President’s Message – September 2017

Hello ISA New Orleans Section!

Just a reminder that we will kick off our 2017/18 ISA New Year with a Member Meeting and Technical Presentation this Tuesday, September 12 at The Reynolds Company in Harahan.  Please join us at 11:30AM to socialize and grab lunch.  We will begin the meeting and presentation promptly at noon.  As mentioned in my last message, the meeting will be free for all ISA Members and only $10 for non-Members.  Additionally, we will web-simulcast the meeting for those who cannot attend live.

We will start the meeting with announcements on section activities and events and will move into a technical update on ISA101, a standard for Human-Machine Interfaces.  I have been involved with ISA101 as an Informational Member since 2013.  I will present an overview of the Standard for Human Machine Interface Lifecycle Management and give an update on Working Groups for HMI Philosophy and Style Guide Development, Usability and Performance, and the use of Mobile Devices.

To see more detail on the section meeting and to register, go to: https://neworleansisa.org/2017/08/09/september-2017-section-meeting/

For more information on the ISA101 Standard, go to:  https://www.isa.org/isa101/

We still have our member’s survey posted on our website.  I would ask you all take our 9 question, 2 minute survey posted at the following address:  https://neworleansisa.org/2017/08/07/help-us-tune-the-loop/.  If you have any additional questions or suggestions please email me at dabickerton@reynco.com or call me on my cell at 504-717-0718.

Our sponsorship drive is in full swing.  We have signed up several new sponsors and renewed sponsorships from many of our existing sponsors.  If your company or one of your suppliers would like to become a sponsor, please visit:  https://neworleansisa.org/2017/07/24/become-a-sponsor/.  It only costs $150/year and will provide your company great visibility on our section website and at section events.  You will also have a priority opportunity to be a meeting sponsor and table-top exhibitor at an upcoming section meeting.  Call me or email me if you need additional information or want to sign up to sponsor an upcoming meeting.

I hope to see you at our meeting this Tuesday.

Best regards,
Dean Bickerton
ISA New Orleans Section President
504.717.0718 Cell
dabickerton@reynco.com