71 episodes

The Talking Industrial Automation Podcast is a show to help you get to know the people that make modern manufacturing and processing possible. Along the way we will touch on integration technology, trends and challenges. If you are a manufacturer, end user/client, supplier or system integrator interested in industrial automation, I hope you will enjoy the insights CSIA Members will bring to this podcast. CSIA is the Control System Integrators Association, and exists to improve the professionalism of system integrator businesses.

Talking Industrial Automation Lisa Richter

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 30 Ratings

The Talking Industrial Automation Podcast is a show to help you get to know the people that make modern manufacturing and processing possible. Along the way we will touch on integration technology, trends and challenges. If you are a manufacturer, end user/client, supplier or system integrator interested in industrial automation, I hope you will enjoy the insights CSIA Members will bring to this podcast. CSIA is the Control System Integrators Association, and exists to improve the professionalism of system integrator businesses.

    Cassy Gardner of Banks Integration

    Cassy Gardner of Banks Integration

    System integrators are in a unique position to impact billions of peoples' lives, which makes it imperative that the industry take DE&I seriously exlains Cassy Garner in this episode of Talking Industrial Automation.
    She also believes its just plain good for business -- which is backed d up with data -- and solving other challenges like recruitment and retention.
    Cassy also provides other persepctives about life at Banks Integration -- the West Coast branch of E Tech Group doing work in life sciences, pharmaceuticals and emerging technologies such as cellular agriculture and cultivated meat.
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    Show Notes:
    If you are interested in learning more about DE&I or volunteering for Y'allomation Office Hours checkout these resources:
    Contact Cassy https://www.linkedin.com/in/cassy-gardner/ Checkout https://www.yallomation.org/  Follow folks on LinkedIn: https://www.cultureamp.com/blog/diversity-and-inclusion-workplace-influencers Melinda Epler founder & CEO of Change Catalyst https://www.linkedin.com/in/melindaepler/ Lily Zheng DE&I strategist, https://www.linkedin.com/in/lilyzheng308/ Subscribe to Feminuity’s email newsletter https://www.feminuity.org/ Read: How to be an Antiracist by Ibram Kendi Citations:
    Crash test bias – Consumer Reports Article McKinsey: Diversity Wins: How Inclusion Matters

    • 29 min
    Business Value: GPS for Your Business | Episode 70

    Business Value: GPS for Your Business | Episode 70

    The concept of business value can be used like GPS to help businesses find the best route.
    In this encore presentation moderated by Bryan Powrozek of Clayton & McKervey, panelists Jane Tereba (Capital Valuation Group), Ben Smith (Clayton & McKervey) and Clint Bundy (The Bundy Group) as they discuss the key factors in determining a business's value -- and how to manipulate those levers strategically to position it for growth, and, ultimately, develop a succession plan.
    Even if your day-to-day responsibilites have nothing to do with the overall business strategy, understanding these concepts offers you a glimpse into what the C-suite cares about -- and helps you leverage that knowledge to further your career.
     

    • 56 min
    Xavier Mesrobian of Skkynet | Episode 69

    Xavier Mesrobian of Skkynet | Episode 69

    With more than 20 years experience in sales and marketing, Xavier Mesrobian has witnessed first-hand how industrial automation has evolved. Cybersecurity, remote monitoring, predictive analytics and artifical intelligence are just a few topics he covers in this epsiode of Talking Industrial Automation.

    • 30 min
    Crossover Episode with The Sound of Automation | Episode 68

    Crossover Episode with The Sound of Automation | Episode 68

    The Future of Work, the importance of benchmarking and even a bad pun or two make an appearance during this special crossover episode with the host of The Sound of Automation, Bryan Powrozek of Clayton & McKervey. Plus, you'll also get a sneak peak into the agenda for the upcoming CSIA Executive Conference.

    • 27 min
    Tony Valasek of EOSYS

    Tony Valasek of EOSYS

    To emphasize its unique business model as an employee-owned organization, PRemier System Integration re-branded to EOSYS in 2021. What does that mean exactly? Tony Valasek breaks it all down and more in this episode of Talking Industrial Automation.

    • 31 min
    Walker Mattox of Gray Solutions 6

    Walker Mattox of Gray Solutions 6

    Meet Walker Mattox, who self-identifies as a recovering serial entrepreneur who finally found home as the founder of Gray Solutions, a Gray company in 2018, and hasn't looked back.  Hear how, as founder, he led the exponential growth of Gray Solutions from two solutioneers to the 12th largest system integrator as recognized by Control Engineering in this episode.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

dmholcomb ,

Great Show!

Wonderful podcast. I loved hearing about Steve March and Schneider Electric. It was a very interesting conversation.

If you have the chance, I recently dove into the podcast space. Would love to her what you think. Check out “The Right Direction Podcast” from Compass Precision.

oliviabaker13 ,

A fantastic resource!

If you’re looking to stay up to date on the latest innovations in modern manufacturing and processing, you’ve come to the right place! Lisa is a fantastic host who leads fun and engaging interviews with her guests. Highly recommend tuning in!

jws311 ,

Perfect

Industry-specific and very relevant, love it.

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