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Talking Industrial Automation

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The Talking Industrial Automation Podcast is a show to help you get to know the people who make modern manufacturing and processing possible. Along the way you'll hear about integration technology, trends and challenges. If you are a manufacturer, end user/client, supplier or system integrator interested in industrial automation, you will enjoy the insights in this podcast.

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United States

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The Talking Industrial Automation Podcast is a show to help you get to know the people who make modern manufacturing and processing possible. Along the way you'll hear about integration technology, trends and challenges. If you are a manufacturer, end user/client, supplier or system integrator interested in industrial automation, you will enjoy the insights in this podcast.

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English

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800-661-4914


Episodes

Ken Hackett of General Control Systems | Episode 94

2/15/2024
Meet Ken Hackett, who is Director of Business Development for General Control Systems. In this role, he uses his 30 years of expertise in engineering design, sales, service, and installation of process controls, instrumentation, and electrical systems to partner with clients in the life sciences, industrial, and food beverage sectors. In addition, for the past three years, he has served as President of the ISA Eastern Chapter. Finally, full disclosure, Ken will be a speaker at the upcoming CSIA Marketing Workshop held in conjunction with the 2024 CSIA Conference in Dallas this April. Hear how he has moved through the industry and what he's learned along the way in this episode of Talking Industrial Automation.

Duration:00:40:59

Crossover Episode with the Rivergate Marketing Podcast

1/24/2024
We are doing something a little different with this episode of Talking Industrial Automation because TIA host Lisa Richter was invited to be a guest on the Rivergate Marketing Podcast, produced by Rivergate Marketing, a full-service digital marketing company and CSIA member. This episode touches on a little bit about a lot of things – from marketing to the CSIA Conference to the upcoming CSIA Makreting workshop. Even if you don’t plan to attend the conference, this crossover episode still offers some insights you might be interested in and maybe even a spicy take or two. (RIP Koozie). If this doesn’t sound like something you’d be into, that’s okay. IIA will be back with the regular programming with the next episode. For more information about Rivergate Marketing, including the podcast, visit www.rivergatemarketing.com. For more information about the 2024 CSIA Confernece, inlcuding the marketing workshop, visit www.controlsys.org/conference2024.

Duration:00:30:00

Dave Bader of Eurotech | Episode 92

1/16/2024
Over the course of three decades, Dave Bader, who is Vice President of Business Development at Eurotech, has been involved in several automation revolutions including the evangelism of artificial intelligence at the edge, industrial IoT, and autonomous mobile robotics for industrial and warehouse applications. Serving as the Head of Sales, National Business Develop Manager, National Sales Manager, and Global Channel Manager for a variety of automation and robotics companies, Dave brings a unique ability to convey very highly technical solutions to both technical and non-technical audiences. Get to know him in this episode of Talking Industrial Automation.

Duration:00:35:58

Karen Griffin of Hargrove Controls and Automation | Episode 91

12/15/2023
Finding a role that allowed her to advance her technical skills while also progessing her career was exactly what Karen Griffin was looking for when she landed at Hargrove Controls and Automations. She went on to serve in various automation roles over the next 10 years such as engineering leader, main automation contractor program sponsor, senior program manager and controls and automation engineer for the refining, oil and gas, chemicals and pulp and paper industry. Today, Karen is vice-president and managing member representative of Tormod, an asset life cycle company. There she leads a team of 150 professionals including automation engineers and specialists. Finally, full disclosure, Karen is the Chair of the CSIA Board of Directors. Hear about her career journey -- and advice -- in this episode of Talking Industrial Automation.

Duration:00:23:28

Ira Sharp with Phoenix Contact | Episode 90

11/15/2023
With more than 18 years of experience in industrial automation with a focus on Open Control, IIoT Industry 4.0, Networking and Cybersecurity, Ira Sharp, director of product marketing automation at Phoenix Contact USA, has seen a few things. Based on this experience -- and his active digital presence as a LinkedIn Content creator focused on automation -- Ira share's his thoughhts on where the industry is headed and how system integrators and others can make the most of it in this episode of Talking Industrial Automation.

