I am also very pleased to report that yesterday the ISA Council of Society Delegates voted overwhelmingly to change the official name of the society to the International Society of Automation.
This has taken over a decade to bring to fruition, and I was pleased and proud to say in accepting my ISA Fellow award last night, that I had just become the first Fellow of the International Society of Automation.
Many people worked on this name change over the years, and the reason it passed is that the profession has morphed to the point where the only available "big tent" name for it was Automation. Automation professionals work in test, measurement, sensors, instrumentation, controls, final control elements, manufacturing operations management, plant IT, and many other allied activities, but they all fall under the canopy of the Automation big tent.
Let us move forward proudly as automation professionals, belonging to a global society that brings all those allied disciplines together.