Steven Adler Founder, A3DM Technologies Corp Steven Adler is the founder of A3DM Technologies Corp, a Portland Oregon luxury product engineering firm serving the fine jewelry and precious metal sculpture markets since 1996. Considered an expert in the field of jewelry manufacturing technologies, he has provided guidance for some of the world’s most notable luxury brands in the deployment of digital manufacturing systems. Most recent, in collaboration with Cooksongold and EOS GmbH, A3DM Technologies has been working on the development and implementation Direct Metal Laser Sintering ( DMLS ) systems and the critical alloy development for 3D printing of precious metals. A frequent speaker on his research at the Santa Fe Symposium on Jewelry Manufacturing Technology, Steven is the recipient of the “Industry Leader” and “Collaborative Research” awards for his contributions to advancements in CAD/CAM for fine jewelry. He has also made numerous presentations at jewelry industry events and at the Society of Manufacturing Engineers RAPID conferences on the trends in 3D printing technologies for precious metal manufacture. As an educator and writer, Steven contributes to the development of CAD/CAM curriculum at numerous institutions including the Gemological Institute of America and serves on the advisory board for the MJSA Journal trade publication and the annual “Looking Ahead” award program for technology advancements in jewelry manufacturing.
Natacha Alpert Founder, MIRAS3D and Consultant for Footwear & Apparel for 3D printing Technologies Natacha Alpert has been in the Footwear & Apparel industry working creatively for footwear brands for the past 14 years with the iconic brands Nine West, Kenneth Cole, Timberland, Adidas, Reebok and Dr. Marten’s in the USA and Globally. Her main focus is bringing together fashion and innovation – buliding product collections in lifestyle brands with a vision to create iconic products. After living oversea’s in Italy, London and Istanbul for many years – her expertise is bringing cultural design cues and innovation to life on a Global level. Focusing on 3D printing in fashion – her main goal is how to introduce new technologies to consumers and help evolve production and design as we know it.
Chris Anderson CEO, 3D Robotics & Founder, DIY Drones From 2001 through 2012 Anderson was the Editor in Chief of WiredMagazine. Before Wired Chris was with The Economist for seven years in London, Hong Kong and New York. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling books The Long Tail and Free as well as the new Makers: The New Industrial Revolution. Awards include: Editor of the Year by Ad Age (2005). Named to the “Time 100,” the newsmagazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world (2007). Loeb Award for Business Book of the Year (2007). Wired named Magazine of the Decade by AdWeek for my tenure (2009). Time Magazine’s Tech 40 — The Most Influential Minds In Technolgy (2013). Foreign Policy Magazine’s Top 100 Global Thinkers (2013) He founded GeekDad, BookTour and a few other companies now lost in the mists of time. Anderson’s background is in science, starting with studying physics and doing research at Los Alamos and culminating in six years at the two leading scientific journals, Nature andScience. He currently resides in Berkeley, California with his wife and five children.
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.
Tom Bielecki Founder & CEO, PrintToPeer Tom Bielecki is the CEO and Founder of PrintToPeer, a common operating system for 3D printers to connect them to the web. PrintToPeer successfully raised 250% of their goal on Indiegogo earlier this year, and was recently named one of Alberta’s 25 Most Innovative Companies of the Year. Before founding PrintToPeer, Tom dropped out of his last year of Software Engineering at the University of Calgary to solve the fragmentation in the 3D printing market. Follow him on Twitter @tombielecki.
Graham Bredemeyer 3D Printing Consultant 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 large scale service bureaus such as Shapeways. 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 aiding teams in everything from strategic planning and business modeling to actually writing firmware for next generation technology born out of the accelerator. Today Graham is back to consulting while planning next year’s GIGTank accelerator program and what the future might hold for additive manufacturing in the southeast.
Michael P. 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.
Carine Carmy Director of Marketing, Shapeways Carine Carmy is Director of Marketing for Shapeways, the leading 3D printing marketplace and community, empowering designers to bring amazing products to life. By giving anyone the ability to quickly and affordably turn ideas from digital designs into real products, Shapeways is fundamentally changing how products are made and by whom. Prior to Shapeways, she worked in strategy consulting at Monitor Group and MarketspaceNext. She has published work in Ad Age, PSFK, Technology Review and Forbes.com on e-commerce, brand management, social media, and interaction design. She has also conducted extensive research on science, technology, and economics for The Milken Institute and Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania.
Andy Christensen VP, Personalized Surgery & Medical Devices, 3D Systems – Medical Modeling Andy Christensen has been active in the additive manufacturing (AM) industry since the early 1990’s. From 2000 to 2014 he was the President and Owner of Medical Modeling Inc., a world-leading medical device AM service bureau based in Golden, Colorado. In April 2014 Medical Modeling was acquired by 3D Systems Corporation. In his new role with 3D Systems Mr. Christensen serves as Vice President, Personalized Surgery & Medical Devices heading up this new business vertical. His educational background is a BS in Business from the University of Colorado at Denver.
Christina Chun 3D Printing & 3D Design Evangelist, Sculpteo Christina Chun is passionate about 3D Technologies. As a 3D Artist & Designer, Christina enjoys learning how things are made and how they work. With a knack for visualizing parts and products, she loves seeing how all of the pieces will fit or form together. With a generous propensity for helping, teaching and sharing what she learns with others, Christina confesses that she herself is a lifetime student and will always try to improve upon her skills. Some of her popular 3D printed models include a Math Spinner Toy for classrooms and a Round Open Cuff Bracelet designed for an Instructable. As the 3D Printing & 3D Design Evangelist at Sculpteo, she hopes to encourage others to explore the possibilities of creating with 3D Printing. She currently holds a BFA in Digital Arts & Technology from IADT Tampa and a 2nd BFA in Game Design as well as an MFA in 3D Modeling from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
Christopher Cien Lead Designer, Freeform Industries Chris is the lead designer at Freeform Industries. In 2011, He graduated from Cal Poly with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. While working as a freelance design engineer, Chris developed an interest in 3D-printing that resulted in the formation of Freeform Industries Inc. At Freeform Industries, his team uses the small batch production and design complexity enabled by 3D-printing to create customized jewelry, accessories, and small architectural models for gift shops.
