Open Source, Open Systems & Modular Control Architectures
April 20, 2021
12pm - 1pm
The ISA Calgary Section invites you to our April Technical Talk; Open Source, Open Systems & Modular Control Systems.
Once again, our very own ISA Calgary Section Member, Ian Verhappen, who recently received ISA HQ's Excellence In Enduring Service Award (read full story) has volunteered to present - thank you Ian!
This complimentary webinar will highlight several initiatives by various industry consortia to - ultimately - reduce dependency of control systems on proprietary technology from a singular supplier.
Can we all just be friends? In a perfect automation world, one would be able to 1) run, study, modify, and redistribute source code, and 2) when setting up a modular control system, mix and match best in class supplier modules. This presentation will showcase examples of where this has been done to date, how this has impacted the path of major control system providers already, the limitations of these ideals, and how this could further impact future control systems.
Ian became a member of ISA at the start of his 20-year career in the oil sands and remains actively involved today. He started his volunteering as newsletter editor for the Analysis Division newsletter, which led to becoming the Analysis Division Director and involvement in standards activities shortly after. Following this he naturally progressed to role in other areas including: VP Publications, Standards, Strategic Planning, and District 10, and served on the Executive Board and Executive Committee. Ian was also Edmonton Section President twice and has now come full circle as APMD division newsletter editor, serving on standards committees, and the local Sections. For full-time work, Ian's currently a Solutions Architect for Willowglen Systems.
Please register for this complimentary webinar via the below button. Instructions on how to attend will be provided to all registered attendees the week of the event.