How to Architect a Smart Manufacturing System for Success

Clashes between production needs and IT requirements are a routine source of friction for manufacturing companies. Emergent best practices for data definitions, extraction, transport, and storage aren’t just tech-speak, they are real policies, practices, and decisions that form the backbone of an operation and can make life much easier for all departments and management alike. Learn about how to set goals for scalable and sustainable system architecture, get acquainted with common protocols and standards, and hear examples of how to set yourself up for success on both one-time smart factory projects and long-term initiatives. Tuesday, December 7, 2021; 11-11:45am ET

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Meet our Speakers!

Russ Waddell

Russ works on standards development in manufacturing for digital factory, Industry 4.0, industrial internet of things, machine to machine communication, machine learning, artificial intelligence, analytics, predictive health and maintenance. He runs the MTConnect Institute, which is the ANSI-accredited standards developer for the MTConnect standard with 400+ members. The standard includes domain specific vocabulary for CNC machine tools, milling machines, lathes, boring and drilling machines, electrical discharge machines, lasers, waterjets, plasma cutters, robots, cutting tools, sensors, 3D printers, and other factory equipment and devices for discrete manufacturing, as well as nascent information models for parts, processes, materials, supply chain, and manufacturing execution systems. Companion specifications for OPC UA, B2MML, and QIF incorporate cybersecurity and protocol, manufacturing execution, and quality and inspection data.

Jonathan Wise

Jonathan Wise serves as Vice President of Technology and Chief Architect for CESMII, a department of UCLA's Office of Advanced Research Computing and the United States' national institute for Smart Manufacturing. CESMII's Smart Manufacturing Innovation Platform provides both a real-world and reference implementation of some of the key focus areas of Manufacturing USA funding. Mr. Wise has over twenty years of experience in technology development, with a primary focus on manufacturing information systems. His past stops have included General Electric, Microsoft and Amazon. Prior to joining CESMII, he worked at Rockwell Automation, leading the development of new product initiatives. Mr. Wise is co-chair of the OPC Foundation working group for the Cloud Library, and an active proponent of the development and adoption of common information models as a key enabler for improving interoperability in manufacturing data access and exchange.