Live from the PROFINET one-day training event in Nashville – lunch is over and we are resuming with the PROFINET IO demo.  Good questions at this event and a blend of Control Engineers and IT.  I love to see that gap overcome.  At these events, when we ask if there is cooperation or tension between Control Engineering and IT, the majority often says tension.  Part of our task is to promote cooperation – there is too much at stake in any company for any other choice.  And since PROFINET relies on standard Ethernet and leverages the tools and knowledge of IT to implement automation we are a unifier.

(And, yes I have a ticket for the Grand Ole Opry tonight.)