A career highlighted with successful progression from FMCG marketing and key account retail management through to board level Chair. The establishment of 3 companies ranging from traditional retail and distribution to cutting edge consumer technology within the on-line and mobile sectors.
On-going personal C-Level development highlighted by wide experience covering all critical areas of business including strategy, business development, leadership and finance. This skill set has been successfully demonstrated both in the establishment of new businesses and their core structures allowing growth and success.
Key Performance Areas: C-Level success in business commercialisation across the Asia Pacific. The linking and development of partners focusing on long term value creation. Global consulting services including distribution, joint ventures, equity, strategic planning and cultural application.
Managing teams of staff globally and remotely. Providing high levels of leadership, guidance, support and performance based metrics. Providing applied business development entry strategies and sales targets for a wide number of different digital clients. A balanced and weighted approach to daily business decision making.
Recent consulting focus on social networking trends both in digital publishing and monetization. OTT, streaming and on-demand content packaging and licensing within the media sector. Guiding clients including National Geographic and ABC across the North Asian markets. Media experience in content multi-channel publishing.
More recently as the founding Chairman for VGW, it began with the writing of the pre-launch business plan through to the sourcing of a world class board. We created a global cloud based start-up raised over $10m in funding, it currently is a public unlisted company. VGW operates in a highly regulated online gambling sector requiring strict governance, oversight and company policy.
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Lecturer in Industrial Design
Dr Kaja Antlej is a designer and academic interested in human-centred design, 3D technologies and museum/heritage interpretation. She is Lecturer in Industrial Design at the School of Engineering, Deakin University. Kaja has a Master’s Degree in Industrial Design and a Doctoral Degree in Museums and Heritage Studies. In the Master thesis (2008) she explored the use of 3D printing and 3D scanning in a new product development from a creative perspective, her PhD project (2013) was about 3D technologies and their application for enhancing engagement of museum visitors. She has been in the 3D printing industry since 2006, when she started to work for a Z Corporation (now 3D Systems) distributor for the South-East European Region. In 2014, she participated a four-month entrepreneurship training (ESF) at the Regional Development Agency of the Ljubljana Urban Region. She was a New Media Consortium Horizon Report 2015 and 2016 Museum Edition Expert Panel Member. As one of the eCult Ambassadors, she was a facilitator between the technology and museum sectors, involved in theeCultValue project (EC FP7). In 2015, Kaja completed her Endeavour Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research, University of Canberra. She is a member of the D2.2 working group of the ViMM - Virtual Multimodal Museum EU-funded project (Horizon 2020).
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Dr Sam Canning is one of the first Industrial Designers to graduate with a PhD in creative practice Additive Manufacturing. His specialist area is the relationship between craft practice and technology. He is. Senior Lecturer at Griffith University.
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3D Print Specialist
Ben J Darling is a 3D Print Specialist for Konica Minolta -- the premier reseller for 3D Systems 3D printing technology. Ben has worked in the industry for 7 years with suppliers such as 3D Systems, GeoMagics, SolidWorks, Concept Laser, and Stratasys. Ben’s long history spans over every major 3D Printing technology available -- metal, SLA, SLS, MJP, CJP, Figure 4, PolyJet, and FDM. Today Ben works with the wider sales team at Konica Minolta to consult with clients across Commercial, Corporate, Education and Government sectors to help identify opportunities for companies and organisation to implement the right software, the right materials and right additive manufacturing technology which they go on to use to produce products with the properties and performance they require.
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Lab22 additive manufacturing centre
Dr Daniel East. Director CSIRO’s Manufacturing. Lab22 is CSIRO’s open access metallic 3D printing lab. In order to facilitate the take up of 3D printing to industry. CSIRO has purchased 6 different types of industrial quality metallic 3D printers for local companies to make parts on and build a business case before purchasing their own equipment. Daniel is a metallurgist with experience in material and process development. Daniel has worked on projects in the automotive, aerospace, consumer electronics and medical fields. Daniel specialises in working with light alloys including Magnesium, Aluminium, Titanium and Bulk Metallic Glasses
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Daniel Flood lead The Edge, a digital technology and conm
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Professor of Law and Society
John Flood is Professor of Law and Society at Griffith University. His work explores the variety of innovative practices impacting Law in the twenty-first century and their influence on the development of society.
