DE&I: An Informative Discussion About People and Business

When:  Oct 21, 2020 from 10:00 to 11:00 (CT)

Whether you are new to the diversity, equality and inclusion (DE&I)  discussion or looking to refine your processes, you’ll want to hear from this panel of professionals – from within the industry – on this timely topic.

In just 45 minutes, you’ll learn the:

  • Reasons why DE&I matters
  • Business case for DE&I
  • Challenges of recruiting underrepresented groups
  • Promising efforts to recruit a diverse work force
  • Opportunities for partnerships


Not seeing the topic you are interested in? No problem. We’ve got you covered. There will be ample time for  Q&A, so bring your questions!


Carolyn Baron

Carolyn  Baron is Kepware channel sales director for PTC, a company that drives industrial innovation with solutions that enable companies to differentiate their products and services, improve operational excellence and increase workforce productivity.

John Glenski

John Glenski is president of Automation Plus, the Automation, IT/OT and information division of the Plus Group based in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was named a Forty under 40 award winner by the Cincinnati Business Courier in 2016 and an Engineering Leader Under 40 in 2014 by Control Engineering magazine.

Frank Riordan

Frank Riordan is president of DMC Inc., a leading engineering automation consulting company based Chicago. Frank also serves on the CSIA Board of Directors.


Lisa Richter

As CSIA’s industry director, Lisa Richter helps members grow their businesses, share industry expertise and advance the industry of control system integration. She is also host of the Talking Industrial Automation podcast on the Industrial Automation Exchange, a smart directory for SIs, suppliers and end users to learn and do business.