Speakers

Gaston Accardi Founder, Ionpath Gaston is an engineer from Austral University in Argentina. His company is a product design and development company. Gaston has made many advancements over the years in his career. Most recently he became a reseller for Creaform and SpaceClaim. Gaston is also a professor at his Alma Mater where he has been since 2003.
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October 22 | 11:45 am – 12:30 pm Startup Competition
Nikolas Albarran Prinicpal Engineer, Pop Up Labs Nikolas Albarran is a Principal Engineer at Pop Up Labs where he focuses on developing technologies for democratized medical prototyping for doctors, nurses and patients healthcare systems. He previous experience as a researcher at Little Devices Lab at MIT includes the development of rapid diagnostic development for detection of ebola and dengue pathogens, plug and play microfluidic systems and construction kits for remote epidemiological monitoring in fields sites in Nicaragua and Chile. At Pop Up Labs, Nik is responsible for managing the rapid prototyping capacity in the MakerNurse initiative and operations for the MakerHealth makerspace network. Through these units, he established the first American medical makerspace in a hospital to enable rapid prototyping near the bedside. He is a guest lecturer in MIT HST’s MakerLab class, aimed at medical prototyping and clinical co-design for devices. A native of Buffalo, New York, he resides in Boston. Nik is a graduate MIT’s Mechanical Engineering department with a specialization in product design.
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MEDICAL TRACK October 22 | 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm Fabrication near the Patient Bedside:
Going Beyond Concept Models and into Patient Care
Natacha Alpert Innovation Lead, Caleres Natacha Alpert has been in the Footwear & Apparel industry working creatively for footwear brands for the past 14 years. She is currently the Innovation lead at Caleres and has worked at Nine West, Dr Marten’s, Kenneth Cole, Timberland, and Reebok USA and Globally. Her main focus is bringing together fashion and innovation – building product collections in lifestyle brands with a vision to create iconic products. After living oversea’s in Italy and London for many years – her expertise is bringing cultural design cues and innovation to life on a Global level. Focusing on 3D pirinting in fashion – her main goal is how to introduce new Nanotechnology and 3D printing Innovation to consumers and help evolve the fashion industry , production and design as we know it.
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ART TRACK October 22 | 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Connecting 3D Printing to Mass Market Fashion Brands for the Next Generation
Jarad Baer COO, 5DT Jared Baer is the C.O.O. of 5DT, Inc., who’s corporate office has been manufacturing VR hardware, software and complete turn-key training systems since 1993 in South Africa. 5DT started out manufacturing and is best known for their Data Glove’s. While still a leader in the Data Glove market, the company now focuses on Full-Mission Simulators for the Mining and Construction Industries with a Military business unit. Jared’s entrepreneurial background was instrumental in successfully launching the America’s office, which he has been heading for the past 16 years. He’s presented at numerous medical, mining and military conferences on VR and has educated on its functionality and application in academics as well as commercial settings. Jared, a Tech Geek from an early age started his first IT company at age 17 and has been honing his skills in tech, sales and business ever since.
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VIRTUAL REALITY SUMMIT October 21 | 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm VR in the Professions
Jonathan Bissmeyer Senior Quality Engineer, Additive Manufacturing, Proto Labs Jonathan Bissmeyer is a rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing engineer at Proto Labs. His focus is on stereolithography, selective laser sintering, and direct metal laser sintering technologies and he provides guidance to engineers on designing for manufacturability. Bissmeyer regularly consults with product development professionals from a range of industries including medical, consumer products, aerospace and automotive. Prior to working at Proto Labs, he developed new manufacturing processes and managed the supply chain as an engineer at Honeywell Aerospace.
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METAL TRACK October 22 | 9:00 am – 9:45 am The New vs the Old Metal 3D Printing Technologies
METAL TRACK October 22 | 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm Designing for DMLS
Tim Caffrey Senior Consultant, Wohlers Associates, Inc. Tim Caffrey is a principal author of the Wohlers Report, the undisputed industry-leading study on additive manufacturing and 3D printing. He has worked with Wohlers Associates since 2000, and currently is responsible for the execution of consulting projects, speaking, and representing the company at events worldwide. Caffrey’s career in additive manufacturing began in 1992 at Boeing’s Propulsion Laboratory in Seattle. He also managed AM operations at Plynetics Express, a large service provider. His experience includes over 20 years of technical writing.
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METAL TRACK October 22 | 9:00 am – 9:45 am The New vs the Old Metal 3D Printing Technologies
METAL TRACK October 22 | 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Important Emerging Developments in Industrial AM
Tony Capasso Vice President, Capasso Enterprises Tony Capasso is Vice President of Capasso Enterprises. The firm, a massive construction and Masonry / Concrete firm based in Connecticut is best known for colossal building projects, like Yale University. In addition to running the operations at Capasso Enterprises, he is making a name for himself in the 3D printing industry with his company, Construction Automation, Inc., a firm that is building the technology to 3D print real estate. No need to read that again, you read correctly. He’s pioneering the 3D printing process for real estate. Tony is also now a reality TV show star on the recently launched ABC Family reality show Start Up U. The show centers upon 10 contestants who are launching businesses and seeking VC funding from 3rd generation Venture Capitalist, Tim Draper, who has backed the likes of Skype, Hotmail, and Solar City. Tony is seeking VC funding for his 3D printing firm, Construction Automation Inc.
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ART TRACK October 22 | 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm 3D Printing in Construction: Disrupting Civilizations Oldest Profession
Jarratt Carson Chief Content Officer, Greenfish Labs A former creative executive in film and long form television, Jarratt is also a four-time Emmywinning producer of CBS’s acclaimed reality competition series The Amazing Race where he led the creative story producers in over thirty countries world-wide for ten consecutive seasons. In his twelve years as a producer, Jarratt has been a show runner for some of the industry’s top cable networks, including Discovery, History Channel and the Travel Channel, developing the formats, writing, directing and overseeing the creative aspects of post-production for reality and documentary series. Jarratt also has extensive experience in developing scripted programming in both film and television as well as short-form creative content in various forms of media including Internet programming. Jarratt holds a BFA from the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California.
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VIRTUAL REALITY SUMMIT October 21 | 11:45am – 12:30pm VR in Marketing and Branding
Dr. John (Jong-uk) Choi CEO, MarkAny John Choi earned his Ph.D in information science from University of South Carolina, and has been teaching computers at Sangmyung University since 1991. While he was teaching computers, he established an enterprise, MarkAny, with his students in his lab in 1999. Based on Watermarking and DRM (Digital Right Management) technologies, Dr. Choi has successfully developed and provided solutions: internal security product, forgery prevention system, e-book platform, audio watermark, video watermark and digital fingerprinting. MarkAny’s audio watermarking technology is being employed by global music distributors including Universal Music Group, Sony BMG, Warner Bros., etc. for music pre-release. MarkAny has provided document security solutions to more than 450 sites in the world. Because of his career in the development of copyright protection technologies, DRM and Watermarking, he is leading a national R&D project of developing 3D content copyright protection system and technology in which four major Korea research organizations including KAIST, Sangmyung University, MarkAny and Chung-Ang University participate.
