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Harry Forbes ExxonMobil and Lockheed Martin - 20 Questions about Open Automation

In January 2016, ExxonMobil announced a contract with Lockheed Martin to architect and develop a proof-of-concept for a highly open process automation system. This proof-of-concept system will be developed during 2016. Far greater control-level interoperability is the main goal of this ExxonMobil initiative. The advent of this program raises a number of new questions about the future of process automation.

Paul Miller Say Goodbye to the Status Quo for Automation

The 20th Annual ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida kicked off this week with over 700 participants. Attendees represented 300 different companies and came from more than 25 countries around the globe. The keynote presentations all reflected the Forum theme, Industry in Transition: Navigating the New Age of Innovation, and served as a call to action for the automation industry.