Speakers

The full list of speakers for Inside 3D Printing Asia-Pacific will be announced shortly.

William J. 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.
October 1 | 15:00 - 15:45 3D Printing: IP and the Law
Dr. Virginia Cha Chief, Research Practice, National University of Singapore Virginia Cha is an active researcher, educator, mentor, and angel investor in Singapore's entrepreneur ecosystem after 32 years of executive management in technology companies, with previous roles as founder and CEO of venture-funded, hi-tech companies in Singapore and China with successful exits on NASDAQ and HKSE. Virginia's research interests are in entrepreneur decision-making and shanzhai innovation models, and have written multiple teaching cases on these subjects. She is an active educator in entrepreneurship and teaches at multiple institutions in Singapore: "Technopreneur", a National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF) course at ISS; "New Venture Creation" course at Fudan University; multiple MBA entrepreneurship courses at INSEAD. In addition, she is an active mentor and angel investor to early stage startups, with focus in technology ventures at INSEAD, NUS, and SMU. She is also the chairperson of her own investment holding company with R&D office complex at Tsinghua Science Park in Kunshan, Jiangsu province, PRC. Virginia earned her Ph.D. in Innovation from the National University of Singapore and her B.S. in Information Computer Science from the University of Hawaii. She started her career as a systems programmer at Burroughs Corporation in the U.S. in 1980. She has lived and worked in Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, and multiple cities in the U.S. She is also the Co-Author of the book Asia's Entrepreneurs: Dilemmas, Risks and Opportunities.
October 2 | 13:00 - 14:00 Funding 3D Printing Start-ups in Asia (Part 1 of 3)
October 2 | 14:00 - 15:00 Funding 3D Printing Start-ups in Asia (Part 2 of 3)
October 2 | 15:00 - 15:45 Funding 3D Printing Start-ups in Asia (Part 3 of 3)
James Chan Founder and CEO, Silicon Straits James Chan is founder and CEO at Silicon Straits, an innovation tribe in Asia Pacific that is building a better platform for designers, engineers & entrepreneurs to get together, be inspired, make things and start or grow companies. Silicon Straits has offices in Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City, and investments and partners in North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific. James started Neoteny Labs with its General Partner Joi Ito in Dec ’09, managing a US$5M venture fund that invests between US$50K to US$500K in early-stage technology startups in Asia and the US. Since May 2010, Neoteny Labs has made 24 investments in the United States and Asia Pacific. James renamed Neoteny Labs to Silicon Straits in Nov 2012. Prior to Silicon Straits and Neoteny Labs, James honed his craft at Walden International, Infocomm Investments and Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, with a broad range of experiences in economic development, investment promotion, business development, operations and venture capital, in the fields of Technology, Media and Telecommunications. In his spare time, James enjoys fatherhood and photography, and pens his thoughts on his blog at www.motochan.com. James was awarded a full overseas scholarship by the Singapore Government in 2000, and after completing 2 and a half years of military service in an Armored Battalion, spent 4 years in the US to graduate with Bachelors from Carnegie Mellon in 2005 with Double Major in Electrical & Computer Engineering and Engineering & Public Policy, and from Stanford in 2006 with Masters in Management Science and Engineering.
October 2 | 13:00 - 14:00 Funding 3D Printing Start-ups in Asia (Part 1 of 3)
October 2 | 14:00 - 15:00 Funding 3D Printing Start-ups in Asia (Part 2 of 3)
October 2 | 15:00 - 15:45 Funding 3D Printing Start-ups in Asia (Part 3 of 3)
Roger Chang CEO, Pirate 3D Roger is the CEO and co-founder of Pirate3D. A graduate of the NUS School of Business, he started Pirate3D with his cofounders in 2012. Based in Singapore, Pirate3D designs and produces affordable and easy-to-use consumer 3D printers. The company managed to raise US$1.438 million on crowdfunding site Kickstarter with their flagship product, the Buccaneer.
