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ISA PCS is THE Process Event for Industry Professionals
This year’s event has been expanded to deliver more comprehensive technical content to a broader range of professionals in the energy processing and process manufacturing industries.
To register to attend this event please go to https://www.isa.org/events-conferences/events-calendar/event-details/?productId=60061719
ISA PCS 2018—Process Industry Event combines the technical expertise, knowledge and experience of ISA—the global leader in process automation standards, training and education—along with two other leading engineering and manufacturing associations:
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology.
The Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP), an association committed to improving plant maintenance, reliability, and physical asset management.
By offering a leading-edge technical program for addressing the demands of a changing world, ISA PCS 2018—Process Industry Event is the process industry event that engineers, and automation professionals can’t afford to miss.
Keynote presenters will reflect on the imagination of today’s thought leaders and innovators, and provide perspective on the latest advances and trends in manufacturing technologies and applications.
Six technical tracks will cover the crucial issues facing today’s manufacturing decision-makers—and those expected to determine both success and failure in the years ahead.
Expert-led training courses will provide an added advantage for professional development on topics related to industrial cybersecurity, alarm management and safety instrumented system criticalities.
An Exhibitor Showcase of networking and promotional opportunities featuring nearly 7,000 sq. ft. of industry products/services and solutions.
Wednesday, 31 October
The Next Bhopal
Paul Gruhn, P.E., CFSE
ISA 2018 President-Elect/Secretary
Paul Gruhn is a Global Functional Safety Consultant with aeSolutions in Houston, Texas. Paul is an ISA Life Fellow, a 25+ year member and co-chair of the ISA 84 standard committee (on safety instrumented systems), the developer and instructor of ISA courses on safety systems, the author of two ISA textbooks, and the developer of the first commercial safety system software modeling program. Paul has a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Texas, a member of the Control Systems Engineering PE exam committee, and both a Certified Functional Safety Expert (CFSE) and an ISA 84 Safety Instrumented Systems Expert. Paul is currently the 2018 ISA President-elect Secretary.
Thursday, 1 November
Standards and Practices for Industrial Systems Cybersecurity
Eric C. Cosman
Principal Consultant, OIT Concept, LLC
Co-Chair ISA99/IEC 62443 Standards Committee
Eric C Cosman provides consulting and advisory services with a focus on the management of IT solutions in Operations and Engineering. With over 35 years of experience in the process industries, he has held several positions related to industrial applications of information technology, with responsibilities in system architecture definition and design, project management, technology lifecycle management, and integration planning.
He has contributed to various standards committees, focus groups, and advisory panels. He has served as the vice president of standards and practices at The International Society for Automation (ISA) and as a member of the ISA Executive Board. Eric has recently been elected as ISA president-elect and secretary for 2019.
Eric is an industry leader in the development of standards and practices for industrial control systems security. He is a founding member and currently serves as the co-chair of the ISA99 committee on industrial automation and control systems security.
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