This two-day virtual event was held June 30 – July 1, 2020, in lieu of a scheduled in-person event.
The Summit was planned for the purpose of collaboratively bringing stakeholders together to examine digital transformation initiatives occurring from standard development organizations (SDO) and industry users.
The workshop format shared multiple presentations that were designed to initiate discussion about new ideas needed to move forward with efficient and effective vendor neutral, standards based interoperability. Day One featured four presentations with an Industrial User perspective, and Day Two offered four presentations from a SDO perspective. Each day concluded with a 1-hour moderated open discussion focused on the goals of the event.
Day One of the online event included a presentation by Robert Brown, VP – Operations for Mitutoyo America; “Interoperability for Feedback Loops from Dimensional Metrology in Digital Manufacturing”. The 30-minute session highlighted several potential opportunities for interoperability standards, such as the Quality Information Framework (QIF), to provide a transport mechanism for use cases in digital manufacturing that require feedback loops. The session included abbreviated renditions of three real-life manufacturing case studies.
Mr. Brown is also a member of the DMSC Board of Directors.
The two-day event was hosted by MTConnect, and organized as a collaboration between ISA (International Society of Automation), MIMOSA (Open Standards for Physical Asset Management), MTConnect, NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology), and OAGi (Open Application Group Inc).
Over 100 participants from 73 different companies were registered for this 2020 virtual event.