Mark Besser is Smart Manufacturing Panelist at the ASME 2017 Conference

Panel explores research and development opportunities and immediate challenges in Smart Manufacturing technologies. 

Mark Besser, Vice President of Customer Success for Savigent, participated as a panelist at the ASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference on Tuesday, August 8. The conference highlighted rising technologies that influence important engineering issues of product design and development, manufacturing, and the management and integration of information systems throughout the product life-cycle.

Besser spoke on the Smart Manufacturing panel, specifically providing insight on the provider prospective related to the common technology platform being built by Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC) and Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII).

“Today’s panel provided an excellent opportunity for the industry to explore research and development as well as the immediate challenges in Smart Manufacturing technologies,” said Besser. “At Savigent, we see our software solutions as a bridge between IT and OT that enables manufacturers to realize the benefits of Smart Manufacturing and the IIoT.”

Other panelists on the Smart Manufacturing panel included:

  • Mahesh Mani – Government
  • Miguel Corcio of CESMII – SM Platform, Applications and Testbeds
  • Mike Elliott of PNNL – Modeling, Controls and Sensors
  • Mike Yost of MESA – Manufacturers and User Community
  • Mike Rinker – Work Force Development

Besser has been an active member of SMLC and CESMII, serving on both its Business and Technology Advisory Committees. He is also an active member of MESA, serving as the Chair of the Membership Committee, and as a member of the Executive Committee and the International Board of Directors. Savigent Software is the first National Member of CESMII.

About Savigent Software

Savigent Software is a leading provider of event-driven manufacturing operations management software. The company has served manufacturers in a variety of industries including automotive, semiconductor, contract manufacturing, industrial, specialty chemical, food and beverage, energy, consumer packaged goods, plastics and glass manufacturing, and aerospace and defense. Customers served by Savigent Software are seeking increased efficiencies, agile control of manufacturing assets and improved process control and product quality. The company also serves OEMs and independent software vendors by providing value-added software solutions for their products. Its Savigent suite of products provides solutions for workflow automation, manufacturing intelligence and systems integration. For more information, visit



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