Speakers

Enger Bewza Design Technologist, Wiivv Wearables Enger got into 3D printing almost a decade ago. The most exciting aspect for him is applying the technology to solving pain points in current products and design processes. Enger has used his expertise in B to C to help Wiivv grow from a couple employees in a small office to a 25+ person company with 4 million investment and product literally “walking” out the door.
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WORKSHOP April 10 | 4:30pm – 6:30pm Workshop 8: 3D Printing for Consumer Products
William Cass Partner, Cantor Colburn LLP William J. Cass holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a J.D. from Western New England University School of Law and has practiced law for the past 25 years. He is Co-Chair of Cantor Colburn’s Litigation Department and has spoken on topics concerning intellectual property internationally at EuroMold, Rapid (SME), and at a recent White House Symposium on Additive Manufacturing. Bill also holds a commercial multi-engine instrument rating and advises clients in aviation technology. Bill combines his extensive trial experience with his engineering education to present technically complex matters to judges and juries. His cases involve complex technology, including medical devices, circuitry, mechanical engineering, material science, chemistry, and computer software.
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BUSINESS TRACK April 12 | 4:30pm – 5:15pm New Ideas in 3D Printing
Robert Chiari Regional Sales Manager, Renishaw, Inc. Robert Chiari, Regional Sales Manager for Renishaw, Inc. Primary responsibility with Additive Manufacturing Product Division. He began his career almost thirty years ago in R&D for a hi-tech commercial printing technology company. He was first introduced to 3D printing in 2000 by a colleague, and soon joined then startup Objet Geometries Ltd, as the first U.S.-based employee. He later transitioned with the Objet product line holding several key roles at Stratasys, and then as Regional Sales Manager at Within Technologies. Recognizing the strength of manufacturing experience within Renishaw, and what it means for the advancement of AM, Robert joined Renishaw in 2014.
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KEYNOTE April 12 | 9:45am – 10:30am The Future of Metal AM: Delivering on the Promise
METAL TRACK April 12 | 1:45pm – 2:30pm Design for Additive Manufacturing Essentials
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 April 12 | 11:00am – 11:45am A Copyright Protection Technology for 3D Printing Models
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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WORKSHOP April 10 | 2:15pm – 4:15pm Workshop 6: Direct Metal Printing in Applications
Joseph M. DeSimone CEO & Co-Founder, Carbon Joe co-founded Carbon in 2013. Under his direction, Carbon is marrying the intricacies of molecular science withhardware and software technologies to advance the 3D printing industry beyond basic prototyping to 3D manufacturing. Throughout his time in academia, Joe has published over 300 scientific articles and has over 150 issued patents in his name-with over 80 patents pending. Joe also previously co-founded several companies including Micell Technologies, Bioabsorbable Vascular Solutions, and Liquidia Technologies. As CEO of Carbon, Joe is currently on leave from his role as Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University and of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina. He received his BS in Chemistry from Ursinus College, and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Virginia Tech. Joe is one of less than twenty individuals who have been elected to all three branches of the National Academies: Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. During his career he has received over 50 major awards and recognitions including the 2015 Dickson Prize from Carnegie Mellon University; 2014 Kathryn C. Hach Award for Entrepreneurial Success from the ACS; the 2010 AAAS Mentor Award in recognition of his efforts to advance diversity in the chemistry PhD workforce; the 2007 Collaboration Success Award from the Council for Chemical Research; and the 2002 Engineering Excellence Award by DuPont.
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KEYNOTE April 11 | 9:00am – 10:00am A Future Fabricated With Light
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 April 12 | 4:30pm – 5:15pm New Ideas in 3D Printing
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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KEYNOTE April 12 | 9:45am – 10:30am The Future of Metal AM: Delivering on the Promise
Ian Ferguson Lead Engineer, Formlabs Ian Ferguson is a lead engineer at Formlabs where he designs high resolution desktop 3D printers for professional engineers, designers, and makers. He has helped the company grow from a fledgling 3D printing startup to a 150 person team. In that time Formlabs has had a three-million dollar Kickstarter campaign, was featured in a Netflix documentary, and learned what it takes to build a precision machine and ship it to customers. Ian is passionate about designing, building, and manufacturing great products. He enjoys talking about a range of issues from industrial and mechanical design to embedded software. Before Formlabs, Ian developed connected toys with Bossa Nova Robotics and worked on a variety of projects including making autonomous cars for the DARPA Urban Challenge. Ian holds a B.S.E in Mechanical Engineering from Princeton and a M.S.E. in Robotics from the University of Pennsylvania.
