Chang-Jun Bae Senior Research Scientist, Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS) Dr. Bae is a senior scientist in Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS), which is a government funded research institute. Prior to joining to KIMS, Dr. Bae was a research scientist at Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), located in Silicon Valley, and MIT, developing new ways of manipulating the properties of ceramic active materials. His previous research achievements of additive manufacturing (AM) and Li-ion battery were featured on the several media: Economist, MIT Technology Review, Ceramic Tech Today. Dr. Bae earned his Ph.D. in Material Science Science Engineering from University of Michigan, M.Eng from Seoul National University, and B.Eng (Hons) from Sungkyunkwan University, Korea. He is a co-author on 18 journal publications and a co-inventor on 11 issues and pending patent application for Additive Manufacturing and Li-ion battery.
Tyler Benster General Partner, Asimov Ventures 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.
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.
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.
Sungkwon Choi Professor, Dept. of Industrial Design, Korea Polytechnic II College The speaker attained his Bachelor’s degree in Product Design from Seoul National University of Science &Technology in 1989. He performed research on product design practice and design strategy management plan in LG Industrial Systems in 1996. He attained his Master’s degree in Product/Transportation Design from Hongik University Graduate School of Industrial Art in 2003. Currently, he is a assistant professor at the Dept. of Industrial Design, Korea Polytechnic II College and a Ph.D. student at the Design &Craft (Industrial Design) Dept., Hongik University. He is the co-founder and CTO of 3DCONNECTION, the first Korean 3D printing design technology consulting company established in 2013. His major interests are development of product design and educational models for 3D printing and additive manufacturing (AM). He is the author of “Industrial Designers’ Guide for Rapid Prototyping” (Hyejiwon Pub., 2010). He also works as a consultant, lecturer, and writer on 3D printing related design technology.
Lionel T. Dean Founder and Creative Director, FutureFactories Product Artist Lionel T Dean has been exploring the creative potential of digital design and manufacturing technology for over a decade and is at the forefront of 3D printing in Art and Design. In 2002 he founded FutureFactories, a studio focused exclusively on 3D printing technologies and computational design methodologies which combine Computer Aided Design (CAD) with computer programming. These tools allow the creation of virtual meta-designs which have the ability to evolve and mutate over time and offer a potentially infinite stream of one-off solutions.
Bryan Dow Executive Director, Investment Banking, Mooreland Partners Bryan is an Executive Director at Mooreland Partners based in the Silicon Valley office. Bryan joined Mooreland in 2013 and has over a dozen 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. Bryan leads the firm’s efforts in 3D printing, completing several notable transactions in the sector. 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. Previously, Bryan was also a member of the Technology Investment Banking Group at Needham & Company. Bryan holds a B.S. in Finance and Management Information Systems from the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University.
Geoffrey Doyle 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.
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.
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.
Sung-Yoon Jung Managing Director, InssTek Jung was granted a bachelor’s degree in international relations at Seoul National University in 1992. After finishing his mandatory military service, Jung had carved out a career as an expert in various fields of marketing and sales while working at IBM in Seoul for 10 years and at Microsoft in Seoul for another 10 years. In addition, he completed the Client Executive Program at the London Business School in London, UK in 2015, and he is a highly-experienced and capable strategist who has outstanding and exceptional ability in marketing. InssTek brought in Sung-Yoon Jung in order to improve and expand business seriously in June, 2015. Since he embarked on forming new organization for marketing and sales, InssTek has been transformed into a full-scale business organization and was able to bring about successful reforms in numerous industrial customers with the DMT technology, coming in for a lot of competition with rival firms from Europe and America in global metal additive manufacturing arena.
Min-Cheol Kang Executive Director, 3D Printing Research Organization Dr. Kang studied materials engineering at Pusan National University in Korea. He received his Ph.D. on the topic of light weight alloys in 1997. He worked for the weight-saving research about automotive and electronics parts. Kang is pleased that an effort is being made to promote the additive manufacturing concerned with the fabrication of metallic powder, sand casting, investment casting, and application for weight-saving method. Currently, he is also the convener of ISO TC79/SC5.
Mingu Kang CEO and Co-Founder, ARIS Technology Mingu Kang is the CEO and Co-Founder of ARIS Technology, a US-based company that offers fully automated robotic inspection systems using 3D scanning technology. Outside of ARIS, he is passionate about growth investing, where he has led angel investments for early-stage manufacturing technologies or principal investments for middle market companies. Prior to ARIS, he was a strategy consultant at Avondale Strategic Partners, driving Avondale to be named Inc.’s “fastest growing strategic advisory firm” in ’11 & ’12. Back in 2012, he was looking for opportunities to deploy enterprise software and data analytics in manufacturing, leading him to founding ARIS.
