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Celebrating ISA in the News

While the International Society of Automation (ISA) has been around since 1945, word continues to spread about its work on behalf of the automation industry. ISA is expanding its presence in the media thanks to its advocates who give their time and expertise to write and talk about vital topics in the profession. Media appearances by ISA rose by 48 percent year over year in 2023, and this year, they have only continued to grow.

More media placements mean more opportunities to share ISA's resources with more people. We wanted to highlight a handful of recent shoutouts ISA has received in various media outlets. Some are written by ISA members and staff; some are written by journalists based on interviews with people affiliated with ISA.

This is far from a complete list, however—our goal with this blog post is to celebrate the wide variety of contexts and well-regarded publications in which ISA's subject-matter experts have shared their insights and discussed ISA. There have been many more media placements this year than we have room to feature here. Let's take a moment to recognize the work ISA advocates have invested in growing the organization's media presence as we look back at a small sample of media placements so far in 2024.


Automating a More Resilient Supply Chain

ISA president-elect Scott Reynolds discusses his work, his passion for building the automation community, the ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards and ISASecure certification in this interview with Security Magazine.

Why Digital Twins Are Becoming Essential for Testing and Commissioning

For this cover story for Automation World, ISA past president Steve Mustard was interviewed to share his thoughts on the differing definitions of the term "digital twin," how manufacturers might choose among the various types of digital twin technologies and how they might be used in commissioning and testing.

Defending the Factory Floor

Matt Bohne, chair of the ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance (ISAGCA), is quoted with his insights into OT cyberattacks and how to defend against them in this article from Manufacturing Automation on the growing need to secure OT systems.

Get Smart Manufacturing Skills to Achieve Industry 4.0

ISA executive board member Sujata Tilak provides an overview of the workforce skills and smart technologies needed to achieve Industry 4.0 in this column for Smart Manufacturing.

Top Trends in 2024: Experts Share Key Automation Trends for Canadian Manufacturers in 2024

ISA executive director Claire Fallon discusses the state of industrial automation in 2024 in this article from Manufacturing Automation, ranging across topics like digital transformation, ISA's efforts to establish training and certification programs, its position paper on creating resilient supply chains and much more.


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Kara Phelps
Kara Phelps
Kara Phelps is the communications and public relations manager for ISA.

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