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Spotlight on ISA’s 2021 Digital Transformation Virtual Conference

While the strategic adoption of digital transformation technologies can accelerate design processes, increase efficiency, and reduce downtime; fully adopting a digital transformation strategy brings about many challenges. Integrating legacy data, aligning technology solutions with your unique needs, new architecture requirements, and sourcing vendor-neutral cybersecurity solutions are just a few of the many roadblocks that automation professionals may encounter.

Enter ISA's 2021 Digital Transformation Virtual Conference. Taking place on 31 August 2021, this event will provide a standards-based global automation technology perspective to help you maximize the benefits of a digital transformation, while leveraging the technical expertise, knowledge, and experience of ISA—the global leader in automation standards, training, and education. This all-day event runs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET, and our virtual setup makes attending easier and more flexible for professionals all around the world.

DT-500-x-100-banner-graphic-for-vfairs_2021_final2The ISA 2021 Digital Transformation Virtual Conference will bring together leading experts across critical areas, covering such topics as:

  • Applying Emerging Technology to DT with Paul Tomlin, Global Process Technology Leader for the DOW Chemical Company
  • “Brave New Industry 4.0” with Ralph Langner, CEO and Founder of the Langner Company
  • Robotics Case Study, BP
  • Standards and Culture Discussions
  • Case Studies for Getting Value Out of Digital Transformation
  • The Importance of Being Business-Driven vs Being Technology-Driven With DT
  • Roadmaps for What’s Next in DT

Experts from across multiple industry segments will share best practices for leveraging new technologies to make capital-intensive projects viable. Peer-reviewed presentation sessions and dynamic panel discussions will explore the benefits of digital transformation, including accelerating design processes, improving safety and efficiency, speeding up commissioning and startup, improving uptime, and minimizing operational risks. The event will feature individuals from some of the world’s top manufacturing companies, sharing experience-based insight to help you assess your current digital transformation plans and optimize your results.

To learn more about the conference and to register, please visit the ISA Digital Transformation Virtual Conference website.


ISA offers virtual events, including webinars, virtual conferences, and ISA Connect Live, across a variety of topics. Learn more about ISA's virtual events program for 2021.

Steven Aliano
Steven Aliano
Steven Aliano is the content manager for ISA.

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