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MANUFACTURING TRACK April 11 | 11:45am – 12:30pm Testing the Reliability of the Most Advanced Desktop 3D Printer
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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MANUFACTURING TRACK April 11 | 2:15pm – 3:00pm IP-Protected 3D-Printed Electronics and More
Ric Fulop Founder & CEO, Desktop Metal Ric Fulop is the founder and CEO of Desktop Metal, a new company developing a new process for high speed low cost metal 3D printing. Prior to this Ric was a General Partner at North Bridge for five years following a fifteen-year career as an entrepreneur that spanned hands-on experience from seed to IPO. He was the founder of A123Systems, Boston’s largest IPO in the past decade. At his departure the company had a public market capitalization of $1.5 billion, 1,800 employees with production facilities around the world and had shipped over $300 million in state-of-the-art energy storage systems. Ric was a seed and series A investor in Onshape and MarkForged and led the North Bridge software and 3D investing practices. North Bridge was the original Series A investor in several of the companies that have changed the 3D and CAD/CAM landscape including SolidWorks (acq. by Dassault Systemes), ProtoLabs (NASDAQ: PRLB), SpaceClaim (acq. by Ansys) and Revit (acq. by Autodesk).
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KEYNOTE April 12 | 9:45am – 10:30am The Future of Metal AM: Delivering on the Promise
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 April 12 | 4:30pm – 5:15pm New Ideas in 3D Printing
Christopher F. Gerstle, Esq. Co-Founder, Osiris Biomed 3D, LLC Graduating as an engineer from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Mr. Gerstle went on to obtain a law degree and ultimately pursued a career as an intellectual property attorney, where he built on his engineering and technical background to advise numerous technology startups. Retired from the public practice of law, Mr. Gerstle is the co-founder of Osiris Biomed 3D, LLC, a biomedical company that plans to offer 3D-printed patient-specific implants, models and cutting guides that are made in real-time from patients’ own medical scans using proprietary software.
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MEDICAL TRACK April 11 | 11:45am – 12:30pm 3D Medical Printing for Natural Disaster and Military Applications
Theodore Gerstle, MD Co-Founder, Osiris Biomed 3D, LLC Graduating as an engineer from the United States Military Academy at West Point, Dr. Gerstle then entered the Army as an active duty Armor Officer. After his service, he completed medical school and went on to train in Plastic Surgery at Harvard Medical School. As an inventor and biomedical consultant, he co-founded Osiris Biomed 3D, LLC. ‎Dr. Gerstle also operates a plastic and reconstructive surgery practice, which gives him a unique hands-on approach to medical applications for additive manufacturing.
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MEDICAL TRACK April 11 | 11:45am – 12:30pm 3D Medical Printing for Natural Disaster and Military Applications
Rachel Gordon Technology Analyst, IDTechEx Rachel Gordon has a BA in Natural Sciences and first-class MSci in Materials Science and Metallurgy from Cambridge University. Her master’s project focussed on manufacturing and testing novel, sustainable, photovoltaic materials. She has also worked on projects including sustainably synthesising graphene from glucose in Cambridge University Engineering Department, developing deposition techniques for organometallic thin films at the University of Goettingen, and researching lead-free piezoelectric ceramics at the University of Technology in Hamburg. She now works at IDTechEx, conducting detailed examinations of the technologies, materials, markets and applications of 3D Printing.
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METAL TRACK April 12 | 11:00am – 11:45am Opportunities in 3D Printing of Metals 2015-2025
Christopher Higgins Attorney, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Chris Higgins is a patent attorney who has developed a global reputation as an authoritative source on 3D printing and intellectual property. He has been a featured speaker at 3D printing events around the world, educating the 3D printing community on innovative solutions to capitalize on 3D printing intellectual property. Chris’ background in electrical engineering and his work experience in the medical device and electronics design fields, provide him with a unique skillset and insight into the 3D printing market. His 3D printing practice at Orrick includes advising startups and established 3D printing companies on all aspects of patent law, including prosecution, litigation, and portfolio management. Chris also partners with the Orrick’s Technology Companies Group to assist 3D printing clients in growing their businesses and capitalizing on market opportunities in the 3D printing sector.