Raffie Colet Senior General Manager, TechShop Mid-Peninsula & TechShop San Jose Raffie is responsible for the growth and sustainability of TechShop Mid-Peninsula (TSMP) and TechShop San Jose (TSSJ). Under his leadership TSMP and TSSJ has expanded the service offerings of TechShop as a whole to the community. Piloting STEM and STEAM Education for youth and creating partnerships with education non-profits to give greater opportunity to people of all ages. Raffie grew up an entrepreneur and engineer, he held the position of Vice President of Operations at the age of 14 until his retirement from Colet Special Vehicle Design at the age of 30. Raffie went on to careers in several areas including startups, VOIP/ISP, Renewable Energy, Real Estate Development, and Fitness before coming home to TechShop.
Julien Creuzé Principal, Aster Capital Julien relocated in Aster’s San Francisco office in early 2013 after having worked 3 years for Aster in Paris. Prior to joining Aster, Julien co-founded and was in charge of the strategic marketing at Antelink, a Paris-based software company. There, he also participated to the closing of the first fundraising. Previously, Julien worked with Agoranov, a science-based high-tech incubator, where he coached more than 20 companies to be launched. Julien graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique, a top-leading French engineering school, and holds a Master of Entrepreneurship from the Ecole des Mines de Paris. Julien manages Aster Capital’s investment in Tiempo (France), BuildingIQ (USA) and Ecofactor (USA) and closed several investments in Europe and North America including French LED lighting company Lucibel in 2012.
Bill Dahl Vice President of Marketing & Communications , Solidscape A high tech veteran and marketing entrepreneur, Bill Dahl is now part of the strategic product development team at Solidscape® Inc., the world leader in high precision 3D printing. In his everyday role as VP of Marketing and Communications, Bill draws insights from Solidscape’s very active Voice of the Customer (VOC) program identifying customer needs, unique applications, market trends and opportunities.
Carl Deckard Chief Technical Officer, Structured Polymers At the age of seven Carl Deckard set his sights on invention. He saw the need for 3D Printing while working a summer job at a manufacturing facility during the summer after his freshmen year (1981) in Mechanical Engineering at UT Austin. Deckard developed the concept for Selective Laser Sintering over the next two and a half years. Deckard developed Selective Laser Sintering at UT while earning a Masters (1986) and Ph.D (1988). Deckard co-founded DTM in 1987 and continued developing Selective Laser Sintering culminating in the launch of the SinterStation 2000 in 1993. Deckard was Assistant Professor at Clemson from 1993 to 1996. Deckard is a founder of Structured Polymers, a material development and manufacturing company.
Bryan Dow Executive Director, Investment Banking, Moorland 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.
Geoffrey Doyle CEO, GrowShapes LLC Geoffrey Doyle is CEO of GrowShapes LLC, which provides leading-edge 3D printing and scanning products and services in Silicon Valley and is launching the first 3D Printing Accelerator in Silicon Valley. Starting his career in the British Army (Royal Engineers), he transitioned into venture capital and worked at Percipient Capital in London for over 10 years investing in UK technology companies. After moving to Silicon Valley he established SVForum’s 3D Printing and Scanning Special Interest Group at the beginning of 2013, the first monthly meeting forum for 3D printing related technology in Silicon Valley. Geoffrey holds a B.Eng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from University of Manchester (UK), an MBA from Manchester Business School (UK) and graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
Daniel Faber CEO, Deep Space Industries Inc. Daniel Faber is CEO of Deep Space Industries, which is tapping the resources available in near Earth asteroids to accelerate space exploration and settlement. Key to this is the Microgravity Foundry, a new additive manufacturing technology for high-strength metal products. The Microgravity Foundry process is indifferent to whether a gravity field is present or not, unlike many existing metallic 3D printing processes. Daniel has founded several companies, performed project management, systems engineering, software development, integration, testing and flight control for multiple small spacecraft projects. He has worked on a number of Micro- and Nano-Satellites, including the asteroid-hunting Near Earth Object Surveillance Satellite, the MOST and BRITE space telescopes, and the Triton-1 ship-tracking CubeSat. He has also developed a field-deployable geochemical assay instrument for the mining industry, based on non-contact real-time nuclear measurement techniques, a forerunner to instruments needed for in-space on-site analysis of potential asteroid resources.
Noah Farb Co-Founder, Freeform Industries Noah is co-founder and business development lead at Freeform Industries. After graduating from UC Santa Cruz, he spent several years teaching tennis and organizing tennis tournaments in Northern California. Setting out to start a new business, Noah partnered with designer and engineer, Chris Cien, leading to the formation of Freeform Industries. At Freeform Industries, his team uses the small batch production and design complexity enabled by 3D-printing to create customized jewelry, accessories, and small architectural models for gift shops.
