FDT Group - Integrating Device Intelligence - ISA Edmonton

Integrating Device Intelligence

March 30, 2015 | Millwoods Golf Course

Address – 4540 50 St NW

6:00pm – Networking (Cash Bar)

6:30pm – Dinner

7:00pm – Technical Presentation

Looking for a competitive advantage? Today’s industrial automation business environment is more dynamic and challenging than ever. The Industrial Internet of Things, predictive analytics, cloud computing, Industry 4.0 and many more enterprise initiatives might all be overwhelming.  The reality is that the intelligent device information in your installed smart measurement device could hold the answer to becoming or remaining competitive!

This presentation will highlight the many powerful benefits of integrating device information with control or asset management applications to improve plant reliability, lower operating cost and improve plant performance – providing a low-cost, low-risk solution to getting a competitive advantage and providing a basis for many of the technology initiatives mentioned. Expect user-documented success stories and more. 


The FDT Group is proud to have Ian Verhappen speaking on their behalf about Integrating Device Intelligence – A Competitive Advantage

Ian Verhappen, P.Eng. is an ISA Fellow, ISA Certified Automation Professional (CAP), and a recognized authority on Foundation fieldbus, industrial communications technologies and process analyzer systems. Ian is an active member of ISA including Managing Director on the Standards Board, chair of ISA-103 (FDT Technology Standard), and Chair of the Canadian IEC TC65 Committee.  Ian also participates actively on the FDT North American Marketing Team. With 30 years of experience in the automation industry, Verhappen provides consulting services in field level industrial communications, process analytics and heavy oil / oil sands automation.

FDT standardizes the communication and configuration interface between all field devices and host systems independent of the communication protocol (HART, FF, Profibus, etc.) and vendor’s equipment.  

The FDT Group AISBL is an international non-profit corporation consisting of over 90 leading worldwide companies active in process and factory automation. The major purpose of the FDT Group is to provide an open and non-proprietary interface for the integration of field devices with engineering, automation and asset management systems. In this environment, end users, manufacturers, universities, and research organizations are working together to develop the technology; to provide development tools, support, and training; to coordinate field trials and demonstrations; and to enable product interoperability. Visit www.fdtgroup.org  for more information.



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