As we foretold Two hectic Automation Weeks! commenced on 27th September 2010.
Emerson User Group Exchange which ended on 1st October 2010 exhausted and delighted everybody with the breadth of its scope.
This years event was however tinged with a little sadness when one of the giants of the automation world bowed out after many years of service to Emerson Process Management. Happily John Berra, will not be severing his links entirely either with the company or the discipline and no doubt will continue to share his undoubted expertese and wisdom with his successors for many years to come.
The Read-out Signpost joins all those who wish him well in the coming years.
There were of course the valedictory interviews and we include links to some here:
Emerson’s John Berra says farewell (ControlGlobal)
John Berra Retires Today, Offers Thoughts On 40 Years (Gary Mintchell)
John Berra’s farewell (Control Global video)
There was time for laughter too as in Wednesday’s luncheon speaker who cut to the chase—both in terms of talking points and of various vegetables—as he drove home his points—both of his machetes and of his topic: you have to face your fears. Grab Your Fears By the Handle said speaker Frank Miles!
There are some interesting interviews to be seen on the The #EMRex You Tube Channel.
We endevoured to cover events both by following tweets and the livestreamed events but very early on we gave up, beaten by an avalaunch of tweets! However we piggybacked on the many reports which came thick and fast from the San Antonio site of this annual event and updated them on our Read-out Instrument Signpost home page each day as we received them. Here they are now.
See Jim Cahill
AutomationWorld @ EMRex
Emerson’s Sonnenberg Talks Innovation, Business (Gary Mintchell)
Human Centered Design (Wes Iversen video Interview)
EMREX 2 days in (Gary Mintchell)
Latest Buzz from Emerson Exchange 2010 (Gary Mintchell’s video)
His final wrap-up (podcast)
ControlGlobal at EMRex
Tools for the Safety Lifecycle (On Mike Boudreaux’s roadmap!)
Emerson Exchange plus latest on Stuxnet! (Sound Off)
Some other blogs
Get Engineers and Chemists Talking, or Face the Black Box Syndrome (PharmaQbD Design Blog)
Prime Time Batch Analytics (Process Copntrol Musings)
Conquering Complexity (Automation.com November 2010)
We don’t say that we have located EVERY report or presentation on-line in this post. That really is not its function. You will get almost everything on the links we have provided and we especially recomend that you should keep an eye on Jim Cahill’s Emerson Process Experts. There’s always lots of interesting stuff there.
and next year the #EMRex they do it all over again as the fun shifts to the Nashville Opryland Oct 24-28!