Nancy Fechnay Investor Nancy currently works for KPCB, where she covers 3D printing, greentech and digital hardware technologies. In September of 2013, Nancy founded Duke Ventures, a venture capital educational and deal-sourcing program that provides educational training and mentoring to entrepreneurs. Duke Ventures also co-hosts a Venture Workshop once a year, where investors from across the globe come to speak to local entrepreneurs and students about their experiences in venture. Nancy’s previous experience includes Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network, GE Ventures, Core Capital Partners, SAIL Capital Partners, and ICF International. In 2008 she founded ROO Web Design, a website design company focused on small women-owned businesses in the Washington metropolitan area. Nancy has a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Environmental Management from Duke University. Nancy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems and Information Engineering from the University of Virginia.
Elizabeth D. Ferrill Attorney at Law Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP Beth Ferrill is an intellectual property attorney who focuses her practice on all aspects of design patents, including acquiring patents and enforcing them. She also counsels clients on legal issues related to 3D printing. She has experience with consumer and industrial products, medical devices, transportation and construction vehicles, and graphical user interfaces and icons. Ms. Ferrill has represented clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, multiple U.S. District Courts, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She also devotes a portion of her time to representing veterans in appeals related to disability benefits. Before beginning her legal career, Ms. Ferrill graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy and served five years on active duty in the U.S. Air Force as a communications officer.
Alexander Fries President, Ecosystem Ventures LLC Alex founded Ecosystem Ventures in January of 2006 to address the pending need for investment and support in European technologies and pre-seed-stage companies. Alex brings over 25 years of progressive experience in founding, funding, and managing global businesses that provide technology, products, and services to mobile operators, enterprises, and consumers. His most recent entrepreneurial experiences include the co-founding of Playspan Inc (e-commerce & micro-payment platform for online gaming) and sold to VISA International in 2011 , SDK Biotechnologies Inc. (Diagnostics) and PURE SWISS AG (Beverage brand). Alex then moved on to work as Executive Vice President of sales and marketing for Advance Visual Communications Inc., a Boston-based venture-backed content company sold to USWeb. In 2001 Mr. Fries also co-founded the ETH spin-off SVOX AG, a venture-backed company in Switzerland, where he led the marketing, business development, and strategic partnerships teams and sold to Nuance Communications Inc in 2011. Alex is founder of the European-American Angels Club, a Silicon Valley-based organization that actively invests in European Start-ups. He also heads the Club Entrepreneur, a sub-chapter of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce in Northern California, where he is also a member of the Board of Directors. In 2010, Mr. Fries was also appointed to the Board of the Social Entrepreneurship Initiative, the first of its kind in Switzerland. Mr. Fries received a BA in finance and an M.B.A. in telecommunications and international marketing from the University of San Francisco.
Ernestine Fu Senior Associate, Alsop Louie Partners Ernestine Fu is a Senior Associate at Alsop Louie Partners, focused on early-stage investments in cybersecurity, data analytics, and disruptive technology. She currently leads the firm’s investment thesis in 3D printing. Passionate about commercializing university research, she also oversees the firm’s campus associate outreach program. Ernestine holds a BS and MS from Stanford University and is a graduate of the Kauffman Fellows Program.
Jerry Fuller Microsatellite Systems Department, Space Materials Laboratory, The Aerospace Corporation Jerry Fuller works in the Microsatellite Systems Department of the The Aerospace Corporation’s Space Materials Laboratory, where he supports research efforts in areas including fluid mechanics, mechanical design, satellite design, test and operations, and instrumentation. Fuller, who joined Aerospace in 2002, has conceived and managed research in Additive Manufacturing techniques and applications. He specializes in concept development and is responsible for the design of mechanisms on several CubeSats and other small satellites and satellite deployment systems. Fuller holds or has applications pending on ten patents.
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.
Chris Haid Co-Founder and COO, New Valence Robotics Corporation (NVBOTS) Christopher Haid is the co-founder and COO of New Valence Robotics Corporation (NVBOTS), a Boston- based robotics company that has developed the worlds first fully-automated, cloud-based 3D printing management suite. Chris holds a BS ’14 in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. In collaboration with Citizen Schools, Chris co-developed a team-based, experiential 3D design and 3D printing class for 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students. During his work with NVBOTS, Chris has worked to develop a 3D printable curriculum based on the Next Generation Science Standards.
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.
John J. Hauer, Jr. CEO, 3DLT Working mainly in the print, eCommerce, and retail industries, John has nearly 25 years of sales, marketing, and technology experience. He has worked for several large companies (including Xerox twice!) founded multiple startups and has successfully launched many eCommerce initiatives. John is a noted thought leader on 3D printing. In 2012 he started 3D4printers.com, a blog which evangelizes 3D printing to traditional print companies, in addition to co-founding 3DLT. John’s content has been featured on TechCrunch.com and QZ.com, and his articles are now syndicated on TechFaster.com. John graduated with a degree in Industrial Psychology from the University of Cincinnati.
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.”
Laura Hockaday Tissue Engineering Researcher, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University Laura Hockaday joined the heart valve bioprinting project in the Cardiovascular Developmental Bioengineering Laboratory as a research assistant in 2008. She recently earned her PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University, focusing on 3D printing technologies to develop native heterogeneity in tissue engineered heart valves, under the mentorship of Jonathan Butcher. Before Cornell, Laura worked in Los Alamos at a research and development company, Energy Related Devices Inc., that uses nature inspired engineering solutions to address technological problems. She also attended University of California Riverside and earned a BS in Bioengineering in 2008. Due to recent advances in biomaterials and biology she believes that the field of tissue engineering is on the cusp of breakthroughs that could be enabled by 3D printing. Her current goals are to develop and contribute to the cells-material knowledge base and technologies which will lead to clinical application of tissue engineering.
