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April 22-23, 2013Javits Convention CenterNew York City


Lawrence Bonassar Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University Dr. Bonassar received his bachelor’s degree from the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University. He received both his S.M. and Ph.D. from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT. He completed postdoctoral training in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, and joined the faculty of the Center for Tissue Engineering at University of Massachusetts Medical School. Since 2003 he has been on the faculty at Cornell University, in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and an Associate Scientist at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Since 2005 he has served as Associate Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering. His research focuses on cartilage tissue engineering, including imaged-based approaches to tissue fabrication using tissue injection molding and 3D tissue printing. He has been as associate editor for Tissue Engineering, Parts A, B, and C and the International Journal of Biomaterials. He has authored more than 130 peer reviewed manuscripts and is an inventor on 7 patents.
April 22 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Tutorial 2B: 3D Printing in Industry: Medical
Glen Bull Professor, Professor of Instructional Technology, University of Virginia Curry School of Education Glen Bull is a professor of instructional technology in the Curry School of Education. He serves as co-director of the Center for Technology and Teacher Education. He developed one of the nation’s first statewide K-12 Internet systems, Virginia’s Public Education Network (PEN). He is a founding member and past president of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), and a recipient of the Willis Award for “Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Technology and Teacher Education.” He currently provides leadership for the National Technology Leadership Coalition, a consortium of national teacher educator associations and national educational technology associations. He serves as editor of Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, a peer-reviewed journal jointly sponsored by five professional associations representing science education (ASTE), mathematics education (AMTE), English education (CEE), social studies (CUFA), and educational technology (SITE).
April 23 | 10:00 am - 10:45 am Transforming Education Through 3D Printing
Andy Christensen President, Medical Modeling Inc. Andy Christensen has been active in the additive manufacturing (AM) industry since 1996 and is currently the President and Owner of Medical Modeling Inc., a medical AM service bureau based in Golden, Colorado. His educational background is a BS in Business from the University of Colorado at Denver. His vision that his company is now carrying out is to improve patients lives through use of AM technology and personalized solutions. Each day around the globe Medical Modeling’s products are used to provide surgical teams more confidence and provide patients with excellence in reconstructive surgical care through use of patient-specific anatomical models, personalized surgical guides/instruments and AM-fabricated implants. Mr. Christensen has been actively involved with Society of Manufacturing Engineers RTAM (Rapid Technologies and Additive Manufacturing) technical community for many years and is a past chair of the SME RTAM Steering Committee. He has authored three book chapters and numerous articles on the use of AM technology for medical applications. Mr. Christensen has a research interest in medical applications of additive manufacturing, metal additive manufacturing for implants, methods of surgical personalization and innovative biomaterials.
April 22 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Tutorial 2B: 3D Printing in Industry: Medical
Jennifer Coplan Partner, Sidley Austin LLP Jennifer Coplan is a partner in Sidley’s Technology Transactions practice. Ms. Coplan is a member of the firm's corporate department and is resident in the New York office. Ms. Coplan’s practice focuses on intellectual property and technology matters, both transactional and counseling. She has extensive experience advising clients on complex cross-border and domestic technology transactions, including technology development, licensing, acquisition, outsourcing and services arrangements; the protection and licensing of intellectual property; and the establishment and operation of Internet-based businesses and services. Ms. Coplan was named one of The Best Lawyers in America 2008 – 2013. Ms. Coplan was appointed an Advisor to the American Law Institute's "Principles of the Law of Software Contracts" project from 2004-2009. She was a member of the Information Technology Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York from 2000-2003. Ms. Coplan received a JD from Yale Law School in 1993. A software engineer prior to attending law school, she has a BS degree in Computer Science from Tufts University, where she graduated summa cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
April 23 | 11:30 am - 12:15 pm Patents, Copyright, and Digital Rights Management in the Era of 3D Printing
Joris Debo Creative Director, .MGX by Materialise Joris Debo is the Creative Director of .MGX by Materialise, the consumer goods division of the Materialise group. The .MGX line of design products is currently exported to over 20 countries worldwide; has received many awards, including Good Design and Red Dot Design Awards; is featured in numerous international museums, including the MoMA and Metropolitan museum of arts in New York and the Centre Pompidou in Paris; and regularly appears in top design and decor publications such as: Icon, Surface Magazine, Elle Decor and Vogue Living. Over the course of the years Joris has build up a unique knowledge of 3D Printing for the art, design and fashion world and has worked closely with a number of leading artists and designers, helping them bring their visions successfully to life. As such, he has been at the forefront of many innovations in this industry. Joris holds a Masters degree in design sciences and has shared his passion for 3D Printing by speaking at Pratt Institute, Harvard, Parsons, Columbia university,….