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BUSINESS TRACK April 12 | 4:30pm – 5:15pm New Ideas in 3D Printing
John Hornick Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, L.L.P. John has been a counselor and litigator in the Washington, D.C. office of the Finnegan IP law firm (one of the large IP firms in the world) for over 30 years, where he has litigated close to 100 IP cases. John founded Finnegan’s 3D Printing Working Group and advises clients about how 3D printing may affect their businesses. John frequently speaks and writes on 3D printing and has been recognized as a thought leader in this space. He is the author of a popular book, 3D Printing Will Rock the World, which has been called a “must-read” offering “rare insight into how 3D printing is redefining what can be designed and manufactured.” His articles have been published at www.3DPrintingIndustry.com, in the Journal of 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing, where he serves on the Editorial Board, and in Wired Innovation, and he writes a column for 3D Printing World. He was the only IP attorney selected by the U.S. Comptroller General Forum on Additive Manufacturing (which is the basis of a report to Congress). John is a juror for the International Additive Manufacturing Award.
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WORKSHOP April 10 | 11:15am – 1:15pm Workshop 3: 3D Printing State of the Art: Industrial
BUSINESS TRACK April 12 | 3:45pm – 4:30pm 3D Printing and the Future (or Demise) of IP
Jonathan Jaglom Chief Executive Officer, MakerBot Jonathan Jaglom is the chief executive officer with MakerBot, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd., and a global leader in the desktop 3D printing industry. At MakerBot, Jonathan oversees the corporate direction and strategy for MakerBot’s global operations including sales, marketing, technology and products, with a focus on strategy, leadership, innovation and customers. Jonathan has been in the 3D printing industry for the majority of his career and prior to his role with MakerBot, spent ten years with MakerBot’s parent company Stratasys as general manager of Stratasys Asia Pacific and Japan and in several roles within Objet, which also merged with Stratasys in 2012. He was appointed chief executive officer of MakerBot in February 2015. While at Stratasys APJ, Jonathan managed the overall operation pertaining to Stratasys in Asia, including strategy and growth, reporting directly to the CEO. His key objective while at Stratasys APJ was to lead a successful distribution model with more than 50 channel partners in 15+ countries and to ensure a leading and sustainable growth of the 3D printing business in the region. Under his leadership, the company’s business expanded significantly, laying the foundation and solidifying an infrastructure to support further growth. During his tenure, sub-regional entities were set up in Singapore, Korea, Beijing and India to capture the fast-growing opportunities. He also led several successful acquisitions in the region, which fueled revenue growth and led an overall average year-over-year increase of more than 50 percent. Jonathan started his career at Objet in 2005 as the regional manager of East Europe and also was vice president of Global Sales Operations, a role in which he led the global channel enablement efforts, setting up a channel development structure and succeeding in ramping up more than 250 channel partners worldwide after the merger between Stratasys and Objet. In his other capacities as business manager of Customer Support (2009 – 2010), marketing director for Europe (2007 – 2008) and territory manager of Eastern Europe (2005 – 2007), Jonathan played an important role in formulating strategic alliances and setting up a 3D printing ecosystem in Europe. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Humanities (Literature and History, majoring in Philosophy of Language) from Tel Aviv University (Magna Cum Laude), and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) Degree from Northwestern, Kellogg Business School of Management.
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KEYNOTE April 11 | 1:30pm – 2:15pm The Future of 3D Content
Igal Kaptsan VP Product Management, SOLIDWORKS Igal has over 20 years of experience building software products to serve large and growing markets. Igal was the co-founder and CEO of myCustom3D which was acquired by Dassault Systems late 2014. Igal joined Dassault to continue and work on the consumer personalization offering as the VP of product management, 3DVIA Make. Prior to myCustom3D Igal was the VP Product Definition at PTC, overseeing the design of the CAD product suite. At his position with PTC and with Bentley before, he led the definition of two of the leading Design tools in the market. Igal holds a B.Sc in Mechanical Eng. from Ben-Gurion University, Israel.