Joe Inkenbrandt CEO and Co-Founder, Identify3D Joe Inkenbrandt is a technology enthusiast and is currently the CEO and co-founder of Identify3D, a company dedicated to protecting design integrity from conception to manufacturing. He has a broad background with years of experience in hardware and software engineering, protocol security, intellectual property licensing, and business development. His vision is to bring concepts and methods of content management from mature industries and adapt them to the digital manufacturing world. Joe holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.
Josh Jacobson Chief Executive Officer, Viktorian Guitars Mr. Jacobson is Co-Founder and CEO of Viktorian Guitars. He has pioneered new methods in composite manufacturing and has revolutionized instrument construction through additive manufacturing technologies. As a board member of the Association of 3D Printing, Mr. Jacobson serves as a resource for members to learn how traditional manufacturing problems can be solved with 3D printing. Additionally, Mr. Jacobson serves as an advisory council member at the Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship in Denver, Colorado and is a mentor at GIG TANK, America’s first 3D printing startup accelerator located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He has written two books on 3D printing and is featured regularly as a guest contributor on the 3D Printing Channel.
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.
Ali Javidan Head of Google ATAP’s Skunkworks Team As head of Google ATAP’s Skunkworks team, Ali specializes in taking an idea to a physical prototype within hours. Ali is an expert in a wide range of rapid manufacturing techniques including laser machining, multi axis CNC, advanced additive manufacturing processes, quick turn electronics, and other standard prototyping tools. While at ATAP, Ali plays a key role in the prototyping efforts for Spotlight Stories, Skip Authentication, Project Tango and Project Ara. Prior to Google, Ali ran the Prototype Vehicles team at Tesla Motors, which realized the Model S, Model X, Smart-EV, RAV4-EV, and others.
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.
Wayne King Director of the Accelerated Certification of Additively Manufactured Metals Initiative, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Wayne King currently serves as Director of the Accelerated Certification of Additively Manufactured Metals Initiative at LLNL (http://acamm.llnl.gov). This initiative is focused on developing physics-based models relating microstructure, properties, and process to performance of materials and includes predictive models for the laser powder bed fusion process. The initiative also focuses on using integrated in-process sensing, monitoring, and control technologies to accelerate certification. He has 25 years of experience at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ranging from fundamental materials research and programmatic science to research management. Dr. King received his B.A. degree from Thiel College in Physics and Mathematics and his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in Materials Science and Engineering. He has worked in the areas of radiation effects, high temperature oxidation, atomic structure of interfaces, grain boundary engineering, and additive manufacturing. He is author or co-author of over 100 peer reviewed publications and is founder of the Frontiers of Electron Microscopy in Material Science series of international conferences.
Liza Wallach Kloski Co-Founder, HoneyPoint3D Liza Wallach Kloski is originally from Guadalajara, Mexico and founded LizaSonia Designs in 2003, a unique upscale jewelry brand and retail store in the Montclair District of Oakland, which wholesaled designs in over 17 Nordstrom stores, in addition to, 80 other retail stores. A graduate of UC Berkeley, Liza has won numerous design and business awards and was the main retail expert in Entrepreneur Magazine’s paperback book “Start Your Own Fashion Accessories Business (StartUp Series).” LizaSonia Designs was a successful jewelry company for over 10 years before Liza’s passion turned to 3D Printing Jewelry. Liza co-founded “HoneyPoint3D” in 2013 with her husband, Nick Kloski. HoneyPoint3D offers classes for all skill and age levels, rapid prototyping, 3D Modeling, Scanning and Printing Services. They currently operate two locations in Oakland and San Mateo, with more future locations planned this year. Considered a 3D Printing retail expert, Liza has been interviewed on CNN, RT Television, San Francisco Business Times, KGO, most Bay Area newspapers and many more.
Nick Kloski Co-Founder, HoneyPoint3D Nick has earned the respect of his colleagues through hard work, dedication and vision through his 15+ years in the high-tech industry. Graduating from UC Santa Barbara with an English Major, he was hired into Sun Microsystems during the dotcom boom, and has held a number of technical roles at Sun, and more recently, at Oracle translating complex technical architectures into understandable ideas. Nick’s skills go deep into both the technical understanding of the industry and the mechanics of 3D printing, and how this industry has the capability to inspire the world for the better. Nick co-founded “HoneyPoint3D” in 2013 with his wife, Liza. HoneyPoint3D offers classes for all skill and age levels, rapid prototyping, 3D Modeling, Scanning and Printing Services. They currently operate two locations in Oakland and San Mateo, with more future locations planned this year. Considered a 3D Printing retail expert, Nick has been interviewed on CNN, RT Television, San Francisco Business Times, KGO, most Bay Area newspapers and many more.
Jeff Kowalski Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Autodesk As a member of the senior executive team, Jeff Kowalski is responsible for shaping Autodesk’s long-term technology vision and driving innovation across the company. He and his team are responsible for shaping Autodesk’s technology and innovation strategies, developing emerging technologies into customer capabilities, and exploring and enhancing the big ideas that are important to Autodesk. A seasoned entrepreneur, he has earned a reputation for facilitating a rich diversity of technical, business, and entrepreneurial ideas from diverse sources, including engineers, technologists, marketers, policy experts, and others. The Office of the CTO includes: Autodesk Research, dedicated to innovation and discovery to help solve some of the world’s most complex design problems. The team openly collaborates with researchers at leading universities around the world though exploration of areas critical to Autodesk’s future. Corporate Strategy and Engagement, which develops Autodesk’s corporate strategy and creates thought leadership content and conversations at the intersection of design, technology, business, and societal issues. Autodesk Labs, which connects the latest Autodesk technology with early-adopter customers. Prior to being named CTO in 2006, Kowalski served as Senior Director of Autodesk’s Worldwide Subscription Programs, and directed product development within Autodesk’s Collaboration Services Division. He also served as Software Architect, directing the development of 3D Studio MAX, HEIDI, and the AutoCAD graphics system. Kowalski joined Autodesk in 1993. Kowalski holds a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, and a Master’s degree in computer science, both from Cornell University. When not CTO-ing, Jeff enjoys playing music and spending time with his family in Berkeley, California.
