James Altucher made a name for himself as an investor and writer. He is even more on the strange side than I am. He’s been on a rant for a while about how many people waste money on college. Now, I bet that if you want to be a chemical engineer college is a good […]
Yes, OPC UA at Hannover. Even though (or because of) I’ve been to two subsequent conferences, I’m still catching up on Hannover news. The growth in popularity of OPC UA led to increased interest among members for space at the OPC Foundation booth. For the last few years it had roughly six sponsors with a […]
Industrial automation manufacturer and Internet of Things application toolset provider Opto 22 announces immediate availability of the Node-RED development environment running on the groov Box industrial appliance, significantly decreasing IIoT application development time and complexity. Node-RED makes it easier to prototype, develop, and deploy applications for connecting physical assets to cloud applications and IT systems. […]
Join me along with representatives of PwC and The Manufacturing Institute for a Twitter Chat next Tuesday at 1 pm EDT. #MFGTalent How does all this digital technology we talk about affect manufacturing jobs? What will the future look like.
We toss the term thought leader around carelessly at times. In this case, it’s true. Terry Blevins is retiring this month from Emerson Process. He is a true thought leader in process control. He taught me a lot. I’m sure that he taught scores more much more. Check out his blog post.
I’m on my way to Dallas and the Schneider Electric Automation conference. This would be the re-make of Foxboro user group–and it appears that the famous old Boston-area name that we seldom hear anymore, Modicon, will make an appearance, too. The most interesting information will be what Schneider has done to Foxboro/Triconex. The company has […]
Last week many meetings in cold and snowy Chicago. This week is sunny Orlando and my 17th trip to the ARC Forum. Today is the “press conference marathon.” Right now, Tom Kinney of Invensys is speaking. Much more news coming this week. Invensys unveiled a new version of its SimSci advanced process control software Feb. […]
I met Josh and Adam at a PLM conference last year. Interesting guys. One is an engineer and the other a designer–and they bicker about the difference in the disciplines on their podcast. You can subscribe to EvD on iTunes. I’ve enclosed the latest one here. Carl Bass, CEO of AutoDesk, is the guest. I’m […]
Another great TED Talk. Once again, something for you all to think about. Maybe you can come up with a cool invention within your industry. From the TED Website–What’s the key to using alternative energy, like solar and wind? Storage — so we can have power on tap even when the sun’s not out and […]
After a 6-month hiatus for various personal reasons, I’ve decided to go back to podcasts. Hopefully a little more regularly now. Even in the 6 months of no new material, my site still averaged over 300 downloads–and someone bought the app. Thank you. This one recaps my experiences at the MARTS Conference this week.