April 23 | 2:00 pm - 2:45 Innovations in Fashion and Art: 3D Printing
Enrico Dini Founder & Chairman, D-Shape Enrico Dini is an Italian civil engineer who spent most of his career in automation and robotics for the footwear industry. Since the late 90’s Enrico came into contact with rapid prototyping techniques used to facilitate the design of the shoes. In 2003, while he was 3D printing a shoe sole, Enrico had a vision of this technique applied on a large scale and imagined a new, free form architecture. Enrico decided to return to its original skill enriched by his experience in robotics and since then has devoted his life to developing a new construction technique based on the principles of stereolitograpy. In 2007 helped from his trusted brother Riccardo, Enrico tested successfully his large scale D-Shape printer prototype and the following year he printed the Radiolaria, the first free-form building structure ever. Today Enrico Dini is immersed in developing D-Shape, 3D Printing Building technology to bring innovation to the architecture and construction industries.
April 23 | 4:45 pm - 5:30 pm Every Building is a Prototype - Large Scale 3D Printing in Building Construction
Brian Evans Assistant Professor, Metropolitan State University of Denver Brian Evans is an artist working in electronic media and Assistant Professor of Art at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He is the author of Practical 3D Printers, 2012, and Beginning Arduino Programming, 2011, both with Apress Media. His work has been shown at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park, the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, and the University Art Museum at California State University, Long Beach. In 2009, Evans was a resident and contributor to the Grounding Open Source Hardware residency and summit at the Banff New Media Institute in Alberta, Canada. He received an MFA from California State University, Long Beach in 2008, and a BFA from Arizona State University in 2005.
April 22 | 9:45 am - 11:15 am Tutorial 1: Desktop 3D Printers - From Start to Finish
Part 1: Designing for Desktop 3D Printing
April 22 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Tutorial 1: Desktop 3D Printers - From Start to Finish
Part 2: From Design to Thing in 90 Minutes
Hugh M. Evans III Lead Portfolio Manager, T. Rowe Price Associates Hugh M. Evans III is lead portfolio manager for the T. Rowe Price Distribution Management Service. He also has portfolio management responsibilities for the U.S. small-cap strategies. Mr. Evans is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. Mr. Evans has 22 years of investment experience, 20 of which have been at T. Rowe Price. Prior to joining the firm in 1992, he was a financial analyst with Morgan Stanley & Co. in its Mergers and Acquisitions Department. Mr. Evans earned a B.A. from the University of Virginia, where he was a Jefferson Scholar. He holds an M.B.A. in finance from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. Mr. Evans also has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. In addition, Mr. Evans is chair of the Catholic Charities of Maryland Investment Committee and chair of the Archdiocese of Baltimore Investment Committee. He also serves on the Chesapeake Bay Foundation Investment Committee and Mercy Health Services Investment Committee. Mr. Evans is president of the Board of V-Linc, a nonprofit organization serving the needs of the disabled and is a Board Trustee of The ARC, the national organization serving the needs of the developmentally disabled. He is on the Advisory Board of The Jefferson Scholars Foundation at the University of Virginia and is also a trustee of the T. Rowe Price Foundation.
April 23 | 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm How Professional Investors are Playing the 3D Printing Boom
Gavin Garner Professor, Commonwealth Engineering Design Academy for Advanced Manufacturing in K-12 Schools, University of Virginia Dr. Garner holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics from Colby College and Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in both Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Virginia. His primary area of expertise lies in the burgeoning field of Mechatronics (aka robotics). Over the past decade, he has built the University of Virginia’s Mechatronics program from scratch, developing over 50 hours of unique laboratory experiments as well as dozens of open-ended design projects. Through this experience, he has gained valuable insight into how to engage engineering students and teach them difficult, interdisciplinary material both efficiently and effectively. He was named a “Graduate Teaching Fellow” by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers from 2007-2009. Since then, he has won numerous other teaching awards for his creativity and dedication to student learning. He is especially interested in updating traditional engineering courses to better integrate the modern tools and techniques used to solve design problems in industry.
