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February 10, 2020 @ 8:21 am

Control’s Top 50 manages market forces, IIoT and digitalization

Jim Montague is joined by A.R.C. Advisory Group’s Larry O’Brien and Craig Resnick to discuss the latest Top 50 report, from how these automation companies are managing market conditions to their implementations of the Industrial Internet of Things and digitalization.

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December 16, 2019 @ 3:51 pm

Joe Weiss’ ground-up view of cybersecurity

In this podcast, control system cybersecurity expert Joe Weiss sets Control executive editor Jim Montague straight on several major cyber security issues, especially sensor, device and Level 0 vulnerabilities, and the ongoing inability of network-focused efforts to acknowledge and address them. He also examines other parts of the current cybersecurity landscape, and provides several practical recommendations that users can employ to improve the cybersecurity of their process applications, facilities and organizations. For more, read the 12-part December cover feature.

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December 2, 2019 @ 9:06 am

Solutions spotlight: Operational analytics go beyond data science

Control publisher Keith Larson guest hosts this Solutions Spotlight edition. In this podcast, Keith speaks with Peter Zornio, chief technology officer for Emerson's Automation Solutions business to talk operational analytics

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November 4, 2019 @ 11:20 am

IIoT, digitalization and the workforce

In this podcast, Sam Hoff, CEO of Patti Engineering, a CSIA-certified system integrator in Auburn Hills, Mich., talks with Jim Montague, Control’s executive editor, about the Industrial Internet of Things, workforce development and other topics.

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October 9, 2019 @ 7:15 am

Solutions spotlight: Industrial asset management lifecycles

Keith Larson, publisher of Control and, is joined by Rockwell Automation's Rachael Conrad, VP and GM for customer support and maintenance, and Matthew Fordenwalt, VP and GM for systems and solutions, to discuss industrial asset management lifecycles and the upcoming Automation Fair.

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July 29, 2019 @ 8:41 am

OPAF update: O-PAS Version 1.0 explained

Jim Montague is joined by Dennis Brandl, principal consultant at BRL Consulting Inc., co-chair of the OPAF standards working group and chair of the technical architecture sub-committee. They discuss the history, goals and news from the Open Process Automation Forum.

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May 3, 2019 @ 8:41 am

Today’s data analytics aren’t very different

Michael Risse, VP and CMO at Seeq, talks with Control’s Jim Montague about data analytics in process automation and control, how they're evolving, the new forms they can take on, and how users can benefit.

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April 4, 2019 @ 8:25 am

Exploring historians & data analytics - Part 2

Jim Montague speaks with Sam Russem, director of the Smart Manufacturing practice at Grantek Systems Integration, a CSIA-certified system integrator in Philadelphia to expand on the first discussion about the capabilities of modern historians and data analytics.

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March 4, 2019 @ 8:31 am

Exploring historians & data analytics

Will Aja, customer operations VP at Panacea Technologies Inc. talks with Control's executive editor Jim Montague about the "modern historian," the evolution of data analytics and the new forms it can take on, and how users can take advantage of them.

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February 4, 2019 @ 8:27 am

Computing at the edge

In this podcast, Peter Zornio, CTO at Emerson Automation Solutions, talks with Jim Montague, Control’s executive editor, about computing at the edge of process automation and control systems, how what's happening now is different than former distributed control efforts, and how edge computing works and how users can take advantage of it.

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