Dean Ford will serve as a Keynote Presenter at the 2019 ISA Energy and Water Conference on Wednesday, August 7.  His presentation is titled “Automation Maturity—Where Does the System Live?”  The presentation will review an Automation Maturity Model and how it can be used to drive organizations toward a comprehensive system and approach that addresses all the factors in automation: people, process, technology. Dean will address development and use of a vision and mission statement, importance of executive and leadership buy-in and support, automation master planning, how to better justify automation projects, people power—how to engage the organization, and the real power of standardization.​