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Shawn Tierney

Shawn Tierney

Technology Enthusiast

Shawn Tierney is a lifelong Technology Enthusiast who as a pre-teen in the early 80's discovered his passion for programing on the newly released Apple II and VIC-20 computers. After earning a degree in Electronics, Shawn worked as a Certified Automation Specialist for 25 years before leaving to focus full time on teaching online PLC, HMI, and SCADA courses at The Automation School, as well as publishing industrial automation news, interviews, and how-to articles & videos at The Automation Blog. 


In his speech about “the Evolution of Programmable Controllers” Shawn is going to share the key moments in the evolution of PLCs and his predictions about the development in the future.