Beaulieu named keynote speaker for CSIA conference
Alan Beaulieu, an economist, will focus on "objective reality" in regards to the manufacturing industry in his keynote address at the 2013 CSIA Executive Conference.
Economist Alan Beaulieu is optimistic about the future of manufacturers and the control system integrators who help them automate industrial equipment and systems.
“The media fears are overstated, as are the recent Congressional Budget Office estimates for growth,” says Beaulieu, a recognized economist and the president of ITR Economics. Beaulieu will deliver the keynote address at the 2013 Executive Conference of the Control System Integrators Association, May 1-4, 2013.
In his keynote address, Beaulieu will examine both the good and the bad in current forecasts and offer the best course of action for control system integrators, based on “objective reality.”
Other speakers during the conference include CSIA attorney Mark Voigtmann of Faegre Baker Daniels, who returns with his popular 21 Legal Takeaways, and Ted Garnett, president of Performance Resources Consulting, whose SPEED metrics methods help work teams improve performance. The conference also features more than two dozen workshops, networking opportunities and an industry trade show.
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