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Asset Performance Track

Track Chair: John Mitchell

Industrial operations perform as their assets perform. Industrial assets have been typically maintained by maintenance teams and operated by operations teams somewhat independently. In order to meet the objectives of industrial businesses in the most profitable manner, more collaborative and effective approaches are being deployed to measure and control industrial asset performance across the full range of industrial assets (equipment, facilities, systems, information, instrumentation, raw materials, product, and energy). This track covers the range of state-of-the-art asset performance functionality including measuring, empowering, improving, engineering and operating industrial assets for optimal performance results.

  • Business Value

    Creating Business Value through Automation

    Automation technology, correctly applied can be one of the best value-generating investments an industrial company can make. This session will provide an overview on how effectively applied automation technology can drive huge levels of business and operational value and how automation professionals can work to make the value of automation visible. The session will focus on measuring business value, empowering operations personnel to make better real-time decisions that drive business value, and applying advanced automation technology to improve business value. It is time for the true value of automation to be generally recognized. This session will provide a roadmap to that end.
  • Cyber-Security Panel Session

    Creating Business Value through Automation

    Moderator Brigadier General Rudolf Peksens, US Air Force (Retired), says: "I am pleased to be hosting a distinguished panel of cybersecurity experts who are working in a hands-on capacity to help secure our critical infrastructure from cyber attack. We'll discuss President Obama's executive order for the cybersecurity protection of industrial automation and control systems and the engagement that ISA and the Automation Federation have with the White House staff and NIST personnel in developing the framework to implement this order. Join us for a lively discussion on these vital issues from panelists who aren't regularly available to those of us working in automation and controls but whose influence will be felt by us all."

    Invited Panel Members:
    Samara Moore, National Security Council, Director for Critical Infrastructure;
    Eric Cosman, Dow Chemical
    Dr. Timothy Rudolph, USAF;
    James K. Wholey, DillworthPaxson LLP

    Sneak Peek:
    1. Get a look inside the cybersecurity issue from the viewpoint of automation end-user, and see how those concerns differ from and are impacted by others working in this field -- such as attorneys and government officials
    2. Gather Insights as to how the President's executive order in support of cybersecurity for critical infrastructure will impact industrial automation and control systems globally
    3. Hear what's coming -- ready or not.
  • Concepts in the Business Value Impact of Automation

    Creating Business Value through Automation
    Management
    This session is designed to provide information on critical topics associated with driving value through automation. The topics covered in this session include how to effectively measure the value impact from automation solutions, how management perceives the value of automation and what we can do to guide those perceptions and how providing effective basic control systems can have a huge impact on the value of automation.
  • The Business Impact of the Future Workforce

    Creating Business Value through Automation
    Management Executive Engineer Academia/R&D/Scientist
    This session will start by exploring the intersection of two important concepts: digital technologies (and the super-empowered Millennials who rely on them) employee problem-solving preferences and the business impact these could bring about. It will then take a look into myths and ideas about creating this next generation of automation engineers. Finally, it will show how the ISA student section at OSU has encouraged graduate students from several engineering disciplines to pursue a career in automation.
  • Human Performance and Business Value - Generational Concerns

    Creating Business Value through Automation

    This session will explore the differences between the Baby Boomer and Millennial generations, but more importantly it will explore ways we can use the time left to capture the valuable knowledge the Boomers possess in a way that Millennials can use it to add value to industry for many years to come. It will show that each generation has a key part to play in the coming years before the Boomer era has gone. The session will start with a presentation from each perspective followed by a moderated panel session where the different points of view will be explored. By the time 2014 rolls around, 36% of the entire US workforce will consist of Millennials - and they don't come with instructions!
  • The Business Impact of Effective Decision Support

    Creating Business Value through Automation
    Technician Management Executive Engineer
    There have been several well publicized incidents over the past few years in refinery and petrochemical facilities. Incident reports from amongst others, the Chemical Safety Board and papers from ARC and Marsh McLennan Insurance Company show that many of these incidents can be attributed to operational errors. On closer examination of possible actions during a crisis, such as mistakes due to confusion and time taken to understand the value of information being presented, it begs the question - do operators need better decision support? Effective decision support depends on HMI design, and alarm and procedure management. This session will show how planned use of each of these can provide better decision support for the operator and improved safety and business benefits.
  • Industry Business Value Examples

    Creating Business Value through Automation
    Marketing Management Executive Engineer
    This session will provide real world examples from different industry segments of how automation technology, applied correctly, can drive business value. The examples are from the pharmaceutical, mining and petroleum industries, but the examples provided can offer guidance across multiple industry segments. These examples will demonstrate that automation technology is truly one of the best investments industrial companies can make.
  • High Business Value Technologies I

    Creating Business Value through Automation
    Executive Engineer
    This session provides specific examples of how specific advanced automation technologies can be applied to drive improved business value. For decades the value of some of these technologies was understood to exist but specifics behind the level of value generation each could provide was scant. These presentations will help automation professionals to justify investments in the technologies that may provide the greatest returns for their businesses.
  • High Business Value Technologies II

    Creating Business Value through Automation
    Management Executive Engineer Academia/R&D/Scientist
    This session provides specific examples of how specific advanced automation technologies can be applied to drive improved business value. For decades the value of some of these technologies was understood to exist but specifics behind the level of value generation each could provide was scant. These presentations will help automation professionals to justify investments in the technologies that may provide the greatest returns for their businesses.

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