ISA, Morley seek emerging technologists for 2006 expo

11/08/2005


Research Triangle Park, NC, and Chicago, IL —The latest technology innovations will be showcased in a new “Innovation Alley” set to debut at ISA Expo 2006 in Houston. Technology innovator Dick Morley, known widely as the father of the PLC, will organize the effort.

Morley will recruit and select small companies that are innovating in areas that may have future use in automation applications. The Alley will give attendees a view of the future along with the commercial innovations of today’s automation hardware, software, and service suppliers shown in the traditional exhibits.

“We’re happy to have Dick Morley be the czar of this activity for ISA,” said Ken Baker, 2006 ISA president.” This initiative will, in many ways, introduce automation professionals to the future of the industry, and we’re confident that will have a lasting positive impact on the field.”

The Alley will be “an exciting opportunity for folks to see innovations arising from the bright minds of emerging technologists,” said Morley. “I’ve been privileged to encounter many of these individuals in my travels and engagements, and I’m delighted to able to work with ISA to bring them to the annual Expo event.”

Morley said he hopes to attract “young geniuses” to show what will happen in the next 10 years. “These people are in it for the fun and challenge,” not for filling out paperwork by a certain deadline, he suggested of the effort to draw a new, sometime a bit irreverent, generation of exhibitors and attendees. Morley will determine how many and which companies will qualify to participate in the showcase. Innovation Alley space will be offered at $1 per booth.

—Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jeanine Katzel, senior editor, jkatzel@reedbusiness.com





No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Big Data and IIoT value; Monitoring Big Data; Robotics safety standards and programming; Learning about PID
Motor specification guidelines; Understanding multivariable control; Improving a safety instrumented system; 2017 Engineers' Choice Award Winners
Selecting the best controller from several viewpoints; System integrator advice for the IIoT; TSN and real-time Ethernet; Questions to ask when selecting a VFD; Action items for an aging PLC/DCS
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.
Motion control advances and solutions can help with machine control, automated control on assembly lines, integration of robotics and automation, and machine safety.
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Future of oil and gas projects; Reservoir models; The importance of SCADA to oil and gas
Big Data and bigger solutions; Tablet technologies; SCADA developments
SCADA at the junction, Managing risk through maintenance, Moving at the speed of data
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Jose S. Vasquez, Jr.
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
click me