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Integrating Operations and Information Technology (OT/IT) Systems and the Practice of Smart Manufacturing

VLS June Webinar
Thursday, June 22, 2017, 9:00pm-10:00pm EDT
Event format: 
Virtual / Online
Posted by Experience Nduagu

This Webinar will discuss the practice of smart manufacturing and integrated operations and information technology (OT/IT) systems. Smart Manufacturing (SM) is the technology practice of applying advanced sensors, controls, platforms and modeling not only as advanced technologies but as OT/IT systems. SM Technology practice is aligned with the opportunity/business oriented practice of end-to-end use of real-time, networked, data based intelligence for enterprise integration of dynamic market demands, high precision/qualified products, and enterprise and ecosystem optimization. Business and technology practice also combine to accelerate transformational use of data, extensive application of enterprise manufacturing intelligence, provider and practitioner market changes and adoption of advanced technologies to radically improve the precision, performance and efficiency of U.S. manufacturing. Increased economic, energy, and material productivity, zero incidents, reduced industry energy usage, and environmental sustainability all become competitive advantages. The Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) is the 9th U.S. Institute under the White House-led "Manufacturing USA” initiative.

About the Speaker: Dr. Jim Davis, Vice Provost Information Technology & Chief Academic Technology Officer, University of California, Los Angeles. Co-Founder Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition.

Jim co-founded the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC) that was recently selected to lead DOE’s Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII), the 9th Manufacturing USA Institute and the 3rd DOE Institute to be awarded.  As Vice Provost, IT and CTO at UCLA, he has broad responsibilities focused on the investment and deployment of information technology in the university's academic research, education, and public service mission. He has accountability for university-wide planning and strategic investment in computational research, research informatics, educational technologies, mobility applications, research and education data strategies, privacy/security and internal and external community partnerships. Jim oversees UCLA’s Institute for Digital Research and Education (IDRE). Jim is also on UCLA’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering where he has done research and consulted extensively on AI, machine learning, intelligent systems, monitoring and control, and data/modeling systems across diverse industries including chemicals, refining, paper, packaging, metals and glass. Jim has work experience with Amoco Chemicals.