Technology Committees

Digitalization Applications Technology Committee Activities

Tyler Campbell presented a plaque of appreciation to Liz Abreu for hosting the DATC’s tour of Steel Dynamics Inc. – Flat Roll Group Southwest-Sinton Division (left to right): David Kober, Jim Hendrickson, Brad Morgan, Michael Harazin, Max Werner (back row), Chalapathy Devarakonda, Abreu, Katie Behrendt and Campbell.

The DATC met 29–30 September 2022, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA.
The AISTech 2023 abstracts were reviewed, and Brad Morgan and Jim Hendrickson volunteered to be session chairs. The AISTech 2024 Call for Papers text was discussed and approved.
The Digitalization Applications Best Paper Award for 2023 was finalized and will be presented during the DATC’s meeting at AISTech 2023.
The next Digital Transformation Forum for the Steel Industry will be held in Pittsburgh, Pa., USA, on 7–8 March 2023.
David Kober reported on the activities of the Decarbonization Subcommittee. He asked for feedback to a number of questions related to the technical challenges to improve the industry’s sustainability from a digital applications perspective.

  • “Augmented Reality (AR): Empowering Steel Plant Workers,” by Eric Almquist, Star Tool & Die Works Inc.

  • “Combining Process Data, Synchronized Video Capture, and Open-Source Machine Vision Tolls,” by David Kober, iba America.

  • “Surface Cleanliness: Why Important and Non-Contact Evaluation,” by Eric Almquist.

Tyler Campbell (left) and Bryan Beard (right) presented
the DATC service plaque to Jim Hendrickson (center).

The DATC met 16 May 2022, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
The following officers were elected:

  • Chair: Tyler Campbell  /  Steel Dynamics Inc. – Structural and Rail Division

  • Vice Chair: Bryan Beard  /  TMEIC Corp. Americas

  • Papers Chair: Matthew Smith  /  Commercial Metals Company

  • Young Professional Chair: Bill McCormick  /  Global Gauge Corp.

  • Decarbonization Liaisons: Michael Peintinger  /  Smart Steel Technologies and David Kober  /  iba America

The DATC met 21–22 February 2022, Silicon Valley, Calif., USA
The DATC’s business meeting on 21 February began with a welcome by DATC chair Jim Hendrickson. The group held a brainstorming session on ways to increase attendance at committee meetings, particularly among Young Professionals.
Next, the DATC’s sessions for AISTech 2022 were reviewed by Bryan Beard, DATC papers chair.
On 22 February, the group met at Microsoft Silicon Valley. Several presentations were held.

  • “Neural Network and Deep Learning Technologies on Vision Systems for a More Reliable Visual Billet Tracking,” by Gianluca Maccani, Polytec USA.

  • “Identifying Humans Relative to Threats Using AI to Evaluate Video,” by Eric Almquist, Star Tool & Die Works.

  • “Time Series AI for Plant Performance and Visibility,” by Crick Waters, Falkonry.

  • “Quality, Productivity, Energy and CO2 Efficiency,” by Michael Peintinger, Smart Steel Technologies.

  • “Experience Center Strategy Overview,” by Pedro Rivera, Microsoft.

  • “Hockey Bot Demo,” by Stefanie Jacobs, Microsoft.

  • “Project Bonsai Team,” by Kence Anderson, Microsoft.

Jim Hendrickson (right), DATC chair, presented a plaque of appreciation to Hardik Mehta (left), Microsoft, for hosting the committee’s tour.

The DATC met 14 October 2021, Aurora, Ohio, USA.
The DATC meeting was hosted by RoviSys. DATC papers chair Bryan Beard gave the opening remarks.
The group discussed the Digital Transformation Forum for the Steel Industry, which will be held 14–16 March in Indianapolis, Ind., USA. AISTech 2022 was then discussed, with a reminder to submit abstracts for presentations.
The committee discussed how to increase attendance of producers at DATC events and meetings. The following ideas were considered: Reach out with a personal invite to the “head of digital” at some of the larger producers that are not regularly attending; focus more on safety since producers seem to be more open sharing safety improvements; and increase branding around how Young Professionals would benefit from participating.
The DATC then reviewed the Steel Industry Fatalities report and held a roundtable safety share.
Bryan Beard provided an overview of the DATC abstracts for AISTech 2022 that had been submitted so far. The committee has received 28 abstracts, which will be distributed over five or six sessions. Volunteers for session chair were solicited.
The committee then discussed the Electrical Engineering Basics course and how to integrate digital themes into other training courses.
The group then discussed its next meeting. Microsoft has given approval for the DATC to visit (barring COVID restrictions) on 22 February 2022 in Seattle, Wash., USA. The focus of visit will be on Microsoft AI’s Project Bonsai.
The committee then toured the RoviSys facility.

