For Immediate Release

GE Digital Partners with CESMII – The Smart Manufacturing Institute


Elevating Interoperability, Community, and Innovation as Imperatives for Smart Manufacturing


Los Angeles, CA, September 21, 2021: CESMII – The Smart Manufacturing Institute is excited to add GE Digital to our rapidly growing ranks of partners and members. Interoperability, community, and innovation that can scale are essential for a more competitive and resilient manufacturing environment, and it’s a pleasure to welcome market leaders that embody these values to our Smart Manufacturing (SM) ecosystem.

The ecosystem engagement and collaboration with industry leaders, like GE Digital, is the engine at CESMII that accelerates the democratization of Smart Manufacturing. The ecosystem works on Smart Manufacturing technology, innovation, education, and demonstrations in collaboration with CESMII’s regional SM Innovation Centers.

“CESMII is focused on enabling and accelerating the adoption of Smart Manufacturing for all manufacturers,” says Matt Wells, Vice President – Digital Product Management at GE Digital.  “We see ourselves as a driving force in this industry and working with CESMII enables us to tackle data and application interoperability as one of the great challenges facing this ecosystem. We see this as a major benefit for manufacturing, but also for our system integration community, and look forward to engaging with them in these strategic endeavors.”

“This is a pivotal time for CESMII,” states John Dyck, CEO of CESMII.  “We are making great progress on many fronts, addressing the real challenges preventing manufacturers from accelerating their Smart Manufacturing and digital transformation initiatives. Our focus on enabling manufacturing application interoperability will have a dramatic impact on our productivity and competitiveness as a manufacturing nation. A big part of that is defining and enabling the adoption of de facto standards that will dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of deploying Smart Manufacturing solutions. We’re pleased to see GE Digital take this step with us, advocating for standards, for interoperability and creating a community of thought leaders that can truly transform this industry.”


About GE Digital

GE Digital transforms how our customers solve their toughest challenges by putting industrial data to work. Our mission is to bring simplicity, speed, and scale to digital transformation activities, with industrial software that delivers breakthrough business outcomes. GE Digital’s product portfolio – including grid optimization and analytics, asset and operations performance management, and manufacturing operations and automation – helps industrial companies in the utility, power generation, oil & gas, aviation, and manufacturing sectors change the way industry works. For more information, visit



CESMII is the United States’ national institute on Smart Manufacturing, driving cultural and technological transformation and secure industrial technologies as national imperatives.  By enabling frictionless movement of information – raw and contextualized data – between real-time Operations and the people and systems that create value in and across Manufacturing organizations, CESMII is ensuring the power of information and innovation is at the fingertips of everyone who touches manufacturing.

Founded in 2016, in partnership with Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), CESMII is the third institute funded by EERE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office. The Institute is accelerating Smart Manufacturing (SM) adoption through the integration of advanced sensors, data (ingestion – contextualization – modeling – analytics), platforms and controls to radically impact manufacturing performance, through measurable improvements in areas such as: quality, throughput, costs/profitability, safety, asset reliability and energy productivity.  CESMII’s program and administrative home is with the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Ellie Holman
Product & Technology Communications
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Roy Kok
Marketing Director