Welcome Roy!
Roy Kok joins CESMII as Marketing Manager starting August 3, 2020. A proven industry Marketing professional with more than 30 years of industrial automation/software experience, Roy is responsible for developing industry and role-based messaging and executing all market-facing communications, including public relations, website, social media, and collateral. He will help build and maintain a strong and consistent market presence through a wide range of online and offline marketing channels, including the planning and management of CESMII’s participation in market outreach events.

In March, we postponed our 2020 Annual Meeting with the hopes we would reschedule in the September 2020 timeframe.
Unfortunately, that will NOT happen
. Given the on-going challenges in hosting in-person events, we are shifting our planning efforts away from a face-to-face gathering in 2020, looking instead toward 2021 and how (and when) to safely convene in-person events. We will also continue to engage with you via online, digital delivery of content to keep you informed of CESMII plans and progress. Stay tuned for updates.
You can watch recordings of all the Annual Meeting 2020 content on our
and on our YouTube
. If you missed anything, catch up today!
Online Event: Envisioning a new Research Center in Human-Automation Connection
The entire CESMII ecosystem is invited to participate in an open, Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on an exciting new project in its formative stages of development. We are
happy to welcome
Dr. Laine Mears
for this educational, online workshop as he presents his team’s work on “Envisioning a Research Center in Human-Automation Connection”.
Dr. Mears seeks direct feedback from CESMII members, partners and interested onlookers on the concepts presented, as well as your thoughts on feasibility and perceived benefits. Feedback from your personal experiences are welcome, too!
  • Event details:
  • Date: August 11, 2020
  • Time: 4:00pm Eastern / 1:00pm Pacific

, a global provider of industry-built 
ERP software
, will be providing 500 recently unemployed individuals in the manufacturing and distribution sector with unlimited access to 
SYSPRO Learning Channel
, an online education platform, at no cost for a six month period.

The Journal of Advanced Manufacturing and Processing is a peer-reviewed, online journal of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) focused on cutting-edge, new manufacturing techniques and technologies that reduce costs, save energy, and create solutions that address societal needs. CESMII CTO, Haresh Malkani, is a member of the editorial board. This issue looks at advanced manufacturing and processing in the time of COVID-19 and is worth the read.
Our webcast series continues with two new episodes in August focused on the importance of Supply Chain resiliency in light of the on-going disruption of the global pandemic and Smart Manufacturing’s role in a Resilient Supply Chain.

August 12, 2020
“What does Smart Manufacturing Look Like in a Resilient Supply Chain?”
Dr. Thorsten Wuest, Assistant Professor @ West Virginia University and co-author of the book, “Digital Supply Networks” joins us to share his knowledge and experience helping define the role of Smart Manufacturing in a resilient Supply Chain. 
August 26, 2020
“The National Dialogue on a Resilient
Supply Chain”
John Dyck, CESMII CEO has been actively engaged with leading manufacturers in critical supply chains along with leading technology providers and national political leaders and will share his perspectives and how this national dialogue continues to take shape. 
Did you know that CESMII has nearly 30 recorded sessions of our webcasts available online? They include discussions with industry and thought leaders on topics ranging from the definition and value of Smart Manufacturing to practical insights on Machine Learning and Advanced Analytics.
Visit our ‘6 Degrees of Smart Manufacturing’
to watch recordings of all our webcasts – plus get new “Bonus Reel” footage for more content! 
PANEL: Technology and Talent –
An Essential Partnership for Success in Smart Manufacturing
Join CESMII CTO, Haresh Malkani, as he moderates a panel on the essential connection between talent and technology in Smart Manufacturing success.
It has been said that technology is necessary but not sufficient to ensure the success of Smart Manufacturing (SM). Having the right technology – whether it is sensing, control, modeling, analytics or platforms that support seamless movement of information – is certainly important, but having the right talent, workforce and culture is equally or perhaps more important – from building the right pipeline to ensuring that the existing workforce is well trained in SM. The approach to balancing technology and talent may vary depending on the size of the manufacturer (small, medium, large), type of manufacturing (discrete, batch, continuous) and the industry vertical. This panel will provide perspectives on these approaches, and highlight challenges and opportunities in light of the current business conditions.
  • Speakers:
  • Joe Cuiffi, Assistant Professor and EMET Program Coordinator at Penn State University
  • Gautam Kavipurapu, COO and VP of Engineering at Ectron Corporation
  • Sherri McCleary, Director of Business Development, Additive Manufacturing at Kennametal
  • Jeremy Nelson, Director of Manufacturing Engineering and Continuous Improvement at Exactech
  • Panel Moderator: Haresh Malkani, CTO at CESMII
  • Event details:
  • Date: August 18, 2020
  • Time: 11:00am Eastern / 10:00am Pacific
  • Duration: 60 minutes
Registration is required. Visit the 
ASME website
 to register.
Do you have 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.
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