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November 2019 Newsletter
CESMII Annual Member Meeting
March 4-5, 2020
Carnesale Common
, Palisades Room
(same location as last year!)
Mark Your Calendars! Book Your Hotel Room Now!
CESMII has reserved a block of 40 rooms at the
UCLA Guest House
at the rate of $209 per night for a Queen bed accommodation and $249 for a Queen Kitchenette. This price is all inclusive, as they do not charge tax. A continental buffet breakfast each morning and free WIFI are also included.
To book your room, please contact the hotel directly
at (310) 825-2923. 
and let them know
you are booking for the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute block of rooms in March.
Rooms must be booked by February 4th, 2020.
Access CESMII Technologies with
Application Projects
Deadline: December 15, 2019
CESMII is seeking proposals for Application Projects. Application Projects (APs), which are showcase, demonstration and/or validation projects that use CESMII developed technologies, training and SM Platform™ infrastructure to solve specific manufacturing challenges. The objective is to help manufacturers to quickly demonstrate a specific idea that will be mutually beneficial using the CESMII Platform and knowledge. APs are open to Institute members and prospective members,
further enhancing access to Institute-developed technologies, training and CESMII Smart Manufacturing Platform™ infrastructure. 
Members and prospective members are invited to submit proposals for Application Projects by December 15, 2019. These projects are focused on showcasing, demonstrating or validating the use of CESMII technologies to solve specific manufacturing challenges. The objective is to help the members to quickly demonstrate a specific idea that will be mutually beneficial using the CESMII Platform and knowledge. 
To learn more about how your organization can benefit from an Application Project, visit our

CESMII is preparing to release more funds with a new Request for Proposals (RFP) for institute Roadmap Projects, including Education & Workforce Development (EWD) projects.
Keep an eye out for RFP-2, Wave 2 coming soon!
Final Report Just Released
“Smart Manufacturing: Leveraging the Democratization of Innovation”
On June 4
, CESMII, UCLA and the Council on Competitiveness hosted a daylong executive-level discussion entitled, “Smart Manufacturing – Leveraging the Democratization of Innovation” and broken into four key topics areas:
  • Building the Talent and Workforce for the Future
  • Challenges and Best Practices
  • Aligning Interests and Opportunities
  • U.S. Private and Public Investment in Enabling Smart Manufacturing
CESMII was active in attracting the invitation-only crowd and played an integral role in the dialogue. CEO John Dyck provided the lunchtime keynote, introducing CESMII and our vision and efforts to democratize Smart Manufacturing. Deloitte, ThinkIQ and Microsoft sponsored the event, helping facilitate discussions and adding additional domain expertise and experience.
The Council on Competitiveness captured the discussions and documented them into a white paper that was delivered at a Congressional briefing, which shows the value of Smart Manufacturing at the highest levels of the U.S. government.
Click below to download the report.
CESMII Leaders Featured at
15th International Conference on eScience
CESMII leaders Prakashan Korambath, Haresh Malkani and Jim Davis recently presented their poster, “Streaming Workflows on Edge Devices to Process Sensor Data on a Smart Manufacturing Platform” at the 15th International Conference on eScience in San Diego.
This paper describes the concept of Streaming Workflows that collect data from sensors connected to edge devices and pass on the heavy load of computation to on-demand cloud services including Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform. The data streaming is done on the edge device while contextualization and modeling of the data are done with on-demand cloud resources. Many workflows using this edge-cloud architecture will be deployed on the cloud-based Smart Manufacturing (SM) Platform(TM) developed by CESMII.
Read the
about how CESMII continues to innovate and provide technologies for Smart Manufacturing best practices.

Manufacturing USA Institutes are Making Sure the US will Lead the Next Manufacturing Revolution
Popular Science highlights the work of Manufacturing USA Institutes.
Drastically different in scale and model than anything happening in the private sector alone, Manufacturing USA is a collaborative, large-scale approach to manufacturing innovation.
How CESMII, a Manufacturing USA Institute, contributes to the Future of Advanced Manufacturing in America
to Jonathan Wise, VP of Technology @ CESMII

Mark your calendars for CESMII’s next webcast in our on-going series!
On Wednesday, December 11, 2019 @ 11:30am Eastern/8:30am Pacific, our guest will be Jonathan Wise, CESMII’s Vice President of Technology. We’ll explore “
What does Smart Manufacturing Look Like?”
to him, as he leans on decades of industrial and enterprise technology experience and leads the Institute’s platform architecture efforts.
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. 
Want to share your views and be a guest on an upcoming webcast? Email Mike Yost (
) to submit your name or recommend others whose voice you feel should be heard. With so many diverse perspectives in our ecosystem, we want to welcome them all!
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.
Hurry Before this Offer Expires!!
MESA International – Free & Discounted Online Smart Manufacturing Training
MESA International, a CESMII member and educational partner, offered free and discounted access to online courses for CESMII members in 2019. These offers expire at the end of December!
The online courses include “Smart Manufacturing Justification and ROI”, and “The Journey to Smart Manufacturing” and can be previewed
If you haven’t already redeemed your free Smart Manufacturing online training courses, contact David Corcio (
) today to get your online code and to learn how to get additional, discounted seats for your colleagues.
Offer Expires on December 31, 2019
ASME (the American Society of Mechanical Engineers) is currently soliciting subject matter experts and affected stakeholders to help support their effort to develop the ASME
Verification and Validation
Standards for Advanced Manufacturing and influence the prioritization of topics to be addressed.
for more information on getting involved.
Join CESMII’s New LinkedIn Group –
The Smart Manufacturing Community
Want to continue the conversation on Smart Manufacturing? Then join our LinkedIn Group,
CESMII: The Smart Manufacturing Community.
Missed the previous web casts? Click
to view them in their entirety.
Members play a vital role in shaping direction, programs and deliverables through active participation in CESMII Standing Committees. Qualified volunteers are being sought for a relaunch of:
  • Outreach Standing Committee, which is focused on Education & Workforce Development (EWD) strategy, programs and deliverables. Contact Mike Yost (
  • Business Processes Standing Committee, which centers on the performance and financial strategies needed to ensure the long-term sustainability of the institute. Contact Howard Goldberg (
Contact CESMII today and lend your voice to these important leadership bodies!
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!
December 5, 2019 – Defense Manufacturing Conference
Meet CESMII CEO John Dyck and hear his
Keynote address, “IIOT in a Future State Environment”.
December 11, 2019 – 6 Degrees of Smart Manufacturing Web Series
Meet guest Jonathan Wise,
CESMII’s Vice President of Technology
, as we explore “
What does Smart Manufacturing Look Like?” to him.
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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