April 23 | 10:00 am - 10:45 am Transforming Education Through 3D Printing
Matthew Griffin Director of Community Support & Evangelism, Adafruit Industries Matthew Griffin is Director of Community Support & Evangelism at Adafruit Industries, an open source hardware company that focuses on online learning around electronics and making the best-designed products for makers of all ages and skill levels. The Adafruit Industries store offers a variety of products including tools, equipment and electronics as well as DIY kits. Griffin is currently writing a book for Make:Book currently titled Design & Modeling for 3D Printing (Sept 2013) [] and is a contributor to Make on topics of 3D printing, including the Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing. He organized the team for the Buyer’s guide and wrote several of the articles. Previously, he was the community manager for Makerbot Industries. He has an MFA in Writing degree from Columbia University, School of the Arts.
April 22 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Tutorial 4: Design Tools in the Age of 3D Printing (Continued)
Richard Hague Director, EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Additive Manufacturing
Head, Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Research Group
Professor of Innovative Manufacturing, University of Nottingham
Richard Hague obtained a PhD from Nottingham University, following a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering. He became a Senior Research Fellow before taking up a Lectureship at Loughborough University in 2001. Subsequently, he became Head of the Additive Manufacturing Research Group in 2004 and was awarded a Personal Chair as Professor of Innovative Manufacturing in 2007. In 2011, his role further expanded to become the Director of the newly awarded EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Additive Manufacturing. Richard's research interests are centred on the area of Additive Manufacturing (AM), where he has broad interests in AM processes, materials (polymer and metal) and underpinning design systems. The work of the new EPSRC Centre is focused on taking Additive Manufacturing to the next level by investigating the move to "multifunctional" AM - the printing of conductive, optical and biological interconnects within complex AM structures.
April 23 | 10:45 am - 11:30 am 3D Printing: A Blueprint for Greener Living?
Jim Hassberger President, solidThinking, Inc. Jim leads solidThinking, Inc., which develops and markets innovative software tools for the design, engineering and scientific communities. He has more than 25 years of experience in the engineering software arena. Prior to joining solidThinking, Jim held several business and technical roles with Altair Engineering, the producer of HyperWorks, and parent company of solidThinking. He earned his degree in mechanical engineering from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.
April 22 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Tutorial 3B: The Convergence of Topology Optimization and Additive Manufacturing
Mary Huang Co-Founder, Continuum Fashion Mary Huang is co-founder of Continuum Fashion, a part fashion label part design lab. Along with partner Jenna Fizel, she builds fashion design for the digital age, combining interfaces and fabrication to push the boundaries between art, participation, and products. They are best known for pioneering wearable 3D printed clothing (the N12 Bikini), and their web-mediated, software-driven fashion design platform CONSTRVCT. The New York Times called their work "perfect for the stylish futuristic denizens of the Capitol in "The Hunger Games", and they have also been featured by NPR, Wired, and the Sundance channel.
April 22 | 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm Tutorial 3C: Design and Fashion for the 3D Digital Age
Troy Jensen Senior Research Analyst, Piper Jaffray Troy Jensen is a managing director and senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray, specializing in networking technologies, including application traffic management, networking equipment, 3D printing and video conferencing sectors. Prior to joining Piper Jaffray in 2005, Jensen spent seven years in equity research at ThinkEquity Partners and RBC Capital Markets. Jensen received a bachelor's degree in management science and mathematics with an emphasis in finance from the University of Minnesota. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
April 23 | 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm How Professional Investors are Playing the 3D Printing Boom
Igal Kaptsan VP of Product Management, PTC Igal has over 20 years of experience in the engineering software industry. In his role at PTC Igal is responsible for design tools implementation and Adaptive Manufacturing strategy across the life cycle of the product. Prior to joining PTC, Igal was the Founder and CEO of KollabNet, Dependency Management software company, whose products allow the design engineer greater control over the product design and management process. Igal also served as a Director of Applied Research at Bentley systems, for advanced 3D products and Change Management. Igal has a bachelor’s degree from Ben-Gurion University, where he majored in mechanical engineering. Igal completed his graduate courses in Tel-Aviv University.
