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Larry Evans and Pat Kennedy to Deliver Keynote Addresses at PAS Technology Conference

Top industry thought leaders scheduled to appear and discuss human reliability for the process and power industries

March 08, 2013

Houston, Texas, USA —March 8, 2013 —PAS, a Human Reliability software solutions provider, announced today that Larry Evans, founder and former CEO of AspenTech, Pat Kennedy, founder and CEO of OSIsoft, and Eddie Habibi, founder and CEO of PAS, will each deliver a keynote address at the 2013 PAS Technology Conference held at the Hilton Americas hotel in Houston, Texas. Evans and Habibi will be presenting on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 and Kennedy on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.
The conference will focus on Human Reliability – the technologies that help optimize human performance and deliver step change improvement in plant safety, reliability and profitability.  Human Reliability addresses the burgeoning challenges of information overload by aggregating and organizing data from disparate sources.  PAS’ Human Reliability solutions deliver clear, relevant and actionable information in context to plant personnel in order improve situation awareness and mitigate industrial incidents.
The PAS Technology Conference will bring PAS clients and partners from around the globe together with experts in optimizing automation assets, alarm management, high performance Human Machine Interface (HMI), knowledge retention and decision support, automation asset management, industrial cybersecurity, control loop performance optimization, and plant reliability. The conference will deliver insightful conversations on today’s industry trends and networking opportunities.
“Automation has delivered significant value to global manufacturing over the last three decades, however, along the way, it has created a crisis of information overload,” said Eddie Habibi, founder and CEO of PAS.  “Human Reliabilityis an idea whose time has come, and we have assembled the most notable industry thought leaders to help create awareness and shed light on solutions that optimize human performance to assure safe production.”
Larry Evans is the founder and former CEO of AspenTech.  He founded the company in 1981 with the vision to enable companies in the process industries to use advanced software tools to model and optimize their production processes.  He was professor of chemical engineering at MIT from 1962-1990 where he led research in computer-aided process design and process control.  In 1999 Fortune magazine named him one of seven US heroes of manufacturing.

Pat Kennedy is the CEO and founder of OSIsoft. Under his visionary leadership, the company has grown from a software startup to setting the industry standard in enterprise infrastructure for management of real-time data and events. He is passionate about enabling users to improve processes, drive innovation and make business decisions in real-time to identify competitive business opportunities.
Eddie Habibi is the CEO and founder of PAS. He founded the company in 1993 in Houston, Texas , where he has devoted his career to developing software solutions to enhance human reliability in plant facilities. He authored the The Alarm Management Handbook and The High Performance HMI Handbook, which has received industry recognition for alarm management and high performance HMI safety methodologies.
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About PAS
PAS specializes in human reliability software solutions for the power and process plants worldwide to enhance plant safety, compliance and profitability by providing essential information within context to allow the plant operator maximum situation awareness and reduce plant vulnerabilities. PAS’ comprehensive portfolio solutions include alarm management, automation configuration management, control loop performance optimization, and high-performance human machine interfaces. PAS solutions are installed in over 1000 industrial plants worldwide. For more information, visit
About Human Reliability
Human Reliability is the practice of optimizing human performance in complex systems and situations. Human Reliability develops practices and procedures to minimize error and maximize the resilience of systems through the use of user centered and error tolerant design and procedures.