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.

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.

The Future of the Manufacturing Labor Force

Automation is an integral aspect of manufacturing, and has been since the Industrial Revolution. Tod...
Katie Brenneman Jul 5, 2022 5:30:00 AM

Why Soft Skills are Necessary for Growth in Automation Industries

The value of soft skills in the workplace is something that many companies have placed more of an em...
Katie Brenneman Feb 15, 2022 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

Industrial Automation Workers Need a Wider Array of Technical Skills and Knowledge

This post was written by industrial security expert and ISA99 Committee Co-Chair Eric Cosman.
Eric Cosman Oct 31, 2018 10:42:51 AM

How to Bridge the Generation Gap in the Process Industries Through Mentoring

This post was authored by Paul J. Galeski, CEO and founder of MAVERICK Technologies, a Rockwell Auto...
Contributing Authors Jun 20, 2018 10:42:05 AM

ISA Executive Board Approves New Vision and Mission Statements

This post is authored by Brian Curtis, president of ISA 2018.
ISA Past-Presidents May 10, 2018 11:15:04 AM

The Arts Must Be Factored Into the STEM Equation

This guest blog post was written by Stephen R. Huffman, vice president, marketing and business devel...
Contributing Authors Mar 5, 2018 10:42:59 AM

Future Engineers Benefit from ISA Student Sections

This post was authored by Leo Staples, senior manager, utility operational compliance, at OGE Energy...
Contributing Authors Nov 20, 2017 10:42:36 AM

ISA Student Sections Spearhead Future Industrial Automation Workforce

This post was written by Leo Staples, senior manager, utility operational compliance, at OGE Energy ...
Contributing Authors Sep 6, 2017 10:42:13 AM

Should STEM Education Programs Include the Arts?

This article was written by Bill Lydon, chief editor at InTech magazine. Want to learn more on this ...
Bill Lydon Aug 28, 2017 10:42:04 AM

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