Kamlesh Kothari Founder, CloneMe Dr Kamlesh Kothari is a dental, oral and maxillo-facial surgeon and a 3D printing enthusiast. His exposure to 3D printing came through his career in dentistry, where he offered 3D printed metal crowns (Metal Laser Sintered ) to his patients. He has been the head of department of dental and maxillofacial surgery at Apollo Hospital , which is the largest chain of tertiary health care in India. His passion for 3D printing took him to one of Inside 3D printing events at Singapore , where he was fascinated by the 3D selfie and this took the shape of a new brand , CLONEME, which is India’s first consumer segment 3D figurine brand , offering 3D miniatures of people as a lifestyle and gifting solution. Dr Kothari is a regular contributing author to online tech journals like Tech in Asia , Tech Story and Entrepreneur. He has an active Twitter handle dedicated to 3D printing. He is a speaker at various forums on 3D printing , focusing on consumer and medical segments of this field.
Emma Kwon Business Development Management, Materialise 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 took 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.
Byeong-Keuk Lee Founder and President, Carima Since Lee began 3D printing business in 2000, he has self-developed resin and DLP 3D printer using light cure resin. Carima exports its state-of-the-art products to 30+ countries all over the world now. Carima boasts of various products: Master EV (industrial 3D printer), DP110E (popular), im-j (professional 3D printer). In Europe, September 2015, Lee launched its innovative and highly-sensitive 3D printing technology with the fastest speed in the world, which can print 1cm per minute, 60cm per hour. Lee discusses with Japanese and European leading companies in chemistry, electronics, automobile, design and aviation about various cooperative measures. Lee was awarded a prize for the outstanding technology from the patent office, Korea government and academies. According to wohlers report published in 2015, Carima ranked 7th in terms of market share in Industrial System Unit Sales. Currently, Lee leads various government projects.
Chang-Woo Lee Managing Director of Gangwon Division, KITECH Changwoo Lee has been received a doctorate degree in materials engineering. His research is focused on 3D printing process with various metal materials, such as Ti, Ni, Co-Cr alloy, etc. Specially, he carried out the mission of making an optimum process condition of metal 3D printing as energy source like electron beam and laser beam. Various parts manufactured by 3D printing, like as artificial bone, molds, aerospace parts are requested to be confirmed their properties and reliability beforehand. His research has built up the data base of properties of products that is manufactured by 3D printing on various metal materials. Especially, he has made a pure Ti artificial cranial bone and successfully applied metal 3D printing technology to medical industry. He worked at AIST (Japan), at KIST (South Korea) and Georgia Technology Institute (US) as a follow and visit researcher. Currently, he continues his research at KITECH, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology, South Korea on the evaluation process of metal 3D printing.
Dongyub Lee CEO, Anatz Dongyub Lee is CEO at Anatz Inc. He is a mechanical engineer who can program software but design basis. He has a degree about graphic design, computer animation and 3D graphics and has run the IT company over the past 10 years related to Internet, UI and UX. He also has broadly career as a technical director of IT company, CTO, produce of broadcasting station, film company and consultant of game engine company. He is proficient in planning, design, 3D modeling, software development and mechanical engineering, etc. In the early 2000s, He made a mobile game and lauched ‘Hexa Gallery’; VR gallery. Also he is working as a maker, make furniture himself, enjoy cooking and create the leather craft as an expert and etc. Before starting Anatz Inc., he has run a ‘SPAM Lab’ workroom and media lab institute, and has worked at the media art work such as 3D printing, installation art, fashion, augmented reality(AR), visual special effects and so on. He combined making which is his hobby with IT which in his work and then he founded Anatz Inc. which is 3D printer manufacturing company. And he developed ‘AnatzEngine’ 3D printer series which user can make and remodel in person. He is a professor at Sogang University and a member of the korean delegation at world standards organization, ISO/ASTM in the field of Addtiver Manufacturing as 3D Printing.
Chan-Hum Park Chief of Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck surgery, Nano Bio Regenerative Medical Institute of Hallym University College of Medicine Chan-Hum Park graduated from Hallym Univsersity Medical School. He serves as chief of the department of Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery and Nano Bio Regenerative Medical Institute in Chunchon Sacred Heart Hospital of Hallym Medical Center. Park has studied the biomaterials for facial reconstruction such as Gore-Tex, Silicone, metal plate, absorbable fixation plate etc., for years. He developed the world’s 1st artificial tympanic membrane from silk fibroin and achieved the KFDA’s approval. In addition, tympanic membrane using silk fibroin was commercialized in 2012. Nowadays, he focuses on developing bio materials and bio inks for 3D printing using silk fibroin and is contributing to make the guideline of the 3D printed trachea scaffold for KFDA.
