Retired Emerson vice president of marketing, Dave Beckman, pointed out in his plenary talk today, "Engineer Revolution," that being a Presbyterian minister has taught him to make sure he has three points to cover in any talk.
Henry Stone, the former General Manager of GE's Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory and Vice President and Chief Engineer of GE's Nuclear Energy Division, will provide the Wednesday lunch keynote at the Knoxville Control System Cyber Security Conference.
Our West Coast correspondent and senior technical editor, Dan Hebert, filed the following report about the Geoffrey Moore keynote at the Rockwell TechEd meeting. Noted author Geoffrey Moore gave the keynote address at Rockwell Automation's recent RSTechEd event, June 17-20 in Fla.
Hundreds of Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. customers, Solutions Partners and employees headed home today as the 2007 Siemens Automation Summit drew to a close after three and a half days of best practice sharing, hands-on training and networking at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Fla.
"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:
"Next we have a very powerful former engineer who joined the dark side: marketing. The author of 'Pimping Your Refinery,' Jason Urso!" He was introduced by the Max Headroom character, Franz Schwarzenegger who claims to be "Arnold's brother." [there will be a recreation of this part of the blog post--...
Safety requires passionate and effective leadership, says MIT professor Nancy Leveson, a member of the Baker Commission that investigated the accident at BP Texas City. Managing and Controlling Safety needs clear definition of expectation, and we have to continue to adapt to changing conditions.
David Otto, co-chair of the Honeywell User Group, introduced the event by interacting with a Arnold-sounding Max Headroom character who noted that people had come from everywhere to be here, "even Houston." Following Otto, who I will be interviewing later today for a video podcast, was Jack Bolick, president of Honeywell.
Nizar J. Somji, the Founder and CFO, was the closing speaker for the Matrikon Summit 2007. "It was an amazing conference. I think the quality of the presentations was absolutely remarkable," he said. "At the last conference I pointed out that when people were travelling at the speed of donkeys,...