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BUSINESS TRACK April 12 | 9:00am – 9:45am Growing Retailer Revenue through Personalized Products
Leslie Oliver Karpas CEO & Founder, Metamason Leslie Oliver Karpas is passionate about revolutionizing the world of design through 3D technology. His career has combined elements of architecture, robotics, machine vision, holography, and industrial design; leveraging 10 years of experience with 3D printers, manufacturing engineering, and the use of smart geometry for the creation of complex one-off structures built with mechanized fabrication equipment. His work includes UX design at zSpace, designing theaters for Cirque Du Sole, and sculpture engineering for Turning winning artists Anish Kapoor and Jeff Koons. He has also heavily influenced by the medical legacies of his late father and grand father, the President of the American Diabetes Association and inventor of the sequential birth control pill, respectively. This has culminated in the creation of the medical device startup Metamason, where he leverages this experience with 3D technologies to create uniquely customized, user-oriented products via their ‘Scan Fit Print’ platform. The flagship product of which is Respere: on-demand, patient specific CPAP masks via 3D scanning & printing which are perfectly ergonomic, beautiful, and personalized. Also noteworthy, Les is a perennial speaker at conferences in the 3D space, evangelizing his design philosophy: Meta-Moderism, a design philosophy for the 3rd industrial revolution which ties 3D scanning, printing, and smart geometry to modernist pedagogy.
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MEDICAL TRACK April 11 | 4:15pm – 5:00pm Formation to Funding: Conversing with Metamason on Launching a Successful 3D Printed Healthcare Start-Up
Greg Kowalczyk President, Additive Orthopaedics LLC Greg Kowalczyk has spent over 20 years in the medical device industry in the areas of product development, marketing and business development. He currently is the President of Additive Orthopaedics LLC., an early stage foot and ankle orthopaedics company developing innovative medical device solutions from the power of 3D printing. He formed the Company in May of 2015. Mr. Kowalczyk started his career in the medical industry in 1996 with Aircast, Inc., as an engineering intern, where he remained for 5 years. He has held marketing and product management positions at Stryker, Integra Life Sciences, and The Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation. Mr. Kowalczyk has been a founder or a co-founder to three medical device start-ups which includes Prodigy Medical, Prodigy Group, and Proception Medical. He was also the VP of Marketing and Business Development at Nextremity Solutions Inc., a foot and ankle orthopaedic start-up, where he was the first employee and instrumental in their early success. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and a M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from NJIT.
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KEYNOTE April 12 | 9:45am – 10:30am The Future of Metal AM: Delivering on the Promise
Adam Kushner Founding Principal, KUSHNER Studios/D-Shape Enterprises ADAM KUSHNER is the founding principal of KUSHNER studios, an architecture and design practice. Mr. Kushner’s design background stems from his formal education at Rensselaer [BARCH 1986] and Cornell University [MARCH 1994]. As a Design Studio Instructor at Cornell Mr. Kushner’s interest in teaching was nourished and he continues to remain close to academia. He lectures often to various agencies, institutions and organizations on a range of topics and has been well published in professional journals as well as TV, video, internet and print media. He is consistently invited to serve as juror and guest speaker at many universities. He has held teaching positions at Pratt University in their Graduate School of Architecture, and as an adjunct Professor at NJIT and NYIT. Professionally, he worked for recognized New York and Boston based firms and has participated in winning national housing competitions prior to founding KUSHNER studios in 1994. His broadly based design firm has taken on a diverse range of work, incorporating commercial, institutional, residential and theoretical constructions. His practice has also grown to include the allied fields of Construction and hands on fabrication of many of the works designed. This practice became formalized in the formation of In House Group, a general contracting firm established in 2001. In House Group, originally intended to be the construction arm of his Design-Construction venture has flourished and has undertaken many large projects free from his Architectural Practice. It employs over 50 workers, sub trades and consultants.
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MANUFACTURING TRACK April 11 | 10:00am – 10:45am Castles in the Sand: 21 Century Mega-Scale 3D Printing Construction Applications
Jeremy J. Mao Edwin S. Robinson Professor of Dentistry & Co-Director, Center for Craniofacial Regeneration Columbia University Medical Center Jeremy J. Mao is currently professor at Columbia University and Edwin Robinson Endowed Chair. Dr. Mao’s research has been at the interface between stem cell biology and biomaterials. His research group has made several important discoveries in endogenous stem cells that are recruited into 3D printed biomaterials for the healing of tissue and organ defects, including a cover article in the Lancet. In addition, Dr. Mao’s work has been published in Nature Medicine, Lancet, Science Translational Medicine, Cell Stem Cell, etc. Dr. Mao has published over 260 scientific papers and proceedings, and written 2 books. Dr. Mao’s research has led to over 70 patents and establishment of 2 biotechnology companies. Dr. Mao has received a number of prestigious awards including Yasuda award, IADR Distinguished Scientist Award and Spenadel Award. Dr. Mao is consultant to funding agencies in the United States (NIH, NSF, DARPA), and over 18 other countries.