Steve Kurti Chief Maker & Mad Scientist in Residence, Table Top Inventing For as long as he can remember, Steve Kurti has been making things. This habit used to be called “Inventing” but has lately been repurposed by the Maker community with the term “Maker”. While there are some subtle differences between Inventing and Making, Steve has discovered his passion for both by inspiring a new generation of Makers. In this quest to spark creative thinking and problem solving through practical and exciting projects, Steve draws on his background in biomedical research, high energy fiber laser development, and 15 years of building laboratory devices. As an experimental physicist with a PhD from Case Western Reserve University, Steve has seen research and development from many angles and is now bringing that experience to middle school and high school students who want to make everything from catapults to cybernetic augmentations. Through the medium of Making and Inventing, students are transformed from passive observers of education to active learners. This powerful shift fosters deep insights, creative expression, collaborative thinking and a host of other skills that are difficult to learn in traditional settings. Along with his wife Debby who is an accomplished constructivist educator, he is on a quest to transform education and is looking for like-minded collaborators to bring hands-on learning to future generations.
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.
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.
Hod Lipson Associate Professor, Cornell University 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.
Jason Lopes Lead Systems Engineer, Legacy Effects Jason Lopes is the lead systems engineer with Legacy Effects, a special effects company working on some of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters of all time. Legacy Effects is based out of San Fernando, California. Some of Jason’s credits include Avatar, Terminator Salvation, Alice in Wonderland, Ironman 1, 2 & 3, Avengers 1 & 2, Real Steel, Robocop and Pacific Rim and numerous television and theatrical productions. Jason is a strong advocate of 3D printing — it has proved to be an invaluable tool in his 3D tool kit, along with 3D scanning, 3D design and 3D modeling. He has been using many 3D printing technologies for a number of years to produce stunning special effects.
Karla Lopez Co-Founder, Authentise Karla was part of first class of Startup Chile in 2011 and worked in sales for startups in Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Silicon Valley, ultimately finding herself at Singularity University, spending a summer at NASA Ames and co-founding Authentise.
Gary Fudge Americas Director, Mcor Technologies Ltd Charged with expanding Mcor’s business in the Americas, Gary brings a wealth of experience and a reputation for growing business in high-growth markets. He has over 20 years experience in direct sales, channel management and technical sales management across service, hardware and software sectors. Gary has successfully built and managed channels and implemented sales programs around the world. Gary has also held a number of leadership roles in ARRK Product Development Group and Geomagic. Prior to Mcor, Gary held senior sales positions at 3D Systems and Z Corporation.
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.
Keith Murphy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Organovo, Inc. Mr. Murphy has 20 years of experience in biotechnology, including serving in Product Strategy and Director of Process Development roles at Amgen. He is a co-founder of Organovo and has been responsible for all company operations since 2007. His ten years at Amgen included four years as Global Operations Leader for the largest development program in Amgen’s history, Phase 3 osteoporosis/bone cancer drug denosumab. At Amgen, he also worked to develop several other novel formulation and device products. Prior to Amgen, he played a central role at Alkermes, Inc. on the development team for their first approved product, Nutropin (hGH) Depot. He holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is an alumnus of the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Mr. Murphy serves as Vice Chairman of the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine, comprised of over 120 member companies, patient advocacy foundations, venture capital firms, and academic research institutes focused on the advancement of regenerative medicine through engagement with government leaders and cooperative efforts.
Anthony Nguyen Application Engineer and Technical Instructor, Materialise Anthony Nguyen is an application engineer and technical instructor at Materialise. He received a Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego and a Master of Science, Biomedical Engineering, from the University of Michigan. With over 5 years’ experience in the biomedical/mechanical engineering field, Mr. Nguyen has worked on various projects like designing and developing microfluidic cartridge for cancer diagnostics, parts for Disney attractions and improving throughput of biological assays via dip pen nanolithography (DPN). At Materialise, Mr. Nguyen is active in supporting and training customers on how to optimize their STL files for 3D printing as well as managing AM service and consultant projects.
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.
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 original 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.
Tyler Reid Manufacturing Specialist, GoEngineer Tyler Reid is CAD, CAM, and 3D printing specialist. His early interest in machines and machine tools led him to study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah on full scholarship. Before graduating with his Bachelors of Science in 2009, Tyler began his professional career at BD Medical where he was involved in developing, testing, and manufacturing a new drug infusion technology. He stayed in the medical device field for several years until joining the SOLIDWORKS VAR channel in late 2010. A longtime SolidWorks user, Tyler initially helped GoEngineer’s technical support team field questions on CAD, CAM, FEA, and CFD. Now an Applications Engineer focused on 3D printing, Tyler leans on his technical background and experience to present and speak on industrial additive manufacturing applications. He spends most of his free time working in his home workshop, finishing roughly 10% of the projects he starts. But he is most comfortable in front of a group of people, sharing ideas and discussing what he loves: manufacturing. Tyler lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Mohsen Rezayat PhD, Chief Solutions Architect, Siemens PLM Mohsen Rezayat is the Chief Solutions Architect at SIEMENS PLM and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Cincinnati. He started his post-secondary studies in Mechanical Engineering at University of California (Irvine) and completed it with a Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Kentucky, USA. As a director of research at SIEMENS PLM, he has investigated extensively the modeling of manufacturing processes, enterprise application integration, Web-related standards, mobility solutions, and sustainable technologies. Dr. Rezayat joined SDRC (now a part of SIEMENS PLM) in January of 1985 and became the technical leader for simulation of manufacturing processes in the product development group. He subsequently became a technical fellow and the director of research in 1994. In January of 2001, he accepted his current position of the Chief Solutions Architect at SIEMENS PLM to lead other experts in the company in delivery of timely solutions to our large clients. During his 28-year tenure at SIEMENS (formerly SDRC), he has contributed to design, implementation, and/or delivery of many of the products or services the company offers. Dr. Rezayat is currently defining the sustainability strategy for the company’s products in order to help its customers balance the need for economic growth with the needs of society and the environment. Dr. Rezayat has over 70 technical publications, is an ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) evaluator, and has served as the guest editor for the Computer-Aided Design Journal. He is a member of the Board of Directors (BOD) of poverty-alleviation non-profit OMID USA organization, and is the Chairman of the BOD at DigiLore, Inc. He is also a member of the scientific advisory boards for AUD, Drexel University, and University of Cincinnati. Moreover, as a participant in strategic think tanks at large companies like Intel and Microsoft, he has had an impact in shaping new frontiers in technology. His current research interests include Web-based and remote visualization for the masses, sustainability and green product design, solutions for sustainable growth in developing countries, and global green engineering.
