Tyler Benster
Tyler Benster

General Partner

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 Rising Media 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.

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John Choi
John Choi

CEO

MarkAny

John Choi is one of three researchers who founded MarkAny as a start-up and government’s funded academic lab in 1999 and named as President and CEO onwards by recognition of significant endeavor to promote international business. In his role, he has successfully launched numerous high – tech products to the global marketplace and taken a thoughtful leadership in the company’s overall technology strategy and management of anti-piracy efforts as well as MarkAny’s advanced technology research and intellectual property development. John holds his Ph.D. in Management Information System (MIS) from University of South Carolina in the States after earning bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Ajou University in Republic of Korea.After that, he has spent more than forty years in the digital security and anti-piracy industry as a professor and entrepreneur with extensive knowledge of data security, content protection, as well as forensic watermarking technology. He served former leader of Korea Institute of Science and Technology or KIST to lead Artificial Intelligence (AI) lab and is a professor of software and signal processing at Sangmyung University in Seoul.

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Sung-Kwon Choi
Sung-Kwon Choi

Art Director

Digital Hands

Choi majored in Product Design at Seoul National University of Science and Technology (BA) and Hongik University (Master’s and Doctoral). In 1996 he started his first career at Electronics Design and Design Strategy Management Planning Department at LG Industrial Systems Design Lab. Since then, he has been a professor and lecturer about product design based on digital design related to 3D modeling and 3D printing at various institutions such as Hongik University, Sungshin Women’s University, Seoil University, and Korea Polytechnics for about 20 years. In 2015 using his diverse professional experience, he established South Korea’s first 3D printing art & design gallery “Digital Hands” and has been working as director since the establishment. Through Digital Hands he hopes to make a business out of 3D contents created by highly creative designers and artists so that Digital Hands may co-exist with them.

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Gi-Hyuk Choi
Gi-Hyuk Choi

Director of Convergence Technology Research Center

Korea Aerospace Research Institute

Dr. Gi-Hyuk Choi is the Director of Convergence Technology Research Center in Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI). He has worked for satellite image application, development of instrument for experiments in the International Space Station, and he was the director of the first Korean astronaut project and Korean Lunar exploration program. Recently he is studying Korea’s future aerospace technologies, he has interestings on applying 3-D printing technology which is key technology of 4th industrial revolution into aerospace area.   

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Bryan Dow
Bryan Dow

Managing Director, Investment Banking

Mooreland Partners

Bryan is a Managing Director at Mooreland Partners in the Silicon Valley office. Bryan joined Mooreland in 2013 and has over thirteen 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, including leading the firm’s 3D printing efforts. 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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Namhun Kim
Namhun Kim

Director / Associate Professor

Center for 3D Advanced Additive Manufacturing Research / Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology

Namhun Kim is an associate professor in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology. He is also serving as the director of 3D Advanced Additive Manufacturing Research Center. Currently, he is the principal investigator of the government funded project of ‘3D printing based manufacturing research and business development in the environmental-friendly automotive industry,’ which is an initiative 3D printing project in Ulsan (Center of Korean Manufacturing Industries). He is actively working with a number of automotive manufacturers for effective and successful applications of additive manufacturing technology into their businesses, including but not limited to design improvement and process optimization with the emphasis of DFAM.

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Steven Kim
Steven Kim

Senior Director

SAP

Steven Kim is senior director of digital assets and internet of things (IoT) at SAP. Kim is responsible for incubating and commercializing a range of digital transformation solutions focused on digital assets, extended supply chain and IoT. He has been with SAP for more than 10 years in various leadership roles and previously led solution management teams for SAP procurement solutions and Ariba Network solutions. Kim is an industry veteran, starting his career over 22 years ago working with manufacturing and supply chain planning systems. He has many years of direct experience designing and implementing supply chain, procurement and business network solutions in various industries and has a keen interest in applying network-based approaches to solving complex supply and demand problems. He has worked with many high-tech, aerospace, automotive, mill and mining and industrial machinery companies in supply chain, manufacturing and procurement projects.

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Fabian Krauß
Fabian Krauß

Business Development Manager

Fabian Krauß is Business development Manager at EOS and has a background in industrial engineering and management. Fabian Krauß is responsible for the strategic market and business development in the contract manufacturing and automotive sector. The goal is to establish the Additive Manufacturing as a series production technology together with OEMs, Tiers and Contract Manufacturers. Before he started his position as Business Development Manager in 2015 he worked as a Project manager for EOS. During this time he developed for example In-situ Monitoring solutions for the DMLS technology, introduced the EOS M400 into the market and lead Aerospace key accounts to series additive manufacturing. EOS is the global technology leader for industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers. Founded in 1989, the independent company is a pioneer and innovator for holistic solutions in additive manufacturing. EOS provides all essential elements for industrial 3D printing. System, material and process parameters are intelligently harmonized to ensure a reliable high quality of parts and thus facilitating a decisive competitive edge. Furthermore customers benefit from deep technical expertise in global service, applications engineering and consultancy.

