About Data Inventions

Our Story

In 2014, entrepreneur Duane Clement founded Data Inventions Inc. in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Why Erie?

Duane and the Data Inventions team are driven by a passion to help discrete manufacturers succeed, but how we manufacture things in the United States has changed. The manufacturing sector now depends on technology and innovation—and it only makes sense for discrete manufacturers and technology companies that provide innovative solutions to be near each other.

We believe that cutting-edge manufacturing technology companies, successful manufacturers, and thriving communities go hand-in-hand.

We believe that manufacturing leaders care about their communities. They want to see the employees who pass in and out of their doors be able to provide a middle class or better life for their families.

At Data Inventions, we are driven to make a similar impact. 

Our team is dedicated to developing groundbreaking solutions that improve machine utilization rates, significantly increase visibility, change shop culture, and make discrete manufacturers more profitable. We are committed to helping guide manufacturers toward continuous improvement supported by advanced analytics—enabling them to better compete in the global economy.

We know the benefits of profitable manufacturers infuse entire communities with opportunity. 

Decades ago, a manufacturing revolution occurred in America’s heartland and a thriving manufacturing sector built towns, cities, and whole regions that were beacons of prosperity and success. Today, Data Inventions is on the forefront of a new revolution—leveraging Erie’s manufacturing heritage as a competitive strength—building Erie Country into a region known for being an innovative manufacturing technology corridor.

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Meet Our Team

CEO Duane Clement

Duane Clement


Jess Rafferty

Chief of Staff

Mark Gusakov

VP, Sales and Business Development

Chris Smith

Director, Product Development

Gennifer Biggs

Director, Marketing


Building the next big Industrial Internet of Things data connectivity platform in manufacturing can make you a pretty big deal, and though we don’t like to brag, we do appreciate when the press takes notice. If you have an inquiry about our products, our team, our business, or our mission to strengthen communities by helping rebuild the manufacturing sector, please email marketing@datainventions.com.

In the meantime, read one of the stories below to learn more about Data Inventions, our history, and our mission. 


The team at Data Inventions has a mission.

And it isn’t to sell more software.

We want to fundamentally change discrete manufacturing. We want to prepare operators, supervisors, plants, and the communities that depend on our manufacturing customers to survive and thrive in a brand-new industrial age.

If being part of that mission sounds exciting, click on one of the available positions below. You can always send your resume to careers@datainventions.com.

We are always looking to hear from talented people who have a passion for helping manufacturers do what they always do:  Build what comes next. 


Fabtech 2021


Cincy Magazine
Annual Cool Tech Awards
"Coolest Digital Innovation"

Cincytech Cool Tech

Finalist: Ben Franklin Technology Partners
$200,000 Big Idea Contest

Ben Franklin Big Idea Contest

Finalist: Technology Business Accelerator
Business Pitch Contest

Gannon SBDC


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September 13-16, 2021

North America’s Largest Metal Forming, Fabricating, Welding and Finishing Event
Eastec 2021

October 29-21, 2021

Connecting People. Driving Businesses Forward.

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