On 5-May, 2012 I presented “ISA Structure and Departments” to leaders from District 1 of the International Society of Automation. It covers basic governance structure and the goals of the various Departments.
The Emerging Leader Service Award, established in 2005, recognizes Society Members who have made significant contributions to organizational units of the Society and its Members and have no more than 10 years of accumulated membership. Years of student membership are not included in the limitation. Contributions must include a minimum of four years of progressive leadership positions and documentation of the breadth and depth of the accomplishments and responsibilities.
I was one of six panelinsts on a social media round table at the 4th Annual ISA Marketing & Sales Summit in Boston on 9/11/09. In addition to participating in the panel, I set up several webcasts of various presentations at the summit and also created the Posterous page that was used for delivering much of the content from the event to various social media channels.
The audio from the round table is availble here (you can also read the chat transcript):
On August 6, 2009 I presented “Social Media and Its Effect on Water and Wastwater Industries” at the ISA’s 4th Annual Water and Wastewater Automatic Controls symposium.
Social media is changing the world; this is not hyperbole. If you doubt this, just ask the Iranian government about Twitter or the Boston Globe about eBay and Craigslist. As the tools and technologies that facilitate communicating, sharing, and coordinating become increasingly boring and (by and large) free, they are empowering groups to organize themselves and challenging the value propositions of long standing institutions. And if you think this doesn’t or won’t affect you as a municipality, private operations company, equipment supplier, trade organization, engineering firm, software developer, or government regulator you are wrong.