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Professor of Additive Manufacturing
Ian Gibson is Professor of Additive Manufacturing at Deakin University and has been working in this field for around 25 years. He is most well-known for being editor of the top-ranking Rapid Prototyping Journal, published by Emerald, as well as co-author of the best-selling text Additive Manufacturing Technologies: 3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping and Direct Digital Manufacturing published by Springer. He is a vocal supporter of the use of 3D Printing for medical interventions and recognises the need for changes in the industry to allow more people to benefit from this in the future.
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Science Leader of Biobased Polymers and Chemicals
Dr Florian Graichen is Science Leader for the area of Biobased Polymers and Chemicals at Scion (the New Zealand Forest Research Institute). Scion is developing advanced biobased products through modification and engineering of biopolymers and chemicals. This includes agile, modular and mobile processing such as 3D printing and customized extrusion approaches. Key to success is the ability to match biobased materials with performance requirements of innovative products. Before joining Scion, Dr Graichen worked as commercial manager for the chemistry unit of VITO (Flemish independent research and technology organisation) and as senior scientist and commercial manager for various manufacturing units within CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation – Australia).
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Byron Kennedy is co-founder and CEO of SPEE3D, a high-speed, metal 3D printing company in Melbourne, Australia. He leads the business strategy and vision, in addition to bringing vast experience from the manufacturing industry and understanding the challenges manufacturers face.
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Institute Manager of IPAS
University of Adelaide
Piers is the Institute Manager of the Institute for Photonics & Advanced Sensing (IPAS) at the University of Adelaide. Internationally recognised for exploring and performing cutting edge light and sensing related technology research, Piers leads innovative research projects with significant local and global applications through Direct Metal Additive Manufacturing. He moved to South Australia from the UK, where he was the Commercial Manager of the Centre of Industrial Collaboration, Institute of Pharmaceutical Innovation (IPI). The IPI is a centre of excellence in pharmaceutical research, based at the University of Bradford, UK. With significant experience delivering medical advancements through technology, Piers provides unique insight on how organisations can better incorporate Additive Manufacturing, form stronger institutional and industry partnerships to generate greater value and greater impact in the community.
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Professor of Integrated Product Design
University of Technology Sydney
Jennifer Loy is Professor of Integrated Product Design at the University of Technology Sydney. She has a background in industrial design education and design for manufacture in the UK and Australia. Her research focuses on digital fabrication, in particular 3D printing, and its impact on design and practice. Jennifer has been an invited speaker around the world on designing for 3D printing. Her research collaborations and supervision work across disciplines, applying design and 3D printing as a transformative technology in diverse situations, from commercial practice and industrial applications, to digital fashion design, humanitarian logistics and medical modeling.
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Business Manager for Medical applications
Maddie McIntyre is Business Manager for Medical applications at Materialise Australia. Materialise incorporates 27 years of 3D printing experience into a range of software and services, across various sectors, which together form the backbone of the 3D printing industry.
With a background in Biomedical Engineering and extensive experience in patient-specific devices for a broad range of surgical specialties, Maddie has an intimate understanding of the medical applications of 3D printing. Together with Materialise, an industry pioneer, Maddie is excited to contribute her expertise on the power of patient-specific surgical planning and 3D printing to the medical community in Australia. She hopes to bring access to 3D technology to hospitals across Australia, enabling local innovation and ultimately driving forward the quality of patient care.
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University of Technology Sydney
James Novak is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Technology Sydney, and has been involved in 3D printing for many years. He is most well known for his full-size 3D printed bicycle, which was exhibited around the world including the Red Dot Design Musuem, and he has won numerous international awards for his research. James' PhD focused on 4D Products, and he is interested in the next generation of truly smart devices that will redefine the relationship between people, products and their environment.
