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A Local, National and Global Vision for Smart Manufacturing: Empowering a Productive, Sustainable and Resilient Manufacturing Value Chain (CESMII)

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Join us for this critical discourse as we explore the US commitment to sustainable manufacturing, a National Plan for Smart Manufacturing, and the value of the US working to harmonize Smart Manufacturing strategies for the benefit of a more competitive and resilient manufacturing value chain! 

This esteemed panel of leaders and experts from The US Department of Energy, the US Smart Manufacturing Institute (CESMII), representatives from Germany (the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and Plattform Industrie 4.0), along with strategic analysts and thought leaders will highlight how our national Smart Manufacturing strategies and priorities can align to accelerate the realization of sustainable and competitive manufacturing supply chains. 

Key Takeaways:

  • US Investment in Smart Manufacturing: A vision for Smart Manufacturing in the US, and how we’re facilitating more rapid development, deployment and adoption of smart manufacturing technologies and workforce development strategies
  • A National Strategy for Smart Manufacturing: A look at the new US “National Plan for Smart Manufacturing” and the recommendations made to Congress for technical frameworks and processes, exploring policies and general roles for government, industry, and academia to address near, medium, and long-term challenges to improve the productivity and energy efficiency of the manufacturing sector of the United States and ensure U.S. competitiveness
  • US-Germany Collaboration: A direct look at how a bilateral partnership between the United States and Germany can drive harmonization for a global manufacturing ecosystem, and foster the innovation necessary for sustainable growth in the manufacturing sector


  • Jeff Winter
    Sr. Director of Industry Strategy
    Hitachi Solutions
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    Vice President in the Supply Chain Operations
  • John Dyck
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Markus Heß
    Deputy-Director General
    Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action of Germany (BMWK)
  • Henning Banthien
    Secretary General
    Plattform Industrie 4.0
  • Mike Molnar
    Founding Director of the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office
    National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Georg Kube
    Global Head of Industry Data Ecosystems – SAP SE
    Plattform Industrie 4.0
  • Thomas Hahn
    Chief Expert Software
    Siemens AG
  • Erich Barnstedt
    Chief Architect Standards, Consortia & Industrial IoT
    Plattform Industrie 4.0 Member
  • Dr. Dominik Rohrmus
    Labs Network Industrie 4.0
  • Lisa Zasada
    Director of Reliability & Improvement
    General Mills, Inc
  • Jeff Kent
    Technical Vice President – Smart Platforms, Technology & Innovation, Product Supply – Corporate Functions Engineering
    The Procter & Gamble Co.
  • Habib Quazi
    Innovation & Business Transformation