Speakers

Erin Arden Training Manager, MakerBot Erin Arden is a training manager at MakerBot, the global leader in the desktop 3D printing industry. Erin is responsible for leading the MakerBot Learning team which gets you up and running faster with hands-on creative and collaborative sessions taught by knowledgeable MakerBot 3D printing experts. Her team globally trains a wide range of clients from enthusiasts getting started to teachers looking for ways to innovate their curricula, designers and engineers in varied fields, to companies looking to get ahead. In addition to her work at MakerBot, Erin is an adjunct instructor in 3D printing at NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies and teaches courses in 3D printing and rapid prototyping. Prior to her work with MakerBot, she was freelance artist at the American Museum of Natural History where she was a 3D modeler and texturer. Prior to that, she was a freelance 3D artist with Arkadium; an intern for preschool games at Nickelodeon and an intern with Rappy and Company.
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April 15 | 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Tutorial 5: How to Get Started with 3D Printing
Lucy Beard Founder, Feetz Lucy Beard is the founder of Feetz, the modern day digital cobbler, making custom fit shoes using your smartphone and a 3d printer. Her background is a colored variety from working as an actuary in the insurance business to being an innovation leader at Intuit or head of social media at gaming company, Zynga. All of these experiences led to her motto “life is a roller coaster, enjoy the ride”.
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April 16 | 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm How Breakthroughs in 3D Technologies and Design-for-Custom are Progressing Human Expression and Function
David Benjamin Professor, Columbia University David Benjamin is Founding Principal of The Living and Assistant Professor at Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. The Living explores new technologies and creates prototypes of the architecture of the future. Clients include the City of New York, Seoul Municipal Government, Nike, 3M, Airbus, Miami Science Museum, and Björk. Recent projects include Princeton Architecture Laboratory (a new building for research on building technologies), Pier 35 EcoPark (a 200-foot floating pier in the East River that changes color according to water quality), and Hy-Fi (a branching tower for the Museum of Modern Art made of a new type of biodegradable brick).
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April 17 | 9:00 am – 9:45 am Growing Architecture
Mindy Bickel New York City Engagement Manager, USPTO Mindy B. Bickel is the USPTO’s New York City Engagement Manager. With an office located at Cornell NYC Tech in Chelsea, Mindy works with innovators, entrepreneurs and local educators in and around New York City, providing them with appropriate information and resources offered by the USPTO and the Department of Commerce. Prior to her current role, Ms. Bickel managed the Patents Ombudsman Program that serves as a resource for patent applicants, agents and attorneys and served as the program administrator since 2010. During 2012, Ms. Bickel served on a three-month detail to SelectUSA, a White House jobs creation initiative. Ms. Bickel has also coordinated and conducted university outreach and partnership efforts for the United States Patent and Trademark Office since 2007. She served as chief of staff to the commissioner for patents from March 2006 through June 2007. Prior to being named the chief of staff, Ms. Bickel was part of a team responsible for developing and implementing the USPTO Patent Training Academy. Ms. Bickel began her career at the USPTO in 1989 as a patent examiner in the biotechnology area and became a supervisory patent examiner in 1995. Throughout her career, Ms. Bickel has received numerous awards including the Department of Commerce Bronze Medal, Silver Medal, and a Hammer Award from Vice President Gore in 1999. Ms. Bickel received her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Bryn Mawr College. She also received an M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in biophysical inorganic chemistry from Columbia University.
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April 16 | 11:45 am – 12:30 pm From Abstract to Accountability: The New Tools Innovators Must Have to Survive
in a 3D Printed World
Francis Bitonti Designer Designer Francis Bitonti is ushering in a new manufacturing paradigm through his sui generis blend of computational design techniques and emerging manufacturing technologies. Blurring the lines between fashion and technology, Bitonti’s trademark process merges cutting edge digital design and manufacturing technologies, aimed to transform mass production. Looking to the future of design, mass customization, Bitonti sees computational methodologies, smart materials, and interactive environments as opportunities to create new aesthetic languages for our built environment. Bitonti’s work has been published internationally in many prestigious institutions including the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and most recently has garnered media coverage for the 3D printed gown created for fashion icon Dita von Teese, which received numerous accolades and a great deal of public attention when it was debuted at Ace Hotel in New York City in 2013.
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April 16 | 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm How Breakthroughs in 3D Technologies and Design-for-Custom are Progressing Human Expression and Function
Graham Bredemeyer The Company Lab Graham Bredemeyer began his exploration with commercial 3d printing in high school, shortly after going on to build his first consumer printers. Since then, Graham has gone on to study various forms of additive technologies and processes, particularly processes involving integrating additive technology into pre-existing manufacturing environments. He began consulting in the field during college, specializing in pre-existing manufacturing integrations and post processing techniques. His work has varied from clients as small as local print houses looking to turn the corner into a new era to the world’s largest service bureaus. In 2014 Graham moved to Chattanooga, TN to help form and run America’s first 3d printing business accelerator with The Company Lab. Graham served as the additive technologist in residence, mentoring eight teams on subjects varying from strategic planning and business modeling to writing firmware for next generation technology born out of the accelerator.
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April 16 | 11:45 am – 12:30 pm Startup Competition
Michael Bruyere Partner, Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP Mike Bruyere represents manufacturers in business to business litigation and defends manufacturers in products liability lawsuits. His practice is broad based with an emphasis on life sciences, insurance coverage and complex litigation. His experience includes cases involving a wide-array of commercial and consumer products, with special emphasis on medical devices (including implantable devices), biologics, genetic testing, health care equipment, prosthetics, and prescription and generic drugs.
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April 16 | 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm Exploring the Legal Risks and Liabilities of Medical Device Manufacturers in the 3D Printing Industry
Travis Busbee Co-founder & Materials Lead, Voxel8 Travis Busbee is a Co-founder and the Materials Lead of Voxel8. He is also a PhD student (on leave) in Jennifer Lewis’ lab at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for biologically inspired engineering. Travis leads the materials development team at Voxel8 and specializes in the R&D and scale-up of conductive inks and advanced matrix materials for the 3D printing of electronics. He firmly believes that multi-material printing of functional devices will truly revolutionize the way that things are made in the future. Before Voxel8, his PhD work focused on materials development and micron scale 3D-printing of multi-material flexible electronic devices and sensors for biomedical applications. He received his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Ohio State University.
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April 16 | 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm 3D Electronics Printing
William J. Cass Partner, Cantor Colburn LLP William J. Cass holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a J.D. from Western New England University School of Law and has practiced law for the past 25 years. He is Co-Chair of Cantor Colburn’s Litigation Department and has spoken on topics concerning intellectual property internationally at EuroMold, Rapid (SME), and at a recent White House Symposium on Additive Manufacturing. Bill also holds a commercial multi-engine instrument rating and advises clients in aviation technology. Bill combines his extensive trial experience with his engineering education to present technically complex matters to judges and juries. His cases involve complex technology, including medical devices, circuitry, mechanical engineering, material science, chemistry, and computer software.
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April 16 | 11:00 am – 11:45 am Global Strategies for Intellectual Property Protection in Additive Manufacturing
Jonathan Cornelus Business Development Manager, Quickparts As the business development manager for Quickparts, the parts on demand division of 3D Systems for industrial applications, Jonathan specializes in developing technical manufacturing strategies for customers in various high tech industries. Jonathan has been an early adopter of 3Dprinting technologies since 2004, aligning his passion for bridging gaps between business and technology. Prior to joining 3D Systems, Jonathan worked for more than 8 years at Materialise, leading additive manufacturing market development efforts in France gravitating around the automotive design & engineering projects as well as industrial applications. As a Belgian and French national, Jonathan holds a Master Degree in chemical engineering from the University of Leuven – Belgium and an MBA degree from ISG business school in Paris – France.
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April 15 | 5:15 pm – 7:15 pm Tutorial 8: Direct Metal Printing in Applications
Monica Dean Administrative Director, Lawrence N. Field Programs in Entrepreneurship, Baruch College Monica Dean has been the Administrative Director of the Lawrence N. Field Programs in Entrepreneurship and an adjunct lecturer in the Zicklin School of Business since 2004. She has co-developed and co-taught two courses – Business Meets 3D Digital Design and Fabrication and Women and Entrepreneurship. Ms. Dean has over 26 years of professional business experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Her experience includes positions as a consultant with Booz, Allen & Hamilton, a senior manager with the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, a national not-for-profit founded by Harvard Business School Professor Michael E. Porter, an engineer with the New York City Department of General Services and an intern at Exxon Company International. Ms. Dean holds an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley and a degree in civil engineering from Howard University. She has a number of publications and workshops to her credit, served as a panelist at several major business conferences and has spoken on urban business issues before various academic and business groups internationally and nationwide.
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April 17 | 9:00 am – 9:45 am 3D Printing in Education and Training: Emerging Curriculum and Delivery Models
Nin Desai NIN Ventures LLC and Chair, Harvard Business School Private Equity and Venture Capital Group of Chicago Ms. Nin Desai, CEO, is an experienced fund manager and a technology geek. At Alpha Capital Partners (or Alpha), Ms. Desai was responsible for identification and evaluation of potential investments across a range of industries. At Alpha, she successfully completed the sale of Sircon (portfolio company), a software as a service provider company, to Vertafore. Prior to Alpha she was with Pacific Crest Securities (or PCS), a technology investment banking firm. Her experience spans all facets of mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance including public offerings and private placements. Her PCS corporate finance transactions include RACK, LOOP, LQDT, DBTK, AMIS, SLRY, VOCS, OWW and others. Her M&A deal sheet includes the sale of Financial Profiles to EISI, Buyseasons to Liberty Media, and others. She started her professional career at Merrill Lynch. She is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and has a technical diploma in E-commerce by IBM, holds Series 7 and 63 licenses from NASD, and is an B.B.A and M.B.A in Finance/International Business from Loyola University of Chicago. She recently attended a leadership program in Private Equity and Venture Capital at Harvard Business School. Ms. Desai also Chairs the Harvard Business School Private Equity and Venture Capital Group of Chicago, and is a member of Women’s Association of Venture and Equity (WAVE). She also sits on the Illinois Venture Capital Association (IVCA) Legislative/IVCA PAC Board and Events Committee. She enjoys golf and piloting light aircraft in her spare time.