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Omer Kreiger
Omer Kreiger

President

Omer Krieger is the President, Asia Pacific and Japan of Stratasys AP Ltd. and is responsible for the go-to-market strategy and overall operation of the Stratasys’ business in APJ. Heading a team of over 200 professionals located at 10 regional offices and close to 50 channel partners, Omer drives the adoption of 3D printing solutions across key industries, including automotive, medical, consumer goods, manufacturing; and ensuring professional customer experience and service delivery in the region. Prior to this role, Omer served as the Vice President of Sales, Asia Pacific and Japan. He was pivotal in expanding the company’s business with his industry knowledge and dedication, achieving a significant year-over-year revenue growth of more than 50% in Asia Pacific and Japan in 2014. Started his career at Stratasys (previously Objet Geometries) in 2009 as Product Manager, Omer also possesses extensive experience in managing new product introduction and channel partner knowledge ramp up. Omer holds a bachelor degree in Science, majoring in Biomedical Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Tel Aviv University in Israel. He currently resides in Hong Kong. 

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Emma Kwon
Emma Kwon

Team Leader

Emma Kwon is in charge of Korean market strategy and development in Materialise. Kwon shares all the advanced cases of 3D Printing and nurtures Korean market and its related industry. For the last 8 years, she has been taking charge of 3D printing software business of Materialise and she also supports and nurtures manufacturing and medical industry in South Korea through various applications in 3D Printing.

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Kee-Ahn Lee
Kee-Ahn Lee

Professor

Inha University

Kee-Ahn Lee is a professor at Inha University and has been undertaking ongoing research on 3D printing with metal materials. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Korean Powder Metallurgy Institute (J of KPMI) and the editorial director of the Korean Institute of Metals and Materials (KIM). He is also a former managing director of the Korea Thermal Spray Association. He has published 140 papers and obtained 30 patents on metal materials, metal processing and 3D printing so far, and gives more than 40 academic presentations a year. Since 2009 he has been simultaneously listed in three of the world’s top biographical dictionaries and his achievements have been highlighted by journals such as Issue Maker. He has been steadily presenting findings and new ideas regarding the microstructures, mechanical properties, post-treatment processes, and methods to enhance the physical properties of steel, nickel, titanium, and copper materials manufactured by 3D printing.

Seungchul Lee
Seungchul Lee

Territory Technical Manager

Dassault Systemes Korea

Seungchul Lee had worked as a mechanical engineer more than 10 years including Samsung electronics and Laird Technologies. He joined DASSAULT SYSTEMES KOREA in 2011 and has been working as a TTM (Territory Technical Manager) since then. Lee is in charge of SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS PDM. Lee is always making an effort for customer’s success in the point of 3D and data management.

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Guy Ofek
Guy Ofek

Sales Director, Asia Pacific & Japan

Mcor Technologies

Guy J. Ofek - is a seasoned and well experienced business and channel manager, with over 13 years of diversified experience across the various sub regions of Asia and the Pacific, from India to Australia & New Zealand. In his current role he serves as the Sales Director for Asia Pacific & Japan with Mcor Technologies, an Irish leading developer, producer and supplier of 3D Printers utilizing Selective Deposition Lamination (SLD) technology, in order to deliver full colour 3D models, made from standard office paper. Guy started his career in the 3D printing industry back in 2008, selling LOM based printers by SOLIDO, before moving to Objet Geometries in 2010, where he managed the expansion of its channel network in SEA as well as lead its Global Accounts in Asia. 2 years later, following the merger between Objet and Stratasys, Guy took his channels through the merger, allowing for smooth integration, knowledge transfer and cross selling. In his last role with STRATASYS, Guy was tasked with assisting the Company's Strategic Accounts in Asia shift from prototyping to production oriented application, as part of his role as Strategic Accounts Manager for Korea & Japan. Prior to joining Stratasys Guy managed the Asian distribution channels for RoboGroup (intelitek) for 7 years, an Israeli developer and manufacturer of hardware, software & e-Learning solutions focusing on engineering and design disciplines, geared for the technological and vocational training vertical. Guy is a trained and certified attorney, who moved to business after 6 years of practice, following the successful graduation of his Master degree from Manchester Business School (MBA). Guy, been living and working in Seoul for 3.5 years now, and is highly connected and involved in social and business community, through the various roles he carries with the Korean Business Leaders Alliance (Community Director), Ministry of Human Resource Development (Mentor at the K-Move program), and the Israeli VC YOZMA Group (Venture Partner).