  • “Cloud-Based Asset Monitoring and KPI,” by Bryan DeBois, RoviSys.

  • “Overview of Project Bonsai,” by Bryan DeBois, RoviSys.

  • “Site Automation Readiness for Smart Factory,” by Andy Sabo, RoviSys.

  • “Rockwell Automation Twinsburg Circuit Board Plant Virtual Tour,” by Brian McCaffrey, RoviSys.

Bryan Beard (right) presented Christine Knuth (left) with a plaque of appreciation for hosting the DATC’s tour of RoviSys on 14 October 2021
Tyler Campbell (left) presented the DATC service plaque to Jim Hendrickson (right) at AISTech 2021.

The DATC met 29 June 2021, Nashville, TN USA.
The following officers were elected:

  • Chair: Jim Hendrickson, Cleveland-Cliffs Burns Harbor

  • Vice Chair: Tyler Campbell, Steel Dynamics Inc. – Flat Roll Group Columbus Division

  • Papers Chair: Bryan Beard, TMEIC Corp. Americas

  • Young Professional Chair: Michael Peintinger, SMS group Inc.

The DATC held a hybrid meeting, 17 May 2021, Pittsburgh, Pa., USA
The DATC spring meeting was organized as a hybrid virtual/in-person event on 17 May 2021, the day before the Digital Transformation Forum for the Steel Industry conference. DATC chair Jim Hendrickson led the meeting and gave the opening remarks.
The group began with a review of the latest AIST Steel Industry Fatalities report followed by a roundtable safety discussion.
Papers chair Bryan Beard gave an update on the committee’s five planned technical sessions for AISTech 2021, which will include a total of 32 papers. The group then nominated committee officers for the 2021–2022 term.
The DATC previewed the Digital Transformation Forum for the Steel Industry taking place the following day and other upcoming AIST Technology Training offerings. The Digitalization Applications Fundamentals training course is scheduled for 12–13 October 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. The Digitalization Applications 101 online learning module, which consists of a series of introductory articles composed by various members of the DATC, is available on The articles are also being published in Iron & Steel Technology as an ongoing series.
Tyler Campbell, AIST Digital Transformation liaison, gave a report on the AIST Digital Transformation Subcommittee (DTS)’s quarterly meeting.
David Kober discussed recent AIST Young Professionals activities and encouraged committee members to actively recruit their Young Professional colleagues to become involved in AIST events. The Young Professionals group has put together several events over the past year, including a Mentor Mixer with members of the AIST Board of Directors and a soft skills webinar titled “Leading Change — Contributing and Helping to Lead a Culture of Engaged Teams.”
The meeting attendees then turned their attention to planning for the 2022 iteration of the Digital Transformation Forum. The group discussed possible locations for the conference and topics and themes to showcase. A dialogue transpired on possible additional activities for the DATC committee to plan.
Future locations for DATC meetings were proposed, with Rockwell and Tesla identified as possibilities.

The DATC held a virtual meeting 7 October 2020.
DATC chair Jim Hendrickson opened the meeting with a safety share and then talked about the year and how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted people and the steel industry.
David Kober talked briefly about AIST’s Young Professionals program since he is on the Young Professionals Steering Committee. The DATC Young Professionals representative is Michael Peintinger.
The AISTech 2021 session structure and abstracts were discussed. Bryan Beard, DATC papers chair, reported that there were 35 abstracts submitted for the DATC. There are about 40 possible slots with the possibility of additional joint sessions with several other committees, such as Cold Sheet Rolling and Safety & Health. Several people volunteered to be session chairs.
The DATC discussed their best paper award nomination process.
The discussion then shifted to the DATC’s training opportunities, starting with the Digitalization Transformation Forum for the Steel Industry. Preparations for the forum, which will be held in March 2021, are underway.
Digitalization Applications: 101 Technology Training was discussed by Jim Hendrickson. At the time of the meeting, the digitalization articles that make up this training course were close to being completed.
Digitalization Applications: 201 Technology Training was also discussed. The approach for this seminar would be to tie it in with the Systems Automation Fundamentals training course. The 201-level Technology Training could be 1.5 days and would cover digitalization technologies and their applications.
The Digital Transformation Subcommittee (DTS) Survey was also discussed. The four-question survey was intended for the other Technology Committees to communicate the support they need from the DTS.
There was a suggestion made to create a one-page “use case” document by companies that have completed a digitalization project. This will be discussed with all of the Technology Committees as it would need their support. It was also suggested to coordinate roundtable discussions on digitalization technologies with the Member Chapters.
DTS roles were discussed. Tyler Campbell, the DATC vice chair, will be the chair of the DTS. As part of that role, Campbell will solicit volunteers to select papers for the monthly Digital Transformations column in Iron & Steel Technology.
The DATC then reviewed the webinars it has hosted since summer 2020.