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BUSINESS TRACK October 22 | 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm A Copyright Protection Technology for 3D Printing Models
Dr. Andy Cohen Owner, Sonoma County 3DPrinting and Producer and Co-host of the 3D Printing Today Podcast Dr. Andy Cohen has over 28 years working for Fortune 100 companies as a Systems Engineer, Engineering Director and Project Manager. At these companies Andy employed versions of additive manufacturing for developing detailed prototypes for the Telecommunications, Defense and Aerospace industries. Andy is currently the owner of Sonoma County 3DPrinting.. He operates a retail and service business which is the primary source for 3D Printers, 3D Printing Supplies, training and support in the North Bay. Andy is also the Producer and Co-host of the 3D Printing Today Podcast which is currently the number 1 listened to 3D Printing podcast.
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BUSINESS TRACK October 22 | 11:00 am – 11:45 am The Marketing of 3D Printing and 3D Printers: Successes and Failures
Stefano Corazza Sr. Principal Scientist, Digital Imaging, Adobe Inc. Currently Sr. Principal Scientist in the Digital Imaging group at Adobe, Stefano Corazza leads a team that is integrating machine learning and 3D technology into Adobe’s family of products. Corazza joined Adobe with the company’s acquisition of Mixamo Inc, an online software platform for 3D character animation, a company he founded and led as CTO/CEO. Prior to Mixamo, Corazza was a research associate at the Stanford University Biomotion Lab, where he developed markerless motion capture technology and won the Stanford-Caltech-Berkeley Innovators’ Challenge in 2005. He holds a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from University of Padua, a master of design from University of Florence, a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and a Ph.D. in bioengineering and computer vision from University of Padua, part of which was completed at Stanford University. He holds several patents in the motion capture domain where he has published over a dozen peer reviewed papers and over thirty conference proceedings. Corazza’s previous presentations include: Lecture on Character Animation at FMX, Stuttgart, 2013 Keynote on Computing Enabled Innovations at IFA (largest consumer electronics conference in Europe) with AMD, Berlin, 2012 Lecture on Character Animation for Games at Unity Conference Unite2011 and Unite2012 Invited Keynote on Markerless Motion Capture at SPIE Conference, San Diego, 2009 Invited Keynote at CVPR (Computer Vision) Conference Symposium, 2006. Stefano is a mentor at the River VR Accelerator program.
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VIRTUAL REALITY SUMMIT October 21 | 9:45 am – 10:30 am Will the Future of VR Be Mobile?
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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TUTORIAL October 20 | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Tutorial 5: Direct Metal Printing in Applications
Carolina Cruz-Neira Director of the Emerging Analytics Center, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Carolina Cruz-Neira is a Venezuelan-American engineer and communications scientist, known for her work in developing the CAVE automatic virtual environment. She is director of the Emerging Analytics Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Carolina Cruz-Neira graduated with a degree in systems engineering from the Universidad Metropolitana in Caracas, Venezuela in 1987. She completed her graduate education at the University of Illinois, Chicago, earning her master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science in 1991, and her PhD in 1995, working under computer graphics researcher Thomas DeFanti. For her PhD dissertation, Cruz-Neira worked on the design of the CAVE system, including it’s specifications and implementation. She also helped develop VR Juggler, an open source virtual reality applications development framework.Cruz-Neira was the Stanley Chair professor in Interdisciplinary Engineering at Iowa State University. She later joined the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and in 2006, was the first Director and Chief Scientist of LITE (Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise), a Louisiana State initiative to support economic development immersive technologies., and she held the W. Hansen Hall and Mary Officer Hall/BORSF Endowed Super Chair in Telecommunications in Computer Engineering at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
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VIRTUAL REALITY SUMMIT October 21 | 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Dome VR and Immersion Theaters: The Technology and Applications
Clifton Dawson CEO, Greenlight VR Clifton is CEO of Greenlight VR, the leading market intelligence firm for the global virtual reality economy. Prior to founding Greenlight VR, Clifton was Head of Business Operations at AddLive, which built and managed APIs for software developers. In 2014, AddLive was acquired by Snapchat, where Clifton led growth and monetization research projects. Clifton received his BA and MBA from Harvard University.
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VIRTUAL REALITY SUMMIT October 21 | 9:45 am – 10:30 am Will the Future of VR Be Mobile?
Dr. Jon Detterich Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Jon is an assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Cardiology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles where he specializes in cardiovascular imaging, including cardiac magnetic resonance and echocardiography. He is currently funded by an NIH grant to study red blood cell physiology and its relationship to blood flow and the endothelium. Since finishing his clinical fellowship in 2009 he has been active in 3D imaging using cardiac MRI, both contrast enhanced and non-contrast techniques. He began his journey in the 3D printing world using free software online and working with friends in the 3D printing community. His more recent 3D printing work utilizes Materialise software and Materialise printing capabilities to help cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons plan for complex cardiac surgeries.
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MEDICAL TRACK October 21 | 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm Complex Congenital Heart Disease – 3D printing is changing how we view the cardiovascular system
John Dogru CEO, 3DPrinterOS John Dogru is one of the leading innovators in 3D printing software. He is the co-founder and CEO of 3DPrinterOS, the world’s first operating system for 3D printers. Previously he was former lead engineer at Dell, founder at iMedicor and NuScribe as well as multiple other tech start-ups. His 20 years of experience in automated manufacturing and software development give him a unique vantage point into the future of additive manufacturing.
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MANUFACTURING TRACK October 21 | 9:45 am – 10:30 am 3D Printing – Envisioning the Virtual Factory of the Future
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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BUSINESS TRACK October 22 | 9:00 am – 9:45 am Print Me an Investment Banker: Additive Manufacturing M&A and Financing Trends
Steve Dow Steve’s venture investments and interests over the last 32 years have spanned a broad range of technologies and markets, from software to communications technology to life science. Steve spends most of his venture time in the role of advisor and counselor for young companies, typically from the idea or seed stage. His current corporate boards include Citrix(CTXS), DataMinr, Aterys and Alder BioTherapeutics(ALDR). Steve invests in new projects on a personal basis. Steve currently serves on the Investment Committee of Board of Trustees at CalTech; Crystal Springs Uplands School Board of Trustees; Stanford School of Humanities&Sciences Advisory Board; Stanford School of Education CEPA advisor; The Riekes Center Board of Directors.
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October 22 | 11:45 am – 12:30 pm Startup Competition
Geoffrey Doyle President, FIT West Corp. Geoffrey Doyle is President of FIT West Corp., a fully owned subsidiary of German company FT AG (netfabb 3d printing software company is also a fully owned subsidiary of FIT AG), and is bringing specialist metal additive manufacturing technology to the west coast. 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 in 2012 he founded Growshapes LLC, the first 3d printing and 3d scanning VAR in Silicon Valley, and also established SVForum’s 3D Printing and Scanning Special Interest Group shortly afterwards, 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.
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METAL TRACK October 22 | 9:00 am – 9:45 am The New vs the Old Metal 3D Printing Technologies
Brian Federal 3D Printing Consultant and Producer, 3D Printing Revolution Brian Federal is a Maker, Media Producer, Speaker, and Entrepreneur who is exploring and documenting the amazing potential of 3D printing to transform the way we manufacture, design, and distribute products. We are in a time when we can take the digital and make it physical very quickly utilizing 3D printing technology. Atoms are the new Bits. Brian has two companies: Prana Communications and Innovative GlasDesign. During his many years of filming and research for the 3D Printing Revolution media project, Brian became aware that the most daunting challenge we face is bringing 3D Printing and modeling education to classrooms in America. It is of vital importance that we teach our children how to use digital modeling and 3D printing tools in order for them to compete in the digital manufacturing world of the future. Brian has heard the call to action and is passionate about placing a 3D Printer together with engaging curriculum into every School in America.