April 22 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Tutorial 4: Design Tools in the Age of 3D Printing
April 22 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Tutorial 4: Design Tools in the Age of 3D Printing (Continued)
Melba Kurman Author and technology analyst Melba Kurman is a technology writer, analyst and popular blogger. She became interested in additive manufacturing and emerging design software when she noticed that the same manufacturing machine could print custom dental crowns, coffee tables and heavy-duty, end use metal machine parts. Her passion is explaining the value of innovative technologies in vivid, everyday language. She helped Cornell University, Microsoft and other organizations bring new technologies to market. Melba is a graduate of Cornell University, the University of Illinois and the U.S. Peace Corps.
April 23 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Lightning Talks: Next Generation Market-Makers - 3D Printing Startups
Greg Lewin Lecturer, Technology Leaders Program Systems & Information Engineering, University of Virginia Dr. Lewin teaches at the University of Virginia in the Technology Leaders Program, an interdisciplinary program that integrates topics in Mechanical, Electrical, Systems, and Computer Engineering. He has a broad background in academic and industrial research, including system integration and design, and he uses his experiences to guide students in the design of complex systems.
April 23 | 10:00 am - 10:45 am Transforming Education Through 3D Printing
Ulf Lindhe Business Development Manager, netfabb Bio coming soon.
April 22 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Tutorial 4: Design Tools in the Age of 3D Printing
April 22 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Tutorial 4: Design Tools in the Age of 3D Printing (Continued)
Hod Lipson Associate Professor, Cornell University Hod Lipson is the program chair for Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo. He is an associate professor and the director of the Creative Machines Lab at Cornell University. He coauthored the book, Fabricated: The World of 3D Printing, which was published February 4 by John Wiley & Sons.
April 22 | 9:00 am - 9:15 am Welcome & Introduction
Jeffrey Lipton CTO, Seraph Robotics, Inc. Jeffrey Lipton is a PhD Candidate in the Cornell Creative Machines Lab. His work has been seen in the BBC, CNN, Wired, Popular Science and other media. He joined the lab in 2008 and worked on the Fab@Home project over seeing its Model 2 Design and applications of its technology. He has done research in the applications of 3d printing to Food, architecture, bio-printing and robotics. Currently Jeffrey is the CTO of Seraph Robotics, a robotics company commercializing 3D printing in the life sciences.
April 23 | 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm Digital Cuisine: Bringing 3D Printing to the Cooking Realm
Brett Lyons Boeing In his work at Boeing Research and Technologies Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM) Team, Brett Lyons focuses his efforts on Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) material and process development and rapid tooling for composites. Prior to his three years with The Boeing Company, Brett graduated from the Masters program in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. Brett has been active in additive manufacturing research since 2003, when he established the University of Michigan 3D Lab’s Rapid Prototyping and Reverse Engineering capability.
April 22 | 9:45 am - 11:15 am Tutorial 2A: 3D Printing in Practice: Aerospace and Automotive
Gonzalo Martinez Director of Strategic Research, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, Autodesk, Inc. Gonzalo Martinez is the Director of Strategic Research for the office of the Chief Technology Officer at Autodesk, Inc. In his role, Gonzalo is responsible for technology strategies and market research and plays a major role in influencing the direction of Autodesk, Inc. Gonzalo oversees the execution of tactical plans to achieve the goals and objectives for the company. In his capacity Gonzalo provides guidance to senior management and executives on advanced product development. Gonzalo started with Autodesk in 1991 and had hold key positions for Autodesk, Inc in the areas of software development, executive sales and worldwide marketing. Gonzalo is based at Autodesk, Inc. headquarters in Northern California. Gonzalo holds a Manufacturing Engineering degree from Boston University with a specialization in CAD/CAM/CAE.
