Smart Manufacturing Industry News
New Dates Announced!
CESMII Smart Manufacturing Summit
Please join us online, November 2, 4, 9, and 10, for an event unlike any manufacturing event you’ve ever attended, as we demonstrate what it actually means to Democratize Smart Manufacturing.
Our Smart Manufacturing Summit is rescheduled, and now 100% Virtual. We have over three dozen industry experts, from the CESMII ecosystem, sharing their insights, the value of Smart Manufacturing and pragmatic guidance on how you can begin or accelerate your journey.
This is a pivotal year for CESMII, as we transition from planning, research, and development to the adoption, delivery, and democratization of our efforts. If you are engaged (or interested) in any aspect of Smart Manufacturing (from learning to justifying to implementing to creating value), this event is for you. This is a remarkable gathering of Manufacturing thought leaders – don’t miss it.

Press Release
GE Digital Joins CESMII
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.

Database-First vs Intelligence-First
  • Data alone produces no value. Intelligence is needed to convert data into actionable information.
  • Organizations that create the fastest feedback loops between data and decisions end up with the competitive advantage, not those that build the biggest database.
  • Predictive production operations provide an intelligence-first alternative to the common database-first approach.

Ransomware Attacks – Prevention and Mitigation
Ransomware is a type of malicious attack where attackers encrypt an organization’s data and demand payment to restore access. In some instances, attackers may also steal an organization’s information and demand an additional payment in return for not disclosing the information to authorities, competitors, or the public. This Ransomware Profile identifies the Cybersecurity Framework Version 1.1 security objectives that support preventing, responding to, and recovering from ransomware events.

Hydrogen Mobility Infrastructure
One of the rapidly growing areas in transition to hydrogen as an energy carrier is in the transportation sector. Vehicles with fuel cells use hydrogen as an energy carrier with the emission being water. In this Emerson Automation Experts podcast, Denka Wangdi shares some of the challenges in the buildout of hydrogen mobility infrastructure and some of the ways advancing technologies and solutions are addressing these challenges.

Upcoming Events
CESMII lists upcoming events in two locations, our Website Calendar, and our LinkedIn company page. 
Our Calendar contains both CESMII and other events that may be of interest to CESMII Members.

Falkonry enables predictive operational excellence for manufacturing and defense organizations through discrete and composite digital twins of operational systems at edge, site or cloud. By applying AI on real-time operational data from plant and field systems, Falkonry solutions help plant operators improve reliability, quality, and performance of their assets and processes. Falkonry products bring together digital fingerprints, condition discovery with explanations, early warnings, and plant digital analytics for data-driven decision making, and can be scaled easily to plant and fleet level. Founded in 2012, Falkonry is headquartered in Cupertino, California. 
Affinity Groups are an important part of engaging the CESMII ecosystem. If you’d like more information on how to participate, please reach out to
Food, Beverage & Consumer Goods Affinity Group
Date: October 13, 2021
Time: 10:00am Pacific / 1:00pm Eastern
Duration: 60 minutes
Aerospace Affinity Group
Date: October 14, 2021
Time: 9:00am Pacific / 12:00pm Eastern
Duration: 60 minutes
CESMII Members National Call
Date: October 20, 2021
Time: 1:00pm Pacific / 4:00pm Eastern
Duration: 60 minutes
Small to Medium Sized Manufacturers (SMM) Affinity Group
Date: October 21, 2021
Time: 10:00am Pacific / 1:00pm Eastern
Duration: 60 minutes
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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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