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TUTORIAL October 20 | 11:15 am – 1:15 pm Tutorial 4: 3D Printing in Education and Training: Emerging Curriculum and Delivery Models
Sharon Flank CEO, InfraTrac Sharon Flank, CEO of InfraTrac, focuses on anti-counterfeiting solutions for packaging, pharmaceuticals, electronics and 3D printing. An entrepreneur with a background in software, she founded InfraTrac in 2006, expanding on technology developed at the University of Maryland. InfraTrac develops product protection solutions based on spectroscopy. At eMotion and SRA International, Dr. Flank led technical efforts for successful commercial products, and helped spin out companies to AOL and Kodak. She has authored numerous journal articles, on anti-counterfeiting, medication errors, search engines, and natural language processing. Dr. Flank holds ten patents. She received her A.B. from Cornell and her Ph.D. from Harvard.
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BUSINESS TRACK October 21 | 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm 3D Fakes: Chemical Security for Additive Manufacturing
Alexa Fleischman Co-founder and CEO, Savvy Society Alexa Fleischman is Co-founder and CEO of Savvy Society. Prior to founding Savvy Society in 2015, Alexa worked in enterprise sales at Box. Before entering the tech startup scene in San Francisco, she worked for tech giant EMC in Product Marketing for midrange storage solutions. It was at EMC where she first fell in love with technology and engineering. Having an untraditional background, Alexa faced steep learning curves launching her career in tech. Savvy Society is what she wishes she had to spark her interest in STEM at a younger age. Alexa is a proud Eagle, holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Boston College.
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October 22 | 11:45 am – 12:30 pm Startup Competition
Lisa Federici CEO, Scansite3D Inc. Ms. Federici is the forward thinking entrepreneur that successfully launched Scansite, one of the world’s first 3D digitizing service providers in 1994. Today, Scansite has grown into an award winning 3D content company whose high profile, ground breaking projects are often covered in publications such as National Geographic, NASA Tech News, Mechanical Engineering, The Washington Post, Computer Graphics World, Time Compression Technology and more. An industry leader, Scansite provides solutions that continually push the 3D technology boundaries to advance the fields of manufacturing, industrial design, art and entertainment, aerospace and automotive, museums, cultural heritage and educational institutions. Ms. Federici is the author of numerous papers on 3D scanning and the impact it has on product production, quality control, cultural heritage and what the future of a digitized world means for humanity.
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SCANNERS/SOFTWARE TRACK October 21 | 11:45 am – 12:30 pm 3D Scanning: The Bridge Between the Real World and the Computer
Kartik Gada Creator, Uplift Prize Kartik Gada is a financier and technology executive who is also the creator of the Uplift Prize, a series of innovation prizes designed to reduce poverty by accelerating high-multiplier, scalable technologies such as 3D Printing.
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BUSINESS TRACK October 21 | 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm New Ideas in 3D Printing
Richard Garrity VP and General Manager, Vertical Solutions, Stratasys Richard Garrity is VP and General Manager, Vertical Solutions for Stratasys. Heading the Vertical Solutions division, Garrity is responsible for defining additive manufacturing solutions that complement or displace traditional manufacturing processes, addressing the growing demand across key vertical markets of aerospace, automotive, medical, dental, and education. Garrity joined Stratasys in 2010 previously serving as the VP and General Manager for its RedEye subsidiary (now part of Stratasys Direct Manufacturing) where he led aggressive growth and expansion for the advanced digital manufacturing service provider. Outside of Stratasys, Garrity served in various sales and marketing leadership roles with Brady Corporation and Swarovski. Garrity received his BSB in Marketing and General Management and his MBA from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.
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KEYNOTE October 21 | 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Afternoon Keynote: Latest Advancements in Industrial Applications for Additive Manufacturing
Ping Guo R&D Associate Manager, Accenture Technology Labs Ping Guo is an R&D Associate Manager at Accenture Technology Labs. She has a B.S. and M.S in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her research area is Digital Operations and mainly focuses on 3D printing and wearables.
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BUSINESS TRACK October 21 | 9:45 am – 10:30 am Digital Product Ecosystem: Integrating 3D Printing Services
Shamil Hargovan CEO & 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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MANUFACTURING TRACK October 21 | 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Adaptive Manufacturing is Here, Time to Think Bigger than 3D Printing
Adam B. Hopkins CEO, Uniformity Labs Adam is a scientist and entrepreneur focused on the commercialization of breakthrough materials technologies. He has co-authored several materials patents, on the topics of granular media density enhancement, thermoelectric design and production, and phononic attenuation. Adam has served as a technical and business team lead with several venture backed high-tech startups, developing novel thermoelectric, photonic, and phononic materials. He earned his Ph. D. in Theoretical Chemistry from Princeton studying under Prof. Salvatore Torquato, where he was awarded a Charlotte Elizabeth Proctor Honorific Fellowship and the Ray Grimm Memorial Prize in Computational Physics. Adam also obtained his bachelor’s degree at Princeton (cum laude) in Physics, with certificates in Materials Science and Applied Mathematics. He is the author of 8 papers in technical journals on the subject of the physics of granular media.
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METAL TRACK October 22 | 9:00 am – 9:45 am The New vs the Old Metal 3D Printing Technologies
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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TUTORIAL October 20 | 9:00 am – 11:00 am Tutorial 1: 3D Printing State of the Art: Industrial
BUSINESS TRACK October 21 | 11:45 am – 12:30 pm 3D Printing and the Future (or Demise) of IP
Jeff Huber Founder & CEO, Standard Cyborg Jeff Huber is the Founder and CEO of Standard Cyborg, a YCombinator backed company. He is an amputee and software engineer. Standard Cyborg created the world’s first fully functional 3D printed prosthetic leg and the world’s first app to order a prosthetic leg.
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MEDICAL TRACK October 22 | 9:00 am – 9:45 am What Happens When Custom Objects Move from the Artisan to Software Engineer?
Todd Huffman CEO, 3Scan Todd Huffman is the CEO of 3Scan, and has been working with the technology behind 3Scan since 2005. Todd Huffman worked with the late Bruce McCormick, who pioneered the KESM technology. Dr. McCormick saw connectomics and meso-scale neural architecture as a key to understanding human computation. Fearing that the technology would languish after the death of Dr. McCormick, Todd decided to develop 3Scan Corp to enable its continued development.
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MEDICAL TRACK October 22 | 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm 3D Tissue Imaging Will Revolutionize Pathology
Sivan Iram General Manager, River Studios Sivan was born and raised in Israel. He served four years as a military officer in the Israeli Defense Force. He has a B.Sc in Software Engineering, started three companies, most notably taking one from 0-$2M in sales the first year. He has a Harvard MBA, and is currently leading River Studios, a Virtual Reality Production Studio based in San Francisco.
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KEYNOTE October 21 | 11:00 am – 11:45 am Keynote Session
Jeffrey Jacobson Founder & President, EnterpriseVR Jeffrey Jacobson has been involved in Virtual Reality since the early 90’s, beginning in computer science, but since moving to research the educational uses of the technology. Most recently, he is working with key players in the construction industry, using VR and AR to improve communication and accelerate design. His work centers on the psychology of human perception, action, and learning in three-dimensional space, the basis of meaningful applications of VR and related technologies. He has collaborated with experts in medicine, education, entertainment, and archaeology, creating effective solutions to important challenges they faced. Dr. Jacobson founded an ran PublicVR for ten years, published two books and a hundred art.
