Press Release: DMDII Digital Disruption Workshop


Written by Zivile Badaraite on 12/1/2017

Hyla Soft Showcase at DMDII Digital Disruption Workshop: Factory Floor Transformation

November 14, 2017, UI LABS-DMDII, Chicago – Digital technology is progressing at a rapid pace while both solutions and challenges continue to emerge and create further complexity for business owners. The Digital Manufacturing & Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) in Chicago hosted participants for a one-day, experiential learning workshop to explore how digital technologies impact the factory floor and are redefining how people, processes and equipment will function in the “Future Factory.” The workshop included a panel discussion on digital disruption on the factory floor, a keynote speaker, Gary Neidig President of ITAMCO discussing his company’s digital journey, and experiential learning break-out sessions led by solution innovators. Hyla Soft was proud to be one of the innovators asked to support this event for top leaders in industry, leading the break-outs for Manufacturing Simulation, Manufacturing Executions Systems (MES) and Shop Floor Integration technologies.

For DMDII, partners from the academic, non-profit and technology communities were integral to the success of this workshop and will be to the realization of its ambitious vision overall moving forward. 

“DMDII was excited to feature key innovators, such as Hyla Soft, who are helping organizations embark on their digital journey by introducing cutting-edge technologies allowing manufacturers to transform their operations,” said Kym Wehrle, DMDII Operations Manager.

Hyla Soft delivers the power of The Digital Thread for Industry 4.0. Leveraging Hyla Soft’s unique experience implementing and integrating the entire spectrum of digital tools for manufacturing, our team facilitates the digital adoption, implementation, integration and transformation journey for manufacturers across all industries worldwide. Chris Draska, Director of Operations at Hyla Soft North America, is excited about the possibilities DMDII's Factory of the Future opens up for existing and future customers across industry sectors:

 “Initiatives such as this at DMDII are a great way for interested parties to see and touch how digitization will reshape the future of American manufacturing, and Hyla Soft is proud to contribute our expertise and resources to DMDII's mission and effort to drive the industry forward.”

Moving forward, Hyla Soft will host customers at DMDII's state-of-the-art production facility to learn about the latest technologies available to support their unique Industry 4.0 strategies. It is our mission to provide innovative technology solutions to help manufacturers better roadmap and navigate their journey to Digital Transformation. 

About UI Labs & DMDII

The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) is where innovative manufacturers plan their future. In partnership with UI Labs and the Department of Defense, DMDII provides factories with the digital tools and expertise they need to build things more quickly, less expensively and at a higher quality. As a result, our more than 300 partners increase their productivity and win more business. Learn more at

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To see all the photos from the Digital Disruption Workshop at DMDII, click here.

To download Hyla Soft’s Digital Disruption Use Case, click here.

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