April 22 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Tutorial 4: Design Tools in the Age of 3D Printing
April 22 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Tutorial 4: Design Tools in the Age of 3D Printing (Continued)
Scott McGowan Vice President of Marketing, Solid Concepts Inc. Scott McGowan built a career in marketing communications and branding in the business to business arena. McGowan joined Solid Concepts in 2007 as the Director of Marketing to overhaul the marketing and branding efforts to clearly communicate a complex product offering. He headed the efforts of creating the rapid prototyping off-shoot company,, a self service 3D printing website that is now a successful enterprise. He led the creation of new marketing collateral and a new Solid Concepts website that remain unmatched in the industry, and developed marketing strategies to fuel Solid Concepts sales organization with quality prospects. As a marketer, he is proactive in knowing what is going on within the company, and brings those stories to the public, translating for the media what the company does. He places a strong emphasis on uniformity within the Solid Concepts brand and keeps the brand relevant.
April 22 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Tutorial 3A: Industrial Scale Additive Manufacturing Technologies
Tony Norton Senior Director, Global Automotive, solidThinking These days Tony leads the telling of the solidThinking story. Prior to his current position Tony was responsible for the land vehicles vertical at Altair, sharing engineering best practices both internally and externally and communicating Altair’s software and services offerings to that industry. His past experience includes business development, project management and technical leadership in diverse disciplines including the development of vehicle systems, mechatronic consulting, build and test projects, data analysis, custom software development and commercial software release. Before joining Altair in 1996, Tony worked at both Ford Motor Company and GEC-Marconi Avionics. Tony moved to Michigan in 1999 for “a couple of years”, and still lives there.
April 22 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Tutorial 3B: The Convergence of Topology Optimization and Additive Manufacturing
Christopher O’Dea Contributing Editor, Korn Ferry Institute’s Briefings on Talent & Leadership Chris is Contributing Editor of Korn Ferry Institute’s Briefings on Talent & Leadership, concentrating on manufacturing, technology and innovation. He serves on the Dean’s International Council of The University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy, which encompasses the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and The Harris Energy Policy Institute, a collaborative research initiative with Argonne National Laboratory.
April 23 | 10:00 am - 10:45 am The Bronze Age, 2.0 – Rationalizing the 3D Universe: Policy, Context and Strategy
Phil Reeves Managing Director, Econolyst Ltd. Dr Phil Reeves is the managing director of Econolyst Ltd, a global Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing consultancy & research firm based out of the UK. Phil has worked in the field of AM/3DP for nearly 20-years, having gained a PhD in the subject from Nottingham University (UK) in the mid 1990’s. Since this time, Phil has worked in a number of AM related roles including R&D, business development and corporate strategy, before establishing Econolyst in 2003. Econolyst advises both additive manufacturing systems vendors on future business & technology strategy, and technology users on the business benefits of AM adoption. Econolyst have worked on a diverse range of projects to integrate AM into sectors from healthcare to warfare, computer gaming to consumer goods, and from recreation to education. Econolyst also acts as an advisor on AM/3DP to a number of financial institutions and venture capital partnerships, in addition to government agencies around the world. Econolyst includes a multidisciplinary team of engineers, software developers, designs and supply chain professionals all focused on the AM/3DP economy.
April 22 | 9:45 am - 11:15 am Tutorial 2A: 3D Printing in Practice: Aerospace and Automotive
Antonio Regaldo Senior Editor, Business, MIT Technology Review Antonio Regaldo is the business editor of MIT Technology Review. Regaldo looks for stories about how technology is changing business. Before joining MIT Technology Review in July 2011, Regaldo lived in São Paulo, Brazil, where he wrote about science, technology, and politics in Latin America for Science and other publications. From 2000 to 2009, he was the science reporter at the Wall Street Journal and later a foreign correspondent.