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VIRTUAL REALITY SUMMIT October 21 | 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm VR in the Professions
Leslie Oliver Karpas CEO, Metamason Leslie Oliver Karpas believes passionately that 3D technology should empower everyday people to create perfect printed products. His experiences in architecture, robotics, holography, and industrial design have culminated in the inception of Metamason, a bespoke medical devices company that leverages 3D technologies to create uniquely customized, user-oriented products via their integrated Scan•Fit•Print platform. Les envisions a future where truly useful printed products solve real-world problems effectively, efficiently, and creatively.
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MEDICAL TRACK October 21 | 9:45 am – 10:30 am Metamodernism: A Design Philosophy for Medicine and Beyond
October 22 | 11:45 am – 12:30 pm Startup Competition
Gareth Keane Investment Manager, Qualcomm Ventures Gareth Keane is an Investment Manager with Qualcomm Ventures, based in the Bay Area. His career to date has stretched from engineering roles to venture capital investment. Gareth currently manages Qualcomm Ventures’ investments in 3DR, 360fly, August, LifX, Pelican Imaging, Skycatch, Spire and Swift Navigation. Prior to Qualcomm Ventures he worked for two years in the corporate development teams at National Semiconductor and Texas Instruments, focused on strategic investment, corporate M&A and corporate strategy. Previously he worked for PMC-Sierra and a number of other technology firms across both hardware and software. Gareth has an MBA from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania, a PhD in Electronic Engineering from The Queen’s University of Belfast and a BE in Electronic Engineering from the National University of Ireland, Galway. Gareth is also a Kauffman Fellow.
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October 22 | 11:45 am – 12:30 pm Startup Competition
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. 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. Liza and Nick are the coauthors for Make Magazine’s next book on 3D printing titled, “Getting Started with 3D Printing,” due for publication January 2016.
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TUTORIAL October 20 | 11:15 am – 1:15 pm Tutorial 4: 3D Printing in Education and Training: Emerging Curriculum and Delivery Models
Nick Kloski Co-Founder, HoneyPoint3D Nick has earned the respect of his colleagues through hard work, dedication and vision through his 16+ 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. Considered a 3D Printing retail expert, Nick has been interviewed on CNN, RT Television, San Francisco Business Times, KGO, most of the Bay Area newspapers and many more. Nick and Liza are the coauthors for Make Magazine’s next book on 3D printing called, “Getting Started with 3D Printing,” due for publication January 2016.
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TUTORIAL October 20 | 11:15 am – 1:15 pm Tutorial 4: 3D Printing in Education and Training: Emerging Curriculum and Delivery Models
Elliot Kotek Executive Director, The Not Impossible Foundation & CCO & Co-Founder, Not Impossible Elliot Kotek is the Executive Director of The Not Impossible Foundation, and the CCO & Co-Founder of Not Impossible, a company dedicated to providing accessible, tech-based solutions around the world. Their projects include the Eyewriter, the Brainwriter, Don’s Voice and, most notably, Project Daniel, for which they enlisted Intel to sponsor a 3-D printing prosthetics lab for children in war-torn Sudan. For that work, Project Daniel was honored with multiple Cannes Lions, the SxSW Interactive Innovation Award and numerous other accolades, and reached over a billion earned media impressions. Elliot is a storyteller for social good, taking stories based in technology and science and using them so that they inspire real impact. He is the founder of Beyond Cinema Magazine and the Nation of Artists and is also the former editor-in-chief of Moving Pictures and Celebs.com. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Pharmacology & Toxicology) and a Law Degree from Monash University and studied at The Lee Strasberg Theater Institute in New York as well as UCLA.
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MEDICAL TRACK October 21 | 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm 3D Printing for Humanity’s Sake
Marc-O Lepage COO and Co-Founder, Vrvana Marc-Olivier is COO and Co-Founder at Vrvana. A geek at heart, he is passionate about VR and like many has been dreaming of it since childhood. He is now devoting his life to creating, alongside the Vrvana team, an outstanding Head Mounted Display and the ecosystem around it. He deeply believes that virtual reality will revolutionize the world and that it must be used for the good and advancement of mankind. He holds a degree in Computer Engineering and an MBA.
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VIRTUAL REALITY SUMMIT October 21 | 9:45 am – 10:30 am Will the Future of VR Be Mobile?
Derek Mathers Business Development Manager, Worrell Derek Mathers is the business and strategy lead for Worrell’s Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing divisions, specializing in the application of 3D printing technology to accelerate and improve product development processes for leading brands in medical device and consumer products industries. Derek has presented 3D printing trends and case studies to a host of leading trade shows and publications including Inside3D Printing, MEDevice 2015, Design News, AMUG 2015, MD&M Minneapolis, MD&M East, Young President’s Organization, MN Drive Robotics Symposium, MIN-Corps, Lifescience Alley 2015, Plastics Today, Qmed, MDDI, and more. Derek is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Minnesota, teaching the University’s first manufacturing operations course in 3D printing and additive manufacturing.
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TUTORIAL October 20 | 11:15 am – 1:15 pm Tutorial 4: 3D Printing in Education and Training: Emerging Curriculum and Delivery Models
MEDICAL TRACK October 22 | 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm The Untold Story of how 3D Printing is Transforming Medtech
Damon C. Matteo CEO, Fulcrum Strategy Mr. Matteo is CEO of Fulcrum Strategy, providing strategic guidance and tactical execution to realize maximum commercial advantage from innovation and intellectual property assets: from invention through monetization. His career spans over twenty years across all facets of the strategic creation, funding, management and commercialization of high-value innovations and IP assets – all in an international context. Regularly employing vehicles such as new business creation (start-ups/spin-outs), M&A, licensing, assertion, venture/strategic funding, and novel business models, he also ensures optimal returns from these assets. To that end, he has successfully completed transactions representing organizations in the US, Europe, and Asia, ranging from Fortune 500® companies to start-ups, universities and national laboratories. Former professional affiliations include Vice President & Chief Intellectual Property Officer of the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), where he directed all aspects of PARC operation which touch creation and monetization of innovation assets, as well as doing so at Hewlett-Packard and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Additional leadership roles include: two-term Chairman of the US Patent & Trademark Office’s Advisory Board; Board of the Stanford University Hoover Institution for Intellectual Property & Innovation; and the Board of the Tsinghua University IP Center. Professional distinctions include being named one of the “Fifty Most Influential People in Intellectual Property” by both Intellectual Asset Magazine and Managing Intellectual Property Magazine.
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BUSINESS TRACK October 22 | 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Agility in Motion: Creating Business Advantage Through 3D Printing Innovation
Rich Mitchell Manager Experimental, Stryker Instruments Rich Mitchell is the manager of the Stryker Instruments Experimental Team which provides prototypes and custom equipment jigs and fixtures. Rich is responsible for building, training and equipping teams to support new product development for the Instruments R&D Innovation Center located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The teams, under Rich’s direction are conducting prototyping activities for powered autoclave-able instruments and other operating room solutions. Rich has been with Stryker for 23 years. As a machining apprentice he has spent 20 years supporting R&D. His leadership training and philosophies stem from a background in the military; conducting overseas civil action projects in the Balkans and Southwest Asia. Since 2007 Rich has been responsible for the growth and direction of the Experimental Team. He has placed a large emphasis on additive processes within Experimental. His passion is for customers, and the design teams. He’s motivated by the belief that a low barrier of entry to services will enhance innovation, speed product to market and ultimately improve the lives of patients and clinicians.
