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Automation and Control System Design Track

This track will show you new technologies, methods, and applications as they relate to automation and control system design. Discover new technologies presented by leading industry experts that might benefit your operations. The latest industry practices, and building automation and its applications will also be explored and discussed.

  • What the Business Really Needs from the Connected Enterprise

    The Connected Enterprise

    In this panel discussion, a group of diverse experts from the industry will discuss the real business drivers for the Connected Enterprise. They will discuss what the business really needs from the Connected Enterprise and how the Connected Enterprise can and should help the business achieve a true competitive advantage. The panel will also field questions on these topics from the audience. Panelists: - Rob Gellings, Maverick Technologies - Charlie Gifford, 21st Century Manufacturing Solutions - Marlene Eng, Northwest Analytics - John Jackiw, Alta Via Consulting
  • Cyber-Security Panel Session

    The Connected Enterprise

    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.
  • Security in the Connected Enterprise

    The Connected Enterprise

    In this tutorial, an expert in security in the context of the connected enterprise will discuss the specific security concerns for the connected enterprise and why security becomes much more difficult in a multi-system, integrated environment. Specific approaches to security will be discussed in the context of the connected enterprise and specific recommendations will be made to deal with security issues that are unique to the connected enterprise.
  • KPIs: Supporting the Business and Continuous Improvement

    The Connected Enterprise
    Technician Management Executive Engineer
    In this paper session, industry experts will present a variety of new ideas on the implementation and use of Key Performance Indicators to support both the business and continuous improvement. Important metrics such as Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) will be discussed as well as using a variety of technologies to actively manage KPI's.
  • Business Integration: Tools and Techniques for Making Integration Really Work

    The Connected Enterprise
    Technician Management Engineer
    In this paper session, industry experts will present a variety of new ideas on practical systems integration in the connected enterprise. The emphasis in this session will be some practical applications and approaches to systems integration with emphasis on a variety of tools and techniques for making integration really work.
  • Using the ISA95 Standard to Achieve the Connected Enterprise

    The Connected Enterprise

    In this tutorial, an expert in systems integration will discuss the practical applications of the ISA-95 standard in helping to achieve the connected enterprise. This tutorial will include an overview of the entire ISA-95 standard and will discuss the various uses for the different parts of the standard as a framework for the industrial software development lifecycle from requirements to application governance. This tutorial will include practical tips and techniques for applying the standard to real world systems integration situations.
  • Business Integration: Taking it to the Next Level

    The Connected Enterprise
    Management Executive Engineer
    In this paper session, industry experts will present a variety of new ideas to expand on the basics of systems integration and the connected enterprise in order to take it all to the next level. Emphasis in this session will be on the big picture of the connected enterprise and integrating manufacturing with the business to create a truly connected enterprise.
  • Practical Automation: Making Automation Do More & Cost Less

    The Connected Enterprise
    Management Executive Engineer Academia/R&D/Scientist
    In this paper session, industry experts will present a variety of new ideas for automation in the context of the connected enterprise. Particular emphasis will be given in this session to doing more with automation and making automation cost less. This session will provide practical recommendations for automation and how automation should be a key element in the connected enterprise.
  • Design and Implementation of Plant Automation Networks

    The Connected Enterprise

    In this tutorial, an expert in plant automation networks will discuss the design and implementation of plant automation networks as part of the entire networking solution that's required to support the connected enterprise. Particular emphasis will be placed on the various aspects of the networks to ensure that they fully support the entire connected enterprise including manufacturing and the rest of the business. Particular emphasis will also be placed on network security issues and the use of the ISA-99 standard in the design and implementation of plant automation networks. This tutorial will be practical in nature focusing on specific design and implementation considerations.

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Endorsing Organizations

Automation Federation Control System Integrators Association
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