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MEDICAL TRACK April 11 | 2:15pm – 3:00pm 3D Printed Materials in Vivo: Healing by Endogenous Stem Cells
Oliver Mitchell
Partner, Mach 5 Ventures and Co-Chair, Frontier Tech Committee Oliver has been a investor and entrepreneur of emerging technologies for more than 20 years. As a partner of Mach 5 Ventures, Oliver advises and invests in early stage data-driven digital, hardware, and robotic companies. An example of recent exits have included Que Innovations, Ekso Bionics (OTCBB: EKSO), Locemia Solutions (acquired by Eli Lilly), and NovoCure (NASDAQ: NVSR). Oliver is also a chair of the Frontier Technology investment Committee of New York Angels, focusing on software innovations in the fields of autonomous mobility, robotics, IoT cybersecurity, computer vision, drones/emote sensing, data science, artificial intelligence, AR/VR and nano technologies.
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STARTUP COMPETITION April 12 | 11:45am – 12:45pm Frontier Tech Showdown
AJ Perez Co-Founder and CEO, NVBOTS AJ (Alfonso) Perez is the co-founder and CEO of NVBOTS, manufacturer of the world’s first fully-automated, cloud-connected 3D printer. AJ holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering ’13 and Masters of Engineering in Manufacturing ’14 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. AJ has developed and taught several classes during his career. Most recently, he co-developed the first graduate-level 3D printing class for the department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dedicated to inspiring young innovators nationwide and beyond, AJ now lectures at MIT in the new 3D Printing course and guest lectures at Stanford and BU on 3D printing. Further, in collaboration with Citizen Schools, AJ developed a team-based experiential 3D design and 3D printing class for 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students. AJ was also a teaching assistant for the MIT Gordon Engineering Leadership and an engineering design teaching assistant for the MITES program. Prior to NVBOTS, AJ worked as a strategy consultant in Boston and London.
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BUSINESS TRACK April 12 | 4:30pm – 5:15pm New Ideas in 3D Printing
David Putrino, PhD Director, Telemedicine and Virtual Rehabilitation, Burke Medical Research Institute David is a physical therapist with a PhD in Neuroscience. He has worked clinically in both private practice and hospital environments before moving to the United States to study computational neuroscience at Harvard Medical School and MIT. He then accepted a post-doctoral fellowship at New York University, designing prostheses for Brain Machine Interface devices. I am currently an Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, and the Director of Telemedicine and Virtual Rehabilitation at Burke Medical Research Institute. In this position, he works to develop low-cost and accessible healthcare solutions for individuals in need of better healthcare accessibility. He consults for Red Bull High Performance, using state-of-the-art technology to monitor and enhance athlete performance. Finally, he is also the “Chief Mad Scientist” of Not Impossible Labs, a group that crowd-sources accessible technological solutions for high-impact humanitarian problems.
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MEDICAL TRACK April 11 | 10:00am – 10:45am 3D Printing for Research and Social Good: Technology for the Sake of Humanity
Magnus René CEO, Arcam Group Magnus René is CEO of the Arcam Group, Mölndal, Sweden. Arcam Group provides cost-efficient Additive Manufacturing solutions for production of metal components primarily for the aerospace and medical industries. Arcam offers EBM systems through Arcam AB in Sweden, powder metals through AP&C in Canada and implant contract manufacturing through DiSanto in the U.S. Mr. René has previously been head of operations at Micronic Laser Systems in Stockholm, a manufacturer of advanced lithography equipment for the semiconductor industry. He holds an M Sc in Electrical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology.
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KEYNOTE April 11 | 11:00am – 11:45am Metal Additive Manufacturing – It’s here. It’s not just hype. It’s in planes. It’s in bodies. It’s in production!