  • “Safely Managing Remote Access to Process Automation Assets During a Global Pandemic,” by David Kober, iba, and Brent Bregar, Premier Automation.

  • “AI Application on COVID-19 Environment to Reinforce the Use of Facial Masks and Social Distancing,” by Ed LaBruna, Janus Automation.

The DATC held a virtual meeting 29 April 2020.
The DATC kicked off their meeting with a discussion about the upcoming Maintenance Solutions technology training conference, which has been postponed to 24–26 February 2021. There are several Digitalization Applications–related presentations scheduled, including topics such as: autonomous maintenance at work, vibration analysis and monitoring, condition monitoring, industrial augmented reality for maintenance, and digital transformation of maintenance and reliability.
The DATC Best Paper Award winner was presented by the outgoing chair, Yufeng Wang. The award will be given at the AISTech 2020 in Cleveland.
The mission statement was reviewed and updated to incorporate the Digitalization Applications name change.
The new incoming chair Jim Hendrickson went over the committee objectives for the year. The DATC will focus efforts on organizing a new Digitalization Applications 101 Technology Training seminar. The course will cover the basics and overview of the Internet of Things (IoT) and digitalization technology. The format will be reference training material available for download.
It was suggested to hold the fall DATC meeting virtually after AISTech. Spring 2021 locations were brainstormed as well.
The new officers for the 2020–2021 term were elected:

  • Chair: Jim Hendrickson, ArcelorMittal USA.

  • Vice chair: Tyler Campbell, Steel Dynamics Inc. – Structural and Rail Division.

  • Papers chair: Bryan M. Beard, TMEIC.

  • Young Professional chair: Michael F. Peintinger, QuinLogic LLC.

The DATC and EATC jointly met 20–21 February 2020, Dallas, Texas, USA.

  • Scott Christensen, Graymatter, presented “Cyber­security and IIoT.”

  • Osvaldo Bascur, OSB Digital, presented “Digital Transformation in the Steel Industry.”

  • David Kober, iba America, presented “A Hybrid Approach to Industrial Analytics.”

  • Michael Peintinger, QuinLogic, presented “Industry 4.0 — From Reactive to Proactive Quality Assurance.”

Meeting Highlights:
For AISTech 2020, session chairs were encouraged to contact/confirm authors assigned to their sessions.
Kober, outgoing DATC Young Professional chair, requested attendees consider candidates for the position within their Technology Committees.
Jim Hendrickson and Ramesh Khajjayam announced the plans for officer succession for the DATC and EATC, respectively, which will be approved during AISTech.
The last Systems Automation Fundamentals conference was held in September 2018, and while there are currently no plans to organize that training seminar again in the near future, the EATC is planning another training seminar called Electrical 101 to be held in 2021.
The committees reviewed the AIST Steel Industry Fatalities report and discussed a Young Professional Member Conference and the idea of virtual meetings.

José R. Favilla (holding plaque), worldwide director, industry solutions, industrial products, IBM, was presented with a plaque of appreciation for hosting the DATC and EATC’s tour of IBM.