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April 16 | 11:45 am – 12:30 pm Startup Competition
Sarah K. diFrancesca Senior Associate, Cooley LLP Sarah K. diFrancesca is a senior associate in the Health Care & Life Sciences Regulatory group at Cooley LLP. Ms. diFrancesca’s practice focuses on fraud and abuse, compliance, and regulatory issues within the pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology industries. Ms. diFrancesca’s experience includes representing health care entities in connection with federal and state government investigations, inquiries, settlements, and voluntary disclosures; advising on federal and state transparency laws; conducting internal compliance reviews and investigations; advising Boards of Directors on internal investigations and compliance-related matters; and counseling clients on federal and state health care fraud and abuse issues, compliance and regulatory parameters, and industry guidance. >
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April 16 | 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm 3D Printing: The Intersection of Medical Device Innovation and Regulation
Bryan Dow Executive Director, Investment Banking, Mooreland Partners Bryan is an Executive Director at Mooreland Partners in the Silicon Valley office. Bryan joined Mooreland in 2013 and has over ten years of experience advising technology companies on strategic and financial transactions, completing over 50 transactions in his career. At Mooreland, Bryan is responsible for origination, transaction execution, relationship management and business development in the industrial technologies, electronics and clean energy sectors. Prior to Mooreland, Bryan was a Director and Head of the Clean Energy and Industrial Technology Investment Banking Group at ThinkEquity, where he focused broadly on the clean energy and industrial technology sectors, including advanced manufacturing, lighting and efficiency, energy storage and alternative transportation, emerging environmental technologies, capital equipment, and alternative energy generation. Previously, Bryan was also a member of the Technology Investment Banking Group at Needham & Company. Bryan holds a B.S. in Finance and Management Information Systems from the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University.
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April 16 | 9:45 am – 10:30 am Print Me an Investment Banker: Additive Manufacturing M&A and Financing Trends
Patrick Dunne Director of Industrial 3D Printing Applications Development, 3D Systems Patrick Dunne (Industrial Design Engineer) is the Director of Industrial 3d Printing Applications Development at 3D Systems. As an engineer with BMW in Germany in the late 1990’s he was granted the opportunity to utilize sand laser sintering systems and became intrigued with the idea of being able to turn complex ideas into physical reality in hours. 16 years ago he joined 3D Systems in London UK and has since worked on the development of a diverse range of 3D printing applications, from ceramic filled composites in Formula 1 wind tunnel models to custom cardiac models for heart valve placement. His final project while based in the UK was the installation and integration of the first 3D printer technologies into EADS/Airbus in Bristol. Following relocation to Los Angeles in 2002 his primary focus was business and applications development within the aerospace industry, specifically the use of direct polyamide sintering of nonstructural product in fighter aircraft and UCAVs. In 2006 he left 3D and joined a start-up out of MIT called Brontes Technologies (acquired by 3M). While in Boston he built from scratch one of the most advanced Mass Custom Manufacturing facilities in the world which to date, has produced hundreds of thousands of 3d printed prosthodontic custom dental models. On returning to 3D Systems in 2010 his primary focus has been on advanced applications development and industrial scale up of mass custom/complex manufacturing workflows within many sectors including Healthcare, Aerospace, hydro carbon extraction and power generation. He is currently based in SoMa in downtown San Francisco.
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April 17 | 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Keynote Panel: The Future of 3D printing
April 17 | 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm How We Make
Marc Durante 3D Printing & Design Lead, Merck & Co, Inc. Marc is currently spearheading the effort to develop in-house additive manufacturing capabilities touching all verticals of the company. Bringing what was initially a “home grown” passion for additive manufacturing and the “Maker Movement” he proposed, implemented and manages a 3D Design & Printing Lab exploring and executing on use cases across all departments from Research, Manufacturing, Packaging thru to Marketing and Creative Services. Currently, Marc is in the process of leading the initiative for standing up a Global 3D Printing & Design Services COE. Areas of focus include expanding additive manufacturing and bio fabrication capabilities in order to improve efficiencies, lower costs and risk around IP loss, while reducing lead times for discovering, developing and ultimately bringing new products to market.
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April 16 | 11:45 am – 12:30 pm The Future of Medical Innovation via 3DP
Julie Friedman Steele Founder, 3D Printer Experience Julie Friedman Steele is a social entrepreneur, futurist and technology communicator. Julie’s enterprise, The 3D Printer Experience, a Chicago based store-front, focuses on the widespread adoption of 3D Printing technology to accelerate the democratization of manufacturing. Through this democratization, she believes more and more people will have the opportunity to contribute to our collective future in a meaningful way. Since opening its doors in April 2013, The 3D Printer Experience has received international, national and local acclaim for its innovative business model and unique experiential approach. Before starting The 3D Printer Experience, Julie lived in Los Angeles where she worked as a writer, producer and director of the Genesis Award-winning documentary, Best Friend Forgotten, with actor David Duchovny. Julie also counts Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak as a friend and trusted adviser to her thriving business projects. Referred to as an autodidact, Julie is passionate about self-learning. Julie’s studies have included everything from biochemistry and artificial intelligence to music synthesis, entertainment and human behavior.
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April 16 | 11:45 am – 12:30 pm How 3D Printing Enabled the Custom Wearable
Christopher F. Gerstle Principal, Osiris Biomed 3D, LLC Mr. Gerstle is the co-founder of Osiris Biomed 3D, LLC, a biomedical company that plans to offer 3D-printed patient-specific implants, models and cutting guides that are made in real-time from patients’ own medical scans using proprietary software. As a practicing intellectual property attorney, he built on his engineering and technical background to advise numerous DOT.CO startups. While in law school, he founded The Internet Law Journal, an online publication that serves both the business and legal communities by chronicling the latest developments in Internet and technology law. Mr. Gerstle was a member of the Practicing Law Institute’s permanent faculty for five years and has served as a panelist and speaker at various industry symposia on emerging technologies. He has been featured in US News and World Report, Crain’s, The Plain Dealer, The National Jurist, and Inside Business Magazine regarding the development of Internet and technology law. Mr. Gerstle clerked for the Federal Communications Commission and was previously a member of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene and MacRae LLP’s corporate practice (later, Dewey LeBoeuf).
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April 16 | 11:45 am – 12:30 pm Startup Competition
Eric Goldemberg Principal Designer, MONAD Studio Eric is an architect, with a professional degree from the University of Buenos Aires and a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University, New York. He worked for Peter Eisenman as Senior Designer for the City of Culture of Galicia, Spain as well as heading design teams in several competitions. He was also Project Architect for Asymptote Architecture (Hani Rashid & Lise Anne Couture) on projects in Malaysia, The Netherlands and the Guggenheim Museum in Guadalajara, Mexico. In Buenos Aires he collaborated with Clorindo Testa and Estudio STAFF – the latter founded by his parents Jorge Jose Goldemberg and Teresa BIelus, with over 20,000,000 sf of social housing projects built in South America. His firm MONAD Studio was co-founded in 2002 with Veronica Zalcberg. MONAD Studio is a design research practice with focus on spatial perception related to rhythmic affect and feedback systems. The firm’s projects range in scale from architecture design and urbanism to product design and art installations.
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April 17 | 11:00 am – 11:45 am FEEDBACK Design: 3D Printing in Architecture and Music
Michael Golubev CEO and Creative Director, 3Dponics Inc. Michael Golubev is CEO and Creative Director of 3Dponics Inc. He’s one of the first believers in 3D printing and its power to change the world for the better. With a background in e-commerce, digital marketing and cloud application development, he’s played a key role in the success of multiple Canadian start-ups. He has the skills and passion to transform ideas into successful and fully operational global businesses. In his spare time, Michael enjoys trying out new technologies and turning his hobbies into businesses.
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April 17 | 11:00 am – 11:45 am 3D Printing + Hydroponics = 3Dponics
Rachel Gordon Technology Analyst, IDTechEx Rachel Gordon has a BA in Natural Sciences and first-class MSci in Materials Science and Metallurgy from Cambridge University. Her master’s project focussed on manufacturing and testing novel, sustainable, photovoltaic materials. She has also worked on projects including sustainably synthesising graphene from glucose in Cambridge University Engineering Department, developing deposition techniques for organometallic thin films at the University of Goettingen, and researching lead-free piezoelectric ceramics at the University of Technology in Hamburg. She now works at IDTechEx, conducting detailed examinations of the technologies, materials, markets and applications of 3D Printing.
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April 17 | 9:00 am – 9:45 am 3D Printing Materials 2015-2025: Status, Opportunities, Market Forecasts
Shamil Hargovan Co-Founder, Wiivv Wearables Company Shamil Hargovan is an Australian-born Californian entrepreneur, tech marketeer, and product strategy leader with experience building devices, apps, and services for Hewlett-Packard and SRI International valued at over $3B in revenues. Prior to that, he served as a management consultant serving clients in the consumer products and life science industries. Shamil is a thought leader in the 3D printing and augmented reality fields and is driven by the notion: that harmonizing art, business, health, and technology is key to unlocking human potential.
