Emerging Trends in Smart Manufacturing (sponsored by CESMII)

Monday, October 29, 2018, 3:30pm-6:00pm EDT

Explore emerging trends in Smart Manufacturing through the efforts of the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII). Learn about CESMII and get an overview of the R&D projects that are advancing CESMII’s mission. The session will conclude with a panel discussion on the democratization of Smart Manufacturing that will allow you to ask the experts your most pressing Smart Manufacturing questions.

Session Chair:


3:30pm CESMII Overview
4:00pm CESMII Roadmap Projects – Advancing CESMII’s Mission
4:30pm Panel Session: Democratization of Smart Manufacturing (SM)

CESMII Overview:

Haresh Malkani, Chief Technology Officer, CESMII

The Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII), established by the US Department of Energy, is part of a network of institutes under the Manufacturing USA Initiative with a goal to secure the future of manufacturing in the U.S. through innovation, collaboration and education.  CESMII’s mission is to radically democratize and accelerate the development and adoption of Smart Manufacturing (SM) technologies (sensing, control, data analytics, predictive modeling and platforms) to become the driving, sustainable engine that delivers energy efficiency and real-time business improvements in U.S. manufacturing.  CESMII integrated strategies to achieve this mission include business practice innovation, enabling technologies, workforce development and a collaborative Smart Manufacturing Platform™ for industrial applications.   Haresh Malkani, Chief Technology Officer – CESMII, will provide an overview of the institute, its technology focus areas and recent progress.

CESMII Roadmap Projects – Advancing CESMII’s Mission

Miguel Corcio, Director - Technical Programs, CESMII

CESMII is about to kick off a portfolio of 10 innovative R&D roadmap projects covering a range of technologies including sensing, process control, data analytics, modeling, as well as workforce development, to address significant challenges faced by the manufacturing community.  The projects cut across manufacturing types (discrete, hybrid, process), industry verticals (steel, cement, chemical, aerospace), and scale of focus (unit process, plant, enterprise).  Miguel Corcio, Director - Technology Programs - CESMII, we will provide brief overview of the portfolio during this session.

Panel Session: Democratization of Smart Manufacturing (SM):

Industrie 4.0, Smart Manufacturing, Industrial Internet of Things, Big Data, Cloud Computing are no longer just buzz words.  They have become a reality and every year more manufacturers are getting started on this journey.  But it takes investment in technology and talent to do so.  Does it mean that this reality is only within the reach of the large and mighty companies?  What can small and medium manufacturers do to be in this game?  How do we make technology and expertise accessible for them cost effectively?  Join our panelists representing both industry and academia in this healthy dialogue.



  •  Jim Davis, Vice Provost, Information Technology and Chief Academic Technology Officer, UCLA