Urso Magnifico, now reincarnated as Vice President for Technology, Jason Urso, displayed an entirely new alter ego, Super Urso, complete with cape and x-ray vision goggles, guided the Honeywell User Group 2008 crowd through a swooping and soaring vision of the technology roadmap Honeywell is following.

HPS Customer Advisory Boards

14 advisory boards form the HPS CAB. Jason Bottjen of Valero gave a talk about this method of giving Honeywell input. Bottjen says that there are some overwhelmingly important reasons to participate in Voice of the Customer sessions: --influence the HPS development roadmap --extend life of your HPS investment --optimize...

Tom Kindervater and the UIS update

Tom Kindervater, co-chair of the User Input Subommittee, provided the description of how Honeywell's unique customer input system for enhancements works. The UIS develops a detailed "want" list and Honeywell does the development work under the direction of the UIS.

Jack Bolick speaks...

"Make sure you're drinking plenty of water..." HPS will be about $3 billion of the $13 billion Automation and Controls business, with about $1 billion being lifecycle services. Honeywell's mission is improving business performance in Safety/Security, Reliability and Efficiency. We are driving toward an integrated vision.

Over 700 customers

According to David Wade, there are over 700 customers attending HUG this year, with over 120 first-timers....

HUG 2008 Americas Kickoff

It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's HUGMAN! Disguised as mild-mannered Kent Clark, he says he's going to serve as the symposium's sidekick. The conference theme is "The power to perform," Honeywell's customers are everyday superheroes that keep their plants and industries going and productive and profitable.

What the Honeywell OneWireless Announcement Means

I'm sure some of you were wondering when I would get around to this post. After all, the announcement, made last Monday at HUG in Phoenix, is old news now. But it isn't. What I saw in Phoenix, and what I heard about in 2006 at HUG, was an implementation...

Protecting the Edges

"CERN, the European physics lab that was the birthplace of the World Wide Web, tested 59 different PLCs they owned and found that they had huge numbers of failures in those controllers," said control system security expert Eric Byres in a presentation before over 150 Honeywell User Group attendees on...

The Operator of the Future-- Arnold Oliver, Worsley Alumina Refinery

"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:

Dan McDougall on how Shell does process security

Dan McDougall on Process Control Security - Shell Upstream  How Shell EP is responding to Global Threats  "If you aren't aware that this is...