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April 16 | 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm How Breakthroughs in 3D Technologies and Design-for-Custom are Progressing Human Expression and Function
Kyle von Hasseln Creative Director of Food Products, 3D Systems Kyle von Hasseln is the creative director of food products for 3D Systems. He graduated with a BA from Middlebury College in 2006, did his graduate work in molecular ecology at University of California Irvine in 2007, and got his Master of Architecture from Southern California Institute of Architecture in 2012. He co-founded The Sugar Lab, the first digital bakery and it was acquired by 3D Systems in 2013. This year, CocoJet was nominated for Engadget’s Best of CES.
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April 16 | 11:45 am – 12:30 pm 3D Printing Dessert
Sandra Kay Helsel, Ph.D. Editor, Inside3DPrinting Newsletter and Strategic Communications Specialist Sandra has been “where technology turns” since her pioneering research on cultural values and media-created reality. She was dubbed the “First Lady of VR” when Editor of Virtual Reality World and organizing the international events that led to the birth of the immersive visualization industry. She served as Editor of the Southwest Internet.com site, Nanoelectronics,com, Multimedia Review, the UK’s VRNews, and SGI’s Innovation3. Today, Dr. Helsel’s communications practice connects her clients with opinion-leaders and decision-makers in business, finance, research and the media. She is a life-long educator was taught Strategic Communications and Public Relations at the University of Arizona. Sandra is currently finishing a Kindle book “The Makers Talk: Conversations with the MAKING Innovators who are Assembling Our Future.”
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April 17 | 9:00 am – 9:45 am 3D Printing in Education and Training: Emerging Curriculum and Delivery Models
Dr. Scott Hollister Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan Dr. Hollister is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan, where he directs the Scaffold Tissue Engineering Group (STEG). Dr. Hollister and his collaborators have designed and developed a variety of medical devices utilizing 3D printing, an area in which he has worked for 17 years, publishing his first paper in 1997. He and his colleagues first developed an approach for laser sintering for polycaprolactone in 2004. His general research focuses on the design, fabrication and evaluation of biomaterial platform systems for tissue reconstruction. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Biological Engineering. His work on a bioresorbable tracheal splint along with Dr. Glenn Green was given a Popular Mechanics 2013 Breakthrough Innovation Award. This implantation of this 3D printed device to save the lives of three children has been featured on the Today Show, the New Yorker, USA Today, NPR, Time magazine, Nature, Science, and Popular Mechanics among other media.
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April 16 | 9:45 am – 10:30 am 3D Medical Printing: From Concept to Clinic, From Education to Regeneration
John Hornick Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, L.L.P. John Hornick is an IP counselor and litigator based in Finnegan’s Washington DC headquarters. Based on his 30+ years of experience, he counsels clients on virtually every aspect of IP law, from licensing to litigation. He has litigated close to 100 IP cases in more than 30 U.S. federal courts in 18 states, five U.S. circuit courts of appeals, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), and others. He has appeared before more than 100 judges, arbitrators, and mediators and has tried every type of IP case. He has successfully avoided litigation for clients in hundreds of other disputes. His passion is the IP issues of 3D printing/additive manufacturing. John started the firm’s 3D printing initiative and founded Finnegan’s 3D Printing Working Group. John advises and educates clients about 3D printing and the IP issues of this rapidly developing and potentially disruptive technology, and how it may affect their businesses, both offensively and defensively. John closely follows the industry, frequently speaks and writes on 3D printing and its potential effects on IP law and the world, and has been recognized as a thought leader in this space. His articles have been published at www.3DPrintingIndustry.com and in the Journal of 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing, for which he serves on the Editorial Board. John also serves on the Advisory Board of Advanced Manufacturing Insight.
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April 15 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Tutorial 1: 3D Printing Fundamentals: An Industry Primer
April 16 | 9:45 am – 10:30 am 3D Printing and The Future (or Demise) of Intellectual Property
Louis-Victor Jadavji Co-Founder, Wiivv Wearables Company Louis-Victor (LV) Jadavji is an entrepreneur with experience in health monitoring and 3D printing. He believes that Wiivv’s custom bio-sensing wearables will usher in the era of bionic human beings.
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April 16 | 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm How Breakthroughs in 3D Technologies and Design-for-Custom are Progressing Human Expression and Function
Jonathan Jaglom Chief Executive Officer, MakerBot Jonathan Jaglom is the chief executive officer with MakerBot, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd., and a global leader in the desktop 3D printing industry. At MakerBot, Jonathan oversees the corporate direction and strategy for MakerBot’s global operations including sales, marketing, technology and products, with a focus on strategy, leadership, innovation and customers. Jonathan has been in the 3D printing industry for the majority of his career and prior to his role with MakerBot, spent ten years with MakerBot’s parent company Stratasys as general manager of Stratasys Asia Pacific and Japan and in several roles within Objet, which also merged with Stratasys in 2012. He was appointed chief executive officer of MakerBot in February 2015. While at Stratasys APJ, Jonathan managed the overall operation pertaining to Stratasys in Asia, including strategy and growth, reporting directly to the CEO. His key objective while at Stratasys APJ was to lead a successful distribution model with more than 50 channel partners in 15+ countries and to ensure a leading and sustainable growth of the 3D printing business in the region. Under his leadership, the company’s business expanded significantly, laying the foundation and solidifying an infrastructure to support further growth. During his tenure, sub-regional entities were set up in Singapore, Korea, Beijing and India to capture the fast-growing opportunities. He also led several successful acquisitions in the region, which fueled revenue growth and led an overall average year-over-year increase of more than 50 percent. Jonathan started his career at Objet in 2005 as the regional manager of East Europe and also was vice president of Global Sales Operations, a role in which he led the global channel enablement efforts, setting up a channel development structure and succeeding in ramping up more than 250 channel partners worldwide after the merger between Stratasys and Objet. In his other capacities as business manager of Customer Support (2009 – 2010), marketing director for Europe (2007 – 2008) and territory manager of Eastern Europe (2005 – 2007), Jonathan played an important role in formulating strategic alliances and setting up a 3D printing ecosystem in Europe. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Humanities (Literature and History, majoring in Philosophy of Language) from Tel Aviv University (Magna Cum Laude), and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) Degree from Northwestern, Kellogg Business School of Management.
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April 16 | 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Afternoon Keynote: Twelve Years From Now
Katy Jeremko Co Founder and Design Engineer, re:3D Katy Jeremko is Co:Founder and Design Engineer for re:3D, maker and manufacturer of the world’s first affordable toilet-sized 3D printer — Gigabot. While at working on her undergraduate in Industrial Design at Syracuse University, re:3D participated in Start-Up Chile Gen 6 and raised $250k on a successful 2013 Kickstarter campaign. Previously, Katy has served as Designer in Residence for NASA’s Open Government Initiative, Associate EIR at Syracuse University, and Design Advisor in Upstate New York’s Start-Up Labs Accelerator. Katy is an advocate for Open-Source hardware, software, and the democratization of design. Katy holds a Bachelor of Industrial and Interaction Design with a dual Degree in Information Technology from Syracuse University 2014.
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April 16 | 11:45 am – 12:30 pm Startup Competition
Leslie Oliver Karpas CEO, Metamason Leslie Oliver Karpas is passionate about revolutionizing the world of design through 3D technology. His career has combined elements of architecture, robotics, holography, and industrial design; leveraging 10 years of experience with 3D printers, manufacturing engineering, and the use of parametric algorithms for the creation of complex one-off structures built with mechanized fabrication equipment. This has culminated in the creation of the medical device startup Metamason, where he leverages this experience with 3D technologies to create uniquely customized, user-oriented products. Starting with Respere, on-demand, patient specific CPAP masks via 3D scanning & printing which are perfectly ergonomic, beautiful, and customizable.
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April 16 | 11:45 am – 12:30 pm The Future of Medical Innovation via 3DP
Heili Kim Counsel, Venable LLP Heili Kim is counsel in Venable’s Regulatory Group where she advises food, dietary supplement, cosmetic and other companies in areas of regulatory compliance and advertising tied to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Ms. Kim began her career as regulatory counsel at the FDA, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) and has established herself in public and private practice in that field over the last 13 years. She counsels clients, especially food companies, with ingredient and product evaluation, claims substantiation and advertising, and risk analysis based on current FDA and FTC policies. Having previously worked at the largest law firm in Seoul, South Korea, Ms. Kim regularly interfaced with business executives and foreign diplomats regarding the business environment in the Asia Pacific region. She advised large multinational companies with interests in Asia on all aspects of the South Korean market – from establishing an entity to overcoming barriers to gaining market access including product approvals and other compliance barriers. Additionally, Ms. Kim has guided companies through competition and anti-corruption laws – which remain critical components of doing business in Asia – by ensuring that proper internal business practices are maintained. With her understanding of the domestic and international regulatory and business environments, Ms. Kim provides experienced, practical legal advice for companies in the U.S. and those considering or maneuvering in the Asia Pacific region.
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April 16 | 9:45 am – 10:30 am Digitally Manufacturing Food to Your Dietary Needs – Are Innovations Advancing Faster than FDA Regulations are Evolving?
David Kolesky PHD Candidate, Lewis Lab, Harvard University David is a senior PhD student in Jennifer Lewis’ lab at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. Recently, he lead a team to the developed a 3D bioprinting method for fabricating vascularized tissue constructs for drug screening, tissue engineering, and organ regeneration. Prior to this, he worked on construction of mircofluidic printheads for high throughput 3D printing, developing conductive inks for printed electronics, and 3D printed wearable sensors. David received his B.S in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida in 2010.
