The CESMII Leadership, together with the Governance Board, has made the difficult decision to postpone and reschedule the CESMII Annual Meeting scheduled for this coming week, March 3 – 5 at UCLA. Read more details here
CESMII Adds Workforce & Ecosystem Development Executive Leader
We are excited to introduce Mr. Conrad Leiva to our Staff as CESMII Director, Workforce & Ecosystem Development, effective March 2, 2020. Conrad is a native of Southern California and will work at CESMII Headquarters.
Conrad is a proven executive leader and recognized industry domain expert in Smart Manufacturing. He joins us from his previous role as VP, Market Strategy & Alliances at iBASEt, a developer of manufacturing software with a focus on highly regulated complex industries. Conrad worked several roles in 20+ years at iBASEt, including training, product strategy, consulting, marketing, and alliances with MES, PLM, ERP, plant automation, and systems integration partners.
Conrad holds an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, certifications in MES/MOM manufacturing operations management methodologies, and he is a certified Quality Auditor. He is a frequent speaker at conferences, and his writing includes guidebooks, whitepapers, online courses and articles. His recent works have focused on Smart Manufacturing, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and the digital thread between engineering, business, manufacturing and sustainment systems.
Conrad is a lifetime-member of MESA International , where he is currently Chairman of the Smart Manufacturing Working Group. In this role, he has 10+ years of experience engaging with manufacturers, solution providers, business leaders and practitioners across all the dimensions of industry creating education materials on both How and Why to leverage information technology. In 2019, MESA awarded him an Innovation Leadership Award for his leadership with the Smart Manufacturing Working Group and Community.
Welcome to the team, Conrad!
RFP-2, Wave 2 Update
Education & Workforce Development Projects
RFP2 – Wave 2 was announced in late 2019 and focused on Education & Workforce Development. Response was strong, as dozens of interested teams submitted concept white papers in mid-January. Several teams were invited to take the next step and submit full proposals, which are due by March 23, 2020. The expected date for project selection notifications is late April, and the anticipated projects start date is mid-July.
CESMII on Capitol Hill
CESMII leaders were on Capitol Hill February 26 th to explore the roles of education, industry, government, cybersecurity, technology and innovation in accelerating national manufacturing competitiveness, dramatically improving clean energy productivity, creating sustainable jobs and building the workforce of the future. Panelists discussed recommendations from the recently released report by the Council on Competitiveness and UCLA/CESMII focused on ensuring advanced technologies and capabilities reach as broad a cross section of American workers as possible.
Read Stephanie Neil’s article in Automation World as a result of her time spent talking to CESMII CEO, John Dyck. This article highlights CESMII efforts, strategy and progress toward democratizing Smart Manufacturing through the development of technology infrastructure that CESMII hopes will serve as the foundation for “frictionless movement of information—data and context—between real-time operations and the people and systems that can create value for the organization.”
to Pete Sharpe, Principal Consultant at Emerson Automation Solutions?
Mark your calendars for CESMII’s next webcast in our on-going series!
On Wednesday, March 11, 2020 @ 11:30am Eastern/8:30am Pacific, our guest will be Pete Sharpe, Principle Consultant, Refining & Petrochemical at Emerson Automation Solutions will be our guest as we explore “ What Does Smart Manufacturing Look Like?” to him.
Join CESMII in this on-going webcast series as we engage the entire US Manufacturing ecosystem in regular, 20-minute discussions about what Smart Manufacturing is, what it isn’t, who’s finding value, who’s falling behind and anything else that is important to you.
Watch our most recent webcast and find out as Sudarsan discusses how Smart Manufacturing is more than just technology implementation; how Smart Manufacturing encompasses the business, technology, infrastructure and workforce practices to optimize enterprise operations.
Did you know you can still view this web series on our YouTube channel? In case you missed the previous webcasts, click below to view much more!
ASTM Seeking Papers for Special Issue on Cybersecurity for the Smart Manufacturing Ecosystem
Abstracts are invited for papers to be featured in the ASTM International journal Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing Systems (SSMS) for a special issue on Cybersecurity for the Smart Manufacturing Ecosystem; topics to include but not limited to cyber security infrastructure and strategy for smart manufacturing value chains, supply chains and ecosystems which are characterized by interoperable and interconnected operation and execution systems, automation and smart worker-in-the-loop paradigm.
A 250-word preliminary abstract with a title and the names and affiliations of all authors should be submitted to ASTM by November 15, 2020.
CESMII is the United States’ national institute on Smart Manufacturing, entrusted to make one thing happen – make Smart Manufacturing a reality for everyone who touches American manufacturing. Our ecosystem is inclusive by design, and everyone has a role to play. Come find yours!
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.
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