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April 2020 Newsletter
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ANNUAL MEETING: CEO KEYNOTE

Our 2020 Annual Meeting was delayed, but we still have plenty to share with you. Join us next week for the
CEO Keynote
and hear from John Dyck as he shares the CESMII vision, accomplishments and plans for our path forward in 2020.
Thursday, May 7, 2020
4:00pm ET / 1:00pm PT
 
But, wait! There’s more…
John’s keynote is just the beginning of us delivering our virtualized Annual Meeting content. See below for the rescheduled sessions, and stay tuned as we continue to schedule more.
  • May 12: The Journey of a CESMII Project– see what innovation looks like through CESMII projects with Haresh Malkani and multiple Project Team members. Details
  • May 21: CESMII SM Innovation Platform™ Overview + Q&A – Jonathan Wise will discuss the CTP r1 version of the Innovation Platform and host a Q&A session on CESMII technologies. Watch the online demo here. Details for the Overview + Q&A session are available here
  • May 28: COO Keynote – Howard Goldberg details CESMII’s on-going evolution and execution of our national network-of-networks strategy and focus on driving business value to the U.S. manufacturing ecosystem. Details
  • June 11: Education & Workforce Development Keynote – Conrad Leiva explains CESMII’s on-going commitment to, and deliverables and plans for, democratizing the knowledge required to make Smart Manufacturing available to all. Details
LATEST NEWS FROM CESMII
NC STATE NAMED CESMII SMART MANUFACTURING INNOVATION CENTER
CESMII announced the launch of its Smart Manufacturing Innovation Center (SMIC) at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC in April, a visible proof point of CESMII’s well documented network-of-networks strategy to make Smart Manufacturing readily available and accessible throughout the nation.
WELCOME CESMII’S NEW VP OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
We are excited to introduce Mike Kipina to our Staff as VP of Business Development, effective May 1, 2020.
 
Mike brings over 25 years of experience in Manufacturing Execution Systems, factory automation and controls. He’s a proven IT/OT sales professional, having held sales leadership and management positions at GE, Honeywell, ABB and JMP Solutions.  His experience across the industrial segments of Pulp and Paper, Oil and Gas, Power Generation, Chemicals, Water and Wastewater, Food & Beverage, Automotive and Pharmaceuticals will serve him well working across CESMII’s diverse ecosystem.
Mike resides in Punta Gorda, Fl and Cincinnati, OH with his wife, Jeanette, and will spend most of his time “in the field” engaging with prospective members, members and partners.
Welcome aboard, Mike!

CESMII IN OPC FOUNDATION’S NEW ‘INTEROPERABILITY’ BROCHURE
The OPC Foundation released a new edition (v10) of their “OPC Unified Architecture” brochure featuring updates on technology, international collaborations, adoption, MES and Cloud connectivity to address “Interoperability for Industrie 4.0 and the Internet of Things”. CESMII is recognized on page 8 for leveraging OPC UA as an industry standard interface to identify common data in machines and processes to accelerate innovation in data science and application development.
 
Download the brochure
here
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WEBCAST SERIES: 6 DEGREES OF SMART MANUFACTURING

How valuable are Systems Integrators in Smart Manufacturing?
In our last ‘6 Degrees of Smart Manufacturing’ webcast, leaders from NC State’s Nonwovens Institute joined us to discuss how they ramped up their pilot production facilities to make materials for N-95 masks. Up next, hear from their trusted Systems Integrator partner, Avid Solutions, on their role in the project, their views on Smart Manufacturing and the value of Systems Integrators to the entire SM ecosystem.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
11:30am ET / 8:30am PT
 
CESMII on YouTube
Did you know that CESMII has nearly 40 videos on YouTube? The team is adding content regularly and now has 3 Playlists to organize the videos. Go there today to see the latest CESMII Smart Manufacturing Innovation Platform demonstration video and all of the ‘6 Degrees of Smart Manufacturing’ webcasts – plus new “Bonus Reel” footage for more content! 
CESMII MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS AND OFFERS
OpEx Info Series: De-Risk Your Operations
Join
University at Buffalo’s Center for Industrial Effectiveness
for a free, one-hour online info session that will explore how risk assessment can help your company plan for re-opening as the COVID-19 restrictions evolve. The session will present some techniques to perform a task-based risk assessment within your organization and touch on Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA).
These are just a few examples of people banding together to help. Do you have similar information you’d like to share with us or the broader CESMII ecosystem? If so, please get in touch with us!
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Acknowledgement: This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) under the Advanced Manufacturing Office Award Number DE-EE0007613.
Disclaimer: This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Niether the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of its employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness

 

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