Lessons Learned – A Day in the Life of Field Device Users

General Session Abstract
In 2016 NAMUR, an international user association for automation technology in the process industries, published a position paper “An Ethernet Communication System for the Process Industry.” Although Ethernet is yet to be widely deployed in the process industry, the convergence of IT with OT is expected to drive a paradigm shift in process automation to Ethernet-connected field devices. In this session, Sven Seintsch, one of the co-authors of the NAMUR position paper, will share lessons learned from users in the process industry on how field devices can make or break operating effectiveness and his perspective on how IT technologies such as Ethernet and NAMUR’s Open Architecture may transform the future of the process industry.

Presentation from the 2017 Industry Conference & 18th Annual Meeting of Members
Sven Seintsch, Chairman of NAMUR Working Group 2.6 Fieldbus, Bilfinger Maintenance GmbH