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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WORKSHOP April 10 | 11:15am – 1:15pm Workshop 4: Generating Better Lattice Structures
Clifford Sarkin COO & CFO, Metamason Attorney-turned-entrepreneur, Cliff thrives on the pace and diversity of start-up life. He’s passionate about Metamason’s mission — to bring more perfect, scan-to-fit medical products to market. Prior to moving to Los Angeles to join Metamason, Cliff served as General Counsel and Director of Operations for VideoSurf Inc, a computer-vision startup based in San Mateo, CA. Cliff was instrumental in negotiating an $80MM acquisition by Microsoft. Subsequently, Cliff served as General Counsel and Director of Operations for Duda Inc., a DIY website platform for small business, located in Palo Alto, CA. Additionally, Mr. Sarkin received his JD from Harvard Law is licensed to practice law in California and North Dakota.
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MEDICAL TRACK April 11 | 4:15pm – 5:00pm Formation to Funding: Conversing with Metamason on Launching a Successful 3D Printed Healthcare Start-Up
Zack Schildhorn Partner, Lux Capital Zack is a Partner with Lux Capital, based in the Firm’s New York office. Zack has been working with Lux since 2006, focusing on marketing, operations, and investments at the intersection of the digital and physical worlds. Zack led Lux’s investment in Shapeways, SOLS Systems, Moment and Latch and has worked extensively with a number of Lux portfolio companies including Transphorm, Kurion, and Siluria. Before joining Lux, Zack worked as an expedition photographer on the Colorado Plateau. He created his own curriculum at Cornell University to study materials science and business entrepreneurship, graduating in 5 years with a B.S. in engineering and an MBA. Zack is a regular contributing editor for Forbes and has been an invited speaker and guest lecturer at Cornell University, Drexel University, NYU, and the University of Pennsylvania.
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STARTUP COMPETITION April 12 | 11:45am – 12:45pm Frontier Tech Showdown
Jonathan Schwartz Co-Founder & CPO, Voodoo Manufacturing Jonathan is the co-founder and CPO of Voodoo Manufacturing, a NYC-based tech company that offers fast, affordable, high-volume 3D printing. Jonathan has an extensive background in 3D printing and design, starting with his time spent at Harvey Mudd College studying engineering. During his senior year, Jonathan co-founded Layer By Layer, a company that made key software innovations in desktop 3D printing, enabling the first seamless “click-to-print” workflow. Layer By Layer was Y-Combinator funded and was acquired by MakerBot in February of 2014. After some time at MakerBot, Jonathan joined Body Labs as the Director of Products, to help make software which allows computers to understand human shape and pose. All in all, Jonathan’s path has been one focusing on mass customization and the ways in which it can be realized through software and hardware.
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MANUFACTURING TRACK April 11 | 3:30pm – 4:15pm High-Volume 3D Printing
Scott Sellwood Founder & Head of Partnerships, Source3 Scott is passionate about bringing content creators and consumers together in profitable, licensed partnerships. Prior to joining Source3, Scott lead YouTube’s music publishing licensing operations. He worked directly with the world’s biggest music brands while establishing programs that leveraged YouTube’s scale to generate royalties for songwriters of all levels. Prior to YouTube, Scott was the Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Rights Flow, a music licensing and royalty service provider acquired by Google in 2011. Scott entered the music industry as an artist, touring North America and Europe for a decade in critically-acclaimed indie bands. Generating value from one’s creative work is, therefore, near to Scott’s heart. He began his professional career as an environmental attorney at Farella Braun + Martel, where he advised Fortune 500 manufacturing, technology and bioscience companies.
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SPONSORED SESSION April 11 | 3:00pm – 4:00pm Sponsored Session with Source3
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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KEYNOTE April 12 | 9:45am – 10:30am The Future of Metal AM: Delivering on the Promise
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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BUSINESS TRACK April 12 | 1:45pm – 2:30pm The Cloud Infrastructure of the 3D Printing Industry
Oren Tepper Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center Dr. Oren Tepper is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He has particular expertise in adult and pediatric craniofacial surgery (specialized surgery of the face, nose, and underlying bone structure). He is Director of Aesthetic Surgery, and Director of the Craniofacial Surgery Program at Montefiore Medical Center, and an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Tepper completed his plastic surgery training at the world-renowned Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center. He is an invited speaker speaker at national and international meetings, and an author of over fifty textbook chapters and journal articles, Dr. Tepper is recognized as a leader in the field. Dr. Tepper’s early pioneering work on 3D imaging, 3D printing, and stem cell therapy to reverse age-related damage, have earned him a number of awards from national plastic surgery organizations.