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April 16 | 11:45 am – 12:30 pm The Future of Medical Innovation via 3DP
Adam Kushner Founding Principal, KUSHNER Studios/D-Shape Enterprises ADAM KUSHNER is the founding principal of KUSHNER studios, an architecture and design practice. Mr. Kushner’s design background stems from his formal education at Rensselaer [BARCH 1986] and Cornell University [MARCH 1994]. As a Design Studio Instructor at Cornell Mr. Kushner’s interest in teaching was nourished and he continues to remain close to academia. He lectures often to various agencies, institutions and organizations on a range of topics and has been well published in professional journals as well as TV, video, internet and print media. He is consistently invited to serve as juror and guest speaker at many universities. He has held teaching positions at Pratt University in their Graduate School of Architecture, and as an adjunct Professor at NJIT and NYIT. Professionally, he worked for recognized New York and Boston based firms and has participated in winning national housing competitions prior to founding KUSHNER studios in 1994. His broadly based design firm has taken on a diverse range of work, incorporating commercial, institutional, residential and theoretical constructions. His practice has also grown to include the allied fields of Construction and hands on fabrication of many of the works designed. This practice became formalized in the formation of In House Group, a general contracting firm established in 2001. In House Group, originally intended to be the construction arm of his Design-Construction venture has flourished and has undertaken many large projects free from his Architectural Practice. It employs over 50 workers, sub trades and consultants.
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April 17 | 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Castles in the Sand: 21 Century Mega-Scale 3D Printing Construction Applications
Mark Krystofik, Ph.D. Senior Program Manager, Center of Excellence in Sustainable Manufacturing, Golisano Institute for Sustainability, Rochester Institute of Technology Dr. Mark Krystofik is a forward thinking advocate for sustainable manufacturing. He works as the Senior Program Manager for the Center of Excellence in Sustainable Manufacturing at the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, at Rochester Institute of Technology. Dr. Krystofik’s responsibilities include program management, and research and development in the areas of: life cycle engineering, life cycle assessment, manufacturing process optimization, product design and sustainability. Mark has over 15 years of industrial experience working in manufacturing and engineering management. Dr. Krystofik is a graduate of the B.S. and M.S. program in industrial engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and a B.S. in mathematics from SUNY College at Fredonia. He received his Ph.D. in sustainability at Rochester Institute of Technology.
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April 17 | 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Sustainable Benefits of 3D Printing
Chris Labelle Co-Founder and COO, Mosaic Manufacturing Chris is a Canadian born entrepreneur with experience working internationally in both the media, and technology sectors. A graduate of the Queen’s School of Business, he went on to start Mosaic Manufacturing, a 3D printing technology company. Mosaic’s technology enables virtually every desktop 3D printer on the market to create objects with multiple colours, as well as different material properties. Multi-property printing enables a whole new range of objects, like those with electrical connectivity, flexibility, and rigidity. He also serves as a board member for a not for profit organization that supports undergraduate students working abroad in Asia, and fosters entrepreneurship among university students, and recent graduates.
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April 16 | 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm How Breakthroughs in 3D Technologies and Design-for-Custom are Progressing Human Expression and Function
Andy Lauta Business Lead, 3D Printing, Adobe Andy Lauta has been a business strategist at Adobe for over 15 years, exploring new business, product, and go-to-market opportunities. He has contributed to many high impact initiatives, including Adobe’s first ever hardware products, Ink and Slide, as well as Creative Suite, Acrobat, Digital Video, and enterprise software. Andy is currently driving the business and product strategies for Adobe’s 3D printing and scanning initiatives. Andy has over 30 years of experience working in Silicon Valley for leading firms such as Intel and Apple as well as several start-ups, and has served in a variety of executive-level roles in product management, product marketing and business development. He holds a B.S.E.E. (Magna Cum Laude) in solid state physics from Brown University. When he’s not working, Andy enjoys playing soccer and golf and spending time with his wife and two children.
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April 17 | 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Adobe: Bringing 3D Printing to Creatives
Ken Lee Founder & CEO, VanGogh Imaging Ken Lee is the founder and CEO of VanGogh Imaging. Ken founded VanGogh to provide advanced 3D computer vision technology to allow applications to easily interact with the real-world. Prior to founding VanGogh, Ken was CEO and founder of Anka Systems, which developed the medical industry’s first web- based image management systems specifically for ophthalmology. Anka Systems was acquired by an ophthalmic instrument company named Topcon (division of Toshiba) in 2006. Before Anka Systems, Ken was CEO and founder of IgT, a successful venture-backed networking company which was acquired by PMC-Sierra in 1998. In its lifetime, IgT was funded by NEA, Point Venture Partners, Altera, and Samsung Electronics. During his six years at IgT, it achieved strong revenue growth due primarily to the company’s introduction of the networking industry’s first voice-over-IP switching technology. Altogether, Ken has over 30 years of industry experience as an entrepreneur, technologist, and manager. Ken has a B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering/computer science from Johns Hopkins University.
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April 16 | 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Full Automation of Modeling for 3D Printing From Noisy and Incomplete Scans
Allison Lehr Samuels Lecturer, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College Allison Lehr Samuels is a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Small Business at the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College’s Department of Management, and a Field Mentor at the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship. Recent work includes co-founding a Pop-up Makerspace at Baruch and research on ways to develop curriculum utilizing 3D printing across the college’s various curriculums. She has co-developed new interdisciplinary courses that focus on the intersection of entrepreneurship, ideation techniques and 3D printing technology. These courses include students from both the business and liberal arts schools. She is the first recipient of the Zicklin Hybrid Online Teaching with Technology Award for her work in curriculum development and has done presentations to fellow educators about her collaborative work and the pedagogical value of failure in the classroom. She holds a MBA in Entrepreneurship Management from Baruch College and a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University in Theatre.
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April 17 | 9:00 am – 9:45 am 3D Printing in Education and Training: Emerging Curriculum and Delivery Models
Claudia A. Lewis Partner, Venable LLP Ms. Lewis represents numerous clients in the areas of FDA regulations governing foods, dietary supplements, over-the-counter drugs, homeopathic preparations, medical foods, medical devices and importation/exportation of FDA regulated goods; FTC regulations governing advertising appearing on the Internet, television, print media and radio; FTC telemarketing regulations; USDA regulations governing the use of the term “organic”; and EPA regulations governing pesticides. Ms. Lewis also represents scientists, physicians, nutritionists, health care associations, and citizens groups. Furthermore, she has a number of international clients who she has assisted in establishing a U.S. market for their products. Ms. Lewis has also appeared and prepared constitutional and administrative law cases before the Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Environmental Protection Agency. Ms. Lewis has been recognized as one of the premier attorneys on dietary supplement label and labeling regulations and has handled complex civil matters from the administrative complaint stage to the Court of Appeals. Her experience in these fields has been in various radio talk shows, where Ms. Lewis was asked to discuss issues ranging from the impact of Pearson v. Shalala (labeling standards for disease or health-related claims of dietary supplements), FTC advertising regulations, and Senate Bill 722 (increased regulatory oversight of dietary supplements) to the proposed cGMPs (industry-wide labeling and manufacturing standards for dietary supplements). She has also been quoted in the Vegetarian Times, Natural Pharmacy and the Tan Sheets.
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April 16 | 9:45 am – 10:30 am Digitally Manufacturing Food to Your Dietary Needs – Are Innovations Advancing Faster than FDA Regulations are Evolving?
Peter Leys Executive Chairman of the Board, Materialise Peter Leys has served as a Director and Executive Chairman since 2013. Previously, from 1990 to 2013, Mr. Leys was at the Brussels office of Baker & McKenzie CVBA, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets. Mr. Leys became an International Partner of Baker & McKenzie CVBA in 1998 and was appointed Co-head of its Brussels office’s corporate finance practice group in 2009. As an attorney, Mr. Leys has advised Materialise since 1997 and has assisted the company on most of its milestone corporate and commercial transactions. In 2012, Mr. Leys, who has been mentioned numerous times as a leading corporate lawyer in Chambers, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000, received the International Law Office “Client’s Choice Award” for M&A in Belgium. Mr. Leys is a Fulbright fellow and lectures a mergers and acquisitions contract design course at the KULeuven University. Mr. Leys holds a Candidacy Degree in Philosophy from KULeuven and Master of Law degrees from KULeuven and the University of Georgia.
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April 17 | 2:15pm – 3:00pm Keynote: The Killer Apps of 3D Printing
Jennifer Loy Program Leader Industrial Design, Convenor 3D Design Digital Media, Griffith University Jennifer Loy has a PhD in Industrial Design and background in design for mass production in the UK and Australia. Her current research interests focus on digital fabrication, in particular 3D printing and its impact on design. Jennifer is Program Leader of Industrial Design and 3D Design Digital Media at Griffith University on the Gold Coast in Australia and teaches 3D printing into both programs. She has been a speaker on creative design with 3D printing, and relearning for 3D printing, around the world. Jennifer’s research collaborations and supervision work across disciplines, applying design thinking and 3D printing as a transformative technology in diverse situations, from humanitarian logistics and medical modelling, to digital fashion design and art installations.
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April 17 | 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm To 3D Print or Not to 3D Print
Dr. Conor MacCormack Co-Founder & CEO, Mcor Technologies Ltd Formerly site manager for a 5th Framework European project with Airbus, principal investigator with SPS Technologies in the US aerospace sector, and with a PhD in mechanical engineering, Dr. MacCormack co-founded Mcor Technologies in 2005 to democratise innovation by creating accessible tools based on paper-based Selective Deposition Lamination (SDL) technology. Dr. MacCormack has served as Mcor CEO since 2007, during which the company launched industry-changing products, won national competitions and awards and generated worldwide recognition and demand. Previously, Dr. MacCormack consulted for notable companies, including Boston Scientific, ABS Pumps, Aisle Master, Mantis Cranes, Tanco Autowrap, Keenan Systems and Dromone Engineering.
