You are invited to attend a moderated panel discussion on accelerating the adoption of smart manufacturing, an essential step in revitalizing US manufacturing.  Panelists will discuss recommendations from the recently released report by the Council on Competitiveness and UCLA/CESMII focused on ensuring advanced technologies and capabilities reach as broad a cross section of American workers as possible.

The discussion will explore the roles of education, industry, government, cybersecurity, technology and innovation in accelerating national manufacturing competitiveness, dramatically improving clean energy productivity, creating sustainable jobs and building the workforce of the future.

February 26, 2020
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

2325 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC


Gene Block
Chancellor, UCLA 

Deborah L. Wince-Smith
President & CEO, Council on Competitiveness

Erich Barnstedt
Head of Azure Industrial IoT, Microsoft 

Kenneth E. Creasy
Senior Director, Advanced Technology, Innovation & Testing J&J Global Supply Chain Strategy, Innovation & Deployment

John Dyck
CEO, Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII)  Contact



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