October 2 | 15:00 - 15:45 Consumer 3D Printing and the New Pirated Product Economy
Patrick CHIA Seow Leng Director, Design Incubation Center NUS Born in Singapore and educated in Industrial Design in Australia, Patrick Chia is a designer whose work has been exhibited and represented in galleries in Paris, New York, Los Angeles, London and Tokyo as well as being published extensively by major international design journals. His practice sees him taking on diverse roles such as designer, educator, artist and curator for both private and public projects. Concurrent to his design practice, Patrick is also the founding director of the Design Incubation Centre at the National University of Singapore. The Design Incubation Centre is a design research laboratory which investigate and develop new tools and processes with the aim of expanding the possibilities of design practice. As a research probe, it focus on identifying new design domain that have impact on human, societal and economic needs. Recently, the book “Design Incubator: A Prototype for New Design Practice” written by Patrick was published by Laurence King Publishing, UK. The book documents DIC’s design research, process, and philosophy.
October 1 | 14:00 - 15:00 Design and Innovation in 3D Printing
UDay Co Founder and Partner, Tenshi Peak UDay has over 25 years of experience in diverse businesses and multiple geographies.. He has has held Senior Management Global and Regional roles in diverse industries such as Oil & Gas, FMCG / Distribution, Branded Retail / Fashion. His experiences encompass MNCs as well as Entrepreneurial, Family owned businesses and Private Equity / Venture Capital. He brings an invaluable insight for startups & nurturing businesses in various stages of 'business life cycle'. UDay has built and led teams across geographies / markets - in Asia Pacific (Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore), Middle East (Saudi, UAE, Oman), Europe (Netherlands) & was a prominent team member that negotiated & established a large Joint Venture in Nanjing with Nanjing Provincial government in China. He is active in Private Equity and Venture capital industry and leads optimization of share holders' value generation, by supporting, coaching the management team of the companies. He has performed Merger & Acquisition transactions ,divestments and successful integration of acquired operations. Currently UDay is supporting & mentoring Entrepreneurs from Singapore Management University (SMU) & also an Entrepreneur in Residence @ INSEAD, Singapore. He is also an Executive Member of the Business Angels Network of South East Asia (BANSEA). He is a Chartered Accountant, CIMA (UK), Chartered Company Secretary and a Singaporean.
October 2 | 13:00 - 14:00 Funding 3D Printing Start-ups in Asia (Part 1 of 3)
October 2 | 14:00 - 15:00 Funding 3D Printing Start-ups in Asia (Part 2 of 3)
October 2 | 15:00 - 15:45 Funding 3D Printing Start-ups in Asia (Part 3 of 3)
Olaf Diegel Professor of Mechatronics, Massey University, New Zealand Professor Olaf Diegel is an educator and a practitioner of engineering product development with an excellent track record of developing innovative solutions to engineering problems. Olaf is both an educator and a practitioner of engineering product development with an excellent track record of developing innovative solutions to engineering problems. In his role as an academic at Massey University in Auckland, he teaches students about product development and mechatronics and is widely published in the areas of additive manufacturing, product development, mechatronics and predictive health systems. In his consulting practice he develops a wide range of products for New Zealand and International companies. Over the past 10 years he has developed over 50 commercialized new products including innovative new theatre lighting products, security and marine products and several home health monitoring products. He has received numerous New Zealand and International product development awards, and helped to firmly put New Zealand on the world innovation map. Olaf’s personal interests include guitar making, theatrical lighting, music (50s and 60s Rock & Roll) and his dumb, but loveable, Cocker Spaniel (Atom).
October 1 | 11:00 - 12:00 3D Printing: A Bridge Between Engineers and Innovation?