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MEDICAL TRACK October 22 | 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm The Untold Story of how 3D Printing is Transforming Medtech
Jacquelyn Ford Morie Founder and Chief Scientist, All These Worlds Founder and Chief Scientist. MS, MFA, PhD With degrees in both art and computer science, Dr. Morie has 25 years experience in developing innovative techniques for rich, emotionally evocative virtual reality (VR) environments. Her work with NASA and the creation of a Virtual Holodeck for use by astronauts was recently featured in PC Magazine. As part of her pioneering work, she invented a scent collar to bring the emotional power of smell to immersive experiences, and developed new types of functions for VR, such as connections to multiple sensor and feedback systems to make VR more effective. Dr. Morie spent 13 years as a Sr. Research Scientist at USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT), which she helped found. While there, she created novel VR telehealth care activities using her deep understanding of art, computer animation and human behavior to enhance patient engagement with these programs. In the mid-1990s, Dr. Morie started comprehensive computer animation training programs at Walt Disney Feature Animation combining art and technology topics, which she later expanded to the special effects industries at studios such as Rhythm and Hues. Prior to that, Morie worked at UCF’s Institute for Simulation and Training, where she developed techniques to make VR environments more immersive and emotionally compelling, and helped lead a group of innovative students called The Toy Scouts. She has been expanding her VR research to include neuroscience and avatars, developing methods to determine how such technologies can effect positive change in those who use them.
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VIRTUAL REALITY SUMMIT October 21 | 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm Across the Years and into the Future
Richard Motto CEO & President, CAD BLU Richard Motto is the CEO & President of CAD BLU, Inc. based in New York, NY and is considered an expert in the field of additive manufacturing and 3D printing. Richard began his career as an entrepreneur and has been in the additive manufacturing business for 15 years. In that time he has been a major contributor and is now a top reseller of 3D printing systems nationwide. He has provided guidance as a co-marketer and co-developer for 3D Systems and other additive manufacturing machine producers. His company has been the leader in digital manufacturing solutions since 1991 and provides full vertical solutions in many industries. As a co-developer, he has been an integral part in the early development of 3D printers that are the basis of the printers sold today. He has developed digital solutions for medical, dental, jewelry and other industrial companies. CAD BLU sells the latest dental scanning, dental design & manufacturing software, dental 3D printers and desktop milling technologies used in the digital dentistry industry today.
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MEDICAL TRACK October 21 | 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm Additive Manufacturing for Digital Dentistry
Joseph F. Murphy Patent Attorney, The Law Office of Joseph F. Murphy Joseph F. Murphy is a Patent Attorney at The Law Office of Joseph F. Murphy with over 20 years of experience with 3D printing / additive manufacturing technology. He has patented 3D printed wearable technology, advised 3D printing fashion designers, and assisted clients in varied legal, business and financial matters related to 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing. His practice focuses on the Design/Patent protection of 3D printing, Wearable Technology and Fashion. Mr. Murphy has worked in law firms, and in-house as the Vice President of Intellectual Property and Chief Legal Officer of a public company. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering/Optics from Marquette University and a J.D. from the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property at the University of New Hampshire School of Law. He practices law in New York City, where he regularly speaks at the Fashion Law Institute and at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
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TUTORIAL October 20 | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Tutorial 6: Patents and 3D Printing: An Introduction for Business People, Investors and Inventors
Tony Parisi VP of Platform Products, WEVR Tony Parisi, VP of Platform Products at WEVR, is a pioneer in virtual reality, the co-creator of the VRML and X3D ISO standards for networked 3D graphics, and continues to innovate in 3D technology. Tony is the co-organizer of the San Francisco WebGL Meetup. He has developed international standards and protocols, created noteworthy software products, and started and sold technology companies. Tony is the founder of Third Eye, a San Francisco-based startup developing consumer virtual reality interfaces to the world’s information. Tony’s passion for innovating is exceeded only by his desire to build great products.
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VIRTUAL REALITY SUMMIT October 21 | 9:45 am – 10:30 am Will the Future of VR Be Mobile?
Michael Petch Founder, Black Dog Consulting and Author of 3D Printing: Rise of the Third Industrial Revolution Michael Petch is the founder of the international business advisory firm, Black Dog Consulting and the best-selling author of several books on 3D Printing. His books include “3D Printing: Rise of the Third Industrial Revolution” and the most recent is about 3D printing and food (Future Food: How Cutting-Edge Technology & 3D Printing Will Change the Way You Eat). Michael’s background is in the field of economics and finance where he has worked for 15 years, including 4 years as an analyst for a major investment bank in London. He currently divides his time between consultancy services for companies involved in new tech industries such as crypto currency, blockchain protocol, sustainable energy and agriculture, 3D Printing and writing non-fiction. Michael is also the founder of a Spanish-language website focused on 3D printing and related technology.
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BUSINESS TRACK October 21 | 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm New Ideas in 3D Printing
Todd Pietila Business Development Manager, Materialise Todd is a Business Development Manager at Materialise where he specializes in delivering 3D medical imaging software and 3D printing consultancy to the healthcare field. Since graduating with a degree in Biomedical Engineering from Michigan Technological University in 2009, he has spent more than 5 years at Materialise in various engineering roles focused on applications of 3D printing in medicine. His current position involves working directly with healthcare providers to develop and implement 3D printing solutions into clinical practice.
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MEDICAL TRACK October 21 | 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm Complex Congenital Heart Disease – 3D printing is changing how we view the cardiovascular system
Ronald Poelman Lead Software Architect, Autodesk Approximately 4 years at Autodesk Inc. as lead architect in reality solutions team. CTO off two successful start-up companies in reality capture software 2001-2011. Previously, Assistant Professor Mixed Reality at the Technical University Delft, the Netherlands. Apart from guiding the reality solutions software development he is running a research group specialized in interpretation services for reality capture data.
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SCANNERS/SOFTWARE TRACK October 21 | 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm The 3D Sensors that Capture our World
Tyler Reid Manufacturing Application Manager, 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.
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SCANNERS/SOFTWARE TRACK October 21 | 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm 3D Printing: Past, Present, and Future
Eli Ribble CTO, Authentise Authentise CTO Eli Ribble holds a BSc in Computer Engineering and MSc in CS from the University of Utah. He has developed streaming cloud applications from mobile apps to server backend architecture and everything between. Authentise brings intelligent systems and cutting edge software approaches to manufacturing engineering. Our systems detect variances as they happen allowing the machine to take automatic corrective action before a slight difference in input becomes completely failed output. Authentise brings full-loop process control to AM that ensures that what leaves the printer is what the designer intended every print, every time.
