In memory of Arnold de Jong
January 31st 2021, The Netherlands
Last Tuesday we received the very sad news of the unexpected death of Arnold de Jong.
Arnold has been an inspiring and highly professional partner who served the WIB for many years with high dedication. He enabled the collaboration between the working groups and Arnold was capable of bridging between our European organizations. With his exceptional skills Arnold contributed to move the WIB into the new technology era we are all facing and Arnold was clearly a strong driver for innovation.
We have lost a warm and enthusiastic person who for many of us was more than a workgroup colleague.
FHI & WIB
April 9th 2019 - Leusden, The Netherlands
During this conference suppliers, integrators, providers and specialists addressed the “what, when and how” of 5G in the process industry as well the expected impact. Please click here for the programme.
Safe and Secure operation in Digital Transformation
2019 - The Hague - The Netherlands (download program)
The seminar was aimed at giving the audience a condensed update, share views and insights on the the subject of 'Safe and Secure operation in Digital transformation' within Process Automation.
You can obtain selected presentations by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
European Associations of automation
technology end-users in the process industry see cybersecurity and 5G-connectivity as basis for digitalization
NEWEC Press Release 29th of October 2019
NEWEC represents over 250 companies using instrumentation and process control systems that are vital for the safe, efficient and sustainable operation of complex process industries. During the gathering the Associations reaffirmed their intention to cooperate closely in this challenging, fast moving and complex field, discussed common concerns and how best to address them. To further underline the importance of collaboration the existing cooperation agreement between NAMUR, EI, WIB and EXERA was extended to include CLUI AS as a new member. Varied and open discussions covered many key topics f.e. Cybersecurity of industrial systems, Connectivity in the industrial environment, Big data and Type testing. Read the full Press Release here
WIB Plant Security Seminar at
15th of November 2019 - Eindhoven - The Netherlands
Various speakers shared insights on the subject of Plant Security with members of the WIB Working Group and students of the University of Eindhoven. One of the speakers was Dr. Konstantinos Moulinos of Enisa-Gr who joined via a Conference video call (see photo).
European associations of automation technology end-users in the process industry (NEWE)
An influential group of organisations representing European users of industrial process automation technology met recently and agreed key themes that must be addressed to meet the challenges of he future. Board Members and directors of European user associations of automation technology in process industries - NAMUR, EI, WIB and EXERA - supported by EEMUA, the association for the users of industrial assets, had their 6 th annual meeting in London on 21 September 2017, along with the 3 rd annual steering group meeting of NEWE 1 . Wide ranging discussions stressed the need for a next level of cooperation, in order to meet the challenges of increasing complexity and outside threats, and established key programmes to provide responses to these issues... Read More