April 23 | 11:30 am - 12:15 pm Patents, Copyright, and Digital Rights Management in the Era of 3D Printing
Avi Reichental President and CEO, 3D Systems Avi Reichental has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of 3D Systems NYSE: DDD since September 2003. Under Avi’s leadership, 3D Systems’ emerged as a global 3D content-to-print leader that is redefining and shaping how we design, produce, consume and live our lives. Through his passion to democratize the ideation-to-production process, the company has evolved and expanded its business model from a supplier of 3D printers to a provider of end-to-end solutions that are transforming entire industries by empowering professionals and consumer worldwide to create and make. Prior to joining 3D Systems, for more than twenty-two years, Avi served in various senior executive positions with Sealed Air Corporation NYSE:SEE a leading provider of food safety and security, facility hygiene, and product protection solutions worldwide, most recently as Corporate Officer, Vice President and General Manager of Sealed Air’s Shrink Packaging business. Avi is a passionate maker and community service leader. He is the recipient of the regional 2011 E&Y entrepreneur of the year award, two Innovator Awards and holds 25 U.S. patents. His activities include several non-profit board memberships including NCOHF: America’s ToothFairy, frequent speaking engagements in various entrepreneurship organizations and participation in several Harvard Business School Case Studies. Avi currently serves as faculty co-chair of the Additive Manufacturing Program at Singularity University.
April 22 | 9:00 am - 9:30 am Morning Keynote: Manufacturing The Future
Jennifer Ritter Director of Global Creativity, Business Innovation and DreamSpace, Estee Lauder Jennifer Ritter Director of Creativity, Business Innovation, and DreamSpace at the Estee Lauder Companies builds upon her background in product development to cultivate creativity and other forms of innovation within Estee Lauder Corporation. Through the DreamSpace program, Jennifer promotes precursors to innovation as well as end-to-end innovation management. Jennifer has been a featured speaker for Trend Hunter, the New York/New Jersey PDMA, New York City’s Data Week, HarvardxDesign, World Innovation Summit 2013, and at the Spigit Summit. Jennifer is one of the founders of the New York City’s Audubon Society’s Young Members group. She is an active member of T.E.D, Cosmetic Executive Women and supports National Public Radio, Public Theater, and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
April 23 | 10:45 am - 11:30 am User Led Innovation
Zack Schildhorn Vice President and Director of Operations, Lux Capital Zack is a Vice President and Director of Operations with Lux Capital, based in the Firm's New York headquarters. Zack has been working with Lux since 2006, focusing on marketing, operations, and investments within energy, novel materials, and technologies at the intersection of the digital and physical worlds. Zack led Lux's investment in Shapeways and has worked extensively with a number of Lux portfolio companies including Transphorm, Kurion, and Siluria. Before joining Lux, Zack worked as an expedition photographer on the Colorado Plateau. He created his own curriculum at Cornell University to study materials science and business entrepreneurship, graduating in 5 years with a B.S. in engineering and an MBA. Zack is a regular contributing editor for Forbes and has been an invited speaker and guest lecturer at Cornell University, Drexel University, NYU, and the University of Pennsylvania.
April 23 | 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm The Big Picture on 3D Printing
April 23 | 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm How Professional Investors are Playing the 3D Printing Boom
Ofer Shochet Executive Vice President of Products, Stratasys Ofer Shochet has led the Objet Products division since 2009 and responsible for Systems R&D, material development and R&D product management. Prior to Objet, Ofer spent two years as the founder and CEO in parallel of several companies in multiple high-tech fields. One of those (Navajo Systems) was recently acquired by This followed six years at Verint Systems (Nasdaq:VRNT), where he served as Senior Vice-President, built the corporate technology group and was instrumental in creating multiple internal startups in the field of speech analytics, video analytics and unstructured data analysis. Prior to that Ofer was founder and Executive VP of Vigil Technologies which dealt with business intelligence based on internet sources. Ofer was also VP and R&D manager at Silicon Graphics where he focused on 3D medical imaging, Computer Graphics and High-Performance Computing. Ofer served five years at the Israeli intelligence corps and was awarded with the prestigious Presidential Israel Security award. Ofer holds a PhD and MSc (Magna cum Laude) in Physics from Tel Aviv University.
April 23 | 11:30 am - 12:15 pm 3D Multi-Material Printing and Digital Materials
Andre Wegner Co-founder and CEO, Authentise Andre Wegner is co-founder and CEO of Authentise (, which enables the one-off print of CAD files on 3D printers anytime, worldwide. Through its secure transfer, remote production monitoring and steganography technologies it enables access to a broader range of authentic designs on demand for desktop printers and printer bureau's alike. Prior to founding Authentise, Andre worked as consultant and venture capital investor in India and Nigeria. He holds Masters degrees in International Relations, History and Business from St. Andrews, Scotland, and ESSEC, Paris.
