ISA raises funds for Hurricane Ike relief

ISA Announces Hurricane Relief Fundraiser to Help Gulf Coast Recover from Storm

ISA Teaches Marketing and Sales

After a gangbusters start yesterday with over 40 people attending the pre-conference short courses taught by me, John Kuensler of ARC and Jim Geisman who is one of the two leading gurus of pricing for technology products, and a terrific keynote by Julie Fraser, Principal Industry Analyst from Cambashi, Inc.

Can we be even more obvious, ISA? This is embarrassing a fine institution!

First, the ISA100 leadership rushes out a draft standard after the editorial team "handles" over 2000 technical comments in less than 98 days (including weekends and holidays).

ISA18 gets ready to do one final draft review prior to committee ballot

Here's a press release from ISA... and a question from me afterwards...

Loren Uden, 5-15-1955 to 8-23-2008

ISA  SP99 member and automation professional Loren Uden passed away on Saturday, August 23rd. He was 53. That's three years younger than I am.  I met Loren Uden for the first time just about two weeks ago, at the ACS Cyber Security Conference.

ISA pays attention to its two best known standards

From the press release: ISA Publishes Technical Report on Using ISA88 and ISA95 Together. Research Triangle Park, NC (31 July 2008) - ISA88, the Batch Control Systems standards committee, has completed a technical report on using its standards with the ISA95 Enterprise/Control System Integration standards.

I am proud to be on this list.

I am a little awed to be on this list, too. Hans has long deserved an award from ISA. Maggie is only the second woman ever to be named an Honorary Member, and deserves every second of her applause. I am honored every time Greg Shinskey agrees to write for Control.

Joe reports from ISA POWID meeting

Observations from beautiful, hot Scottsdale – ISA POWID Symposium ISA POWID is the instrumentation and controls symposium for fossil and nuclear power generation. On Tuesday, ISA POWID held 6 hours of security tracks. My general observations include: - Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) had another scheduling conflict which precluded that organization from...

Another letter from Kim Miller Dunn

I received over the weekend, another letter from Kim Miller Dunn, the 2008 ISA President: Dear Member: Congratulations! You've reached a significant professional milestone--thirty years of continuous membership in ISA. The Society thrives because of the dedication of Members like you. Thank you for your many years of involvement in ISA.

ISA100 Standards Committee Forms WirelessHART Convergence Subcommittee

ISA just released the following carefully crafted press release. It announces the creation of a WirelessHART Convergence Subcommittee. The ISA100 standards committee on wireless systems for automation has created a new subcommittee to address options for convergence of the ISA100.11a and WirelessHART standards.  This initiative is a key step in...