ISA control/safety event plans keynotes, technical sessions

Oct 21, 2015

Some of the best minds in the process industries, including three keynote speakers, will come together at the ISA Process Control & Safety Symposium on Nov. 9-12 in Houston, Tex. Seven ISA technical divisions—Process Measurement and Control, Safety and Security, Chemical and Petroleum, Communications, Education, Pulp and Paper, and Management—as well as the ISA Houston Section—collaborated on the technical program.

Conference sessions will cover issues in instrumentation, safety, security, communications, control systems, pulp and paper, advanced control and simulation. Exhibits will feature the latest products and services, while daily lunches and nightly receptions will enable networking. The keynotes will include:

  • "30 Years of Experience—Is there an App for that?" by Maurice Wilkins, Ph.D., VP of Yokogawa Corp. of America's Strategic Marketing Center, who will examine workforce trends, differences between boomer and millennial generations and their expectations, and how standards and technology can help millennials close the skills gap.
  • "Tomorrow's Analytics Today—Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence in Dow M&E" by Lloyd Colegrove, who will show how Dow Chemical Co. is leveraging big data to transform chemical manufacturing data to information, knowledge and wisdom.
  • "Process Industry Accidents: Lessons Learned the Hard Way and How to Avoid Them" by Paul Gruhn, global process safety consultant at Rockwell Automation, who will cover lessons learned from previous accidents and how to avoid future accidents.

[For more information or to register, visit www.isa.org/S2015.]