Duration:00:24:30

Ben Durbin of Cybertrol Engineering | Episode 89

10/13/2023
Joining the company just one year after inception, Ben Durbin has climbed through the Cybertrol Engineering ranks to the top spot: CEO. Along the way he's gained on-the-job experience in every corner of the business -- from programming to sales. Hear about his career journey -- and his advice for newer folks -- in this episode of Talking Industrial Automation.

Duration:00:15:41

Greg Jackson of SmartSights | Epsiode 88

9/15/2023
After decades of living in the same ecosystem, WIN-911 and SyTech merged to form SmartSights, blending the best of both and triggering a fresh look, brand and approach. Hear all about it in this episode of Talking Industrial Automation from SmartSights CEO Greg Jackson. Greg also reveals what he has learned from his experience as a strategic leader with a unique blend of 30 plus years’ experience and achievements in international sales, business development, operations and product solution development.

Duration:00:31:13

Andrew Thomas of Skkynet | Episode 87

8/15/2023
Frustrated with the lack of tools to reliably communicate among different process areas, Andrew Thomas decided to do something about it. So in 1995, he and a partner developed real-time communication software that resulted in a program called Cogent Real Time Systems. Over the following two-plus decades, he continued to reiterate eventually resulting in what is now called Skkynet -- a platform that enables real-time data connectivity for industrial, embedded, and financial systems, with no programming required. Hear about his journey -- and his predictions -- in this episode of Talking Industrial Automation.

Duration:00:37:48

What's New in the Best Practices Manual 6.0 with Tony Valasek | Episode 86

7/15/2023
For many CSIA members, the Best Practices Manual is THE reason they joined the association -- and for good reason. The BP Manual Best Practices Manual is the most comprehensive collection of best practices within a system integrators industry. This crowdsourced, comprehensive document -- written by integrators for integrators -- represented hundreds of hours of collective wisdom going back to the early 1990s. The latest version -- 6.0 -- was released just last month. The BP Committee Chair, Tony Valasek of EOSYS, reveals what's new in this release. Plus a little bit about how the sausage gets made. Prepare to be impressed.

Duration:00:21:30

Growing Into Leadership Roles with CSIA Emerging Leaders SIG | Episode 85

6/15/2023
"People are like an unstable PID loop," jokes Keith Mandachit of Huffman Engineering in this episode of Talking Industrial Automation. Hear what else he and his fellow panelists Andrew Palmberg (Technical Systems Inc) and Becca Johnson (Gray Solutions) share about growing into a leadership role during the encore presentation. (This content originally appeared on the www.controlsys.org website as part if CSIA's Emerging Leaders SIG.)

Duration:00:40:38

Dino Busalachi of Velta Technology | Episode 84

5/5/2023
Dino Busalachi is CTO and Co-Founder of Velta Technology, a company that provides digital safety as a service. Dino has close to 4 decades of global experience across information technology, engineering, and industrial control systems with multiple globally-recognized brands including Rockwell Automation, Anheuser-Busch, American Standard, and General Motors.

Duration:00:44:24

Lisa Ryan of Grategy | Episode 83

4/15/2023
Drawing on her experience as a certified speaking professional and best selling author, Lisa Ryan offers some advice for companies that want to retain talent and build a company culture that makes employees want to stay. Along the way, she also gives some tips on public speaking, networking and navigating social awkwardness. If you want to hear more from Lisa, she will be one of the CSIA Executive Conference’s keynote speakers.

Duration:00:34:37

Mike Bradshaw of Stratus Technologies | Episode 82

3/15/2023
Since April 2019, Stratus has completely revamped its partner ecosystem and the programs that support it, providing greater benefits to the partners while driving double digit growth for Stratus reports Mike Bradshaw, Senior Director - Global Channels and Partner Ecosystem. He explains why in this episode as well as revealing why his kids think he is a spy!