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MEDICAL TRACK April 11 | 3:30pm – 4:15pm Using 3DP in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
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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WORKSHOP April 10 | 4:30pm – 6:30pm Workshop 7: Toy Design and Beyond: How 3D Printing is Changing Everything
Tuan TranPham 3D Printing Evangelist for 12+ Years 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 April 12 | 3:45pm – 4:30pm Metal 3D Printing Insights: Past, Present and Future
Anarghya Vardhana Senior Associate, Maveron Anarghya Vardhana is a senior associate at Maveron’s San Francisco office. Prior to entering the world of venture capital, Anarghya worked for several startups in product management roles, including the early founding teams of fin-tech and health-tech companies. She also expanded her product experience to the non-profit and developing world through her work for Ushahidi, where she was a product manager and led user experience research across South America and East Africa. Previously, Anarghya held various roles at Google, leading operational teams and focusing on international expansion of the AdWords Express product. Anarghya was also an investor at Rothenberg Ventures, where she focused on investments in consumer, media, and frontier technology companies. At Maveron, she brings her passion for the intersection of cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence to existing mass consumer experiences, identifying these opportunities in the Bay Area and beyond. Anarghya is a board observer for Booster Fuels. Anarghya earned a BS is Science, Technology, and Society from Stanford, with a focus on math and computer science. She’s passionate about investing, diversity in tech, marathon training, eating paleo, and her lifelong mission to get more women involved in technology.
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STARTUP COMPETITION April 12 | 11:45am – 12:45pm Frontier Tech Showdown
Dr. Mike Vasquez Founder, 3Degrees Dr. Mike Vasquez is a 3D Printing expert specializing in pushing the boundaries of advanced 3D printing technology. He is the Founder of 3Degrees, a Chicago-based consulting company focused on helping organizations maximize their investment in the technology. He has worked side-by-side with some of the top machine manufacturers, material producers and end users in the industry, consulting with them to identify novel applications, test new materials, and develop frameworks to maximize R&D efficiency and boost ROI. He completed his PhD in Additive Manufacturing at Loughborough University and received both his Bachelors and Masters from MIT in Materials Science and Engineering. Recently he published a best practice guide titled How to Make 3D Printing Work for You and Your Business.
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WORKSHOP April 10 | 9:00am – 11:00am Workshop 2: How to Successfully Adopt 3D Printing Technologies
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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WORKSHOP April 10 | 9:00am – 11:00am Workshop 1: You First: Manufacturing, IP and the 3D Printing Disruption
Mark Walluk Mechanical Design & Analysis Engineer, Golisano Institute for Sustainability, Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is a large private university in Upstate New York that is home to a wide array of additive manufacturing technologies. As a staff engineer at RIT, Mr. Walluk has been involved in the design, build, test, and use of additive manufacturing processes including direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) and laser engineered net shaping (LENS). Mr. Walluk has been working in the areas of sustainability and sustainment at RIT since 2007. His areas of active research include: sustainable production, product remanufacturing, fuel cell systems, building and manufacturing energy systems, and asset health management. His project work includes collaborations in product and process design with many companies, and in technology development and deployment with organizations supporting Department of Defense ground, sea, and air systems. Prior to RIT, Mr. Walluk spent years in product development and testing at General Dynamics, and also has experience in advanced product research and design at United Technologies.
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Metal Track April 12 | 4:30pm – 5:15pm 3D Printing for Aerospace Applications
Peter Weijmarshausen CEO, Shapeways Peter Weijmarshausen is the CEO and Co-Founder of Shapeways, the world’s leading 3D printing service and marketplace. Prior to Shapeways, Peter was the CTO of Sangine, where he and his team designed and developed satellite broadband modems. Peter was also 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. Peter was born and raised in the Netherlands and moved to New York in 2010.
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KEYNOTE April 12 | 2:30pm – 3:00pm Digital Manufacturing and The Next Industrial Revolution
Terry Wohlers Principal Consultant and President, Wohlers Associates, Inc. Terry Wohlers is the founder, principal consultant, and president of Wohlers Associates, Inc., an independent consulting firm that was launched 29 years ago. Wohlers and his team have provided consulting assistance to more than 240 organizations in 24 countries, as well as to 150+ companies in the investment community. He has authored 400 books, articles, and technical papers and has given more than 125 keynote presentations on five continents. Wohlers has twice served as a featured speaker at events held at the U.S. White House. He has appeared on many television and radio news programs, including NPR, CBS Radio News, Bloomberg TV, CNBC, MSNBC, Fox Business, Australia’s Sky News, and China’s CCTV. For the past 20 years, Wohlers has been a principal author of the Wohlers Report, an annual worldwide publication focused on additive manufacturing and 3D printing. It has served as the undisputed industry-leading report on the subject for two decades.