The CATC and MSCTC met 9–11 October 2019, Livermore, Calif.
CATC Highlights:
The CATC reviewed its AISTech technical session development. At the time of the meeting, a total of 72 papers had been submitted for the committee. This is more papers than can fit into the five sessions at 
AISTech, so the committee discussed possible joint sessions. A small group of committee members will follow up on the session development. Seven members volunteered to be session chairs in addition to the Digital Transformation Core Team members. 
The Digital Transformation Forum for the Steel Industry will be held 16–18 March 2020 at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pa., USA. At the time of the meeting, there were more than 40 abstracts submitted. The Digital Transformation Core Team is evaluating the papers and is working on finalizing the technical program. 
The CATC’s Young Professionals (YP) chair, David Kober, touched on some of the highlights of AIST’s YP programming. A YP Steering Committee has been developed and has six members. The goal is to coordinate with AIST staff to grow YP attendance and involvement. Currently the YP Steering Committee is working on a strategy for video testimonials on YouTube, the YP spotlight in Iron & Steel Technology, university Road Shows, etc. 
MSCTC Highlights:
Thinium Natarajan reviewed the MSCTC’s AISTech 2020 technical session development. He went over the session structure and reviewed the roles of papers chair and session chair. Volunteers for session chairs were taken.
Possible joint sessions were discussed, with the goal of attracting more attendees, specifically with the Metallurgy — Processing, Products & Applications Technology Committee and the Continuous Casting Technology Committee. Discussion then focused on the Kent D. Peaslee Memorial Session. As in previous years, this session will focus on steel cleanliness and inclusion evolution with presentations and a panel discussion.
There was discussion of the AIST Road Show, and a suggestion was made to consider it for universities that have a metallurgy program.
The group briefly discussed AIST’s Young Professional Program and reviewed the list of upcoming AIST Technology Training courses.
A request was made to add safety to the meeting agenda, to be discussed at the beginning of the meeting. The MSCTC then reviewed the AIST Steel Industry Fatalities statistics and had a good discussion on the ongoing work from each plant/area/lab.
The group discussed AIST Transactions. The MSCTC supports the expansion of peer-reviewed publication opportunities. Several strategies were discussed for increasing submissions to AIST Transactions.
The committee discussed planning for its Technology Committee Awards.
The next day, both committees met at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) for presentations and tours. The presentations focused on topics such as high-energy x-ray diffraction, data visualization, integrated computational materials engineering, high-performance computing, and artificial intelligence and machine learning. 
 The attendees were then divided into four groups and went on two of the following four tours:

  1.  Advanced Metallurgical Diagnostics: Plasma focused ion beam, environmental scanning electron microscope, small angle x-ray scattering and FEI Titan transmission electron microscope.

  2.  Non-Destructive Characterization Institute: X-ray tomography and discussion of the LLNL Non-Destructive Characterization Institute.

  3.  Advanced Manufacturing (AM) Lab: Collaborative lab space with industry for additive and advanced manufacturing.

  4.  High-Performance Computing Facility: Video and discussion of leadership high-performance computing at LLNL, including Sierra, the second-fastest machine in the world.

The second day, the CATC and MSCTC members had a joint meeting with presentations. 

MSCTC Presentations:

  •  “Classification of Non-Metallic Inclusions by Computer Vision and Machine Learning Methods,” by Bryan Webler, Carnegie Mellon University.

  •  “Micro-CT and Inclusion Analysis Research at Missouri S&T,” by Ron O’Malley and Simon Lekakh, Missouri University of Science and Technology. 

CATC Presentations:

  •  “Accelerating New Product Grade Development Using Machine Learning,” by Bryan Williams of Gerdau and Alp Kucukelbir of Fero Labs.

  •  “Data Visualization and Data Technology, Big Data and High-Performance Computational Software (Industry 4.0),” by Jacqueline Peintinger of QuinLogic.

  •  “Data Visualization and Data Technology Management,” by Shao Mei Tan of OSIsoft LLC.

Pallava Kaushik (left) and Yufeng Wang (right) presented a plaque of appreciation to Wayne Miller (center) for hosting the MSCTC’s and CATC’s tour of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
The MSCTC and the CATC met at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and watched presentations focused on high-energy x-ray diffraction, data visualization, integrated computational materials engineering, high-performance computing, and artificial intelligence and machine learning.

The CATC met 6 May 2019, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
The following officers were elected:

