I see that the webinar will be offered twice in one day. Is each session the same, or must I attend both?
All sessions are the same, therefore you may attend whichever fits best with your schedule.
I see that there are several webinars listed. Must I attend every webinar?
As there are several different topics covered, it is not necessary to attend all webinars. It would be best to read the descriptions and find which webinars are most relevant to you.
If I plan on attending, however something comes up last minute, will the sessions be recorded?
Yes. Soon after the live sessions have taken place, the recording will be posted on our website. Also, as long as you register, even if you do not attend, you will receive a link to the recording, as well as a PDF of the presentation, in an email within a week of the scheduled webinar.
I know I will have questions. Will there be time at the end to ask the presenter questions?
Yes, there will be time set aside for questions. If your question is not answered, or you would like to have a follow-up conversation with our presenter, please fill out our contact form.
Dr. William Goble has over 30 years of professional experience. He is widely recognized as an expert in programmable electronic systems analysis, safety and high availability automation systems, automation systems new product development and market analysis. He developed many of the techniques used for probabilistic evaluation of safety and high availability automation systems. He was formerly Director, Critical Systems at a successful North American safety company. His principle work responsibilities included strategic planning, market analysis, promotion and business management. Dr. Goble previously held positions in research and development including computer design, software design and development and engineering project management. Dr. Goble also teaches reliability engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. He has written two widely used books on topics of safety and reliability modeling including “Control Systems Safety Evaluation and Reliability.” He teaches many of the exida.com courses and ES35, an ISA professional course on safety and reliability. He is a fellow member of ISA. He has published many papers and magazine articles.
Chris O’Brien is a Partner with exida. He has over 20 years of experience in the design, manufacturing, and marketing of process automation, reserve power systems, and safety related equipment. His main focus includes supporting new and existing customers with their implementation of the IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 functional safety standards, as well as reliability analysis for mechanical devices. Mr. O’Brien is the author of “Final Elements and the IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 Functional Safety Standards” and has been awarded 5 patents, including a patent for the industry’s first safety rated pressure transmitter.