Save the Date! ISA/ Maverick Tech Team up for Migration Webinar

ISA and Maverick Technoloies have joined forces to offer a 90-minute webinar on control systems migration. on May 29. The discussion will focus on system migration challenges and show how front-end loading streamlines the process. This could be a must-do, even if you don't like webinars.

ISA Website Gets a Makeover

The ISA  launched its completely redesigned Web site yesterday. The new is a state-of-the-art, customer- and member-centric portal that delivers a more personalized and satisfying experience in showcasing ISA's products, services, resources and technical information.

Organizations Must Provide Value to Their Members to Survive

Continuing the discussion from the last post where I postulated that ISA and MESA struggle more than IEEE or other engineering organizations in retaining members, in this post I'll offer my take as to why.  I already noted that societies that serve specific engineering disciplines like IEEE have a feeder...

Why Do Automation Organizations Struggle Compared to Other Societies

Like many automation engineers I get a steady stream of emails from ISA, MESA and other organizations with announcements about conferences, webinars and white papers.  If the volume of email were an indication of viability it would seem that professional societies are alive and healthy.

Network Management Webinar

I recently presented a webinar cosponsored by ISA and CooperBussman’s Brian Cunningham on the above topic entitled “Staying Connected – Why Network Management Matters” based on the following abstract:

ISA Automation Week 2012: Innovation in Orlando

I'm not usually much of a Disney fan. The characters from Snow White onward were fantastic, but they were almost always pure good or all bad. Unfortunately, this black-and-white ethos always seemed kind of flat and artificial, like early Superman or DC comics or Lawrence Welk's robotic performers.

Stories You May Have Missed

Some--okay a lot--of folks might say I spend too much time lurking around on Twitter. ( They're possibly correct. But it's not all time wasted. One of the things that keeps me coming back there with alarming regularity is that the more the number of people I follow increases, the...

ISA Reaches out to Building Automation and Control Group

This just in. ISA has taken a big step toward increasing its scope and significance in the broader world of automation. Read on.

Oil Sands Automation 2012

The ISA Edmonton Section has just finished hosting the 9th annual Oil Sands Automation conference in Fort McMurray and as the tag line on the program states – still the only oil sands focused conference hosted in the oil sands.

ISA Industrial Communications Symposia

Deadlines for the ISA Communications Division two Spring Symposia are quickly approaching. The first event this April in Troy (Detroit) Michigan is a joint offering with the ISA100 WG16 committee that will be two half-days focused on Wireless applications in the Factory environment.