James Evans Consultant, Tilleke & Gibbins James Evans, a UK-qualified lawyer, is a consultant with the Tilleke & Gibbins intellectual property group. James handles infringement matters in relation to all types of IP, with particular expertise in patent litigation (e.g. in the pharmaceutical field, in which he has acted for large pharmaceutical companies in litigation against generics companies), trademark infringement/passing off, copyright infringement, and alternative dispute resolution. James also has experience in media-related matters, having advised several international broadcasting and media companies on such subjects as advertising, broadcasting, online marketplaces, and file-sharing. James has carried out mediations both at the Department of Intellectual Property and at Thailand’s Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Court on patent and copyright matters. He also acts for a wide range of international and local clients in IP enforcement, such as civil actions in court and enforcement work with Thailand’s police force and Customs. In addition, James has significant experience in trademark and patent portfolio management at both the national and international level. He has also handled IP matters in Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Cambodia. James began his career in law in the UK, where he worked on reported patent and trademark infringement matters in the UK High Court and Court of Appeal. He qualified in the UK as a lawyer (Solicitor of England & Wales, 2002) and has been working on IP matters in Bangkok since 2004. In 2010, James was recognized as one of the top 250 life sciences patent litigators worldwide by Intellectual Asset Management’s IAM Life Sciences 250.
October 1 | 16:15 - 17:00 Legal Protection of 3D Work and Its Various Stages of Production in Asia
Ranjit Singh GILL MBBS (Malaya), FRCS (Edinburgh), FRCS (Glasgow), AM (Malaysia), Fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery (Louisville, USA) Dr Ranjit Singh GILL is a graduate of University Malaya Medical School. Following his graduation in 1988, he underwent further surgical training both locally and abroad. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow, United Kingdom. Having completed his training in orthopaedic surgery, he then pursued his sub- specialization training in Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery. This included training at Department of Hand & Microsurgery at General Hospital Kuala Lumpur, University of Louisville & Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand & Microsurgery, Louisville, Kentucky, USA and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. He received his Fellowship in Hand & Microsurgery from the University of Louisville and Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand & Microsurgery in 1996. Upon his return to Malaysia in 1996, Dr GILL was appointed Consultant Hand Surgeon at the Department of Hand & Microsurgery, General Hospital Kuala Lumpur. He is also a Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Hand Surgery at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and University Malaya. He started his private practice in 1998 at Pantai Medical Centre and in 2003 set up Malaysia’s first Hand and Microsurgery Unit in the private sector. Dr. GILL is currently Clinical Director of the Upper Limb Division at Kuala Lumpur Sport Medicine Centre and Clinical Director of the Hand & Microsurgery Unit at Pantai Hospital, KL.
October 1 | 16:15 - 17:00 Medical Image Based Enginnering – Orthopaedic Application
Jonathan Jaglom General Manager, Asia Pacific & Japan, Stratasys Jonathan Jaglom is the General Manager of Asia Pacific and Japan, responsible for the overall operation pertaining to Stratasys in Asia, reporting directly to the CEO. The role is to lead a successful distribution model with more than 50 channel partners in over 15 countries, and to ensure a leading and sustainable growth of the 3D printing business in the region. Jonathan started his career in Objet in 2005, as the Regional Manager of East Europe. He grew the business from a mere $100K revenue stream to a cumulative $10M one during the three years. Jonathan then took the challenge of the newly established role of European Marketing Manager and he helped formulate alliances and develop partner network within the 3D printing ecosystem across Europe. In 2008, Jonathan became the Business Manager of Customer Support, managing and owning the P&L of Customer Support worldwide. Customer Support is one of the most successful teams in Objet and the work proved extremely insightful in the intricacies of the business model. In the next three years after 2009, Jonathan was promoted to Vice President of the Global Sales Operations department and led the team to become a pivotal player and a crucial element in ensuring channel enablement with over 250 partners was successful. In 2012, Objet and Stratasys merged as a new entity and became public on Nasdaq under the symbol of SSYS. Jonathan was promoted to the General Manager to head the entire Asian operation. Jonathan holds a Bachelor Degree in Humanities (Philosophy, Literature and History) from Tel Aviv University (Magna Cum Laude). He holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) Degree from Northwestern, Kellogg Business School of Management. Jonathan currently resides in Hong Kong.
