About Jim Cahill

I am the Chief Blogger, Surface Dweller, and Head of Social Media for Emerson Automation Solutions. The surface dweller metaphor comes from an article I wrote, Surface key to social network success. It highlights the importance of organizations having people out at the surface of their organizations to better listen and respond to the needs of their customers and prospective customers. It was an absolute thrill and honor to be named BtoB magazine’s Best Corporate Blog for 2010.


The purpose of my blog is to highlight the experts within Emerson Automation Solutions. My hope is to more closely connect you as an automation professional with the experts throughout our organization. If these connections help you in your day-to-day work, I hope that it will spark future Emerson bloggers to begin their conversations directly with you. This process has begun with the excellent Modeling and Control blog by two Emerson automation hall of fame technologists, the Analytic Expert blog, and many of the other blogs featured in the Emerson Exchange 365 community.

About Me

My 30+ year career at Fisher Controls and in turn Emerson (who acquired Fisher in 1992) spans sales support, product application specialist, alliance manager, product manager for the DeltaV development, marketing communications manager, and now social media leader.

I received a BSEE from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the University of New Orleans. My career began as a Systems Engineer with Conoco North American production in New Orleans in the mid 1980s before coming to Fisher Controls in the late 1980s.

Contact Me

LinkedIn: www.LinkedIn.com/in/JimCahill

eMail: [email protected]

Phone: +1 512.850.4270


On a final note, the opinions expressed here are my personal opinions. Content published here is not read or approved by Emerson before it is posted and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of Emerson. No warranties, express or implied, or other guarantees will be offered as to the quality of opinions or anything else offered here.

I encourage comments on my blog posts. However, I reserve the right to delete inappropriate/non-germane comments. I will moderate and delete comments I consider to be spam, defamatory, or offensive to me and/or the readers of this blog. Opinions expressed here and in any corresponding comments are the personal opinions of the original authors, and not those of Emerson and not those of Jim Cahill.

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