ISA EXPO 2005 Announces Premier Technology Keynote Address

ISA EXPO 2005
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 14, 2005--Jeff Harrow, Principal at The Harrow Group, will deliver a keynote address entitled Technology and You: We're in for an Awesome Ride on Wednesday, 26 October at ISA EXPO 2005 in Chicago, Illinois.

As an expert in the exponential growth of technologies and their applications, Harrow's keynote will focus on the extraordinary new capabilities and markets for both business and consumers. He will explore the effects of this trend of growth on our knowledge, as well as explore the synergistic melding of previously separate technologies.

“In this environment, perhaps the one certainty is that those individuals and companies who understand, appreciate and embrace these ongoing developments will have a competitive advantage over their 'head in the sand' competitors”

Harrow will provide insight into the future direction of technologies and innovation. "In this environment, perhaps the one certainty is that those individuals and companies who understand, appreciate and embrace these ongoing developments will have a competitive advantage over their 'head in the sand' competitors," Harrow commented.

As the author and editor of the Web-based multimedia technology journal, The Harrow Technology Report, originally known as Rapidly Changing Face of Computing, Harrow has shared his fascination with technology, and his sense of wonder at the innovations and trends of contemporary computing and the technologies that drive them, with people across the globe for more than eighteen years.

Harrow was chief technologist for the Corporate Strategy Groups of both Compaq and Digital Equipment Corporation. He began his IT career at a large aerospace company where he designed and implemented the first color-graphic Executive Information System, and then led the transition from a batch-oriented mainframe administrative computing environment to a 1,000+ terminal interactive distributed computing environment. He joined Digital to implement the first Network Planning and Installation business in the Southern Region, and later moved into the Services organization to work on network and network management products and services.

Harrow invented and implemented the first iconic network management prototype for DECnet networks, and he now works with numerous businesses and industry groups to help them better understand the strategic implications of our contemporary and future computing environments.

Harrow is a Board Member of the Technology Advisory Board of "The Institute for the Study of Accelerating Change."

He is the co-author of a book, "The Disappearance of Telecommunications," published by IEEE Press. Harrow's writings on technology are carried in numerous electronic and traditional media around the globe, and he has been featured in newspaper, magazine, and online outlets including: Future Brief Magazine, NanoNews-Now, Nanotechnology Now, Discover Magazine, NetworkWorld Fusion, NanoMagazine, and Fast Company Magazine. He has also been interviewed on technology futures for TV programs, such as the History Channel's "Modern Marvels," and has been a judge for Disney's Discover Magazine "Innovation Awards."

Harrow has numerous patents issued and on file in the areas of network management and user interface technology, and he is a commercial pilot. He brings these and other technological interests together to help people "look beyond the comfortable and obvious," so that they don't become road-kill by the side of the Information Highway.

About ISA EXPO 2005

ISA EXPO 2005 is sponsored by ISA. ISA EXPO, North America's number one event for automation and control professionals is scheduled for 25-27 October at the McCormick Place Lakeside Center in Chicago, Illinois. With practitioners from over 70 countries, ISA EXPO features the largest and most comprehensive products and services exhibition, a cutting-edge technical conference, and an exceptional continuing education and training program. For more information about ISA EXPO 2005 or to register, go to www.isa.org/isaexpo2005 or call 919-549-8411.

EDITORS NOTE: Journalists and analysts are encouraged to attend ISA EXPO 2005 on a complimentary basis. To register for your press pass, email press@isa.org. Include your name, contact information and publication.

PHOTOS AND INTERVIEWS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST TO PRESS@ISA.ORG

About ISA

ISA (www.isa.org) is a global, nonprofit, educational organization connecting people and ideas in automation. The Society fosters advancement in the theory, design, manufacture, and use of sensors, instruments, computers, and systems for automation in a wide variety of applications. In addition to hosting the largest conferences and exhibitions for automation in the Western Hemisphere, ISA is a leading technical training organization and a respected publisher of books, magazines, and standards. ISA also serves the professional development and certification needs of industry professionals and practitioners with its Certified Automation Professional (CAP(TM)), Certified Control Systems Technician(R) (CCST(R)), and Certified Industrial Maintenance Mechanics (CIMM(TM)) programs; and the Control Systems Engineers (CSE) license. Founded in 1945, ISA has expanded its technical and geographical reach to become a resource for 30,000 Members and thousands of other professionals and practitioners in more than 110 countries around the world.

Contacts

ISA - The Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society
Jennifer Infantino, 919-990-9287
jinfantino@isa.org

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