October 1 | 14:00 - 15:00 The Future for 3D Printing in Asia
October 2 | 9:00 - 9:40 3D Printing – The Future is Now
Chevy Kok Chief Technology Officer, 3D ClassWorks Pte Ltd Chevy Kok is the Chief Technology Officer of 3D ClassWorks Pte Ltd, based in Singapore. 3D ClassWorks is a company that specializes in the development of innovative educational programmes to excite students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) and design based subjects. 3D ClassWorks aims to promote engineering literacy in the classroom, and mould students to become 'imagineers' of the future. Through these innovative programmes, 3D ClassWorks managed to train more than 25,000 students in Singapore in the past 6 years.
October 2 | 11:00 - 12:00 Moulding “Imagineers” with 3D Technology
Hanyang Leong Co-Founder, Funbie Studios Hanyang is the co-founder at Funbie Studios, which organizes the Singapore 3D Printing Meetup for folks interested in experimenting, sharing, and learning about 3D Printing. With the vision of educating and making 3D Printing more accessible to the future generation, he is also embarking on a new venture called Minds N Hands, that aims to introduce a structured 3D Modeling and Printing course to schools. To further spread the awareness of 3D printing, Funbie Studios has also works with various organizations and events such as the Shapeways, NUS Design Incubation Centre, ITE Central, Singapore Mini Maker Faire and TEDx@Singapore Management University.
October 1 | 10:00 - 11:00 Building 3D Printing Communities
Thiam Chye Lim Associate Professor, National University of Singapore Assoc Prof Lim Thiam Chye is presently a Senior Consultant, Head of Division of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery at the National University Hospital ( Singapore ) and an Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore. Assoc Prof Lim completed his advanced surgical training ( JCAST ) in 1994 and had his Cranio-facial fellowship in Australia and Switzerland in 1992 / 1993. Assoc Prof Lim has more than 20 years of surgical experience since serving as a registrar in the Division of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery in NUH. His clinical and research interest includes regenerative medicine for bone, skin and fat. Assoc Prof Lim has a wide range of publications, to date he has more than 66 publications in various medical Journals. Assoc Prof Lim is involved in the development and training of a navigational system for Craniomaxillofacial Surgery. He also holds membership of several professional societies in Plastic Surgery and is involved actively with the AO foundation as a past Chairman AO CMF Asia-Pacific board and is presently a member of the AO CMF Clinical programme research committee as well as the AO Academic Council.
October 2 | 13:00 - 14:00 Reconstructive Surgery and 3D Printing
Sean Looi Operations Manager, Creatz3D Sean Looi is the operations manager at Creatz3D Pte Ltd, the authorized distributor for Stratasys’s 3D printing systems and materials as well as Materialise™ Magics Rapid Prototyping Software in Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam. Creatz3D Pte Ltd is also a subsidiary brand of Hong Chek Company Pte Ltd, the leading supplier for jewellery and industrial equipment in Asia. Despite majoring in MSc Finance, Sean’s growing interests in 3D printing eventually lead him to be approached with the opportunity to distribute 3D printing systems.
October 1 | 16:15 - 17:00 3D Printing Development in Asia
Wim Michiels CEO, Materialise Malaysia and Executive Vice President, Materialise NV Wim Michiels graduated as a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Catholic University of Leuven in 1992. After finishing a research project at the university, he traveled for a while throughout South-East Asia and went on to live in Surinam and Thailand, where he pursued his ideals to contribute to development collaboration. Wim now works with Materialise since 1999, first as international sales manager for the Materialise prototyping service bureau, then as General Manager Asia Pacific, operating out of the Materialise Malaysia branch office. In 2006 Wim returned to the company’s headquarters, to start a new assignment as Division Manager for Materialise’s Software division. Since 2011 he became Executive Vice President to the company, focusing mainly on business development. Finally, Wim came back to Malaysia in September 2012 to become CEO for Materialise Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. and to further support the Asian market as corporate VP. He is passionate about Additive Manufacturing technology, and sees it as a company mission and a personal target to bring game changing technology to as wide an audience as possible for a better and healthier world.
