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Fieldbus Foundation Announces General Assembly Speakers

Annual event to host leading Foundation technology suppliers and end users

AUSTIN, Texas, January 11, 2007 — The Fieldbus Foundation today announced the speakers for its 2007 General Assembly, to be held in Houston, Texas, on February 22-23.  Planned for the Houstonian Hotel, this important annual event is expected to host 150+ controls and instrumentation end users from the process industries, as well as a large number of automation suppliers and members of the foundation's board of directors.

The theme of this year's General Assembly, "Changing the Playing Field," reflects the Fieldbus Foundation's emphasis on providing a total control system technology infrastructure for industrial manufacturing.  The event will address key topics such as open, scalable integration; process integrity; and business intelligence.

Speakers at the public session on Thursday, February 22, include:

Opening Address

Rich Timoney, Fieldbus Foundation

"Foundation Fieldbus Infrastructure Management"


Tim Haley, Corning Inc.

"Open, Scalable Integration"

John Rezabek, ISP

"Process Integrity"

Herman Storey, Shell Global Solutions

"Business Intelligence"

End User Case Studies

Mike Miller, Duke Energy

"Nuclear Perspective on a Foundation Fieldbus Application"

Robert Rounding, British Petroleum (BP)

"Fieldbus - Made for SCADA at BP Wamsutter Wyoming"

Other speakers to be announced

Following the technical presentations, an evening reception will feature Larry O'Brien, research director-process automation, ARC Advisory Group, who will present a keynote address entitled, "Beyond the Bus: Foundation Fieldbus Is An Open and Integrated Automation Infrastructure."  A silent auction will also be held to benefit the James O. Gray - Fieldbus Foundation Scholarship Fund.

On Friday, February 23, the Fieldbus Foundation will conduct its annual business meeting for members only.

For future details about the 2007 General Assembly, please visit

About the Fieldbus Foundation

The Fieldbus Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation consisting of over 350 leading process and manufacturing automation companies worldwide whose major purpose is to provide an open and neutral environment for the development of a single, international, interoperable fieldbus.  In this environment, end users, manufacturers, universities and research organizations are working together to develop the technology, provide development tools, support and training, coordinate field trials and demonstrations, and enable product interoperability.  Visit their web site at


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