27 October 2020
9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST

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This one-day virtual event will encompass topics regarding advances in connectivity, automation, and security within the operational context of hybrid manufacturing applications across multiple vertical industries. 


The impact of these overarching technologies will be emphasized by focusing on real-world applications that examine the challenges that come with adoption, integration, and implementation of new technology. 

Top 5 Reasons to Attend

1. View state-of-the-art products and technology services and solutions 
2. Gain a competitive edge by participating in ISA training courses
3. Attend thought-provoking keynote sessions delivered by industry leaders
4. Participate in a variety of technical tracks and topical sessions
5. Network with peers and make valuable professional connections

Conference Pricing

ISA Members: 80 USD
Non Member/List: 100 USD

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Preliminary Agenda*

9:00 am ET

Exhibitor Hall Opens

9:30 am ET

Opening Keynote Panel Discussion: 5G Global Standardization and Implementation So What?
Adrian Scrase, Chief Technology Officer
European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)

Andrew Alleman, Chief Architect for Network Solutions

Andreas Mueller, Head of Communication and Network Technology
Bosch Corporate Research

10:15 am ET

Plenary Speaker: A Smart Manufacturing Implementation Guide
Sujata Tilak, Managing Director
Ascent Intellimation

10:45 am ET


11:00 am ET

Smart Plant Next Generation Platform
Dr. Soloman Almadi, Senior Engineering Consultant & Abdulaziz Alghamdi, Smart City Project Engineer
Saudi Aramco

11:30 am ET

Break/Exhibitor Lounge Discussion

12:00 pm ET

Smartly Connecting Manufacturing Systems
Oleg Levytskyy, Operational Technology Lead
Honda of Canada Manufacturing

12:30 pm ET

Lunch Break

13:00 pm ET

Technology Demonstration – Sponsored by Quartic.ai
Practical ML/AI Applications for Automation and OT Users

Vinodh Rodrigues, VP of Customer Success

13:30 pm ET

Powering Food with Flexible Manufacturing
Chris Monchinski, VP of Manufacturing Intelligence
Automated Control Concepts

14:00 pm ET


14:30 pm ET

Industrial Wireless Systems and Advancements in Automation CyberPhysical Security
Marco Ayala, Senior Lifecycles Services Manager
Victor Wegelin, Consultant/Owner
PMA Concepts

15:00 pm ET


15:30 pm ET

Smart Manufacturing is Safe Manufacturing - 5 Key Ways to Secure Your Organization
Michael Rothschild , Director of Product and Solutions Marketing

16:00 pm ET

Networking/Happy Hour Chat
Join our Mixology Demonstration!

Make sure to have these ingredients ahead of time to make it during this Happy Hour Chat!

Here's what you'll need to make a Quarantiki:

- 1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice (Retain ½ of lime for garnish)
- 1 oz. Fresh Grapefruit Juice
- .5 oz. Cinnamon Syrup (see recipe below)
- .5 oz. Passion Fruit Syrup (see recipe below)
- 1.5 oz. Jamaican Rum
- 1.5 oz. Barbados Rum
- 3 dashes Angostura Bitters
- A dozen whole cloves
- Fresh mint sprig
- Three cups of crushed ice

Cinnamon Syrup Recipe: 2 to 1 mixture of cane sugar and water with a fist full of crushed cinnamon sticks. Cooked on stove top until all sugar dissolves. Turn off heat and steep cinnamon sticks for an hour, fine strain to remove solids. Can store refrigerated for up to one month.

Passion Fruit Syrup Recipe: 2 to 1 mixture of cane sugar and passion fruit juice, cooked on stove top until all sugar dissolves. Can refrigerate for up to one month.

*Final agenda will be available upon login to the live event within the ISA Resource area.

“Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has emerged as a major technology with a big impact on industrial automation systems—and on the automation professionals involved with the design and maintenance of such systems. One of the biggest challenges in the adoption IIoT technologies is cybersecurity.  

ISA recently created the IIoT and Smart Manufacturing Committee to establish a forum for the automation community to discuss the adoption and challenges of applying these technologies in industries globally. With its multitude of members, volunteers, and subject matter experts, ISA contributes a vast amount of expertise in IIoT and industrial cybersecurity. This new conference will be an important vehicle for content sharing on such critical topics.”  

Carlos Mandolesi, Project Manager, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland 

2020 Program Committee

Carlos Mandolesi
Program Chair
Trinity College

Sujata Tilak
Program Co-Chair
Ascent Intellimation Pvt Ltd  

Marco Ayala aeSolutions

Vic Wegelin
PMA Concepts 

Sandeep Vysyaraju
ISA ACARD Division

Victor Venancio
Stefanini Group  

Kim Belinsky
ISA Staff - Event Manager

William Furlow
ISA Staff - Business Development   

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