Chair: Yufeng Wang, SSAB Americas

Vice chair: Jim Hendrickson, ArcelorMittal USA

Papers chair: Tyler Campbell, Steel Dynamics Inc. – Structural and Rail Division

The CATC met 25 March 2019, Pittsburgh, Pa., USA.
The meeting started with opening remarks by CATC chair Yufeng Wang as well as a safety discussion.
The inaugural Digital Transformation for the Steel Industry Forum, held on 26–28 March 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pa., USA, was discussed. The forum was sold out, with 244 people registered for the event. Due to its great success, the committee discussed holding a Digital Transformation Forum next year.
During the spring meetings, AIST requested a volunteer from each Technology Committee to join the Digital Transformation Task Force. Jim Hendrickson, CATC vice chair, agreed to be the committee’s representative.
The CATC’s sessions for AISTech 2019 were reviewed and the roles of session chair and papers chair were discussed.
Nominations for CATC officers were accepted for the 2019–2020 term.
The CATC Best Paper Award was discussed. The award was presented during the committee’s meeting held during AISTech 2019.
Information on the upcoming 8th International STEELSIM Conference was reviewed. The conference will be held 13–15 August 2019 at the Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre, Toronto, Ont., Canada. The CATC is a sponsor of the event.
The CATC then began planning for its Fall 2019 meeting. Location suggestions included a Nucor steel plant; the National Robotics Lab at Carnegie Mellon University; the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, possibly as a joint meeting with the Metallurgy Technology Committees; the facilities at IBM; and the facilities at HP.

David Durocher (center) of Eaton was presented with a plaque of appreciation from EATC vice chair Don Hughes (left), Nucor Steel–Decatur LLC, and CATC chair Yufeng Wang (right), SSAB Iowa.

The CATC and EATC met 11–12 October 2018, Warrendale, PA,  USA.
The two meetings were held concurrently at AIST headquarters.
Each committee reviewed the Steel Industry Fatalities statistics, followed by a discussion.
The CATC’s and EATC’s papers chairs each sorted the AISTech 2019 abstracts for those that could be presented jointly in a separate Digital Transformation session.
David Kober, IBA America LLC, and Madison Mabry, Nucor Steel–Decatur LLC, each volunteered to chair the Young Professionals activities for the CATC and EATC, respectively.
For the CATC, Mike Dudzic gave an update on the Digital Transformation Forum for the Steel Industry, which will be held in Pittsburgh, Pa., USA, on 26–28 March 2019. The forum will include two keynote speakers, presentations that give practical applications and a roundtable discussion.
Ramesh Khajjayam, EATC papers chair, discussed the Farrington Award selection process. He talked about the purpose of the subcommittee and how this year’s selection team will be recruited.
Christopher Burnett reviewed the Systems Automation Technology Training conference for the EATC and gave an update on the Digital Transformation Forum for the Steel Industry. The EATC then explored ideas on how to engage the newest professionals in the electrical engineering population with a fundamentals course, using past motors and drives conferences as a guide for content.
The following day, presentations were given at the Eaton Power Systems Experience Center:

  • “Experiences of an Existing Industrial Facility: The Journey to Become Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Ready,” by Lyle Sprinkle of Eaton.

  • “Protection and Control for the Power Systems in the Digital Age,” Ramesh Khajjayam, Primetals Technologies.

  • “Steel Dynamics’ Bold Upgrade of Galvanizing Line No. 1,” by Tom Richards of TMEIC (see this technical paper on pages 72–79 of this issue of Iron & Steel Technology).

  • “Using AI Modeling for Predictive Quality and Routing,” by Scott Wilson of PSI Metals GmbH.

That afternoon, both committees toured the Eaton Power Systems Experience Center, a hands-on demonstration center for many of the products and applications servicing the users community of power distribution and control.

The CATC met 7 May 2018, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
The following officers were elected:

  • Chair: Yufeng Wang, SSAB Americas

  • Vice chair: Jim Hendrickson, ArcelorMittal USA

  • Papers chair: Tyler Campbell, Steel Dynamics Inc. – Structural and Rail Division

  • Young Professional chair: David Kober, iba America LLC

CATC chair, Mike McCabe (left), presented a plaque of appreciation to Chenn Zhou (right) for hosting a tour at Purdue University Northwest (left to right): Armin Silaen, Tyamo Okosun, Yufeng Wang, Perry Zalevsky, McCabe, Zhou, Jim Hendrickson, Phil Pitcher, Roberto Trevino and Xiang Liu.

The CATC met 26–27 October 2017, Merrillville, Ind., USA. The CATC was given a tour on 26 October of Purdue University Northwest’s Center for Innovation Through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) and the Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium (SMSVC). Representatives from Purdue University Northwest (PNW) gave presentations on PNW’s latest research and development efforts:

  • “Overview of CIVS and SMSCV,” by Chenn Zhou.

  • “Development of a Scheduling Optimization Model for Steel Slab Producing,” by Armin Silaen.

  • “ArcelorMittal Walking Beam Reheat Furnace,” by Xiang Liu.

  • “Development of a Comprehensive Blast Furnace Package,” by Tyamo Okosun.