Jerry Ropelato CEO, WhiteClouds, Inc. Jerry is currently CEO of WhiteClouds, a 3D Printing Services company. He has founded 7 technology companies including Purch, the 36th largest web property in the world with 120 million monthly visitors (websites include TopTenReviews, Tom’s Hardware, LaptopMag, Space.com, LiveScience.com, and BuyerZone.com). Jerry was awarded the 2012 CEO of the Year by the Utah Technology Council. Jerry is an accomplished public speaker, author of multiple technology books, and serves on many corporate and educational Boards. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree at Weber State University. Outside of work, Jerry enjoys coaching basketball, master’s track and field, and spending time with his family in the outdoors.
Brad Rothenberg Co-Founder and Designer, studioBRAD LLC. Brad Rothenberg is a 2009 graduate of Pratt Institute and founder of StudioBRAD, which explores cutting edge design and fabrication techniques to create work that lies between the territories of art, architecture and fashion. Employing a variety of unconventional media, StudioBRAD aims to inject radical new forms & processes to the made world that redefine the boundaries between space, technology, and the body. Prior to forming studioBRAD, Brad worked in various architectural environments, and has collaborated with artists and designers such as Al Wei Wei and ThreeASFOUR.
Lynn Rothschild Evolutionary Biologist and Astrobiologist, NASA Ames Dr. Lynn Rothschild has been a leader of NASA’s efforts in synthetic biology since 2010. She is an evolutionary biologist/ astrobiologist at NASA Ames, and Professor (Adjunct) at Brown, the University of California Santa Cruz, and Stanford, where she teaches Astrobiology and Space Exploration. She has broad training in biology, with degrees from Yale, Indiana University, and a Ph.D. from Brown University in Molecular and Cell Biology, and a love for protistan evolution. Since arriving at NASA Ames in 1987, her research has focused on how life, particularly microbes, has evolved in the context of the physical environment, both here and potentially elsewhere, and how we might tap into “Nature’s toolbox” to advance the field of synthetic biology. Field sites range from Australia to Africa to the Andes, from the ocean to 100,000 feet on a balloon. In the last few years Rothschild has brought her expertise in extremeophiles and evolutionary biology to the field of synthetic biology, addressing on how synthetic biology can enhance NASA’s missions. Since 2011 she has been the faculty advisor of the Brown-Stanford award-winning iGEM team, which has pioneered the use of synthetic biology to accomplish NASA’s mission, particularly focusing on the human settlement of Mars and astrobiology. Her lab is working on expanding the use of synthetic biology for NASA with projects as diverse as recreating the first proteins de novo to biomining to using synthetic biology to precipitate calcite and produce glues in order to make bricks on Mars or the Moon. Rothschild is a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London, the California Academy of Sciences and the Explorers Club.
Andrew Rutter Chief Technology Officer and Founder, Type A Machines Andrew Rutter is Chief Technology Officer and Founder of Type A Machines. A self taught 3D printing expert with a background in engineering and lighting design, Andrew is always looking for ways to improve the printing experience. His ability to solve complex technical challenges and his reputation as a leader in the 3D printing community ensure Type A Machines is continually pioneering new technologies and delivering practical solutions for users.
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.
Yaser Shanjani, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University, School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Yaser Shanjani is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University since completing his Ph.D. and postdoctoral research at the University of Waterloo. With a background in mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, his research is focused on additive manufacturing technologies for orthopaedic applications, particularly musculoskeletal tissue engineering. Yaser has developed three variations of novel additive manufacturing techniques and 3D bioprinting systems, and contributed to several patents, journal papers, conference proceedings, and book chapters in the field of additive manufacturing.
Espen Sivertsen CEO, Type A Machines Espen Sivertsen is CEO of Type A Machines, builders of the award winning Series 1 desktop 3D printer. Espen has previously served as Team Leader with the KaosPilots, a Scandinavian school of entrepreneurship described by Fast Company as the “new curriculum for managing change”. Prior to this, Espen worked as Head of Demolab at iLab, an international knowledge center for new technologies and trends. When not at work, Espen can be found digging planter holes in the garden under his wife’s ardent supervision, or playing frisbee golf in Golden Gate park (using 3D printed frisbees of course).