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MANUFACTURING TRACK October 21 | 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm Quality Assurance, Repeatability and Monitoring on Additive Manufacturing
Albert “Skip” Rizzo, Ph.D. Director of Medical VR Research, The USC Institute for Creative Technologies Albert “Skip” Rizzo is a clinical psychologist and Director of Medical Virtual Reality at the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies. He is also a research professor with the USC Dept. of Psychiatry and at the USC Davis School of Gerontology. Skip conducts research on the design, development and evaluation of Virtual Reality systems targeting the areas of clinical assessment, treatment and rehabilitation across the domains of psychological, cognitive and motor functioning in both healthy and clinical populations. This work has focused on PTSD, TBI, Autism, ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and other clinical conditions. In spite of the diversity of these clinical R&D areas, the common thread that drives all of his work with digital technologies involves the study of how interactive and immersive Virtual Reality simulations can be usefully applied to address human healthcare needs beyond what is possible with traditional tools and methods. In 2010, he received the American Psychological Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Practice of Trauma Psychology for his R&D work on VR exposure therapy and in 2015 he received the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics “Pioneer in Medicine” award presented to individuals who have significantly contributed to the scientific advancement in the fields of medicine and image guided therapy through a multidisciplinary approach. In his spare time, he plays rugby, listens to music, rides his motorcycle and thinks about new ways that VR can have a positive impact on clinical care by dragging the field of psychology, kickin’ and screamin’, into the 21st Century.
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VIRTUAL REALITY SUMMIT October 21 | 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm VR in the Professions
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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TUTORIAL October 20 | 9:00 am – 11:00 am Tutorial 2: 3D Design Geometries: Understanding and Applying Generative Microstructures
ART TRACK October 22 | 9:00 am – 9:45 am 3D Printing Functionally Graded Materials (FGMs)
Andrew Rush President, Made In Space, Inc. Andrew Rush is president of Silicon Valley-based Made In Space, Inc. He oversees the operations, business development, and strategy of Made In Space as it continues to push boundaries at the forefront of in-space manufacturing, 3D printing in space, at sea, and in other extreme environments, and space colonization-related technologies. Previously, Andrew was an intellectual property attorney. He was one of the few intellectual property lawyers nationally with established industry specializations in aerospace and additive manufacturing. While in private practice, he was named partner before the age of 30 and became involved with Made In Space as General Counsel and manager of the company’s intellectual property portfolio. Andrew has also worked with Masten Space Systems and served as a research assistant in a solid state physics laboratory.
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KEYNOTE October 21 | 9:00 am – 9:45 am Opening Keynote: The Era of In-Space Manufacturing Has Begun
David Schaefer Application Engineering Manager, FIT Production GmbH David Schaefer (Dipl.-Ing.) is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences, Regensburg (Germany). His diploma thesis was in the fields of “Development of new support structures on metal additive manufacturing laser melting parts“, which was completed at FIT AG. Since 2009, David has been a member of the R&D department at FIT Production GmbH, a subsidiary of the FIT AG. David’s current research interest is focused on the possibilities ADM (Additive Design and Manufacturing) can provide for the creation of innovative new products as well as the introduction of additive technologies on an industrial scale. David is responsible for ADM Engineering, Art and Design projects, additive serial production, as well as netfabb software training and workshops for ADM at FIT
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TUTORIAL October 20 | 11:15 am – 1:15 pm Tutorial 3: Additive Design and Manufacturing with Metal
Benjamin Schrauwen Director of Product Development, Autodesk’s Consumer and 3D Printing Group Benjamin Schrauwen is director of product development for Autodesk’s Consumer and 3D Printing group. In his current role, Schrauwen is focused on developing the Spark 3D printing platform, Tinkercad, 123D apps, and Project Ignite. He holds a Master in Computer Science and Engineering, a PhD in Machine Learning, and was a research professor in Machine Learning and Robotics at Belgium’s Gent University. Schrauwen’s research ranged from quadruped robotics, brain computer interfaces, speech/image recognition, to financial prediction models; co-authoring more than 200 publications. Next to academia, he was co-founder of online technology companies Mollom and circuits.io. When not developing an open and connected additive manufacturing platform, he enjoys rock climbing, paragliding and running very long distances.
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KEYNOTE October 22 | 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm The Future of Making Things
Jonathan Schwartz Director of Products, Body Labs Jonathan is the Director of Products at Body Labs, a NYC-based technology company that makes software which allows computers to understand human shape and pose. Jonathan has an extensive background in 3D printing and design: while studying engineering at Harvey Mudd College, Jonathan co-founded Layer By Layer, a company that made key software innovations for 3D printers, enabling the first seamless “click-to-print” workflow. Layer By Layer was acquired by MakerBot in February of 2014. While at MakerBot, Jonathan built a software platform that could control large groups of 3D printers so that they could be used for large scale production, or could be easily offered to students or employees at universities and businesses. At Body Labs, Jonathan helps to lead product design and development, pursuing his ultimate goal of building the body as a platform to provide a foundation for all future applications surrounding the human body.
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SCANNERS/SOFTWARE TRACK October 21 | 9:45 am – 10:30 am Body-centric Design & Manufacturing
Winthrop Sheldon West Region Sales Manager, SLM Solutions NA Winthrop Sheldon is West Region Sales Manager for SLM Solutions NA maker of laser metal powder bed additive manufacturing equipment. SLM Solutions is a German company focused on manufacture of SLM machines (SLM 125, SLM 280 and SLM 500). SLM Solutions is an innovative company known for multiple laser configurations and closed loop powder handling. SLM Solutions equipment is used in multiple industries for a variety of metal applications. SLM Solutions is a publicly traded company on the German DAX exchange.
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METAL TRACK October 22 | 9:00 am – 9:45 am The New vs the Old Metal 3D Printing Technologies
Scott Summit Design Director, 3D Systems Scott Summit seeks to connect complex human needs with design and technology solutions. To this end, he founded Bespoke Innovations in 2010, based on 20 years of experience and research in design and additive fabrication. He is now the Design Director for 3D Systems, leading a focused team of designers to explore the boundaries of 3D printing. Their projects challenge expectations in design and fabrication, often exploring new approaches to problem solving and how we address human need. Summit has held faculty positions at Carnegie Mellon and Stanford University, and currently lectures at Singularity University. He holds over 25 design and utility patents, and works to educate and enlighten a new generation of designers about the opportunities presented by the rich new set of technologies available to us all.
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KEYNOTE October 22 | 9:45 am – 10:30 am Morning Keynote; 3D Printing Meets Human Needs : New Opportunities to Explore
Daniel Surya CEO, WIR Global Daniel is the mover and shaker of Indonesia’s branding and creative technology industry. He is the founder of WIR Group, a new breed of creative and innovative technology company that combines a branding approach to highly-interactive patented technologies. Under his leadership, WIR Group has evolved from a start-up into an emerging tech powerhouse with more than 200 employees and offices in seven countries. He also co-founded AR&Co six years ago and has grown the business into Asia’s largest augmented reality (AR) company with AR projects all over the world including the Cartoon Network interactive water park in Thailand, as well as the Nigerian presidential campaign. AR&Co has won many prestigious awards such as the i40 from the New Economy, Technology Company of the Year by The European Magazine, and most recently, for Best AR campaign by AWE (Augmented World Expo) in Silicon Valley. Daniel also extended the utility of augmented reality into a more realistic business model by founding DAV, the world’s first AR-based interactive media with vast coverage from Indonesia to Japan and the Philippines. In 2012, he was named CEO of The Year by CMO Asia and in 2011, Brand Builder of the Year by the World Brand Congress.