Duration:00:33:37

Theresa Benson | Part 2 | Episode 81

2/28/2023
A former colleague once called Theresa Benson “corporate spackle” because she comes in and fills in the gaps quickly, diagnosing issues and moving people forward in the face of ambiguity. As a product storyteller and strategist with over 20 years of experience in high tech, Thersa is currently helping her clients understands what makes something valuable and then helps them tell their story in the way that their market needs to hear. Hear more about her journey in this episode of the podcast. This is Part 2 of a two-parter.

Duration:00:21:52

Theresa Benson | Part 1 | Episode 80

2/2/2023
A former colleague once called Theresa Benson “corporate spackle” because she comes in and fills in the gaps quickly, diagnosing issues and moving people forward in the face of ambiguity. As a product storyteller and strategist with over 20 years of experience in high tech, Thersa is currently helping her clients understands what makes something valuable and then helps them tell their story in the way that their market needs to hear. Hear more about her journey in this episode of the podcast. This is Part 1 of a two-parter.

Duration:00:24:35

Alicia Gilpin and Nikki Gonzales of Automation Ladies Part 2 | Episode 79

1/15/2023
As hosts of Automation Ladies -- the only podcast -- that we know of -- where women (mostly) talk about Industrial Automation, Alicia Gilpin (Ali G.) and Nikki Gonzales provide a unique perspective on the industrial automation industry. For their day jobs, Ali G. is owner of Process and Controls Engineering LLC. while Nikki is is building an online marketplace and workflow automation platform for industrial automation distributors and their customers to collaborate and bring some sanity to the procurement process at Quotebeam. Hear all about it in this episode of Talking Industrial Automation. Note: This episode is Part 2 of a two parter. Part 1 dropped in December 2022 (Episode 78).

Duration:00:27:33

Alicia Gilpin and Nikki Gonzales of Automation Ladies Part 1 | Episode 78

12/15/2022
As hosts of Automation Ladies -- the only podcast -- that we know of -- where women (mostly) talk about Industrial Automation, Alicia Gilpin (Ali G.) and Nikki Gonzales provide a unique perspective on the industrial automation industry. For their day jobs, Ali G. is owner of Process and Controls Engineering LLC. while Nikki is is building an online marketplace and workflow automation platform for industrial automation distributors and their customers to collaborate and bring some sanity to the procurement process at Quotebeam. Hear all about it in this episode of Talking Industrial Automation. Note: This episode is Part 1 of a two parter. Part 2 will be availble in January 2023.

Duration:00:31:02

Pod in a Box | Episode 77

11/30/2022
In this episode, we’re talking industrial automation as usual but instead of hearing from one or two guests, you’re going to get to hear from a lot of them – hot mike style-ish because I grabbed random 2022 Rockwell Automation Fair attendees as they stopped by the CSIA booth and hit record. So what you are about to listen to is a series of micro-interviews from people in all kinds of roles from around the world who were brave enough to step up and talk into the Yeti microphone I set up in a DIY recording studio – which was literally … a cardboard box. I’ll let the results speak for themselves.

Duration:00:28:09

Daren Dieleman of Interstates | Episode 76

11/13/2022
Daren Dieleman parlayed a background in accounting and finance into a 10-year career with a worldwide system integration firm, Interstates. He spent most of that time leading the automation delivery teams, but recently he transitioned to a senior leadership role driving company strategy and strategic partnerships. Hear more about Daren -- including his dream job -- in this episode of Talking Industrial Automation.

Duration:00:27:53

Dan Barrera of Bosch Rexroth | Episode 75

11/1/2022
Fresh out of college, Dan Barrera had three offers -- including his dream job. But he turned it down for one with an automation company. And he's never looked back. Today is is a product manager at Bosch Rexroth where he is product manager for one of the company's latest controls platform: ctrlX AUTOMATION. Hear about his journey and why he is so passionate about the industry in this episode of Talking Industrial Automation.

Duration:00:46:08