speech that Ian Nimmo of User-Centered-Design Services gave on Tuesday morning.
ISA's new publicity campaign for ISA Expo causes me to need to clarify something. For the past four years, Control has sponsored a quite different event, something we call AutomationXchange. AutomationXchange does what the ISA show used to do, before the show ossified and people with checkbooks stopped coming.