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VIRTUAL REALITY SUMMIT October 21 | 11:45am – 12:30pm VR in Marketing and Branding
Drew Taylor CEO, AstroPrint Drew’s love of technology started with coding in BASIC on his RadioShack TRS 80 and has culminated in being the CEO and founder of AstroPrint, the top cloud based operating system for networked 3D printers. Along the way, he also worked in sports medicine, practiced a bit of yoga, and did aide work in medically underserved areas of the U.S. and Asia.Short Company Bio: AstroPrint, the Android operating system (OS) and Google Play for 3D printing, is on a mission to make 3D printing simple enough for anyone to use regardless of technical skills. Poised to become the default platform or app store for third party content development and distribution for the 3D printing market, AstroPrint has forged partnerships with 3D printing OEMs, The National Institutes of Health, Trimble, 3D Hubs, Materialise, and more.
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SCANNERS/SOFTWARE TRACK October 21 | 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm The Cloud Infrastructure of the 3D Printing Industry
Zéluis Teixeira Chief Operating Officer, Greenfish Labs Zéluis (who goes by Zé) is a strategic leader navigating all of Greenfish Labs’ endeavors. He is a proven professional and visionary with a record of exceeding goals, and is committed to centering Greenfish Labs in the VR revolution. He emphasizes quality, first and foremost, and is dedicated to creating effective products that surpass everyone’s expectations. Zé comes to Greenfish from myriad executive and leadership roles – all of which have allowed him to grow as a professional, and accept every challenge as an opportunity. Most recently he was the CEO of the successful Virginia-based tech company, Movel, Inc., and he brings his experience with strategic ventures in Fortune 500 companies to Greenfish Labs for the benefit of both the company and the consumer. Zé also has a strong interest in building community – having partnered with UNICEF of Belize for several years, and currently sitting as a member of the Open Society Institute’s Leadership Council. Zéluis speaks 5 languages and holds a B.S. in International Business/Finance and a Minor in Music with a concentration in voice from the University of Maryland, College Park.
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VIRTUAL REALITY SUMMIT October 21 | 11:45am – 12:30pm VR in Marketing and Branding
Stephan Thomas Co-Founder, Identify3d Stephan is currently the co-founder of Identify3d, an early stage software start-up that develops solutions for Digital Manufacturing, in charge of Strategy and Business Development. Identify3d which was featured in the 2014 edition of Inside 3d Printing recently successfully closed its seed round. Stephan has more than 25 years of experience in Operations, Supply Chain, Transaction and Restructuring with companies such as EY, Alvarez & Marsal and REL Consultancy. Stephan was also the co-founder of a software financing start-up, where he drove fund-raising efforts and sales and marketing activities. He holds a M.B.A. from Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business and a Master in management from Dauphine University (France). Stephan also lectures at the Berkeley-Columbia Executive M.B.A. on performance improvement topics. He is a board member of 3D4pro, a consulting company advising on Additive Manufacturing.
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BUSINESS TRACK October 21 | 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm New Ideas in 3D Printing
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.
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ART TRACK October 22 | 11:00 am – 11:45 am Toy Design and Beyond: How 3D Printing is Changing Everything
Tuan TranPham 3D Printing Evangelist for 10+ Years | Sales Director, ARCAM – CAD to Metal 3Dprinting Tuan TranPham is one of the few 3D Printing Evangelists who has spent last 10 years working for five 3DP companies such as Z Corporation, 3D Systems, Objet, Stratasys and currently with ARCAM. With this background in the industry and extensive industry contacts, Tuan has a unique perspective and Insight on 3D Printing Players, Applications, Challenges, Opportunities, Technologies and Trends. His educational background is a Dual B.Sc./B.A. in Business Engineering (“Export Engineering”) from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and he currently resides in Boston, MA.
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METAL TRACK October 22 | 9:00 am – 9:45 am The New vs the Old Metal 3D Printing Technologies
METAL TRACK October 22 | 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Metal 3D Printing Insights: Past, Present and Future
Phillip Trinidad President, EmberSurge Phillip is an entrepreneur and founder of multiple companies headquartered in the silicon valley with Mechanical Engineering and Human Biology degrees from Stanford University. He is currently President and Co-Founder of ProtoCafe Incorporated and EmberSurge LLC, both companies with a rich and storied history of building and developing the 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing marketplace in the Silicon Valley for the past 15 years. Phillip’s diverse early career in Bioengineering, CAD Software, PLA Software, and 3D Scanning paved the path to identifying the needs and benefits of 3D Printing and Additive Fabrication. Over the past 10 years, Phillip has been developing new Additive Manufacturing techniques and utilizing 3D Printing in advanced manufacturing applications; and has played an integral role in advising companies from startups to Fortune 100 companies on how to implement AM and 3D Printing corporate strategies. ProtoCafe is the industry leader in the Bay Area for design, rapid prototyping, and manufacturing services. Embersurge is the premiere 3D Systems partner in Northern California and not only sells 3D printing equipment, but is a full servicing partner, with a focus on training and enabling customers to use their 3D printers as tools to push the envelope of traditional design and manufacturing.
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BUSINESS TRACK October 21 | 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm New Ideas in 3D Printing
Will Van Epern Vice President, Wild Blue Technologies and Avatarium 3D Will Van Epern is Vice President and Partner of Wild Blue Technologies, an upstream experiential design firm founded in 1999. Having joined Wild Blue in 2006, Van Epern guides Wild Blue in its focus on the development of rich, satisfying and information-filled experiences that resonate emotionally with shoppers and consumers. Working upstream with Fortune 500 companies to create insight-driven experiences, Van Epern and Wild Blue saw where the future of 3D was headed and its importance to businesses big and small. This knowledge also helped pin point an obvious shortcoming in how 3D models were being created and a team was tasked with improving the 3D capture process. This insight and an entrepreneurial spirit led Wild Blue to pioneer one of the first photogrammetry studios in the United States – Avatarium 3D. Van Epern’s design, photography and interactive background made him the ideal person to spearhead the development of Avatarium 3D’s proprietary solutions including modular arrays that allow the turnkey solution to go where the people are.
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BUSINESS TRACK October 21 | 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm New Ideas in 3D Printing
Srinivasan Varahoor Principal Engineer, Medtronic, Inc. Srinivasan “Konix” Varahoor is a Principal Engineer at Medtronic, Inc., in its Aortic and Peripheral Vascular division, which develops stent grafts to repair aortic aneurysms. He has been with the endovascular devices group for over nine years, focusing on quantifying in vivo aorta boundary conditions using imaging and anatomic 3D reconstructions, developing patient-based CAD models for numerical simulations, bench-top testing, and root-cause analyses. More recently, he has been leading the effort in the R&D division to translate the anatomical understanding into relevant Test Methods for the Product Development groups, and mentoring younger engineers on understanding the boundary conditions. His initial years at Medtronic were focused on acute and fatigue testing and FEA for device approval submissions to the FDA. Srinivasan received his B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, and then his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rochester, NY. At Rochester, his research was on embryonic cardiac mechanics, numerical modeling, and FEA of early heart development.