October 1 | 13:00 - 14:00 Setting Up 3D Printing Production Environment in Industrial Scale
October 1 | 14:00 - 15:00 The Future for 3D Printing in Asia
Kelvin Ong Founder and CEO, FocusTech Ventures Kelvin is the Director of Focus-Tech Holding, a private investment firm with business interests in early to growth stage opportunities across Southeast Asia and China. He is also the founder and CEO of FocusTech Ventures, an appointed incubator under the Interactive Digital Media Programme Office’s (IDMPO) i.JAM Reload Scheme, and leads the firm’s investment activity in startups spanning both enterprise and consumer customers, around digital media, web, mobile, data and new generation hardware. He co-founded T.Ware, a haptics technology company that engages in the design, manufacture and distribution of sensors and haptic-enabled devices for therapy, personal communication and gaming. Kelvin is currently an advisor at Soft Ventures, as well as angel investor, mentor and director at several internet and software firms. Having started his career as a project engineer for the Seksun Group, a leading hard disk drive component maker in the region, he went on to drive the company’s strategic investment and business development efforts in China, Thailand and Malaysia that culminated in a $295 million exit in 2007. Kelvin holds a BA degree from the National University of Singapore and an MBA in Finance and Strategy from the Nanyang Business School.
October 2 | 13:00 - 14:00 Funding 3D Printing Start-ups in Asia (Part 1 of 3)
October 2 | 14:00 - 15:00 Funding 3D Printing Start-ups in Asia (Part 2 of 3)
October 2 | 15:00 - 15:45 Funding 3D Printing Start-ups in Asia (Part 3 of 3)
Dr. Phil Reeves Managing Director, Econolyst Ltd Dr Phil Reeves is the managing director of Econolyst Ltd, a global Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing consultancy & research firm based in the UK. Phil has worked in the field of AM/3DP for nearly 20-years, having gained a PhD in the subject from Nottingham University (UK) in the mid 1990’s. Since this time, Phil has worked in a number of AM related roles including R&D, business development and corporate strategy, before establishing Econolyst in 2003. Econolyst advises both additive manufacturing systems vendors on future business & technology strategy, and technology users on the business benefits of AM adoption. Econolyst have worked on a diverse range of projects to integrate AM into sectors from healthcare to warfare, computer gaming to consumer goods, and from recreation to education. Econolyst also acts as advisors on AM/3DP to a number of financial institutions, hedge funds and venture capital partnerships, in addition to government agencies around the world. Econolyst contains a multidisciplinary team of consultants, engineers, researchers, and supply chain professionals - all focused on the AM/3DP economy.
October 1 | 14:00 - 15:00 The Future for 3D Printing in Asia
October 2 | 11:00 - 12:00 3D Printing a Healthy World
Avi Reichental President and CEO, 3D Systems Avi Reichental has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of 3D Systems NYSE: DDD since September 2003. Under Avi’s leadership, 3D Systems’ emerged as a global 3D content-to-print leader that is redefining and shaping how we design, produce, consume and live our lives. Through his passion to democratize the ideation-to-production process, the company has evolved and expanded its business model from a supplier of 3D printers to a provider of end-to-end solutions that are transforming entire industries by empowering professionals and consumer worldwide to create and make. Prior to joining 3D Systems, for more than twenty-two years, Avi served in various senior executive positions with Sealed Air Corporation NYSE:SEE a leading provider of food safety and security, facility hygiene, and product protection solutions worldwide, most recently as Corporate Officer, Vice President and General Manager of Sealed Air’s Shrink Packaging business. Avi is a passionate maker and community service leader. He is the recipient of the regional 2011 E&Y entrepreneur of the year award, two Innovator Awards and holds 25 U.S. patents. His activities include several non-profit board memberships including NCOHF: America’s ToothFairy, frequent speaking engagements in various entrepreneurship organizations and participation in several Harvard Business School Case Studies. Avi currently serves as faculty co-chair of the Additive Manufacturing Program at Singularity University.
