PIMA IT Committee News
IT Professionals in the pulp, paper, packaging, and converting industries:
Papercon 2018, the premier conference in the world dedicated to the pulp, paper, packaging and converting industries, hosted a special program for IT professionals this year.
On Monday, April 16, 1:30 pm, Eric E. Harper (ABB Corporate Research) was the Keynote Speaker for the Control System program.
On Tuesday, April 17, 8:00 am, David Pawelke (MAJIQ.) and Dave Worzalla (International Paper) hosted the session “Digital Trends as Business Enablers” in the Management program with four panelists from leading North American and European organizations.
Also on Tuesday, April 17, 12:00 pm, the IT Committee hosted a session in the Management program to discuss the issues that IT professionals in our industry encounter in their work, including:
- Directives and communications between HQ and mill IT
- Keeping up with the evolution of technology
- Transition of expertise from one generation of professionals to the next
- Other issues that come up at this meeting
This was a stimulating discussion and will serve to develop a series of webinars for the IT professionals in the industry.
On Wednesday, April 18, 8:00 am, Shih-Chin Chen (ABB) hosted the session “Industry 4.0 for Process Control” with four panelists followed at 10:30 am by Ian Journeaux (Georgia-Pacific) with three panelists who discussed “Process Data Analytics”, both sessions as part of the Control Systems program.