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University of Technology Sydney
Berto’s design research revolves around non-traditional or practice-oriented design research where my focus is on the application of emerging and traditional methods to the design and development of new approaches to complex form making. Operating within the context of small batch production in Australia where the emphasis is to economically engage with complexity in object design.
Berto’s designs have been cited in both local and international design journals and his work has been exhibited in design events both locally and internationally.
Berto is senior lecturer and Associate Head, School of Design at the University of Technology Sydney.
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University of Technology Sydney
Tim Schork is a Professor at the University of Technology Sydney in Architecture. He specialises in digital fabrication technologies, such as robotics and innovative construction methods.
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Engineering Integration Leader
GE Additive Manufacturing
In November of 2014, Chris was named Section Manager for Additive. In this role, he enabled a team to develop and test the A-CT7 engine, certify the LEAP fuel nozzle, create an additive heat exchanger team and further develop additive applications for multiple other programs. His teams also created and generated over 50 patents in 2016 alone. Chris also led the engineering function during the acquisition of Concept Laser and Arcam in 2016. In October of 2016, Chris became the Engineering Integration leader for GE Additive. Chris has stood up a team to accelerate additive adoption across GE and to provide engineering consulting outside of GE.
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Clinical Orthotist and Managing Director
Ken Shaw is a Clinical Orthotist and Managing Director of Orthokids, a Melbourne based company specialising in Children's Orthopaedic bracing and cranial remoulding helmets. Ken began his professional career as a Clinical Orthotist at the Royal Children’s Hospital in 1992. He worked at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Alfred Hospital in progressively senior clinical positions until moving to his current role as co- owner / Managing Director of Orthokids in 2003. Ken manages a daily patient load together with driving strategic management responsibilities at Orthokids
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Julian Sing is a well-known 3D Printing researcher and technical officer who has been involved in the development and production of leading 3D Printed designs featured in books and exhibitions worldwide. Julian's background at Freedom of Creation provided him with expertise in the technology across platforms.
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Benoit is a 3D printing entrepreneur with a unique track record in the service bureau industry. He founded Singapore’s first 3D printing service bureau in 2011 and grew it to be the largest in Asia and exclusive i.materialise partner by 2014. Since then, he has been advising companies - from startups to multinational corporations - on their 3D printing transformation as well as co-founded Fabnami, the most advanced 3D printing automation software platform, and holding leadership roles in 3D Hubs and Ultimaker.
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John is a passionate advocate for the adoption of additive manufacturing and Industry 4.0. Drawing on almost 30 years’ experience in design and manufacturing using various CAD/ CAM software and multi-axis CNC Machine centres he has a unique insight into traditional versus advanced manufacturing. For the past 5 years he’s worked for Objective3D, an Australian owned company 100% focused on additive manufacturing and Platinum partner for Stratasys and Desktop Metal along with supplying Concept Laser and Artec 3D Scanner solutions for designers, educators, manufacturers, government and research organisations.
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Sales Director Asia-Pacific
Jack Wu has been with EOS GmbH since 2010, first as General Manager of EOS Electro Optical Systems (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., where he helped set up the China branch and operations in 2013. Jack is currently the Sales Director for Asia-Pacific since October 2017. Prior to joining EOS, Jack had more than 10 years of sales, marketing, and product management experience at various US based multinational companies focused on delivering integrated factory automation solutions, including Computer Integrated Manufacturing system (CIM), Manufacturing Execution System (MES), automated material handling system, process control solutions for the High-Tech manufacturing industries, including Semiconductor, Flat Panel Display, LED and PV Solar industries.
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Manufacturing Innovation Manager
Matthew Young is the IMCRC Manufacturing Innovation Manager. IMCRC is an organisation tasked with the transformation of Australian Manufacturing through Industry led research in partnership with Australian Universities and CSIRO. Matthew has 26 years industry experience in manufacturing and research and development. Including 17 years in Aerospace sector including 14 years at Boeing and most recently he was Chief Engineer Materials and Process technology at Jiangsu Hengshen Co. Ltd., China’s largest vertically integrated carbon fibre composites materials manufacturer. He holds an Engineering degree in Metallurgy (Honours) from UNSW and a Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Engineering from Monash University.
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