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SAIMC: From the President’s desk

January 2019 SAIMC

As we all prepare for 2019 and what it holds, we are standing in front of an open door with access to new opportunities. I would like to take this opportunity to urge you to consider becoming more actively involved in the SAIMC. If you can see that there is an opportunity that you would like to explore, and you have a passion that aligns with the activities we have available within the SAIMC, please consider using this year to get involved.

In order to grow, we need diversity in our thinking. New team members with their own unique skillsets and ideas will add value to the current working groups. And, if you feel that you want to be a part of it, I invite you to make yourself known to the branch that is relevant to you

As a start you need to be a member of the SAIMC and go to the branch AGM to become part of the team. Committee activities include:

• Arranging technology evenings for our members to learn about technology and to network with their peers.

• Going to tertiary institutions and high schools to talk to students about career opportunities within automation.

• Coordinating the publication of technical papers.

• Arranging site visits to interesting facilities.

• Arranging social events that includes a golf day and year end functions.

• And more…

In 2018 we saw much development in the Industry 4.0 arena and also the NTIP study initiative: teams working tirelessly behind the scenes to take the SAIMC and our strategic initiatives forward. I am looking forward to see what ground-breaking achievements we will see this year.

Vision for the future

In cementing the voice of automation in various economic sectors, governmental institutions and decision making bodies, the following imperatives will always remain core to our operating envelope:

1. Automation engineering accreditation in partnership with ECSA.

2. Drive the discourse on Industry 4.0 with specific focus on governance and policy making in South Africa.

3. Contribute to training and development in partnership with the NTIP and refocusing our collaboration efforts with SETAs.

4. Strengthen relationships with the private sector by means of advisory committee development and implementation.

5. Continue to mobilise and partner with media houses and automation conference bodies (AAF, manufacturing Indaba, etc.) with the aim to sensitise the South African economic sectors to emerging technological developments.

Good luck for 2019 and thank you for being a part of the SAIMC journey, may you achieve all the goals you set out for yourself and live the life that you dream of this year.

Yours in automation

Annemarie van Coller.


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