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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.

The material and information contained on this website is for general information purposes only. ISA blog posts may be authored by ISA staff and guest authors from the automation community. Views and opinions expressed by a guest author are solely their own, and do not necessarily represent those of ISA. Posts made by guest authors have been subject to peer review.

David Schultz

David Schultz

David Schultz is the owner of G5 Consulting and a Senior Consultant for Matrix Technologies. He has 25 years of automation and process control experience. He currently works with companies to help them develop and execute their digital transformation strategies. Along with ISA he is a member of Society of Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP) and Project Management Institute (PMI).

Recent Posts:

How to Implement Predictive Maintenance

Predictive Maintenance is a concept that has recently gained a lot of traction as part of digital tr...
David Schultz Jan 7, 2022 5:30:00 AM

Application Programming Interfaces in IIoT

Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) have been used for many years to allow computer programs t...
David Schultz Aug 27, 2021 5:30:00 AM

OPC Unified Architecture and Message Queuing Telemetry Transport

Conversations about OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) and Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT)...
David Schultz Jun 22, 2021 5:30:00 AM

What Is MQTT, and How Can Industrial Automation Companies Use It?

If you are getting involved at all with the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), you are bound to s...
David Schultz Apr 13, 2021 5:15:00 AM

Legacy Equipment and IIoT: Can You Teach an Old Dog New Tricks?

Like it or not, digital transformation is real, and must be a part of your overall business strategy...
David Schultz Feb 5, 2021 5:00:00 AM

7 Drivers of Digital Transformation

One of the activities of migrating from Industry 3.0 to Industry 4.0 is that of digital transformati...
David Schultz Dec 29, 2020 5:00:00 AM

What's the Difference Between Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the biggest buzzwords for 2020 and will only continue to beco...
David Schultz Nov 6, 2020 5:30:00 AM

What Is an HMI?

What is an HMI? Human machine interfaces, more commonly known as HMIs, have been used since a person...
David Schultz Oct 23, 2020 5:30:00 AM

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