As the Director of OPC Foundation North America, Michael Clark continues his career-long advocacy for the automation industry as it transforms itself through IT/OT convergence into the digital era.

With over 30 years of experience in industrial automation and controls, Mr Clark is internationally recognized throughout the process automation sector for his expertise in Industrial Control System (ICS) Fieldbus protocols. Mr Clark is also recognized for his contributions as one of the Open Process Automation Standard (O-PAS™) authors. 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, offshore production, water & wastewater treatment, power generation, and nuclear remediation.