CSIA 2011 Conference: 2 years of opportunities inspire performance
Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) 2011 Executive Conference, April 27 – 30, in Orlando, FL, is titled, “Inspiring Performance.” Guest speakers and 17 CSIA members will share their knowledge.
The Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) 2011 Executive Conference is April 27 – 30, in Orlando.
Economist Alan Beaulieu, president of the Institute for Trend Research, will forecast the next two years of opportunity for control system integrators at the opening plenary session, Thursday, April 28. Beaulieu’s extensive understanding of business cycles and his ability to explain the implications have made him one of CSIA’s highest rated speakers.
Wall Street Journal columnist Jeff Zaslow will speak about life’s transitions and the unforgettable moments that captivate the world’s attention. Zaslow collaborated with Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch, author of “The Last Lecture,” and U.S. Airways Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, author of “Highest Duty,” on their best-selling books. Zaslow’s presentation will be Saturday, April 30.
The conference, “Inspiring Performance,” features additional speakers on a wide range of topics related to business practices and market opportunities. In all, 17 CSIA members will share their knowledge.
Steve Birket, Birket Engineering, who will share insights from 25 years of experience with industrial automation for theme park rides, pyrotechnics and Broadway shows.
Attorney Mark Voigtmann, Baker & Daniels, who will address the legal impact of various automation standards and how they interact or contradict one another. Read more on Legalities in Automation from Voigtmann.
About CSIA: The Control System Integrators Association provides its member-companies with the means to improve their business and executive management skills in support of the belief that being a good system integrator goes hand-in-hand with operating a good business. CSIA is proud to “raise the bar” in control system integration.
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