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Lauren Walters

Marketing Content Writer / Inductive Automation
Lauren is a Marketing Content Writer for Inductive Automation. She has worked in marketing, brand development, and content creation for over 5 years in companies ranging from nonprofits to venture-backed startups to large digital agencies. Lauren loves brand storytelling and writing compelling marketing materials; she’s always looking for the perfect Call To Action. An interior design junkie, you can often find Lauren rearranging the furniture in her house or scoping the scene at local restaurants.
Meet Vannessa: Running on Caffeine and Ignition Since 2009 Lauren Walters Wed, 12/05/2018 - 11:15
Inductive Automation Senior Account Executive Vannessa Garcia has two speeds: fast and faster. The self-described caffeine addict spends her days serving Inductive Automation’s large customer base, finding solutions that fit their needs and helping them achieve their goals. Vannessa is an automation veteran, having worked in the industry for 20 years. She’s also the second salesperson ever brought on at Inductive Automation, making her incredibly knowledgeable about both the company and Ignition.
From Mice to Dinosaurs, Master Inventor Andy Stanford-Clark Finds Practical Uses for IoT Lauren Walters Thu, 11/01/2018 - 14:02
At Inductive Automation, we’re always excited when we get to work with innovative thinkers. It was a thrill to host one such figure, Andy Stanford-Clark of IBM, for a talk called “Andy Explains the Internet of Things — and Mousetraps.” The talk was sponsored by Inductive Automation and presented on September 20th at the Harris Center in Folsom, California, where ICC 2018 had concluded the previous day. A crowd of well over 300 people, including many ICC attendees, joined IA for an evening of inspiration, conversation, and Internet of Things (IoT) innovation with one of the leading minds in the industry.
Meet Jason: Spartan Racer and Cyber Security Warrior Lauren Walters Tue, 10/16/2018 - 08:55

Fighting hackers isn’t an easy job, but someone’s got to do it. Thankfully at Inductive Automation, we’ve got Cyber Security Risk Officer Jason Waits on the case. Not only is he an invaluable member of IA’s staff, but he’s also one of a handful of winners of the 2017 US Cyber Challenge, receiving a commendation from the White House for his work.
 

Beach Balls, Badminton, and BBQ: Highlights from IA’s Annual Company Picnic Lauren Walters Thu, 06/21/2018 - 08:20
Promontory Park in Folsom, California, is well-known locally for its enormous playground and kid-friendly activities, but on Saturday, June 9th, the park was filled with a slightly older crowd of fun-seekers: the staff of Inductive Automation and their families. It’s the _sixth_ annual picnic for IA, and every year there are new fun surprises. HR staffers Kristi and Madeline were responsible for the event’s rousing success, planning everything from delicious treats to engaging games, and even raffling off fun summer necessities like beach towels, pool floats, and sunscreen.
12 Powerful Ways to Use PLCs with SQL Databases - Part 2 Lauren Walters Mon, 06/18/2018 - 07:51
The Ignition SQL Bridge Module goes above and beyond as a tool for connecting SQL databases to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). With SQL Bridge’s multi-functional capabilities, Ignition community members have implemented sophisticated solutions for their industrial control systems that would have otherwise been a costly use of time and resources. In part one of this series, we discussed Co-Director of Sales Engineering Travis Cox’s first six applications of SQL Bridge, which he presented in the webinar “12 Ways to Use PLCs and SQL Databases Together”, which included barcode scanning, scheduling, and other connective operations. In this second post, we’ll explore six additional uses of SQL Bridge, from recipe management, to OEE, to handshaking, and more.
12 Powerful Ways to Use PLCs with SQL Databases - Part 1 Lauren Walters Tue, 06/12/2018 - 07:41
Before he founded Inductive Automation, our CEO Steve Hechtman worked as a control system integrator and often encountered the obstacle of being unable to make operations-side data available to the IT side. This inspired Steve and his team of developers to create a tool — now known as the Ignition SQL Bridge Module — that moves data bidirectionally between PLCs and SQL databases using OPC. Since then, members of the Ignition community have used the versatile capabilities of the SQL Bridge Module to implement many creative and effective solutions in their industrial systems. Co-Director of Sales Engineering Travis Cox highlighted a dozen of the most useful SQL Bridge tips in the webinar “12 Ways to Use PLCs and SQL Databases Together.” In this two-part blog series, we’ll unpack each of these tips in some detail.
Bringing the Heat at IA's Annual Salsa Competition Lauren Walters Thu, 05/10/2018 - 12:25
There was a lot to “taco ‘bout” at Inductive Automation last Friday. We held our annual salsa competition in the new Cafe at 90 Blue Ravine, and it’s fair to say things got heated. From a reigning champion relinquishing his crown, to a second-place curse, this competition spiced up the day for IA’s dip-loving team. Eight amateur cooks competed with their homemade toppings for the ultimate prize: The Golden Sombrero. Heralded around the office as the ultimate desk accessory, this trophy signifies true salsa mastery, and a commitment to excellence in sauce creation. Many had a guess about who would win, but all were surprised when an underdog came out victorious and was named the new salsa master.