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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.

Alvin Toffler, "The Shockwave Rider" and me

I am finally, after more than thirty years, going to get to meet one of the most important influences on my thinking, Alvin Toffler. Like most of the world, in 1970, I read Future Shock. I was just entering college, and it was not only a trendy book to read,...

Rockwell's Kevin Roach and Matt Bauer meet the press...

Kevin Roach and Matt Bauer held a press conference this morning after Roach's "executive address." I guess an "executive address" is what you give when you've hired Alvin Toffler to give the "Keynote Address" tomorrow... This is the 11th RSTechEd conference...and has 1600 registered attendees, above 60% of whom are...

Insight-- RSTechED 2008

Kevin Roach's opening speech at Rockwell Automation's RSTechEd 2008 event focused on insight and creativity-- and the perils of linear thinking. He pointed out the famous prediction errors, like "The world market for computers is, maybe, seven." He quoted Sir Arthur Clarke's three laws of innovation: 1. Nothing is impossible. 2.

Live from CSIA in Savannah...

I'll be posting catchup from Automation World too, but I got up early this morning and flew to Savannah for one of the most important meetings I attend every year, the Control System Integrators Association. CSIA is the organization that has created the discipline of control system integration, and made...

Live from Automation World: Demaré Speaks

"Yet Again a Great Quarter In his first appearance in North America since becoming CEO as well as CFO of ABB, Michel Demaré, who has a long history with Dow Chemical Company, talked about ABB’s commitment to collaboration.

Live from ABB Automation World

"This is the part of the year I love the best," said ABB's Mark Taft, who is acting as MC for thr fifth straight year. 40,000 square feet of exibit space and close to 3500 attendees (almost 1000 more than last year) make this substantially larger than any previous ABB event.

Customers can and do light the way...

From an ABB press release Ken Graber sent out:  Even though a car accident knocked out a local transformer, and power, at the Valley Forge Convention Center here for nearly an hour, the ABB Low Voltage Products Roadshow kept right on going this past Thursday.

Third time's the charm...from Emerson Exchange...

Here's the third edition of our e-conference daily coverage of Emerson Exchange: http://www.putman.net/newsletter/cge_emex07/07/070912.html...

ControlGlobal e-Conference Daily for September 11...

Just in case you missed it: http://www.putman.net/newsletter/cge_emex07/07/070911.html...