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Stefan Ritt
Stefan Ritt

VP-Head of global marketing and communications

SLM Solutions GmbH

Stefan Ritt, after earning his engineering degree in technical physics from the University of Applied Science in Lübeck, Germany, started his career in RP/AM in 1985 when running a prototype lab in the R&D arm of a Dutch-German coffee and vending machine company. After that, he held positions in QA for a Danish group and product management for mid-sized US-German company.. In 1998, Stefan took on international sales and marketing of RP tooling products for a UK/German joint venture. In this capacity, he was successful in international markets with the development and support of the transition of RPT and metal AM equipment into production equipment. Stefan now works for SLM Solutions where he continues his efforts to grow the metal AM market internationally. In 2011, he was the appointed as the European liaison officer for AMUG, the global user group for Additive manufacturing. With more than 16 years of direct global work experience in the AM field Stefan is one of the known senior promoters and supporter of the industry on the international stage.

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Gary Shu
Gary Shu

Senior Manager

XYZ printing Inc.

Gary Shu is New Kinpo group’s subsidiary company XYZprinting global marketing leader. He graduated at Mechanical University of Sydney. His major is Bachelor of Engineering. He also studied MBA, Marketing, University of Technology, Sydney. He was working at Hiti Digital, Inc and his position is marketing division AVP. He strived to expand the global market of desktop 3D printing and he is doing his best to spread 3D education and 3D printing business market with diversification ideas.

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Daniel Thomsen
Daniel Thomsen

General Manager

Daniel Thomsen is the General Manager of Stratasys Korea, managing the Korean market since 2012. He has over 16 years’ experience in the 3D printing industry, both in sales of capital equipment and in the service bureau environment. Throughout his career, he has gained a very broad knowledge of 3D printing technologies and applications, which is also complimented by his experience with the usage of more traditional technologies such as CNC machining, casting, and injection molding. He has held various positions in Australia, England, Hong Kong and South Korea giving him a well-rounded understand of needs and opportunities within the industry.

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Mike Vasquez
Mike Vasquez

CEO

3Degrees

Dr. Mike Vasquez is a 3D Printing expert specializing in pushing the boundaries of advanced 3D printing technology. He is the Founder of 3Degrees, a Chicago-based consulting company focused on helping organizations maximize their investment in the technology. He has worked side-by-side with some of the top machine manufacturers, material producers and end users in the industry, consulting with them to identify novel applications, test new materials, and develop frameworks to maximize R&D efficiency and boost ROI. He completed his PhD in Additive Manufacturing at Loughborough University and received both his Bachelors and Masters from MIT in Materials Science and Engineering. Recently he published a best practice guide titled How to Make 3D Printing Work for You and Your Business.

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Terry Wohlers
Terry Wohlers

Principal Consultant and President

Terry Wohlers is principal consultant and president of Wohlers Associates, Inc., an independent consulting firm he founded 30 years ago. Wohlers has provided consulting assistance to more than 250 organizations in 25 countries, as well as to 175+ companies in the investment community. He has authored 400 books, articles, and technical papers and has given more than 140 keynote presentations on five continents. Wohlers has twice served as a featured speaker at events held at the White House. He has appeared on any television and radio news programs and is a principal author of the Wohlers Report, the undisputed
industry-leading report on additive manufacturing and 3D printing for 21 consecutive years.

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Spencer Wright
Spencer Wright

Special Projects Guy

nTopology

Spencer Wright is a mechanical designer, writer, and Special Projects Guy at nTopology, where he works on complex engineered lattice structures. He writes about his own work at pencerw.com and about the work of others at theprepared.org.

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Vincent Yang
Vincent Yang

Product Manager, Innovations Group of the Software Department

Materialise

Vincent, Wanhu Yang, graduated with a Master’s degree in Engineering from University of Southampton and worked in AM research before joining Materialise. He has been working at Materialise, leading provider of 3D printing software and services, for more than 3 years. Previously Mr Yang served as Business Analyst for Asia and Technical Team Manager for Greater China. Currently, he is Product Manager at the Innovations Group of the Software Department, crafting the future of Materialise’s promising Inspection and Quality Control software: Materialise Inspector.

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Yong Suk Yang
Yong Suk Yang

Principal Researcher

Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute

Yong Suk Yang received the BS, MS and PhD degrees in physics from Pusan National University, Pusan, Korea, in 1993, 1995, and 1999, respectively. In 2001, he joined Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Daejeon, Korea, where he has been involved in research on organic and inorganic electronic devices such as OTFTs and OLEDs. He is also currently a professor at Department of Advanced Device & Technology, University of Science & Technology (UST), Korea. His current research interests include printed electronics and displays by inkjet and hot-meltmaterial 3D printing technologies.

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