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Thoughts and conversations on manufacturing technology, leadership, innovation, and personal development.

Sep 1, 2011

Gary's Labor Day discussion of automation's impact on jobs plus a quick update of some news in the automation industry.


Aug 11, 2011

Gary reports on NI Week, National Instruments' annual user conference. He discusses the large turnout, 25 years of LabView, multicore and FPGA parallel programming with LabView and dataflow programming, and NI's growth into a big company.


Jun 17, 2011

Gary reports from the Honeywell User Group in Phoenix June 14. He discusses HPS president Norm Gilsdorf's "business transformation" strategy, recaps some of CTO Jason Urso's presentation and discusses, what else, Honeywell's wireless strategy along with thoughts on ISA100.


May 2, 2011

Wrap up of the ABB User conference with analysis of ABB and Baldor, report on Packaging Automation Forum thoughts on machine safety and programming standards, and report on the MARTS conference and a dinner to benefit autism awareness.


Apr 1, 2011

Gary discusses Invensys and his interview with Operations Management CEO Sudipta Bhattacharya, vision and robotics at Automate 2011, Wes Iversen's retirement and the upcoming Packaging Automation Forum and Maintenance and Reliability Forum.