Master Class: Integrator-to-Integrator (i2i)

Master Class: Integrator-to-Integrator (i2i)  Series – Solving for Transformation with Automation Software and Edge Computing                

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CSIA has teamed up with Stratus Technologies to showcase how top performing integrators architect and deploy transformational solutions for end users and machine builders. Attendees will see methodologies and case studies demonstrating how modern engineers are transforming operations with Rockwell Automation, AVEVA, GE Digital and/or Inductive Automation software stacks on Stratus’ Edge Computing platforms.

Be sure to sign up for the virtual events available and be on the lookout for more to be released.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
These virtual events are open to members and non-members.                                 

Upcoming Events

Part 3: TBD

Date: December 1, 2021

Time: 10 am Central

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 Past Events

Part 1: Up-Leveling Design and Deployment for Terminal Automation and Pharmaceutical Applications

Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Time: 10 a.m. Central

Duration: 45 Minutes

Join Tim Shope, Avid Solutions’ Director of Digital Transformation, as he shares his extensive experience designing and deploying hardware/software solutions for customers. Tim will walk through why he advocates for “setting a spec” in specific ways to ensure operational excellence in case studies involving a terminal automation and pharmaceutical skid builder. He will finish up his presentation by sharing where he sees the market going, and why.

Takeaways for attendees will include:

  • Insights into how to best architect and deploy transformational automation solutions with Rockwell, Inductive Automation and Stratus ztC Edge
  • A look into architecture leveraged for terminal automation and pharmaceutical skid use cases
  • Perspectives on where the market is today, where it’s going in the next 12-24 months and what you can do about it


About the speaker: Tim Shope has over 25 years of process controls and automation experience. His unique and diverse skills as both a customer and vendor afford him an exceptional perspective on delivering value via technology.

He has held leadership roles in Schneider Electric and Rockwell Automation, focusing on presales and consulting engagements in cyber security, process control and automation, safety instrumented systems, migration and modernization disciplines. Prior to Rockwell, he was a staff process control manager for Resolute Forrest Products and performed roles of increasing responsibility inside Honeywell’s Pulp and Paper organization.

​He is passionate about performance – particularly when it comes to leveraging technology to deliver process improvements and economic benefits. While risk and obsolescence may be the primary drivers for many automation projects, it is an opportunity to look for areas of improvement in the process, operations and control strategies to deliver incremental value year over year.

You may have to register to access the recording.

Part 2: Engineering Compact Control Systems for High Output in Food Bev, Alternative Energy & Steel

Date: April 28, 2021

Time: 10 am Central

Join Jeff Geiger of Taurus Controls as he shares how his team of seasoned engineers designs and builds high-performing, compact control systems.

Attendees will learn key technical successes Taurus have identified including:

  • How to run multiple industrial software applications without creating technical debt
  • How and why the Taurus team pairs different industrial software applications with Stratus ztC Edge and ftServer for different use cases
  • What to consider when architecting control systems with proven technology like edge computing for different industries like food and beverage, alternative energy and metals

This session will also cover Jeff’s view on where control system architecture is going in the next 12 – 14 months as certain market demands drive customers’ needs.

About the Speaker

Jeff Geiger is director of sales and marketing for Taurus Controls, where he’s been for over 20 years. Prior to Taurus, he spent 13 years at Whatman, Inc, designing and marketing chemical analysis equipment. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University in Molecular Biology and Genetics Engineering.

You may have to register to access the recording.