Welcome!

News Feed Item

CNMI Convenes “Advanced Manufacturing Outlook 2014” at USC Davidson Conference Center

The California Network for Manufacturing Innovation (CNMI) is holding an Advanced Manufacturing Forum on June 24, 2014 at USC Davidson Conference Center. This is the second event organized by CNMI in the past year. CNMI is a California statewide Innovation HUB (iHUB) and a broad-based collaborative that includes: the California Manufacturing Extension Partnership Centers (CMTC and Manex), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory , University of California Irvine, El Camino College, Centers for Applied Competitive Technologies, University of Southern California Center for Economic Development, City of Davis and i-Gate.

Last year’s event at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory introduced hundreds of manufacturers to additive manufacturing. This year’s event is focused on advanced manufacturing keying on emerging technologies, technologies that are being used today to grow manufacturing and financing options to obtain technology and advanced equipment.

The morning keynote address will be delivered by Perry Wong, Managing Director, Research from the Milken Institute. Mr. Wong designs, manages and performs research on labor and workforce issues, the relationship between technology and economic development, trade and industry, with a focus on policy development and implementation of economic policy in both leading and disadvantaged regions. Mr. Wong will discuss the economic outlook for manufacturing in the State in the context of national and global trends with a particular focus on trends in small and medium-sized manufacturers.

The afternoon keynote address will be presented by Dr. Irene J. Petrick, Managing Director of the TrendScape Innovation Group. Dr. Petrick is an internationally recognized expert in strategic road mapping. She is actively engaged with companies in their innovation and technology strategy activities, including work with Fortune 100 companies, the U.S. military and a wide variety of small to medium-sized enterprises.

“CNMI’s Advanced Manufacturing Outlook 2014 continues to show leadership in promoting technology to small and medium-sized manufacturers,” stated Louis Stewart, Deputy Director Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. “The growth and enhanced competitiveness for these companies will be driven by the adoption and integration of new technologies into their manufacturing processes,” concluded Mr. Stewart.

The all-day event on June 24th will include a series of four panel discussions focusing on key topics that draw the interest of manufacturers. The morning panel will consist of manufacturers sharing their success stories, with the final panel in the afternoon discussing financing options for manufacturers who want to implement new advanced manufacturing technologies. Throughout the day, participants will have access to exhibitors involved in advanced manufacturing technologies. A networking reception will immediately follow the event.

CNMI is partnering with the USC Center for Economic Development to prepare a Statewide Partnership for a Manufacturing Strategy as part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration initiative Investing in Manufacturing Community Partnerships.

ABOUT CNMI

The California Network for Manufacturing Innovation (CNMI) is a state-wide collaborative formed to foster manufacturing innovation. CNMI is composed of National Research Laboratories, Manufacturing Extension Partnership Centers (MEPs), academic institutions, economic development organizations, manufacturers and equipment suppliers. As a designated state-wide Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Hub (iHub), CNMI’s goals are to improve the transfer of technology to California manufacturers, and develop workforce skills that will support the adoption and integration of new technologies by small and medium-sized manufacturers. For more information, visit www.cnmi.bz.

ABOUT CMTC

A private, non-profit corporation established in 1992, CMTC is the Southern California affiliate of NIST MEP, under the Federal Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program, a network of more than 60 centers across the country that provides assistance to small, medium and large manufacturers. CMTC serves Fresno to San Diego/Imperial County. CMTC and MANEX represent the MEP system in California and work in close collaboration on all manufacturing issues and opportunities within the State of California. For more information, visit www.cmtc.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter. Subscribe to our manufacturing network blog at http://www.cmtc.com/blog.

