eNews March  2015

  • Member Meeting - Guest Speaker: Mahin Derakhshanian on SCADA Best Practices 
  • Come to our Tradeshow: 2015 ISA Hamilton Expo - Tues, March 24, 2015
  • Expo Technical Speakers Program Announced
  • ISA Golf Tournament: Fri, May 22 at Chippewa Creek G&CC
Member Meeting with Guest Speaker - Tues, March 17, 2015

ISA Hamilton is pleased to present our annual guest lecture at McMaster Univeristy on March 17, 2015 at 6:30pm.
  • Title: SCADA Best Practices
  • Speaker: Mahin Derakhshanian, Can-Technologies
  • Date:  Tuesday, March 17th, 2015
  • Cost: FREE, but RSVP required. Includes a light dinner.
RSVP to program@isahamilton.com by March 16, 2015.
Time 6:30 p.m. – light dinner
Presentation Start:  6:50 p.m.
Engineering Technology Building Room: ETB/ 235
McMaster Univeristy.
1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8
A facilities tour of the McMaster-Mohawk Bachelor of Technology in Process Automation facilities follows the presentation
Presentation Details:
Mahin will outline SCADA best practices in light of currently available technology.  Industries are becoming increasingly accountable for the safety, efficiency, and reliability of their systems. It is therefore important to establish a set of best practices to govern the operation of mission critical HMI/SCADA applications.  Once established, these guidelines need to be periodically re-evaluated to account for new technologies, threats and demands.
Speaker Biography:
Mahin Derakhshanian with over 20 years of experience in Electrical, Automation, Control and Information Technology has managed several medium and large capital projects within several industries including Primary Steel, Secondary Steel, Automotive, Power Generation, Material Handling, Water Treatment, Food & Beverage, Chemical, Tobacco and Cement.

ISA Hamilton Expo - Tues, March 24 at the RBG
ISA Hamilton will be holding it's annual trade show on Tues, March 24 starting at 9:00am at the RBG in Burlington Ontario. As always the day will feature a keynote address, a technical speaking program, and exhibitor booths from a wide range of automation suppliers.
As always there is no pre-registration required, and all attendees are treated to a catered lunch and door prizes.

Royal Botanical Gardens
RBG Centre – Main Exhibit Hall
680 Plains Road West
Burlington, Ontario
Free parking on site!
Come and learn about the products and services from over 50 local automation suppliers. Show includes a instructional program with technical presentations on a variety of automation topics.
See our Flyer in CPECN magazine!
Keynote Address starts at 9:00am
Exhibitor Hall Hours 10:00am to 5:00pm


Technical Program for Expo released 

ISA Hamilton is pleased to announced that the keynote speaker for our 2015 Expo will be David Beckman. Mr. Beckman will be presenting at talk entitled Think for a Change, which will present overview of changes taking place in our sector and how technology continues to initiate change in our various industries.

Mr. Beckman is the Senior VP of Marketing with Emerson Process Management. Before taking his current role, he has held various senior executive roles within the Fischer  Controls, Systems and Solutions, and other units within Emerson. Prior to his career at Emerson, he held several roles at Honeywell and Siemens, including manager of Honeywell’s European operations.  Mr. Beckman received his BSEE from LeTourneau University (Longview, Texas), and has an MBA from Harvard and several other advanced degrees.
Come and hear David and other speakers as part of our Expo technical speakers program.
Save the Date: ISA Hamilton Golf Tournament
Our 2015 ISA Hamilton Golf Tournament will be taking place on Friday, May 22, 2015.  Tee-off is at 12:00 noon.
Our golf tournament will be taking place at Chippewa Creek Golf Club, which is about a 15 minute drive from Hamilton (via Hwy 6 south or Upper James Street).  The tournament is played in foursomes with “best ball” in the Scramble Format, plus a few interesting house rules for fun.
Chippewa Creek Golf Club
3696 Chippewa Road
Mount Hope, Ontario
Costs are:
  • $595 per foursome, and includes 18 holes of golf, power cart, steak dinner, and prizes for 4 people*
  • $500 for additional foursomes (2nd, 3rd, 4th…)
  • $195 Company Sponsorship Package only (does not include golf)*
  • $130 single golfer rate (includes golf/cart/dinner/prize, you will be put into a foursome)
  • $35 dinner only
*The foursome package includes the Company Sponsorship Package  (hole sponsorship with logo/name sign at hole, ad with link on ISA Hamilton website for following year)
Registration is now open.  Download the registration form at www.isahamilton.com/golf-tournament
To reserve your foursome, please register before May 1, 2015.  .
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