ISA Interchange

Welcome to the official blog of the International Society of Automation (ISA).

This blog covers numerous topics on industrial automation such as operations & management, continuous & batch processing, connectivity, manufacturing & machine control, and Industry 4.0.

Bill Lydon

Bill Lydon

Lydon has been active in manufacturing automation for more than 25 years. He started his career as a designer of computer-based machine tool controls; in other positions, he applied programmable logic controllers and process control technology. In addition to experience at various large companies, he cofounded and was president of a venture-capital-funded industrial automation software company. Lydon believes the success factors in manufacturing are changing, making it imperative to apply automation as a strategic tool to compete.

Recent Posts:

26 Automation Trailblazers Who Changed the World

Titans of Automation  The International Society of Automation (ISA) explores the lives and careers o...
Bill Lydon Jan 22, 2021 5:30:00 AM

Industry 4.0 Concepts for Discrete Manufacturing Applied to Process Automation

  This article was written by Bill Lydon, automation industry authority, journalist and former chief...
Bill Lydon Dec 2, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Why Automation Professionals Need to Go Beyond the Obvious and Create Elegant Solutions

  This article was written by Bill Lydon, automation industry authority, journalist and former chief...
Bill Lydon Oct 30, 2019 9:00:27 AM

Why Industrial Cybersecurity Needs to Start at the Top and Be Embraced by All

Cybersecurity should be a top-of-mind issue with automation professionals and people throughout thei...
Bill Lydon Aug 26, 2019 9:00:16 AM

Does Your Company Have Vision to Leverage Disruptive Industrial Automation Innovations?

Disruptive innovations create new value, so users can achieve better results and, in many cases, mor...
Bill Lydon Jul 29, 2019 9:00:45 AM

How the Internet of Things Impacts Manufacturing

Internet of Things (IoT) concepts and technology continue to create a great deal of interest, activi...
Bill Lydon Mar 18, 2019 10:42:52 AM

How Programming Standards Improve Automation and Controls

IEC 61131-3, along with PLCopen extensions and support, provides software standards essential for ef...
Bill Lydon Nov 26, 2018 10:42:00 AM

Redefine and Transform How You Execute Automation Projects

This article was written by Bill Lydon, automation industry authority, journalist and former chief e...
Bill Lydon Sep 3, 2018 10:42:31 AM

How Industry 4.0 and Digitization Improves Manufacturing Responsiveness, Quality, and Efficiency

This article was written by Bill Lydon, automation industry authority, journalist and former chief e...
Bill Lydon Jun 18, 2018 10:42:45 AM

How to Leverage the ISA Ecosystem to Advance Your Career in Industrial Automation

This article was written by Bill Lydon, automation industry authority, journalist and former chief e...
Bill Lydon Jun 13, 2018 7:42:14 AM

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