The CATC held its business meeting on 27 October, beginning with a review of the AISTech 2018  technical session development. There will be five sessions: Modeling I and II, Simulation & Optimization, Industry 4.0  and System Application.
Instructions for papers chair and session chair were reviewed.
The CATC reviewed its Call for Papers topics for AISTech 2019 and accepted them with no changes.
The winner of the Computer Applications Best Paper Award was determined, and the award will be presented at the CATC meeting during AISTech 2018 in Philadelphia, Pa., USA.
The group discussed the System Automation Fundamentals training course, which was held in March 2017 and was well attended. The next one is scheduled for September 2018 and planning is underway.
Next CATC Meeting: Joint meeting with the Electrical Applications Technology Committee and Sensor Systems Subcommittee, 20–21 March 2018, Memphis, Tenn., USA, with a tour of Big River Steel. The technical topic will be Digitization/Industrial Internet of Things.

William McCabe (left) presented Perry Zalevsky (right) with the CATC service plaque.

The CATC met 8 May 2017, Nashville, Tenn., USA.

The following officers were elected:

  • Chair: William McCabe, U. S. Steel – Great Lakes Works

  • Vice chair: Josh Hausbach, Steel Dynamics Inc. – Structural and Rail Division

  • Papers chair: Yufeng Wang, SSAB Americas

The EATC, CATC and SSSC met 27–28 October 2016, Mayfield Heights, Ohio, USA. The first day of the meeting consisted of a tour of Rockwell Automation and the following technical presentations:

  • “Industrial Network Architecture Overview and Best Practice Network Design,” by Pat Gallagher, Management Science Associates Inc.

  • “Security Infrastructure: Physical, IT and Data Security,” by Dave Mazur, Rockwell Automation.

  • “Lab Overview Connected Enterprise Demo,” by Mike Miller, Rockwell Automation.

  • “Reporting, Archiving, Analytics, Cloud Overview and Best Practices,” by Francois Pelletier-Bouchard,

  • OSIsoft.

  • “The ‘Things’ of the Industrial Internet of Things,” by Len Kosatka, Rockwell Automation.

The committees reconvened the following day and held the first portion of the meeting together to discuss AIST business and topics of general interest before breaking out into their respective groups.
There was discussion on the next System Automation Fundamentals Technology Training Conference, which will be held 6–9 March 2017 in Indianapolis, Ind., USA.
AISTech 2017 abstract selections and technical session layouts were addressed.
The 2017 AIST Computer Applications Best Paper Award winners were selected. This award will be presented at the CATC meeting at AISTech 2017.

Perry Zalevsky (left) and Chris Burnett (center) presented a plaque of appreciation to Mike Miller (right) for hosting a tour at Rockwell Automation for the Electrical Applications Technology Committee, Computer Applications Technology Committee and Sensor Systems Subcommittee.
Perry Zalevsky (right) presented the CATC service plaque
to Dave Reynolds (left).

The CATC met 18 May 2016, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

The following officers were elected:

  • Chair: Perry Zalevsky, OSIsoft LLC

  • Vice chair: William (Mike) McCabe, U. S. Steel – Great Lakes Works

  • Papers chair: Josh Hausbach, Steel Dynamics Inc. – Structural & Rail Div.

Perry Zalevsky (left), CATC chair, presented a plaque of appreciation to Andy Szabo (right) of RoviSys Co. for hosting a tour (back row, left to right): Dave Reynolds, Joe Maczuzak, Alan Georgio, Kevin Sainiak and Jim Cole; (front row, left to right): Mike Dudzic, Perry Zalevsky, Andy Szabo and Chuck Cinkowski.

The CATC met 10 March 2016, Auora, Oh., USA.
The following individuals gave technical presentations:

  • Valerie Ney, RoviSys Co., “Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT): Transforming Controls Networks to Protect Against Innovative Risks.”

  • Andy Szabo and Peter Forney, RoviSys Co., “Integrating Process Data Into a Data Warehouse.”

  • Andrea Molinari, Siemens PLM US, “Embracing Manufacturing Optimization — The Digital Enterprise Realization.”

Following lunch, the group enjoyed a tour of RoviSys Co. headquarters before conducting its business meeting. The CATC held an open discussion on safety and security.
Mike McCabe discussed the CATC’s AISTech 2016 technical session development and addressed the few remaining issues.
Nominations for the 2016–2017 CATC officers were put forth and approved.
The CATC began planning for the System Automation Fundamentals Training Conference to be held in March 2017 in Indianapolis, Ind., USA.
There was discussion on coordinating future meetings with other committees and the topics that would be of interest.
The meeting concluded with a discussion on cyber security.