October 1 | 9:00 - 9:40 Morning Keynote: Manufacturing The Future
Lawrence Schrank Managing Director, Catalysis Group As an international technology strategist, Lawrence Schrank has worked for three decades in bringing together people, ideas, and financing to create new enterprises. He focuses on marketing alliances; venture financing and international strategy in the areas of 3D computing, visual processing, and interactive technologies. Schrank has served as Director of Industry Relations at the Center for Design Visualization at UC Berkeley and served for several years as Senior Technology Consultant to United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) China. He has advised organizations including Samsung, Silicon Graphics, Spatial Systems, Malaysian United Industries and The United Nations Development Programe (UNDP). Lawrence was one of the first employees of CYRA Technologies, an early developers of commercial 3D LIDAR technologies in the mid 90’s The Founder and Chairman of 3DBiometrics Inc, he wrote the first patent application on utilizing volumetric based 3D for human recognition. More recently he founded SaferKidz, offering 3D facial scanning and biographical information for children, all integrated into a web based parental controlled environment. The critical information can be quickly distributed in the event of an emergency. This program was implemented by the US Army. Lawrence also serves as a senior consultant advising developers of advanced 3D facial recognition technologies as well as shape recognition applications focusing on counter IED solutions. His early work was in hardware engineering, design and development at Sperry Univac, Beckman, Digital Equipment Corporation, JPL/NASA, Lockheed Corp., and Xerox PARC.
October 1 | 16:15 - 17:00 The Future Outlook on 3D Scanning in 3D Printing
Ajay Sharma Founder & CEO, Kloneworld Ajay Sharma is the Founder & CEO of Kloneworld, a Singapore company that is on a mission to spread joy using your look-alike Klones. Kloneworld creates Mass Personalisation technologies for education and entertainment. They use 3D printing to make consumer products. Kloneworld has put up their first 3D Studio at Jurong Bird Park (a popular tourist destination) and has opened the first store in India for customised 3D printing products. Before starting Kloneworld in 2012, Ajay spent 13 years in the financial services industry. As an investment banker at Morgan Stanley, research analyst at CLSA and then a partner at Flowering Tree Investment Management. He graduated in pharmacy from IIT -BHU and MBA from IIM Ahmedabad. He loves to play Tennis, Cricket and Golf and lives in Singapore with his wife and two daughters.
October 2 | 13:00 - 14:00 Funding 3D Printing Start-ups in Asia (Part 1 of 3)
October 2 | 14:00 - 15:00 Funding 3D Printing Start-ups in Asia (Part 2 of 3)
October 2 | 15:00 - 15:45 Funding 3D Printing Start-ups in Asia (Part 3 of 3)
Maltesh Somasekharappa Head - Business Strategy, Wipro Infrastructure Engineering Maltesh Somasekharappa is the Head of Business Strategy at Wipro Infrastructure Engineering which is in the business of hydraulic cylinders, aerospace and defense and other infrastructure development. He has over 12 years of strategy and business research background and is constantly looking to help his organization adapt the best of technology. Currently he is involved in experimenting new materials, processes and 3D designs through various institutions and organizations. He also leads a team of experts who are developing functional aerospace components that are manufactured using Additive Manufacturing technology. Maltesh holds a masters degree from London School of Economics, UK.
October 1 | 11:00 - 12:00 Metal Printing in the Aerospace Industry
Benoit Valin CEO, Prototype Asia Benoit holds degrees in Mechanical, Computer and Electronic Engineering as well as in Mathematics and Biology. After nearly a decade of experience in technology development in the pharmaceutical industry, Benoit co-founded Prototype.Asia, one of Asia’s largest 3D printing service provider and Singapore’s leading rapid prototyping house. Through Prototype.Asia, Benoit’s primary focus is on developing applications for 3D printing and implementing them into traditional business sectors as means of accelerating product R&D and driving innovation forward.