Kyu-Won Shim Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Yonsei university Professor Shim graduated Yonsei University College of Medicine and finished his neurosurgical training at Severance Hospital. He became a board certified neurosurgeon and his major is pediatric neurosurgery. He completed Neurosurgery MSc, PhD at Yonsei University. He has been doing a lot of effort into congenital anomaly, especially for craniofacial anomalies. Early 2000, he developed his own mold for cranioplasty with PMMA and polymer 3D printer. He enthusiastically involved and developed the custom made cranial implant with the introduction of Arcam to Korean medical market. His cranial implant, MCS cranial titanium implant, is the first 3D printing commercially available cranial implant in Korea. He is doing his best with his colleagues to extend and expand the medical 3D printing. He is active member of advisory board of 3D printing committee of KFDA and Korea Institute of Industrial Technology Evaluation and Planning.
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.
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.
Vincent Yang Technical Consultant, Materialise China Mr Vincent, Wanhu Yang, graduated with a Masters of Engineering from University of Southampton and worked in AM research before joining Materialise. He has been working at Materialise for almost 3 years. Mr Yang currently serves as the Technical Team Manager for Greater China and OEM Consultant. As the technical team manager for the Greater China Region, Mr Yang is leading a team of technical experts and project managers to deliver solutions that help 3D Printing OEMs to maximize their potential. As a Consultant for OEM business line, Mr Yang has been extensively involved in designing custom metal solutions for OEMs to ensure they keep competitive advantage in the market. Mr Yang is also involved in the technical core team of OEM business line where he plays a role in linking market needs with product and strategy direction of the OEM Business Line.
Yang Yihu President and CEO, ESUN Yang Yihu is the chairman of Shenzhen Esun Industrial Co.,Ltd. After graduating from Peking University with a major in Philosophy and a doctoral degree of business management from Wuhan University, he devoted himself to open innovative research. So far he has applied for 30 international and domestic patents as one of the main inventors. He is the Chairman of Guangdong low carbon bio-plastic industrial innovation alliance and vice chairman of Shenzhen Polymer Association. He is also vice president of the degradable professional committee in the China Plastics Industrial Association and worked in industrial management in the Hubei Provincial Petrochemical Industrial Department from 1988 to 1997, then worked as director and deputy general manager in Hubei Chemho Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd from 1997 to 2002. From 2002 till now, he worked as president and general manager in Shenzhen Esun Industrial Co.,Ltd. Yang Yihu is listed in Forbes Chinese science and technology pioneers in 2013 and was named one of the science and technology business leaders of Hubei province in 2014. He is awarded one of the 10 Most Influential People of China’s 3D Printing Industry in 2015.
Seok-Hwan You Founder & CEO, ROKIT Seok-Hwan You from ROKIT Inc. graduated from Korea University and majored in Industrial Engineering. After graduation, he began to work at Daewoo Motors and became the youngest executive director of European headquarter in Poland. After that, he joined one of the biggest multinational corporations, Tyco International PLC, and within two years, he became a vice president of Asia-Pacific Region. And he joined a bio-tech company, Celltrion Inc., in its early stage and he led this company to become the number one company in KOSDAQ, which is currently valued at 10 trillion KRW. Later, he founded ROKIT Inc., which strives to realize the culture that every shareholders and employees are equally respected. Now, ROKIT Inc. has become a leading company in 3D printing industry in Korea and it has won the prizes from TV Chosun, MBN, Dong-A ILBO. Recently, the company is stepping up to become a globally-competitive 3D printer company by launching its new product line-ups, INVIVO and STEALTH. In particular, INVIVO is the world’s first hybrid Bio-3D printer that prints elaborate three-dimensional scaffolds using medical-grade materials (for hard-tissues) and bio-inks (for soft- tissues) simultaneously and STEALTH is the world’s first printer that prints three different types of materials with just one nozzle with Android OS installed.
Nikolai Zaepernick Vice President, Head of Strategy & Business Development, EOS Nikolai Zaepernick is responsible for Strategy and Business Development at EOS – the world market leader for industrial 3D printing. He joined EOS early 2011. Before he worked for Siemens in various operational functions for more than ten years, most recently as head of strategy for the Division ‘Drive Technologies’. During his time at Siemens he also managed business in the ‘Motion Control Solutions’ and ‘Automotive Plant Engineering’ area. The watch industry has been the starting point in his professional life, working for Cartier in Switzerland. Nikolai is a mechanical engineer and holds a MBA degree.