Dr. Daniel Stolyarov Chief Executive Officer, Graphene 3D Lab Dr. Daniel Stolyarov serves as Chief Executive Officer at Graphene 3D Lab. Dr. Stolyarov holds a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Southern California and a MS Physics/Applied Mathematics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. He has expertise in nanomaterials and the formulation of nanocomposites, as well as experience leading the technical branch of Graphene Labs as the Chief Technology Officer. In his previous role at Energetiq, Dr. Stolyarov and his team won the 2011 Prism Award for the Laser-Driven Light Source they developed. He has also co-authored papers with Nobel and Kavli prize winners, as well as members of the National Academy of Sciences.
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™.
James Taylor Director of Venture Outreach and Ecosystem Development, HP Ventures James Taylor is Director of Venture Outreach and Ecosystem Development at Hewlett- Packard Company. His team partners with startups focused on 3D Printing, IoT, Wearables and Smart Office technologies to help develop and scale their solutions for a global marketplace. James specializes in creating ecosystems in nascent markets, developing innovations that drive differentiation and integrating new technologies into product lines. James has led global ecosystem development teams and technology innovation program offices at Apple, HP and Palm. Previously, James was President and Founder at Active Media, Inc. He also served as President and Chairman of the Board at the SD Memory Card Association.
David Thornburg PhD and Co-Author, The Invent to Learn Guide to 3D Printing in the Classroom: Recipes for Success David Thornburg’s educational philosophy is based on the idea that students learn best when they are constructors of their own knowledge. He also believes that students who are taught in ways that honor their learning styles and dominant intelligences retain the native engagement with learning with which they entered school. A central theme of his work is that we must prepare students for their future, not for our past. He was one of the reviewers for the Next Generation Science Standards, and his insights were based on his long-term interest in inquiry-driven project-based learning – what he believes to be the key pedagogical model for the rest of this century. Dr. Thornburg is the recipient of several awards for product design and is the recipient of both the Golden and Platinum Disk awards from CUE (Computer Using Educators, Inc.) for his contributions to the advancement of learning and learning technologies. In 1999 he was selected as one of twenty “pioneers” in the field of educational technology by ISTE, the premiere organization devoted to the advancement of technology in learning, and was named by Technology and Learning magazine as one of the top ten most influential people in the field of educational technology in the past twenty years. He has spoken at TEDx and was the subject of a short documentary created by the George Lucas Educational Foundation.
Skylar Tibbits Director, Self-Assembly Lab, MIT and Founder & Principal, SJET LLC Skylar Tibbits is the director of the Self-Assembly Lab in MIT’s Department of Architecture. He also teaches graduate and undergraduate design studios and co-teaching How to Make (Almost) Anything, a seminar at MIT’s Media Lab. The Self-Assembly Lab focuses on autonomous assembly and programmable materials for a new wave of materially-intelligent products and radical manufacturing/construction processes. Most notably, the lab has recently pioneered the field of 4D Printing with Stratasys Ltd and Autodesk Inc. Skylar has been awarded a 2013 Architectural League Prize, The Next Idea Award at Ars Electronica 2013, the Visionary Innovation Award at the Manufacturing Leadership Summit, 2012 TED Senior Fellowship and was named a Revolutionary Mind in SEED Magazine’s 2008 Design Issue. Skylar has a Professional Degree in Architecture and minor in experimental computation from Philadelphia University. Continuing his education at MIT, he received a Masters of Science in Design Computation and a Masters of Science in Computer Science under the guidance of; Patrick Winston, Terry Knight, Erik Demaine and Neil Gershenfeld.
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.
Mike Vasquez Additive Manufacturing Technology and Material Specialist Dr. Mike Vasquez is an Additive Manufacturing specialist experienced in pushing the boundaries of advanced 3D printing 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. During his career, Mike has worked with companies including 3M, Burton Snowboards, New Balance and Easton. He has published several technical papers and articles on 3D printing and has spoken extensively on the subject. Currently, Mike advises companies on how to best approach, integrate, and expand the technology to meet their business objectives. Mike completed his PhD at Loughborough University in the UK specializing in Additive Manufacturing and Sports Technology. He received his BS/M.Eng from MIT in Materials Science and Engineering.
Turlif Vilbrandt Founder & CTO, Uformia With the rest of the team at Uformia, Turlif currently spends his waking hours building a new class of holistic and responsive 3D modeling applications and frameworks targeting massive design complexity and additive manufacturing. Turlif is a founder and CTO of Uformia, a 3D software startup in Norway that is dedicated to developing and evangelizing volumetric and constructive approaches to design, manufacturing and simulation. For over two decades, he has researched and developed computational methods and design processes that can exactly describe the physical complexity and quality of natural and real objects. Turlif has proposed a “physical Turing Test”, where human made objects converge and even become indistinguishable from natural ones. This unique approach has taken Turlif across diverse projects, multiple disciplines and around the globe. In addition to Uformia, Turlif manages and contributes to several open source and international standards organizations including HyperFun.org, the ISO and ASTM Committee on Additive Manufacturing Technologies, and the co-authoring of an ethical copyright license, CGPL.org, aimed at addressing the unique issues surrounding “bit to it” technologies, such as 3D printing (recently illustrated by the controversy surrounding 3D printed weapons).
Leonid Volkov CBDO, Artec Group Leonid is CBDO of Artec Group, a global market leader in 3D scanners and developer of innovative 3D solutions and products, including the world’s only automatic post processing 3D body scanning booth. Leonid previously spearheaded business development for SKB Kontur, Russia’s 4th largest software company, and drove its annual revenue from $5M up to $100M within 6 years. Since 2010, he is also active as an early stage venture investor, business angel and venture partner for several VC firms. Leonid’s vision for Artec is make 3D professional technology universally accessible by providing automated, scalable solutions and easy integration.
