Celebrating the Invaluable Contributions of Automation Professionals

May 1, 2023 6:44:43 AM | Celebrating the Invaluable Contributions of Automation Professionals

ISA Celebrated Automation Professionals Day on 28 April.

As the world continues to rapidly advance in technology, the importance of automation professionals has become more apparent than ever. ISA celebrated the anniversary of its founding day, 28 April 1945, as International Automation Professionals Day to celebrate our founder's legacies and their long-lasting contributions to the industry. To our members, volunteers, staff, and the entire automation community—thank you for helping us create a better world through automation.

 This day is set aside to honor the professionals who have made significant contributions to the field of automation and to raise awareness about the importance of automation in the modern world. Career-established individuals, entry-level personnel, and automation students were encouraged to engage with ISA on social media with images and testimonials that feature them on the job, studying for their automation-related major, or by giving statements about why they enjoy their line of work, and why they believe automation is changing the world.  

ISA Executive Director Claire Fallon said that the automation field is vital to many sectors, and the day celebrates the hard work of professionals who are working to keep society safe and secure. 

“I want all automation professionals to know that they make the world a better place,” she said. “Because of them, the world is safer, more efficient, and more effective. Professionals are the people, not the machines, that creatively look at a problem and tenaciously tackle it from every angle until the best solution is found.” 

Automation professionals work in a wide range of industries, from manufacturing and logistics to healthcare and finance. They use their expertise to design and implement systems that automate various tasks, from simple repetitive actions to complex decision-making processes. These systems not only help organizations save time and money, but they also improve the quality and consistency of work.