Panel: Technology and Talent - An Essential Partnership for Success in Smart Manufacturing

CESMII CTO, Haresh Malkani, to moderate a panel on the essential connection between talent and technology in Smart Manufacturing success

ASME-CIE Panel on Smart Manufacturing - Moderated by CESMII CTO

Panel Abstract: 

It has been said that technology is necessary but not sufficient to ensure the success of Smart Manufacturing (SM).  Having the right technology - whether it is sensing, control, modeling, analytics or platforms that support seamless movement of information - is certainly important, but having the right talent, workforce and culture is equally or perhaps more important – from building the right pipeline to ensuring that the existing workforce is well trained in SM.  The approach to balancing technology and talent may vary depending on the size of the manufacturer (small, medium, large), type of manufacturing (discrete, batch, continuous) and the industry vertical.  This panel will provide perspectives on these approaches, and highlight challenges and opportunities in light of the current business conditions.

  • Joe Cuiffi, Assistant Professor and EMET Program Coordinator at Penn State University
  • Gautam Kavipurapu, COO and VP of Engineering at Ectron Corporation
  • Sherri McCleary, Director of Business Development, Additive Manufacturing at Kennametal
  • Jeremy Nelson, Director of Manufacturing Engineering and Continuous Improvement at Exactech
  • Panel Moderator: Haresh Malkani, CTO at CESMII

Event details:

  • Date: August 18, 2020
  • Time: 11:00am Eastern / 10:00am Pacific
  • Duration: 60 minutes

Registration is required. Visit the ASME website to register.

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