ABOUT MANEX

The Corporation for Manufacturing Excellence (MANEX), a private non-profit corporation, was established in 1995 to provide services to small and mid-size manufacturers in Northern California. MANEX operates through a cooperative agreement between the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), under the Department of Commerce. MANEX serves Northern California from Fresno to the Oregon border. MANEX and CMTC represent the MEP system in California and work in close collaboration on all manufacturing issues and opportunities within the State of California. www.northerncaliforniamep.org and www.mfgca.org for further information.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
The cloud competition for database hosts is fierce. How do you evaluate a cloud provider for your database platform? In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Chris Presley, a Solutions Architect at Pythian, will give users a checklist of considerations when choosing a provider. Chris Presley is a Solutions Architect at Pythian. He loves order – making him a premier Microsoft SQL Server expert. Not only has he programmed and administered SQL Server, but he has also shared his expertise and passion w...
Advances in technology and ubiquitous connectivity have made the utilization of a dispersed workforce more common. Whether that remote team is located across the street or country, management styles/ approaches will have to be adjusted to accommodate this new dynamic. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Sagi Brody, Chief Technology Officer at Webair Internet Development Inc., focused on the challenges of managing remote teams, providing real-world examples that demonstrate what works and what do...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Men & Mice, the leading global provider of DNS, DHCP and IP address management overlay solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. The Men & Mice Suite overlay solution is already known for its powerful application in heterogeneous operating environments, enabling enterprises to scale without fuss. Building on a solid range of diverse platform support,...
Eighty percent of a data scientist’s time is spent gathering and cleaning up data, and 80% of all data is unstructured and almost never analyzed. Cognitive computing, in combination with Big Data, is changing the equation by creating data reservoirs and using natural language processing to enable analysis of unstructured data sources. This is impacting every aspect of the analytics profession from how data is mined (and by whom) to how it is delivered. This is not some futuristic vision: it's ha...
Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE: SSNI) extended its Internet of Things technology platform with performance enhancements to Gen5 – its fifth generation critical infrastructure networking platform. Already delivering nearly 23 million devices on five continents as one of the leading networking providers in the market, Silver Spring announced it is doubling the maximum speed of its Gen5 network to up to 2.4 Mbps, increasing computational performance by 10x, supporting simultaneous mesh communic...
Predictive analytics tools monitor, report, and troubleshoot in order to make proactive decisions about the health, performance, and utilization of storage. Most enterprises combine cloud and on-premise storage, resulting in blended environments of physical, virtual, cloud, and other platforms, which justifies more sophisticated storage analytics. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Peter McCallum, Vice President of Datacenter Solutions at FalconStor, will discuss using predictive analytics to ...
Let’s face it, embracing new storage technologies, capabilities and upgrading to new hardware often adds complexity and increases costs. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Seth Oxenhorn, Vice President of Business Development & Alliances at FalconStor, will discuss how a truly heterogeneous software-defined storage approach can add value to legacy platforms and heterogeneous environments. The result reduces complexity, significantly lowers cost, and provides IT organizations with improved effi...
Sensors and effectors of IoT are solving problems in new ways, but small businesses have been slow to join the quantified world. They’ll need information from IoT using applications as varied as the businesses themselves. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Roger Meike, Distinguished Engineer, Director of Technology Innovation at Intuit, showed how IoT manufacturers can use open standards, public APIs and custom apps to enable the Quantified Small Business. He used a Raspberry Pi to connect sensors...
The cloud promises new levels of agility and cost-savings for Big Data, data warehousing and analytics. But it’s challenging to understand all the options – from IaaS and PaaS to newer services like HaaS (Hadoop as a Service) and BDaaS (Big Data as a Service). In her session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Hannah Smalltree, a director at Cazena, will provide an educational overview of emerging “as-a-service” options for Big Data in the cloud. This is critical background for IT and data profes...
Father business cycles and digital consumers are forcing enterprises to respond faster to customer needs and competitive demands. Successful integration of DevOps and Agile development will be key for business success in today’s digital economy. In his session at DevOps Summit, Pradeep Prabhu, Co-Founder & CEO of Cloudmunch, covered the critical practices that enterprises should consider to seamlessly integrate Agile and DevOps processes, barriers to implementing this in the enterprise, and pr...
The principles behind DevOps are not new - for decades people have been automating system administration and decreasing the time to deploy apps and perform other management tasks. However, only recently did we see the tools and the will necessary to share the benefits and power of automation with a wider circle of people. In his session at DevOps Summit, Bernard Sanders, Chief Technology Officer at CloudBolt Software, explored the latest tools including Puppet, Chef, Docker, and CMPs needed to...
With the Apple Watch making its way onto wrists all over the world, it’s only a matter of time before it becomes a staple in the workplace. In fact, Forrester reported that 68 percent of technology and business decision-makers characterize wearables as a top priority for 2015. Recognizing their business value early on, FinancialForce.com was the first to bring ERP to wearables, helping streamline communication across front and back office functions. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kevin Roberts...
Cognitive Computing is becoming the foundation for a new generation of solutions that have the potential to transform business. Unlike traditional approaches to building solutions, a cognitive computing approach allows the data to help determine the way applications are designed. This contrasts with conventional software development that begins with defining logic based on the current way a business operates. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Judith S. Hurwitz, President and CEO of Hurwitz & ...
It's easy to assume that your app will run on a fast and reliable network. The reality for your app's users, though, is often a slow, unreliable network with spotty coverage. What happens when the network doesn't work, or when the device is in airplane mode? You get unhappy, frustrated users. An offline-first app is an app that works, without error, when there is no network connection.
Data-as-a-Service is the complete package for the transformation of raw data into meaningful data assets and the delivery of those data assets. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Lakshmi Randall, an industry expert, analyst and strategist, will address: What is DaaS (Data-as-a-Service)? Challenges addressed by DaaS Vendors that are enabling DaaS Architecture options for DaaS