Dr. Charlie Wang Executive Director, ESUN America Inc. Currently the Executive Director of ESUN America Inc., Dr. Charlie Wang received his Ph. D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of New Mexico in 1996. He has then served as the R&D Manager, Director of Technology, General Manager, and Executive Vice President of Emcore Corporation, a technology company located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. Starting July 2012, he has been CEO of a photovoltaics company in both China and US. He is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering of the University of New Mexico..
Carlton Washburn Director of Business Intelligence, Brewer Science Carlton Washburn holds degrees in physics, mechanical engineering, and engineering management. He is a ten-year veteran of materials and process development focused in the semiconductor industry. Using a blend of data-driven decisions and strong team building, Carlton has led several teams through the discovery, validation, and characterization stages of advanced materials research and development. Building on this experience, he is currently leading a team in the discovery, analysis, and feasibility of new technology markets. When he’s not developing technology, Carlton enjoys cycling the hills of Missouri and is learning to downhill ski.
Christina Westbrook Owner / Lead Designer, C Westbrook Designs and 3D Printing Buff Christina Westbrook is a San Francisco product and jewelry designer that has been 3D modeling since 1999 and utilizing 3D Printing since 2009. Known in 3D printing circles for being one the first individuals to 3D print an iPhone case. She is an Academy of Art Alumni with a BA in 3D Modeling, a former guest blogger for Shapeways and former 3D Printing Community Service Manager at Ponoko. Previous speaking engagements include panelist at the 2014 Crowd Companies Summit with CEO of TechShop Mark Hatch and Brit Mornin, the Today show’s DIY and lifestyle contributor and CEO of Brit+Co. Christina came upon 3D printing while working for a European fine jeweler in 2009. Luckily this was right around the time 3D printing services were starting to gain traction and has been making her artistic creations come to life via 3D printing ever since. She brings together the modern technology of 3D Printing with more traditional knowledge of jewelry making. Many of the resulting pieces would be difficult if not impossible to create using conventional methods. As an occasional speaker and instructor on 3D printing her goal is to simplify 3D printing through teaching in order to foster adoption and use by those intimidated by the technology.
Jordan Williams CEO & Co-Founder, Captured Dimensions Jordan is the Co-Founder of Captured Dimensions, a firm with a focus on the digitization of the world around us. Jordan has had a minor obsession with the concept of additive manufacturing since the early days of the RepRap movement and has a passion for the concept of making real-world content available to the 3D printers of today and tomorrow. With one of the first human scanning studios of its kind in North America, Jordan’s team have worked to push the boundaries of what can be accomplished with high quality scans of the valued objects and loved ones that we hold dear. The possibilities for applications of high quality scan content are thrilling, from digital preservation, entertainment, and artistic uses, to life saving and enhancing medical treatments, personalized product offerings, and next generation tools of education. Jordan lives in the Dallas area with his wife and beautiful 18 month old daughter, of whom he has numerous 3D Scans and full color prints, of course.
Terry Wohlers Founder, Principal Consultant, and President, Wohlers Associates, Inc. Terry Wohlers is principal consultant and president of Wohlers Associates, Inc., an independent consulting firm he founded 27 years ago. Through this company, Wohlers has provided consulting assistance to more than 240 organizations in 24 countries. He has authored nearly 400 books, articles, and technical papers and has given 100 keynote presentations on five continents. Wohlers has appeared on many television and radio news programs, including NPR, CBS Radio News, Bloomberg TV, MSNBC, Australia’s Sky News, and China’s CCTV. In 2007, more than 1,000 industry professionals from around the world selected Wohlers as the #1 most influential person in rapid product development and additive manufacturing.
Erick Wolf Co-Founder, Airwolf 3D Erick Wolf is co-founder of Airwolf 3D and leads the research and development department. He is an expert in the field of desktop 3D printers and rapid prototyping, having designed the AW3D v.4, 5, 5.5, the XL professional-grade 3D printers and the most recent HD2X. Mr. Wolf earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1997. Mr. Wolf has 20+ of hands-on automotive mechanical experience to compliment his mechanical engineering degree. Mr. Wolf is also an accomplished patent attorney.
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 world’s largest 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.
Kai Worrell CEO, Worrell Design Inc. Kai Worrell is the CEO of Worrell Design Inc., a healthcare product design, development and strategy firm with offices in Minneapolis, MN and Shanghai, China. Worrell’s clients include Medtronic, Becton Dickenson, Amgen, Johnson & Johnson, Covidien and Thoratec. They also include a host of health technology and device startups whose products continue to redefine the healthcare industry. Kai’s leadership includes oversight of Worrell’s Ethnographic Research function, which conducts user-studies in hospitals, clinics, and patient’s homes in emerging markets around the world. He also oversees the company’s continued efforts in offering the best device development processes, which now include 3D tooling and injecting molding capabilities. Kai speaks around the country on patient-centric healthcare and the role of design in solving pressing global health issues.
Jenny Wu Architect, Designer, and Partner, Oyler Wu Jenny Wu is an American architect, designer, and partner at the design and fabrication firm, Oyler Wu, which she started with her husband, Dwayne Oyler in 2004. The firm specializes in experimental and progressive projects, one of their most recent being a 3-dimensional spatial experience and object for the Beijing Biennale. Drawing on her 15 years’ experience with 3D printing for architectural projects, Jenny knew she could use her architectural heritage of spatial and line-based geometries to form a bold but soft spectacle for the body. With her new diffusion jewelry line, LACE, Jenny has realized her creative vision for jewelry in collaboration with Stratasys and Solidscape 3D printing technologies. Wu received her Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University and Masters of Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is presently a member of the design faculty at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (Sci-Arc).