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April 17 | 9:45 am – 10:30 am Colour 3D Printing: What Is It and Why Does It Matter?
Vincent Mamo CSO, Replica Labs Vincent is the Chief Science Officer of Replica Labs and holds a PhD in Physics from Georgetown University. Vincent is also a Patent Agent and former Patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, as well as a part-time law student. Vincent has been working in the field of computer vision for the past two years and is excited to bring the technology to the consumer.
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April 16 | 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm Digitizing Our World for Design
Derek Mathers Business Development Manager, Worrell Derek specializes in the application of additive manufacturing to medical device development projects, at Worrell. In his time with the company, he has presented 3D printing trends and case studies to a host of industry leading trade shows and organizations, including MD&M Minneapolis, DesignNews and HCx3DP. Derek has also participated in the FDA’s conference on 3D printing for the medical industry, in which prominent device makers and regulatory experts met to plan guidelines for the use of 3D printing for years to come.
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April 16 | 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm Life in the Fast Lane: Accelerating FDA Usability Testing with 3D Printing
Piet Meijs AIA, Associate Partner, Rietveld Architects LLP New York Piet Meijs AIA, is the Associate Partner at Rietveld Architects New York. He is a Registered Architect in the State of New York and is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Piet is involved in all the projects of the office. His experience ranges from large urban master-plans to office buildings to residential buildings to high-end interior renovations. Besides the architectural work Piet is instrumental in introducing new technology into the office. Examples are Virtual Reality, 3D Point Clouds, Paper-less office and Rapid Protyping aka 3D Printing. In 2008 Piet was leading the team to bring Rapid Prototyping into the office. In Q2 of 2008 Rietveld Architects acquired an Objet Eden 350 3D Printer as one of the first architectural offices in the world. Piet worked with his team to develop a workflow that interfaced between the architectural design software and the newly acquired hardware. Piet and his team became so successful that they have been featured by the BBC, CNN and various magazines. Piet is also a Continuing Education Speaker for the AIA on the subject of 3D printing in architecture, he is a member of the Objet Customer Advisory Board and he has been invited to various conferences to present on the subject.
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April 17 | 9:45 am – 10:30 am The Value of Rapid Prototyping in Architecture
Mike Moceri CEO, MakerOS Mike studied entrepreneurship and interactive media at DePaul University. He entered the 3D printing industry during his sophomore year in 2011 when he built his first machine and interned with MakerBot. Mike became an influential member of the DIY 3D printing community online and in Chicago with many of his projects such as establishing a standardized process from 3D scanning to printing and being featured in well renowned exhibitions including the Inside 3D Printing Conference in Chicago. He later co-founded the world’s first 3D printing retail and service bureau hybrid in April 2013 in downtown Chicago (3DPX). With a successful exit in early 2014, he moved back to Detroit to start Manulith and MakerOS. He has been featured in national and international publications such as MSN, Make Magazine, and the Central Chinese Television Network.
Sessions
April 16 | 11:45 am – 12:30 pm Startup Competition
Peer Munck CEO & Co-Founder, 3Discovered Peer has accumulated over 30 years of business consulting, start up, and operations experience in a variety of industries. His specialty is pursuing high-impact initiatives that exploit technology and information assets to yield meaningful economic results. Prior to co-founding 3Discovered, Peer was a Partner with Liberty Advisor Group, and prior to that Mr. Munck was a Partner with Strategic Planning Associates (a Boston Consulting Group spin-off now part of Oliver Wyman), and later joined Diamond Management & Technology Consultants as Partner and leader of the Digital Strategy Practice. Mr. Munck later served as the Co-Founder and CEO of TheSauce.com, an internet-based business-to-business supply platform in the foodservice industry. In 2003 Mr. Munck founded MunckMix, a Grammy winning producer of instant live recordings for touring bands and music festivals including The Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers Band, and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Mr. Munck holds an MBA from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. from Cornell University.
Sessions
April 16 | 11:45 am – 12:30 pm From Abstract to Accountability: The New Tools Innovators Must Have to Survive
in a 3D Printed World
April 17 | 11:00 am – 11:45 am Accelerating the Adoption of 3D Printing in Industrial and Commercial Supply Chains
Phil Newman Marketing Director, Fuel3D Phil Newman is an internationally experienced marketer with over 20 years’ experience of working with fast-growth technology companies. He is responsible for marketing at Fuel3D. In his professional career Phil has delivered management and marketing expertise to companies in software, services and product development. His engagements have resulted in two exits through acquisition in the last three years. Phil won the UK’s prestigious MacRobert Award for his work with at bionic technology firm, Touch Bionics. He puts his success down to his original training as a creative director and the ability to bring new ideas into successful commercial outcomes.
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April 17 | 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Keynote Panel: The Future of 3D printing
Cole Nielsen Founder, Orbital Composites Cole Nielsen is the founder of Orbital Composites. A start-up focused around 3D printing advanced composite materials. The printers combine carbon fiber, circuit boards, and ceramics. Orbital Composites will advance structure, propulsion, and RF engineering methods. Cole attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. There he studied Space System Engineering Physics and Computational Mathematics.
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April 16 | 11:45 am – 12:30 pm Startup Competition
AJ Perez CEO, NVBOTS AJ (Alfonso) Perez is the co-founder and CEO of NVBOTS, the manufacturer of the world’s first fully automated cloud connected 3D printer. AJ holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering ’13 and Masters of Engineering in Manufacturing ’14 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. AJ has developed and taught several classes during his career. Most recently, he co-developed the first graduate level 3D printing class for the department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In collaboration with Citizen Schools, AJ developed a team-based experiential 3D design and 3D printing class for 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students. AJ was a teaching assistant for the MIT Gordon Engineering Leadership and an engineering design teaching assistant for the MITES program. Prior to NVBOTS, AJ worked as a strategy consultant in Boston and London.
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April 17 | 9:00 am – 9:45 am 3D Printing in Education and Training: Emerging Curriculum and Delivery Models
Marco Perry Founder, Pensa Labs Marco Perry is the founder of Pensa Labs, a spin-off company from Pensa LLC, a Brooklyn NY consultancy that focuses on industrial and product design. Marco has over 20 years experience inventing, designing and engineering just about everything from diapers to lab equipment to vending machines. Marco and his company created the DIWire, the first desktop CNC wire bender which offers a unique perspective on the capabilities and limits of current 3D printing technologies and brings a new game-changing solution to the world of 3D printers. His work has earned several awards, spanning from Architizer, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, and many more.
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April 16 | 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Rapidly Prototype Your Company and Other Tips
Justin Pierce Partner, Venable LLP Justin Pierce’s practice covers a wide range of intellectual property matters, including patent litigation, trademarks and brand protection, anti-counterfeiting, copyrights, design rights, trade secrets, licensing, rights of publicity, domain name and social media disputes, and international government affairs work relating to intellectual property matters. Mr. Pierce also has significant experience in the application of intellectual property analytics and the development of intellectual property strategy. Mr. Pierce has a unique combination of in-house and outside counsel experience in managing intellectual property assets and portfolios for large and small companies. Further, Mr. Pierce is a multifaceted intellectual property counsel with significant expertise in handling an array of intellectual property matters. Beyond his experience as an attorney, Mr. Pierce is also an inventor, with a patent and published applications dealing with mobile applications, augmented and virtual reality, gaming and anti-counterfeiting technology. Mr. Pierce is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, served as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army, and attained the rank of Captain prior to going to the George Washington University Law School.
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April 16 | 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm IP Strategies for the 3D Printing Era
Michael Raphael Founder & Owner, Direct Dimensions, Inc. Michael Raphael founded Direct Dimensions, Inc. (DDI) in 1995 as an engineering company to provide a “one-stop shop” for 3D technical services, product representation, sales, and support for all types of 3D scanning, imaging, and measurement solutions. Over the past 20 years, DDI has expanded significantly to use the most comprehensive array of 3D scanning technologies and digital modeling solutions for the widest range of applications and industries. Today Direct Dimensions employs over 25 technical and professional staff and performs hundreds of 3D scanning and modeling projects every year using widest variety of 3D solutions with special emphasis on high accuracy 3D scanning solutions. Michael started in the field of 3D metrology in 1985 as an engineer responsible for solving aerospace manufacturing problems at what became Lockheed Martin Corporation. While there, Michael helped develop and became the first user and customer of a revolutionary new portable three-dimensional industrial measurement technology, called the FaroArm, sold today throughout the world. Following several years of in-plant development, Michael left aerospace to form Direct Dimensions, Inc. in 1995. Michael graduated from Virginia Tech with BS degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics in 1985, followed by a Masters of Engineering Administration from George Washington University in 1990.
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April 15 | 5:15 pm – 7:15 pm Tutorial 7: Introduction to 3D Scanning
Brad Rothenberg Co-Founder, nTopology Inc Brad Rothenberg is the co-founder of nTopology Inc., a startup developing computational design methods to optimize structures, ultimately to make better products that take advantage of the complexity, & personalization additive manufacturing methods allow for. Early work, which focused on the development of textiles with variable performance using 3D printing evolved into a larger focus on micro-structures and their impact on material performance. Brad has been working with 3D printing for 10 years & has a background in architecture. Brad is also on the advisory committee of Computational Fashion at Eyebeam, an initiative bringing together artists, fashion designers, scientists, and technologists to explore emerging ideas and develop new work at the intersection of fashion and technology, which is supported by the Rockefeller Foundation. Brad received his B. Arch at Pratt institute in 2009.
