List of Technical Speakers Announced for 2013 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium

2013wastewaterplantThe symposium committee is pleased to announce the list of technical speakers for the 2013 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium. This year’s symposium will have a total of 46 speakers, who will be presenting their talks over the course of 2 days. The symposium will have two speaking rooms, so that attendees can select which presentations to attend based on their interests.

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Of the 46 speakers, the symposium includes one keynote address, three invited speakers and two guest speakers. This year’s keynote address will be delivered by Carey E. Hidaka from Worldwide Smarter Water Solutions, which is part of the IBM Software Group. His talked entitled “Using Data from Municipal Water/Wastewater SCADA Systems (and Other Sources) to Make Smarter Operational, Maintenance, and Infrastructure Investment Decisions,” will focus on the vast amount of intelligence that can be generated by using process data and other data sources in smarter ways.

Invited speakers at this year’s symposium also include Bill Hollifield, Principal HMI Consultant from PAS, will will discuss the results of a real-life study on the operational benefits of High Performance HMIs.  P. Hunter Vegas will delivery a talk about techniques for  successfully managing a SCADA retrofit project.  Lastly, John Cusimano, from the security services division of exida, will deliver a eye-opening address about the state of cyber security in municipal water plants across the world.

The 2013 symposium will also also continue the ISA’s tradition of including guest speakers from the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA).  Tom DeLaura, who is chair of the WEF Automation and Info Tech  Committee, will deliver a talk about automation trends in the wastewater sector. The AWWA guest speaker will be announced shortly.

Topics addressed by the 2013 symposium technical program include: Automation, Instrumentation, Human Factors, Standardization, Security, Process Control, Smart Water, Wireless, Case Studies and several other SCADA-related topics.  The symposium is an excellent opportunity to sharpen your technical skills, learn about industry trends, network with professionals on your sector, and earn valuable CEUs/PDHs to support your professional qualifications.

Online registration for the symposium is now available. Register now to get the early-bird discount.

About GrahamNasby

Director, ISA Water/Wastewater Technical Division ---- Graham Nasby, P.Eng., PMP is a senior I&C Engineer with Eramosa Engineering Inc. His areas of expertise include instrumentation, control systems design, electrical design, project execution and plant start-ups. He is also subject matter expert in alarm management and works extensively in the municipal water/wastewater sector. Graham was the chair of the 2012 and 2013 ISA water/wastewater symposiums. Graham lives in Guelph, Ontario, Canada and can be contacted at: [email protected] .

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