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MEDICAL TRACK October 21 | 11:45 am – 12:30 pm The Impact of 3D Printing on Physician Training
Anarghya Vardhana Investor Anarghya Vardhana is a San Francisco based investor and product leader. She attended Stanford University where she wrote a thesis on the political economy of cell phones in developing countries. Afterwards, she spent four years focusing on UI, UX, and leading product teams at Google and other startups both in Silicon Valley and in Nairobi. Her experience ranges both in the for profit and non profit sectors. She is currently an investor at Rothenberg Ventures, and has been a VC for the past year and a half. She invests in all things tech, but has had a particular focus healthtech, edtech, and virtual reality. She is excited about VR affecting every industry, and especially about it being an opportunity for inclusion in both the building and using of the new platform. She helps facilitate the River Accelerator at Rothenberg Ventures. She writes about investing, #PitchTips, diversity in tech, marathon training, eating paleo, and supporting girls in STEM. Follow along @anarghya503!
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October 22 | 11:45 am – 12:30 pm Startup Competition
Kunal Varma Global Sales Manager, Efesto LLC Kunal Varma is the Global Sales Manager for Efesto LLC. He has comprehensive domestic and international business development experience with metal 3-D printing/Laser Additive Manufacturing technology, systems and services, with a particular focus on Directed Energy Deposition/Powder Fed Laser Metal Deposition. He has introduced metal 3D printing technologies and applications to several multi-billion dollar corporations across key industry verticals including the energy, marine and aviation sectors. He has lived in Singapore and Malaysia to build sales channels and develop high-level customer relationships, and conducted sales and marketing campaigns in North America, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom, France, Poland, Czech Republic, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea and India. Kunal Varma entered the metal 3-D printing industry in 2012 and engaged full time with Efesto LLC to focus on global business development. He is currently based in North America. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
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METAL TRACK October 22 | 11:00 am – 11:45 am Metal 3D Printing for Large Parts and Repair Applications in Industry Verticals
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).
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TUTORIAL October 20 | 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm Tutorial 8: Designing Materiality – An Introduction to Design and Modeling for 3D Printing
Bryan J. Vogel Partner, Robins Kaplan LLP Bryan J. Vogel is a Partner at Robins Kaplan LLP and co-founder of the firm’s New York office. He focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, arbitration and counseling, with a particular emphasis on patent, trade secret and copyright litigation before the Federal Courts, the International Trade Commission, the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board, the ICC International Court of Arbitration and the American Arbitration Association. A registered patent attorney with a background in chemical engineering, Bryan represents clients in a broad range of industries, including life sciences, 3D printing/additive manufacturing, emerging technologies, clean technology, polymer and chemical arts, telecommunications, software, consumer products, electronics and media and entertainment.
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BUSINESS TRACK October 21 | 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm Manufacturing, IP and the 3D Printing Disruption
Karl D.D. Willis Co-Founder, Addimation, Inc. Karl D.D. Willis is co-founder of Addimation, Inc. He holds a Ph.D. in Computational Design from Carnegie Mellon University and most recently worked as a Principal Research Engineer at Autodesk and in the Interaction Group at Disney Research. His research has been presented internationally at venues such as ACM SIGGRAPH, ACM UIST, and ACM CHI. He has 20 publications, 10 patents issued and pending, and his work has been covered extensively in the media including BBC, NBC, Wired, and New Scientist.
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MANUFACTURING TRACK October 21 | 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm Where Data Goes to Die: Resurrecting AM Production Data for Analytics
Ben Wynne CTO, Wiivv Wearables Company Ben Wynne is a London-born technologist with 10+ years experience in engineering at Hewlett-Packard and HP Labs. Ben is responsible for leading Wiivv’s overall technology strategy and architectural roadmap, in addition to managing all research and development work associated with hardware engineering and automated manufacturing. He was a principal technologist on Hewlett-Packard’s 3D printing and scanning efforts within the Advanced Platforms Group. Most recently, he helped launch a new immersive computing desktop called Sprout. Ben also worked in the Imaging and Printing Group, bringing up boards for hardware platforms that ran on Android, WebOS, Qualcomm APQ8060, Freescale I.MX51, NVidia Tegra 3, and OMAP processors. In his early days, he contributed to the open source 3D printing RepRap movement as a research scientist. Today, he continues to build wacky contraptions in his home garage in California. Ben graduated with distinction from the University of Bristol with a BSc. in Computer Science and is an avid musician.
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MANUFACTURING TRACK October 21 | 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Adaptive Manufacturing is Here, Time to Think Bigger than 3D Printing
Yohei Yamamuro CEO, Cricket Labs Inc. Yohei Yamamuro is CEO at Cricket Labs, a firm dedicated to furthering and enabling embedded motion control systems for 3D Printing, robotics, and related precision motion industries. Cricket Labs’ firmware and hardware is used in the New Matter MOD-t 3D Printer. He has over a decade of experience in leading and managing various startups, and prior, he helped establish and grow the All-in-One product in mechanical engineering roles at Hewlett Packard. Yohei holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego and an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California.
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ART TRACK October 22 | 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm Quiet Printing – Acoustics Assessment and redesign of an FDM Printer
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.
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MANUFACTURING TRACK October 21 | 11:45 am – 12:30 pm Application of 3D FDM Printing Material
Dr. James Yoo Associate Director and Chief Scientific Officer, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine Dr. Yoo is a surgeon and researcher. He is currently a Professor, Associate Director and Chief Scientific Officer at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and is cross-appointed to the Departments of Physiology and Pharmacology and Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Yoo’s research efforts have been directed toward the clinical translation of tissue engineering technologies and cell-based therapies. Dr. Yoo’s background in cell biology and medicine has facilitated the transfer of several cell-based technologies from the bench-top to the bedside. A few notable examples of successful clinical translation include the bladder, urethra, vagina, and muscle cell therapy for incontinence. Dr. Yoo has been a lead scientist in the bioprinting program at WFIRM, and has been instrumental in developing skin bioprinting and integrated organ printing systems for preclinical and clinical applications.
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MEDICAL TRACK October 22 | 11:00 am – 11:45 am Bioprinting for Biomedical Applications

PROGRAM CHAIRS

Hod Lipson Prof. of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University in NYC
Inside 3D Printing Conference Chair
Hod Lipson is a professor of mechanical engineering at Columbia University in New York City, 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.
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TUTORIAL October 20 | 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm Tutorial 7: Introduction to 3D Printing – Technolgies, Materials, and Disruptions
Tyler Benster 3D Printing Evangelist As a High Tech Evangelist, Tyler lives and breathes all things technology. He works with startups and the Fortune 100 alike to launch new initiatives in 3D printing. He is a contributing writer and researcher to Wohlers Report, the annual “bible” of additive manufacturing and has emceed more than ten Inside 3D printing and RoboUniverse conferences across eight countries. He also serves as a General Partner at Asimov Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on 3D printing and robotics. Tyler joined the MecklerMedia team in 2013 as Event Consultant for Inside 3D Printing. Tyler received a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Economics at Brown University and currently resides in Seattle.
Sessions
BUSINESS TRACK October 21 | 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm New Ideas in 3D Printing
October 22 | 11:45 am – 12:30 pm Startup Competition
BUSINESS TRACK October 22 | 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm Reinterpreting Hype and Progress: a Glimpse into the Future of 3D Printing
Bunny Ellerin President, NYC Health Business Leaders
Inside 3D Printing Santa Clara 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.
Sandra Kay Helsel, Ph.D. Editor, Inside3DPrinting Newsletter & 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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TUTORIAL October 20 | 11:15 am – 1:15 pm Tutorial 4: 3D Printing in Education and Training: Emerging Curriculum and Delivery Models
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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