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.

Kara Phelps

Kara Phelps

Kara Phelps was the content manager for ISA from 2019-2021.

Recent Posts:

Spotlight on the ISA IIoT & Smart Manufacturing Virtual Conference

Across multiple vertical industries, hybrid manufacturing applications have been impacted significan...
Kara Phelps Apr 6, 2021 5:15:00 AM

Spotlight on the ISA Analysis Division and Its Virtual Conference

Online process analytics is constantly evolving—for those in the field, the learning never stops. Th...
Kara Phelps Mar 9, 2021 5:15:00 AM

ISA Interchange's Top 20 Blog Posts of 2020

At this time of year, we often find ourselves looking back and reflecting on what we did, how we spe...
Kara Phelps Dec 31, 2020 5:15:00 AM

Spotlight on STEM Diversity and Inclusion Work: The National Girls Collaborative Project

Industries that don't prioritize diversity and inclusion are at a distinct disadvantage. Diversity i...
Kara Phelps Nov 24, 2020 5:30:00 AM

Spotlight on STEM Diversity and Inclusion Work: Blacks in Technology

The benefits of diversity in the workplace are well-studied, and include crucial aspects like better...
Kara Phelps Nov 12, 2020 5:15:00 AM

Are You Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day This Year?

Ada Lovelace, an English mathematician and writer who lived in the early 1800s, was one of the first...
Kara Phelps Oct 8, 2020 5:30:00 AM

5 Recent Great Reads in IT/OT Convergence

In this occasional series, we're bringing you a curated selection of recent articles on topics influ...
Kara Phelps Aug 30, 2020 5:15:00 AM

5 Recent Great Reads in IIoT

If you're interested in the vast potential of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), you may not ...
Kara Phelps Jul 31, 2020 5:00:00 AM

Inclusion Work in STEM: A Conversation with ISA Member and EMPower List Honoree Rhonda Pelton [Q&A]

Rhonda Pelton, a member of the International Society of Automation (ISA) and a former director of IS...
Kara Phelps Jul 10, 2020 5:15:00 AM

Mechanical Engineering Student Becomes MIT's First Black Woman Student President

Danielle Geathers, a mechanical engineering student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MI...
Kara Phelps Jun 5, 2020 5:15:00 AM

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