IIoT & Smart Manufacturing Conference

As COVID-19 (Coronavirus) diagnoses continue to increase worldwide, ISA is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our members and customers.  

The World Health Organization (WHO), the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and other global health organizations have universally recommended the cancellation or postponement of gatherings, including conferences, to slow the spread of the virus.  

We are complying with those recommendations, as a result, this conference has been rescheduled to 19-21 October 2020.

ISA will rollover all current registrations and exhibit payments to the rescheduled event, OR you may request a refund by emailing info@isa.org.

Training: 19 October 2020 Conference: 20-21 October 2020 Venue: Moody Gardens Hotel, Galveston, Texas


Register by 1 June for a chance to be entered to win a remote-controlled 4K drone! 

Keynote/Panel Discussion Highlights
IIoT–From Technology Hype to Sustainable and Scalable Solutions 

As with most potentially disruptive or transformative technical trends, much of the emphasis is often placed on the nature and capability of the component and contributing technologies. While this may be adequate for raising initial awareness and promoting potential opportunities it is not sufficient for delivering solutions that provide business value and are sustainable over the long term. Asset owners must have clear business objectives and a comprehensive strategy that describes not only suitable technologies, but also the implications for organizational models, roles and responsibilities, and business processes. This keynote panel will present the elements of this strategy followed by a discussion of the potential of various technologies. 

Featuring key representatives from: Microsoft, Unilever, HP Technologies, and AT&T. Panel discussion moderated by ISA 2020 President Eric Cosman.

Stay tuned for further details as they become available!


This 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. 

Conference Topics

Preliminary Program

• Navigating the IIoT Landscape • System Design & Architecture • Cybersecurity & Safety • Implementation & Management • Smart Manufacturing • Digital Transformation • AI/Edge Computing • Industrial Communications/Network Technologies  

Important Speaker Deadlines:
Abstracts Due - Completed
Abstract Acceptance - Completed
Draft Papers/Presentations - 1 May 2020
Reviewer's Comments to Authors - 1 June 2020
Final Papers/Presentations - 3 August 2020
Speaker Registration - 4 September 2020

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

Who Should Attend? 

Process Industries • O&G Upstream • Downsteam₁

Conference Registration

ISA/ARC/IIC Members: 720 USD Non Member/List: 900 USD Student/Retirees: 125 USD 

“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  

Program Committee

Carlos Mandolesi, Program Chair Trinity College

Sujata Tilak, Program Co-Chair Ascent Intellimation Pvt Ltd  

J. Parsons Jacobs Engineering  

Marco Ayala aeSolutions Houston

Vic Wegelin PMA Concepts 

Mark Luciw ARC Advisory Group  

Sandeep Vysyaraju SVM Minerals

Victor Venancio KPMG Brazil  

Yogesh Balajee Siemens


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