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KEYNOTE April 11 | 5:00pm – 5:45pm The Next Frontier in 3D Printing
James Wolff CEO, D-Shape Enterprises A successful entrepreneur, James Wolff has been involved with many startups which are pushing the boundaries of technology forward. James is the C.E.O. of D-Shape Enterprises, a global company producing the mega scale concrete 3D printer systems for construction, infrastructure, and defense applications. James is also the C.E.O. of Body By Print Holdings L.L.C., developing a 3D printing system using 3D printing sustainable fabrics for the retail, commercial, institutional, and military sectors, promising to make obsolete traditional laundry paradigms. James is also the co-founder of Deep Space Industries, which is developing advanced cubesat technology to produce Bit-coin nodes in orbit to beam down the block-chain across the globe without necessitating existing internet service, and is developing advanced 3D printer technologies for space colonization and asteroid mining.
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MANUFACTURING TRACK April 11 | 10:00am – 10:45am Castles in the Sand: 21 Century Mega-Scale 3D Printing Construction Applications
Spencer Wright Independent Researcher, Metal Additive Manufacturing Spencer Wright is a product manager, blogger, and researcher living in NYC. His work in metal AM has been featured in The Wohlers Report, Develop3D, Metal-AM Magazine, and on pencerw.com. He serves as VP of Product at nTopology, a maker of lattice design & optimization software.
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METAL TRACK April 12 | 9:00am – 9:45am Product Development for Metal Additive Manufacturing: An Applied Overview
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 April 11 | 4:15pm – 5:00pm Application of 3D FDM Printing Material

PROGRAM CHAIRS

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 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.
Sessions
KEYNOTE April 12 | 3:00pm – 3:30pm The Death of Manufacturing
BUSINESS TRACK April 12 | 4:30pm – 5:15pm New Ideas in 3D Printing
Bunny Ellerin President, NYC Health Business Leaders
Inside 3D Printing New York Medical Track Chair
Bunny Ellerin is a senior healthcare executive who is passionate about driving change in our current system. Over the past two decades, she has amassed a track record of building and leading extraordinary healthcare organizations – many from launch. The diversity of her experiences, which has included healthcare delivery, life sciences (pharma and medtech) and digital health, has given her a broad-based knowledge of the entire ecosystem. Bunny is a prolific writer and speaker, and is frequently invited to present her POV at industry conferences. Currently, Bunny splits her time advising clients through Ellerin Health Media (EHM) and running NYC Health Business Leaders as its president. As an experienced general manager, with a particular expertise in marketing, Bunny helps clients with product strategy, market entry, business development, strategic communications and digital marketing. Her clients are typically small-to-mid-sized firms in digital health, healthcare services, healthcare delivery and communications/advertising. Most recently, she has been working with Onsite Dental as its Chief Marketing Officer. NYC Health Business Leaders (NYCHBL) is a professional community that Bunny co-founded with Dr. Yin Ho in 2009 to build a healthcare ecosystem in the tri-state region. The organization fosters collaboration across sectors and brings together the best minds to discuss important issues and spur innovation. NYCHBL holds quarterly events on cutting-edge topics and counts nearly 3,000 senior executives within its network. Bunny received a BA in Political Science from Columbia University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Hod Lipson Prof. of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University in NYC
Inside 3D Printing Conference Chair
Hod Lipson is a professor of engineering at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and a co-author of the award-winning bestseller “Fabricated: The New World of 3D printing”. His work on self-aware and self-replicating robots, food printing, and bio-printing has received widespread media coverage including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Time, CNN, and the National Public Radio. Lipson has co-authored over 250 technical papers and speaks frequently at high-profile venues such as TED and the US National Academies. Hod directs the Creative Machines Lab, which pioneers new ways to make machines that create, and machines that are creative. For more information visit http://lipson.mae.cornell.edu.
Stewart Quealy Director of Content, Rising Media Stewart curates the Inside 3D Printing conference and oversees the programs for RoboUniverse and Virtual Reality Summit. 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.