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April 15 | 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Tutorial 6: 3D Design Geometries: Understanding and Applying Generative Microstructures
April 16 | 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm nTopology: Generative Micro-Structures for 3D Printing
Aaron Roy, J.D. Head of Operations and Strategy, 3DPrinterOS Aaron is Co-Organizer of Learn 3D Printing – Brooklyn and firmly believes education is key to 3D Printing realizing its potential as the future of Manufacturing. His current work on 3DPrinterOS has involved the development of the world’s first operating system for 3d printers. Their cloud platform is built to lower the barriers of entry into 3D Printing and gives users the ability to search or upload 3d printable content, quickly and easily repair designs, customize settings, slice in the cloud and send files for printing anywhere in the world. For the first time in history, anyone with a 3D Printer can plug in, connect their 3D Printer to the cloud and share printers for access from anywhere, anytime and from any web-enabled device. Aaron has his Juris Doctorate from the University of Connecticut and resides in Brooklyn.
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April 17 | 9:00 am – 9:45 am 3D Printing in Education and Training: Emerging Curriculum and Delivery Models
Zack Schildhorn Partner, Lux Capital Zack is a Partner with Lux Capital, based in the Firm’s New York headquarters. Zack has been working with Lux since 2006, focusing on marketing, operations, and investments within energy, novel materials, and technologies at the intersection of the digital and physical worlds. Zack led Lux’s investment in Shapeways and has worked extensively with a number of Lux portfolio companies including Transphorm, Kurion, and Siluria. Before joining Lux, Zack worked as an expedition photographer on the Colorado Plateau. He created his own curriculum at Cornell University to study materials science and business entrepreneurship, graduating in 5 years with a B.S. in engineering and an MBA. Zack is a regular contributing editor for Forbes and has been an invited speaker and guest lecturer at Cornell University, Drexel University, NYU, and the University of Pennsylvania.
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April 16 | 11:00 am – 11:45 am The Big Picture on 3D Printing: A VC Perspective
J Scott Schiller Worldwide Director, Hewlett-Packard 3D Printing (Joseph) Scott Schiller is the world-wide Director of HP’s 3D Printing Business. This position has responsibility for scaling all aspects of business – product development, marketing, finance, operations, sales and service. This organization is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, with support being provided from a network of HP organizations including HP Labs in Palo Alto, as well as labs and other functions in Oregon, California, Puerto Rico and Ireland. Joining HP in 2003, Scott career has focused on starting new business. Over the last 8 years, Scott was one of the originators of an initiative to build a new line of business using HP’s thermal inkjet technology for high volume print manufacturing, providing solutions that allowed companies both increase efficiency in their supply chains as well as develop completely new high value offerings. This initiative was formalized into a new division in HP’s Graphic Arts organization in 2007, and Scott spent the following years scaling the business operations into an enterprise-class global business entity. This division, IHPS, continues as a very successful growth business today. At the end of 2013 Scott had the opportunity to join the 3D printing initiative and made the move.
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April 16 | 9:00 am – 9:45 am Morning Keynote
Kegan Schouwenburg Founder & CEO, SOLS Kegan is the founder and CEO of SOLS, a NYC startup redesigning the way you move through mass customized 3D printed footwear. She is also a leading voice in the 3D printing and mass customization industry. Her passion to bring nascent technologies to the consumer market is reflective in her years of experience in the industrial design and mass-manufacturing space. Before launching SOLS, she was the director of engineering and operations at Shapeways, where she helmed one the world’s largest 3D printing factories. Prior to Shapeways, Kegan co-founded her first company, Design Glut, a company which sourced and managed production for more than 30 brands including national chains Urban Outfitters and Target. Kegan has been recognized on Forbes’ ‘30 under 30’ list for 2015 along with Business Insider’s ‘30 Most Important Women under 30 in Tech’, ‘20 Hottest Startups Founded by Women’ and ‘The Coolest People in New York City Tech’ lists. She is also a mentor at connected devices accelerator, TechStars. Kegan holds a B.S. in industrial design and manufacturing from the Pratt Institute located in Brooklyn, NY.
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April 16 | 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm The Opportunities and Application of 3D Printing in Healthcare
Jon Schull Founder, e-NABLE, President of the Enable Community Foundation, and Research Scientist, RIT MAGIC A biological psychologist, inventor, entrepreneur, and human-computer interaction researcher, Jon Schull is the creator of e-NABLE, an online community that designs, customizes and fabricates affordable 3D-printed prosthetic hands for children and adults missing fingers and hands. Created less than two years ago, the community boasts approximately 3300 members and grows a few percent each week. Schull, e-NABLE, and its members have been featured in conferences, magazines, and news shows worldwide. Schull’s PhD is in Biological Psychology. He is the author of 19 patents, and coordinates RIT’s “MAGIC ACT Initiative” exploring how emerging technologies like 3D printers and internet collaboration tools can help ordinary people do extraordinary things for each other.
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April 16 | 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm e-NABLE: How Free, Crowdsourced, 3D Printed Prosthetics Offer Helping Hands
in the Global Village
Rania V. Sedhom Managing Partner, Sedhom & Mayhew, PLLC Rania V. Sedhom, Managing Partner of the firm Sedhom & Mayhew, PLLC, A Bespoke Law FirmTM, is an attorney who provides practical and efficient solutions to complex problems. Rania has extraordinary interpersonal skills that allow her to forge win-win relationships across diverse organizations and cross-functional stakeholders. She is also a skilled legal and business commentator with appearances on national print and TV media, including Luxury Daily, Bloomberg Radio, the L.A. Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Baltimore Sun, Forbes, Inc., Business Week, and CNN Money. Rania is admitted to the Bars of the State of New York and New Jersey, the Eastern District of New York, the Southern District of New York, the District of New Jersey and the Third Circuit. Rania attended Syracuse University College of Law, where she was Editor of The Labor Lawyer and The Digest and served as Vice-Justice of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. Prior to law school, Rania attended Columbia University where she majored in political science. Rania currently resides in New York City with her husband Jose. For more information about Rania or her firm, please visit www.bespokelawfirm.com.
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April 16 | 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm 3D Printing and its Effect on the Fashion Industry: Vendor Agreements, Supply Chain, Customer Experience and More
Linda Shudy Lecomte Partner, Kenyon & Kenyon LLP Linda Shudy Lecomte is a partner at Kenyon & Kenyon LLP, New York Office. Ms. Lecomte’s practice focuses on IP counseling matters including patent, trademark, and copyright procurement and strategic IP portfolio management (utility and design, domestic and foreign), due diligence evaluations, and opinions on patentability/invalidity/infringement, in the electrical, telecommunications, computer software, biomedical, and mechanical arts. Further, Ms. Lecomte has litigated and arbitrated in the patent, trade secret, and licensing arenas. Ms. Lecomte assists her Clients – from startups to multinational companies — in determining what might be patent eligible in view of the recent Court and USPTO decisions and rules. 3D Printing covers a myriad of technological arts – much of which the USPTO and Courts are finding patentable and copyrightable. Ms. Lecomte is co-chair of Kenyon’s Video Game Law Practice Group, whose work contributed to earning the firm a ranking from Interactive Age as one of the top five law firms representing video game companies. Ms. Lecomte holds Electrical Engineering and Law degrees from the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining the New York office, Ms. Lecomte worked for Kenyon in Frankfurt, Germany, for three years.
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April 16 | 11:45 am – 12:30 pm From abstract to accountability: The new tools innovators must have to survive in a 3D Printed world
Zach Simkin Co-President, Senvol Zach is passionate about business strategy and educating business leaders on additive manufacturing. He is published in top industry journals, has presented at numerous conferences, and has written papers and business cases on how companies can incorporate additive manufacturing into their long term business strategy. Zach is also a member of the ASTM International F42 Committee on Additive Manufacturing Technologies. Prior to co-founding Senvol, Zach was the Director of Corporate Development at HYSO, a manufacturer of public health and hygiene products. Zach received a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, and an MBA in Operations & Information Management from the Wharton Business School.
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April 17 | 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Determining Cost-Effectiveness of 3D Printing
Zoë Sheehan Saldaña Professor, Fine and Performing Arts Department, Baruch College Zoë Sheehan Saldaña (MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York) is a Professor of Art at Baruch College. She completed her undergraduate degree at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, and studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine. She is a visual artist who uses photography, craft processes, sculpture, drawing, and digital media to make images and objects. Her work examines such notions as the shifting value of the handmade in art, the dynamic between low and high art forms, the imperfect and often additive nature of copying and reproduction, and the multiple roles of the audience in the art experience. Her work has been shown and reviewed in the U.S. and internationally.
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April 17 | 9:00 am – 9:45 am 3D Printing in Education and Training: Emerging Curriculum and Delivery Models
Savannah Sleicher Human Factors Specialist, Worrell Savannah focused on the development and testing of medical devices with users. In the past year, she has presented usability testing best practices to the Twin Cities’ Medical Community’s top product development experts. She previously worked in the Patient Safety Department at Children’s National Medical Center, in Washington D.C. where her research was focused on nursing workload, streamlining a patient identification system, and alarm limits. Savannah holds a Masters degree in Human Factors and Applied Cognition from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.
