Automation & IT

Major General Robert Wheeler to Present Opening Keynote at ISA Automation Week 2013

By Chemical Processing staff

Sep 18, 2013

Leading automation and control experts, authors, innovators and thought leaders across the globe will come together at ISA Automation Week 2013 Nov. 5-7 in Nashville. They will demonstrate how to fully leverage the power and potential of automation solutions.

This year’s ISA Automation Week features U.S. Maj. Gen. Robert E. Wheeler as the opening keynote. Wheeler, one of America’s leading authorities on SCADA and industrial infrastructure cybersecurity, will speak on the current cyber threats to the automation industry.

J. Patrick Kennedy, CEO and majority owner of OSIsoft, will present the keynote address on Nov. 6. Kennedy holds a patent on control of a catalytic reformer control system and is an expert in advanced process control and process data management..

The general session keynote on Nov. 7 will feature Maurice Wilkins, vice president of Yokogawa Corporation of America. He will moderate an executive panel that will focus on critical workforce development issues and how they affect professionals working in process and factory environments.

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