April 23 | 11:30 am - 12:15 pm Patents, Copyright, and Digital Rights Management in the Era of 3D Printing
Eric Wiesen General Partner, RRE Ventures Eric Wiesen is a General Partner at RRE Ventures. Eric focuses on early and expansion stage investments across RRE’s multiple technology verticals, with a concentration on consumer & digital media, financial and mobile technology. Current investments include bitly, Braintree, eRecyclingcorps, Makerbot, Pontiflex, Sailthru, Yieldbot and Yipit. Eric is also a Board Director at Betaworks and Roundbox. Prior to RRE, Eric worked for Updata Partners where he focused on growth-stage software investments. Prior to that, Eric was an attorney in the corporate group at Fenwick & West, a leading Silicon Valley law firm. Earlier, Eric was a two-time entrepreneur. His first company, launched while he was an undergraduate at U.C. Berkeley, built and sold hardware and professional services to the 3D Graphics and animation communities. Later, Eric co-founded an enterprise software consulting firm specializing in CRM systems. He has also served as a staff attorney at a non-profit in New York, and worked in the White House during a semester in college. Eric holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, a JD from the University of Michigan and a BA from the University of California at Berkeley.
April 23 | 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm How Professional Investors are Playing the 3D Printing Boom
Peter Weijmarshausen CEO and Co-Founder, Shapeways Peter Weijmarshausen is the Chief Executive Officer for Shapeways, the online marketplace and community for personalized production where anyone can make, buy and sell their own products. Custom-made products are created one-of-a-kind and on-demand in a variety of materials using the latest 3D printing technologies. Prior to Shapeways, Peter was the CTO of Sangine, where he and his team designed and developed satellite broadband modems and Director of Engineering at Aramiska, where he was responsible for delivering a business broadband service via Satellite. Earlier in his career, Peter worked as ICT manager for Not a Number where he facilitated the adoption of the widely successful open source 3D software Blender. His global expertise is in the fields of Entrepreneurship, Internet marketing and business development, 3D printing, designing and implementing scalable Internet services.
April 23 | 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm Afternoon Keynote
Michael Weinberg Vice President, the Institute for Emerging Innovation, Public Knowledge Michael Weinberg is a Vice President at Public Knowledge, a digital advocacy group in Washington, DC. He is the author of “It Will Be Awesome If They Don’t Screw It Up: 3D Printing, Intellectual Property, and the Fight Over the Next Great Disruptive Technology” and "What's the Deal with Copyright and 3D Printing?," whitepapers that examine the intersection of 3D printing and intellectual property law. Although he is involved in a wide range of issues at Public Knowledge, he focuses primarily on copyright, issues before the FCC, and emerging technologies such as 3D printing and open source hardware.
April 23 | 11:30 am - 12:15 pm Patents, Copyright, and Digital Rights Management in the Era of 3D Printing
Cody Wilson Founder and Director, Defense Distributed Cody R. Wilson is a student at the University of Texas School of Law. He is the crypto-anarchist founder and director of Defense Distributed and DEFCAD, non-profit organizations that develop and publish open source gun designs suitable for 3D printing. Wilson was called "the face of printable firearms" by MAKE magazine, and was named one of the 15 most dangerous people in the world by Wired.
April 23 | 11:30 am - 12:15 pm Patents, Copyright, and Digital Rights Management in the Era of 3D Printing
April 23 | 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm 3D Printing Firearms: Wither Gun Control?
Terry Wohlers Principal Consultant and President, Wohlers Associates, Inc. Terry Wohlers is principal consultant and president of Wohlers Associates, Inc., an independent consulting firm he founded 27 years ago. Through this company, Wohlers has provided consulting assistance to more than 190 organizations in 23 countries. He has authored nearly 400 books, articles, and technical papers and has given 100 keynote presentations on five continents. He has been interviewed by Bloomberg, The Economist, Forbes, Fortune, USA Today, and many others, and has appeared on several television and radio news programs. In 2007, more than 1,000 industry professionals from around the world selected Wohlers as the #1 most influential person in rapid product development and additive manufacturing.
April 23 | 9:00 am - 9:30 am Morning Keynote