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April 16 | 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm Life in the Fast Lane: Accelerating FDA Usability Testing with 3D Printing
Behzad Soltani Vice President of Global E-Commerce and Business Development, Staples, Inc. Behzad Soltani is Vice President of Global E-Commerce and Business Development with Staples Inc., responsible for growing and expanding services both Online and in-store. He has more than 20 years of business and technology experience and is passionate about bringing the latest products and innovation, like 3D printing services, to market. He recently led the Staples’ acquisition of PNI Digital Media, a Vancouver-based SaaS provider, to support and grow Staples Omni-channel services and digital commerce. Prior to joining Staples, Behzad was Director of Operations at Fedex Office where he was responsible for operations and in-store technology. He also led the development of the next generation point of sales and order management systems. Behzad holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Boston University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from University of Massachusetts. He recently relocated from Boston to Seattle, to join the newly created Staples E-commerce Development Center.
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April 17 | 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Keynote Panel: The Future of 3D printing
Courtney Stevens Senior Attorney for Loss Control, Medmarc Insurance Group Courtney Stevens is the Senior Attorney for Loss Control for the Medmarc Insurance Group, which provides products liability insurance to the life sciences industry. Her primary responsibilities include the development of resources on products liability avoidance and regular correspondence with brokers, policyholders, and underwriters in efforts to evaluate and mitigate products liability risk. Ms. Stevens publishes articles on products liability risk management for industry organizations, such as IMDA, and publications, such as Life Sciences Panorama. She also maintains a blog on products liability issues for the life sciences industry, on which she discusses recent products liability litigation, FDA regulatory activity, and industry news. Ms. Stevens received her law degree from the George Mason University School of Law, where she finished in the top quarter of her class, and is a member of the California and District of Columbia Bars. She is also a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she received dual BA degrees in Business Economics and Political Science.
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April 16 | 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm Exploring the Legal Risks and Liabilities of Manufacturers in the 3D Printing Industry
Rich Stump Principal FATHOM Through his extensive product development and advanced manufacturing experience, Rich Stump brings with him a vast amount of knowledge on how to strategically approach the market with new product ideas that leverage today’s leading technologies. Recognized in 2013 as #369 on the Inc. 500|5000 list of fastest growing companies in America and #39 on SF Business Times’ list of 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the Bay Area, FATHOM is an advanced technology driven company with an expertise in 3D printing and additive manufacturing. Rich has 15 years of experience in sales and product development for retail, electronic contract manufacturing, high-tech software, rapid prototyping and manufacturing. His credentials include the development and growth of three other successful product development businesses and World Wide Dominator award at ANSYS Inc. (ANSS) in 2006. He co-founded of CaliBowl™ by Simple Wave, LLC (available at major retailers) and co-developed and co-launched ConvecTop™.
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April 17 | 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm 3D Printed Injection Molding (3DIM)
Tuan TranPham Sales Director, ARCAM Metal 3D Printing Tuan TranPham is one of the few 3D Printing Evangelist who has spent last 10 years working for five 3DP companies such as ZCorp, 3D Systems, Objet, Stratasys and currently with ARCAM. With this background in the industry, Tuan will be sharing his observations and Insights on Metal 3D-Printing Players, Applications, DMLS vs EBM, Comparisons, Challenges, Trends and Technologies. His educational background is a Dual B.Sc./B.A. in Business Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).
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April 17 | 11:00 am – 11:45 am Metal 3D-Printing Insights: Past, Present and Future
Mark Trageser President and Founder, Kram-Co. Inc. With 20+ years inventing, and designing toys Mark spent many working at major corporations, like Mattel and Fisher Price where he worked with emerging numeric manufacturing of all types. He now runs kraM-Co., an inventing and consulting shop that specializes in playing with 3D printing and emerging technologies. He has experienced how transformative new technology can be for business on corporate and start-up levels; over night quality, speed, artistry, complexity, all explode while cost, materials needed, labor hours, all erode. Using 3D printing, Arduino programming and other emerging tech he is winning awards and works to help reinvent the toy industry – visit his booth to see some of his newest creations. Through his involvement with students and makerspaces he has seen how the 3D printing revolution is inspiring people, of all ages, to personal greatness through innovation, community, craftsmanship and hard work.
Sessions
April 15 | 12:15 pm – 2:15 pm Tutorial 4: 3D Printing and Toy Design: Reinventing Everything
April 16 | 11:45 am – 12:30 pm Startup Competition
Dr. Mike Vasquez Founder, 3Degrees Dr. Mike Vasquez is a 3D Printing expert specializing in pushing the boundaries of advanced 3D printing technology. He is the Founder of 3Degrees, a Chicago-based consulting company focused on helping organizations maximize their investment in the technology. He has worked side-by-side with some of the top machine manufacturers, material producers and end users in the industry, consulting with them to identify novel applications, test new materials, and develop frameworks to maximize R&D efficiency and boost ROI. He completed his PhD in Additive Manufacturing at Loughborough University and received both his Bachelors and Masters from MIT in Materials Science and Engineering. Recently he published a best practice guide titled How to Make 3D Printing Work for You and Your Business.
Session
April 16 | 4:15 pm – 5:00pm How to Make 3D Printing Work for you and your Organization: Best Practice Tips and Tricks
John Wagner Lead 3D Modeling Specialist, Courseware Development, Army Learning Support Center (ASC), National Defence John is a Lead 3D Printing Specialist who has worked for multiple Armys, Navy, Airforce, Homeland security, police forces and firefighters. He has over eight years of 3D modeling experience, the last six being in 3D Printing technology. John’s work has involved several ways of training security forces with 3D Printing. For years he has been producing 3D prints of large scale maps, city environments, vehicles, equipment and classroom training aids. Using these 3D printed models, trainees can hold, take apart, and familiarize themselves with specialized equipment that might not be at their disposal. John and others have produced thousands of 3D prints for training, and continue to build relationships with companies all over the world.
Session
April 17 | 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm How 3D Printing is Used for Security Training
Annie Wang Co-President, Senvol Annie’s particular area of expertise is supply chain process engineering and financial analysis for the additive manufacturing (i.e. 3D printing) industry. She helps companies understand how specific choices along the product lifecycle (e.g. design, manufacturing, supply chain) impact the company’s bottom line. Annie is a member of the ASTM International F42 Committee on Additive Manufacturing Technologies. Prior to co-founding Senvol, Annie worked for an operations consulting firm where she assisted clients in the manufacturing, finance, telecom, and healthcare industries. Annie received a BA in Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated Cum Laude, and an MBA from the Wharton Business School and an MA in International Studies from The Lauder Institute.
Session
April 17 | 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Determining Cost-Effectiveness of 3D Printing
Sunny Webb Senior Principal, Accenture Technology Labs Sunny Webb is a Senior Principal in Accenture Technology Labs in the Silicon Valley office. She is Accenture’s Digital Operations lead for R&D in 3D Printing, wearables, and virtual/immersive. She has 8 years of experience in additive manufacturing, and has worked with Fortune 100 clients in energy, chemical, consumer products, and retail. Sunny is on the strategic management team or advisory board of various high-tech, emerging tech, and entrepreneurial organizations. She has a BS from Pennsylvania State University and a MS from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Session
April 17 | 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Keynote Panel: The Future of 3D printing
Andrew Wegner CEO, Authentise Andre Wegner is CEO of Authentise (www.authentise.com), as well as co-founder Authentise Services (www.authentiseservices.com). Authentise is a licensing and services platform for Distributed Manufacturing and 3D printing. Its secure streaming and quality assurance API enables CAD owners and intermediaries to share their digital manufacturing designs with confidence, and get paid per print. Authentise Services helps Fortune 100 organizations assess, design and deploy 3D printing to strengthen and future-proof their organization. Andre is a frequent speaker on 3D Printing, emerging intellectual property issues in the sector, as well as opportunities in distributed manufacturing at events such as Rapid, Designer of Things, Inside 3D Printing, 3D Print Show, Pacific Crest & WIRED, and is digital manufacturing faculty at Singularity University. He has been quoted in publications such as BBC News, MIT Tech Review, Chicago Tribune, and Bloomberg. Prior to founding Authentise he managed a venture capital fund in Nigeria and advisory services in India. He is a graduate of St. Andrews University (UK), ESSEC (France) and Singularity University (California), a native of Germany and the UK and lives in San Francisco.
Session
April 16 | 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm 3D Printing in Retail
Eleanor Whitney Community Marketing Manager, Dev Bootcamp NYC Eleanor Whitney is a Brooklyn-based writer, musician and entrepreneur. She is the Community Outreach Coordinator at Shapeways, a 3D printing service and marketplace, where she supports Shapeways Community members to grow as leaders in the 3D printing field. She is dedicated to helping creative people empower themselves to meet their entrepreneurial goals. She is the author of Grow: How to take your do it yourself project and passion to the next level and quit your job, a field guide to help creatives achieve success and sustainability on their own terms. Previously she has worked at the Brooklyn Museum, the Rubin Museum and the New York Foundation for the Arts, where she helped creatives raise money for ambitious projects. She holds a Masters in Public Administration from Baruch College.
Session
April 15 | 12:15 pm – 2:15 pm Tutorial 3: Building a Small Business with 3D Printing: Planning, Goal Setting and Resources
Terry Wohlers Principal Consultant and President, Wohlers Associates, Inc. Terry Wohlers is the founder of Wohlers Associates, Inc., an independent consulting firm that was launched 28 years ago. Wohlers and his team have provided consulting assistance to more than 240 organizations in 24 countries, as well as to 150+ companies in the investment community. He has authored 400 books, articles, and technical papers and has given 120 keynote presentations on five continents. Wohlers has twice served as a featured speaker at events held at the White House. He is a principal author of the Wohlers Report, the undisputed industry leading study on additive manufacturing and 3D printing for 19 consecutive years.
