With over 30 years of experience, Michael Clark is internationally recognized in the process automation sector for his expertise in Industrial Control System (ICS) fieldbus protocols. Mr. Clark is also recognized for his contributions to the Open Process Automation Standard (O-PAS™) since its inception. As a vendor-neutral advocate for the end-user community, Mr. Clark became the Founding Director of BusCorp Inc., a Canadian-based consulting firm dedicated to design, implementation, commissioning, and training in the competencies of ICS networks and fieldbus systems. He has supported industrial sectors across the globe including, refining & upgrading, chemicals, food & beverage, gas exploration, off-shore production, water & waste water treatment, power generation, and nuclear remediation. Now, as the Director of OPC Foundation North America, Mr. Clark continues his advocacy on behalf of the automation industry as it traverses IT/OT convergence in the new digital era.