Oct, 13, 2022

9:00 am – 5:00 pm CST

Virtual or in person in Houston, TX, USA.



About the Event

A lot of hype and a lot of misunderstandings surround Digital Transformation. Some companies have shied away from embracing this evolution because they aren’t sure where to begin or can’t see a clear value proposition.

ISA’s Third Annual Digital Transformation Conference takes a two-pronged approach to this problem. We are highlighting technological applications and the other focusing on adoption case studies. This live and online hybrid event offers participants a deep dive into the financial and organizational benefits of embracing automation technology. You can join us in person in Houston, TX, USA or virtually from anywhere in the world.

End-user experts will explain how digital twin, predictive analytics, and machine learning improved efficiency, reduced costs, and enhanced safety at their companies. Case studies will map out real-world applications of these transformative technologies and offer no-nonsense solutions for operational and manufacturing challenges you face every day.

Advances in automation technology are transforming the industrial landscape. Adoption doesn’t have to be intimidating. Let our presenters show you how to identify the entry points that will best serve your business model. Don’t fall behind the competition. Participate in ISA’s live, interactive sessions. Meet the experts. Hear how they overcame technological and cultural obstacles to reap short-term benefits while setting the stage for a real digital transformation.


Session Program

October 13, 2022 09:30

Keynote: The Future of Space isn’t Human: How Automation will Create a Type One Civilization

Meagan Crawford
Co-Founder and Managing Partner of SpaceFund

Meagan Crawford, co-founder and managing partner of SpaceFund will discuss how automation and digital transformation will fundamentally change the universe and how humans will harness these technological advances to create a prosperous, dynamic, and sustainable future for the whole solar system

October 13, 2022 10:15

Investing in Digital Transformation with the state of the 2022 Economy

David Forsberg, CFA
Managing Partner, Ascent Energy Ventures

October 13, 2022 10:45

Abyss: Automated Corrosion Detection, Classification, And Mapping With Machine Learning

Eugene Kleyn
Regional Director, Abyss Solutions

A web-based asset integrity management system for remote visual inspection, damage class assessment, and maintenance planning

October 13, 2022 11:30

Barriers to Value in Digital Transformation

Teddy Huerta
Senior Solutions Head, Detect Technologies

October 13, 2022 12:15

Lunch and Learn

Sponsored by Emerson

October 13, 2022 13:00

Making Tech Acquisitions Profitable

Dustin Beebe
Vice President of Performance Solutions, Emerson

In this presnetation Dustin will discuss challenges in Technology Acquisitions and steps to take in the direction of making them profitable.

October 13, 2022 13:45

Digital Transformation and the Role of Security (2022-10-13 13:45:00 CST)

Chuck Enstall
Principal Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

This presentation will explore the role of cloud security for OT/IoT and automation and its intersection with supporting digital transformation.

October 13, 2022 14:30

Bridging Digitally the Environmental Gap for Medicines

Josema Cavanillas
VP - Global Business Development Executive for Life Sciences Health & Life Science industry, ATOS

This speach addresses the need of keeping thorough control of medicines all along the transportation stages, in terms of temperature, pressure, oxygen level. If a tablet set breaks the prescribed environmental conditions, the tablet set must be withdrawn from consumption cycle. However, keeping control on that, preventing fraud, and even saving lives based on this, can be achieved thanks to Blockchain and other security technologies. We in Atos explain how, why, and what can be done to ensure secure and safe distribution of medicines.

October 13, 2022 15:15

Panel Discussion (In-Person Only): Challenges in Digital Transformation (2022-10-13 15:15:00 CST)

Ken Nguyen
Principal Portfolio Manager, Capital Projects, BP

Steve Mustard
President and CEO, National Automation Inc.

October 13, 2022 15:45


Sponsored by Emerson

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Frequently Asked Questions

Join us live at Emerson’s Houston, TX, USA location with additional speakers, a full trade show, networking opportunities and a provided lunch for: $100 USD members, $150 USD nonmembers, or free to attend virtually only.
  • Watch a full-day of online presentations from top industry experts/speakers
  • Participate in live Q&A dialogue with the presenters following each session
  • Download presentation materials to use as a resource/reference long after the live event
  • Visit virtual exhibits and engage with sponsors to find information on products and solutions to your most pressing industry concerns
  • Chat live with presenters, sponsors and attendees at networking breaks, lunch and happy hour
You do not have to be an ISA member to attend, and it is open to the general public. However, for more information on ISA membership, visit: www.isa.org/membership.
Through your participation in both the live conference sessions in the auditorium, and the interactive virtual kiosks in the exhibit hall, you have the opportunity to engage with a wealth of ISA subject matter experts, ISA staff, event speakers, event sponsors and exhibitors to create a network, gain valuable information, answer questions or find solutions.
Yes. Please contact Digital Transformation Conference and Events Manager, Morgan Foor (mfoor@isa.org ) or at 919.990.9267 for more information or details.
Yes, like any in-person event, we will have a swag bag for you to collect valuable information and giveaways! By visiting the online resource center during the event and each sponsored virtual exhibit booth, you can choose from an array of available documents. Add your selections to your online swag bag and email them to yourself or forward resources to friends and colleagues by entering their email addresses.
No. You do not need to download or install any applications to participate in the virtual event. You only need to have good quality internet access.
Yes, you will be provided login credentials ahead of the live event so you can test your system, to ensure it meets the requirements, and so you can become familiar with the interface so that you are ready to participate in the event
Your login instructions will be emailed to you ahead of the event with all the details you need for access on the day of the live event.
No, it is not required in order to participate as an attendee. Some speakers may use webcams for their presentations, in addition to their audio and visual presentations.
Google Chrome and/or Firefox are the recommended browsers.
Good quality internet connectivity will ensure high quality video streaming. An unstable internet connection may hinder viewing of certain portions of presentations, where applicable
For technical assistance or trouble accessing on the day of the event, please email: isadt@getvfairs.io
Yes, the conference recordings will be available to all registered attendees following the live event, so you can still listen to content ondemand, have access to the platform and not miss a beat. However, you must register ahead of time.
The on-demand content will be hosted for 30 days following the live event to all registered attendees. You just login with your same credentials from the live event until the deadline.
Participants can obtain certificate of completion with PDH credit for each session attended. You must fully attend each session to be able to download your individual certificates in your event profile.

We look forward to having you with us VIRTUALLY or IN-PERSON this October!