Session
April 17 | 11:45 am – 12:30 pm Afternoon Keynote: Additive Manufacturing State of the Industry
James Wolff CEO, D-Shape Enterprises A successful entrepreneur, James Wolff has been involved with many startups which are pushing the boundaries of technology forward. James is the C.E.O. of D-Shape Enterprises, a global company producing the mega scale concrete 3D printer systems for construction, infrastructure, and defense applications. James is also the C.E.O. of Body By Print Holdings L.L.C., developing a 3D printing system using 3D printing sustainable fabrics for the retail, commercial, institutional, and military sectors, promising to make obsolete traditional laundry paradigms. James is also the co-founder of Deep Space Industries, which is developing advanced cubesat technology to produce Bit-coin nodes in orbit to beam down the block-chain across the globe without necessitating existing internet service, and is developing advanced 3D printer technologies for space colonization and asteroid mining.
Session
April 17 | 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Castles in the Sand: 21 Century Mega-Scale 3D Printing Construction Applications
Ben Wynne CTO, Wiivv Wearables Company Bio coming soon.
Session
April 16 | 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm How Breakthroughs in 3D Technologies and Design-for-Custom are Progressing Human Expression and Function
Yang Yihu President and CEO, ESUN Yang Yihu is President and Chief Executive Officer of ESUN, the leader in PLA and 3D printing material. From 1988 to 1997, he worked for the industrial management in Hubei Provincial Petrochemical Industrial Department. Since 2002 he has been responsible for 10,000 ton/Y of PLA production project, which was approved as a key project of Strategic Emerging Industrial Plan by the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission. Yang Yihu is responsible for 25 international and domestic patents as one of main inventors. He has led ESUN in research and production of 3D material since 2007. He is also Vice Chairman of the degradable professional committee of Chinese Plastic Industrial Association.and Chairman of the low carbon bio-plastic industrial innovation alliance. He holds an MBA degree from Wuhan University.
Session
April 17 | 9:45 am – 10:30 am Application of 3D FDM Printing Material
James Yu CEO and Chairman, WestingCut Group (China) and Founder, Xery 3D Printing Science & Technology Inc. Yu is co-founder and CEO of WestingCut Electric Inc. (Shanghai), WestingCut Heavy Industrial Science and Technology Inc. (Anhui), WestingCut Heavy Industrial Technology (Shanghai), Xery 3D Printing Science & Technology Inc. (Hefei), and Xery 3D Printing Science & Technology Inc. (Anhui). From 1998 to 2007, Yu was a senior engineer at Husky Injection and Molding Systems Ltd. (Bolton, Canada) and Sensor and Software Inc. (Mississauga, Canada). He also served as a professor at Shanghai University of Science and Technology from 1989 to 1997.
Session
April 17 | 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm 3D Printing and Cloud Manufacturing
Artem Yukhin CEO and Founder, Artec 3D Artem Yukhin is one of the founders of Artec 3D. He set up the company in 2007 and currently serves as its CEO & Founder. He is a seasoned executive, entrepreneur, technology visionary and investor. Artem has over 16 years of experience in international executive management, startup development, product management and launch, human resources and fundraising. His expertise in technology is reflected in 19 patents and patent applications in electronics, optics and algorithm engineering. He is also an active Angel investor in several promising startups. Earlier in Artem’s career, he founded A4Vision Inc. (2001) and served as its Chief Technology Officer and Member of the Board of Directors. He invented 3D face recognition technology (1999), raised seed money and cultivated the technology from the idea stage to a worldwide recognized biometric solution that became an industry standard (ANSI, 2006). Artem’s vision for Artec is to bring the 3D revolution in reach of everyday users, by providing innovative next generation 3D technologies for consumer interaction.
Session
April 17 | 9:00 am – 9:45 am 3D Scanning Technologies to Streamline Your Business
Bram de Zwart CEO, 3D Hubs Bram de Zwart began working in the 3D printing industry in 2009 with the mission to make manufacturing more local and sustainable. After a career at 3D Systems he co-founded 3D Hubs, the world’s largest and fastest growing network of 3D printers. The 3D Hubs network provides over one billion people in the world with access to a 3D printer within 10 miles of their home. In his role as CEO he divides his time between the 3D Hubs offices in New York and Amsterdam. Bram holds a M.Sc. degree Cum Laude from Delft University. His thesis focused on the design and supply chain implications of 3D printing.
Session
April 17 | 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm 3D Printing: Disrupting Supply Chains
Severine Zygmont Co-Founder, Oxford Performance Materials, Inc. (OPM) Severine Zygmont is the co-founder of Oxford Performance Materials, Inc. (OPM), a Connecticut business that specializes in additive manufacturing and innovative material technologies for the biomedical and aerospace industries, and the President of OPM’s biomedical business. Ms. Zygmont has over 15 years of experience in the field of high performance thermoplastics and over 12 years of leadership experience in operations management, advanced manufacturing, business planning, and capital raising. Ms. Zygmont has led OPM through its transformation into an additive manufacturing and advanced materials company, becoming the first and only medical device manufacturer to receive 510(k) clearances for 3D printed patient specific polymeric implants in February of 2013 and June of 2014. She has held several positions at OPM, including Applications Engineer, Vice President of Operations and Finance, and Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Zygmont is a member of OPM’s Board of Directors and has recently been elected to the Board of the Connecticut Technology Council. She was also named one of the “7 Top Women in Manufacturing” by CNNMoney, and has also been recognized by her peers as a 2014 Woman of Innovation by the Connecticut Technology Council. Ms. Zygmont holds a masters in Chemical Engineering from French engineering school École Nationale Supérieure des Industries Chimiques and a bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering from French engineering school École Nationale Supérieure en Génie des Systèmes Industriels.
Session
April 16 | 11:00 am – 11:45 am OsteoFab Technology: An Advanced 3D Printing Platform for Skeletal Reconstruction

PROGRAM CHAIRS

Hod Lipson Associate Professor, Cornell University
Inside 3D Printing Conference Chair
Hod Lipson is a professor of engineering at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and a co-author of the award-winning bestseller “Fabricated: The New World of 3D printing”. His work on self-aware and self-replicating robots, food printing, and bio-printing has received widespread media coverage including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Time, CNN, and the National Public Radio. Lipson has co-authored over 250 technical papers and speaks frequently at high-profile venues such as TED and the US National Academies. Hod directs the Creative Machines Lab, which pioneers new ways to make machines that create, and machines that are creative. For more information visit http://lipson.mae.cornell.edu.
Sessions
April 15 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Tutorial 2: Introduction to 3D Printing – Technologies, Materials, and Disruptions
April 16 | 11:00am – 11:45am Print and Eat: Overview, Challenges and Opportunities in Food Printing
Tyler Benster 3D Printing Evangelist Tyler joined the MecklerMedia team in 2013 as Event Consultant for Inside 3D Printing. His first experience with rapid prototyping came in 2008 when he built a RepRap Darwin, the first DIY 3D printer, from scratch: building the electronics by hand and sourcing the mechanical parts online. Since then, he has visited and learned from the leading practitioners of additive manufacturing in nearly 10 countries. As a 3D printing evangelist, Tyler works with forward-looking manufacturers, retailers, startups and government. Tyler studied Applied Mathematics & Economics at Brown University and currently resides in whichever city is next on the Inside 3D Printing World Tour.
Sessions
April 16 | 11:45 am – 12:30 pm Startup Competition
April 16 | 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm Reinterpreting Hype and Progress: a Glimpse into the Future of 3D Printing
April 17 | 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Keynote Panel: The Future of 3D printing
Bunny Ellerin President, NYC Health Business Leaders
Inside 3D Printing New York Medical Track Chair
Bunny Ellerin is a senior healthcare executive who is passionate about driving change in our current system. Over the past two decades, she has amassed a track record of building and leading extraordinary healthcare organizations – many from launch. The diversity of her experiences, which has included healthcare delivery, life sciences (pharma and medtech) and digital health, has given her a broad-based knowledge of the entire ecosystem. Bunny is a prolific writer and speaker, and is frequently invited to present her POV at industry conferences. Currently, Bunny splits her time advising clients through Ellerin Health Media (EHM) and running NYC Health Business Leaders as its president. As an experienced general manager, with a particular expertise in marketing, Bunny helps clients with product strategy, market entry, business development, strategic communications and digital marketing. Her clients are typically small-to-mid-sized firms in digital health, healthcare services, healthcare delivery and communications/advertising. Most recently, she has been working with Onsite Dental as its Chief Marketing Officer. NYC Health Business Leaders (NYCHBL) is a professional community that Bunny co-founded with Dr. Yin Ho in 2009 to build a healthcare ecosystem in the tri-state region. The organization fosters collaboration across sectors and brings together the best minds to discuss important issues and spur innovation. NYCHBL holds quarterly events on cutting-edge topics and counts nearly 3,000 senior executives within its network. Bunny received a BA in Political Science from Columbia University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Session
April 16 | 11:45 am – 12:30 pm The Future of Medical Innovation via 3DP
Stewart Quealy Director of Content, MecklerMedia Stewart joined the MecklerMedia team in 2010 and currently curates the Inside 3D Printing and Inside Bitcoins conferences. Previously, he played a leadership role in running the Search Engine Strategies (SES) trade shows as part of the content team at Incisive Media. Prior to that, Stewart worked with Jupitermedia and was responsible for launching emerging technology events such as Nanotech Planet, Plug.IN, Game Market Watch, Enterprise Linux Forum, and Digital Rights Management (DRM) Strategies. Stewart has worked closely on events with a diverse range of non-profits and associations including the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), IT Service Management Forum (itSMF), Object Management Group (OMG), Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO), World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), International Game Developers Association (IGDA), 3D Printing Association, and the Bitcoin Association.

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