Let’s close this week with a few important announcements. The first is that abstracts for the September 27 – October 1, 2010 Emerson Exchange meeting in San Antonio, Texas are due this coming Monday, March 15. In spite of my last-minute ways, I have two workshops ready to submit.
The first is with Deb Franke, with whom I’ve teamed up over the last three years:
- 2007 – Getting the Most Value from the Internet: How New Web 2.0 Tools and Techniques Can Help You Innovate
- 2008 – Feeding That Inner Geek While Sharing Your Expertise and Interests
- 2009 – Gamechangers: How to Thrive in Chaos
This year we want to be able to answer that hard-hitting question about social media, “What’s in it for me?” If the Emerson Exchange board selects our workshop among all those submitted, we’ll present our six most persuasive arguments to answer this question.
The second workshop will also be about social media, but look at it from a customer’s perspective of the opportunities to create better products and technologies through an on-line dialog between customers and Emerson. The workshop will also look at some of the existing communities where this collaboration occurs, such as the Micro Motion Community and the DeltaV LinkedIn group. These ideas build upon the article, Online collaboration: A win for all of us, by Micro Motion president, Tom Moser.
Fingers crossed that one or both will be accepted!
The other important announcement is that ModelingAndControl.com‘s Greg McMillan continues his quest to share his vast knowledge of process control and modeling before he decides to fully kick back and retire. If you’re near St. Louis or Kansas City, you’ll not want to miss:
- ISA St. Louis, Wednesday March 17 – pH Measurement
- Experitec Kansas City Technology Seminar Open House, Friday March 26 – Advances in measurement, valves, and control can make a dramatic difference in important applications such as bioreactor, compressor, exothermic reactor, and neutralizer control.
Greg, Deb, and I are discussing other ways we can help share Greg’s wisdom further and wider. All I can say is, stay tuned!
Update: I sent a note to Greg about mentioning our musings and he let me know he’s also submitting an abstract for an “Interactive Exploration of Process Control Improvement” that provides some “hands on” enjoyment. This is probably one you’ll want to include on list to see!