The Technical Evening for July was conducted by Francois Eybers from Sasol Technology and the topic for the evening was the role of control engineers in technology management. Francois briefly discussed technology strategy, forecasting, road-mapping, project portfolio and technology portfolios. The diff rent types of technology management were also discussed, which included managing your own developed technology, the application of available technology and lastly control engineering as part of process technology. The evening was well attended for a winter month and the branch thanks Francois as well as all the attendees.
The branch would like to remind everyone about the demonstration trailer that we are constructing and invite everyone to comment on the forum of the SAIMC website. Any suggestion and ideas are welcome. Also visitors can have a look at the continuously updated Secunda page and see what the branch is up to.