October 2 | 16:15 - 17:00 The Industry of 3D Printed Services
Collin Wilkerson Managing Director, Western Tool & Mold Ltd Born in the United States and raised in Hong Kong, Collin Wilkerson is the founder and Managing Director of Western Tool & Mold Ltd (WTM), a Hong Kong based company specialized in tooling and molding, providing “Total Plastic Solutions” to the Aerospace, Medical, Electronic, Industrial and Specialty Industries. Prior to the establishing WTM, Collin was managing the operations as Operations Manager in Dongguan at Hip Lick (Lee’s) Plastic, where he shortened manufacturing lead time by 20% and reduced reject rate by 30%. With the attitude of “doing the impossible,” Collin was promoted to Vice President, Hong Kong in 2002 and further grew the business through his methodical and innovative approach, resulting in the doubling of revenue. With a deep-rooted passion in engineering, Collin set up his own company, WTM, in 2004, introducing value stream engineering and work flow management to customers and resulting in time, cost and rejects reduction. WTM currently serves customers from all over the world with a wide spectrum of products. Collin holds a Bachelor Degree in International Economics and Finance from University of California Sonoma. He holds a Master of Arts (MA) Degree (International Economics and Finance) from Claremont Graduate University and Drucker School. Collin currently resides in Hong Kong.
October 1 | 10:00 - 11:00 Additive Manufacturing for the Aerospace Sector
Terry Wohlers Principal Consultant and President, Wohlers Associates, Inc. Terry Wohlers is principal consultant and president of Wohlers Associates, Inc., an independent consulting firm he founded 27 years ago. Through this company, Wohlers has provided consulting assistance to more than 190 organizations in 23 countries. He has authored nearly 400 books, articles, and technical papers and has given 100 keynote presentations on five continents. He has been interviewed by Bloomberg, The Economist, Forbes, Fortune, USA Today, and many others, and has appeared on several television and radio news programs. In 2007, more than 1,000 industry professionals from around the world selected Wohlers as the #1 most influential person in rapid product development and additive manufacturing.
October 1 | 14:00 - 15:00 The Future for 3D Printing in Asia
October 2 | 10:00 - 11:00 Global Market Update
Clement Zhihan Zheng Designer Clement is a Singaporean designer. He graduated from the industrial design programme at the National University of Singapore in 2012, with first class honours. To Clement, design is not merely a profession, but rather a way of looking at the world around him. His work often employs mathematics and algorithms, and he operates frequently within the intersection of design, craft, and industrial fabrication. Since graduation, Clement has been practicing design independently, while teaching industrial design at his alma mater. He is particularly passionate about communicating the role computational logic can play within design.
October 1 | 15:00 - 15:45 3D Printing and Generative Design

Co-Chairs

Ian Gibson Associate Professor, Engineering Design and Innovation Centre, National University of Singapore Ian Gibson is Associate Professor in the Engineering Design and Innovation Centre, National University of Singapore. He has been working with 3D Printing for more than 20 years, when it was called Rapid Prototyping. He is responsible for a number of initiatives aimed at promoting and supporting 3DP research and development. He co-founded the Rapid Prototyping Journal, which remains the primary research publication in the field. He co-established the Global Alliance of Rapid Prototyping Associations, which provides leverage for 3DP-evangelists around the world. He has published widely, including 50 top journal papers, 3 books and more than 20 book chapters. He is probably most proud of the Additive Manufacturing book published through Springer that has been adopted by course managers in many universities. In NUS, he is very happy to be part of the recent initiatives that are set to springboard the industry into a major force and is looking forward to the exciting years ahead.
October 1 | 14:00 - 15:00 The Future for 3D Printing in Asia
Ari Honka Co-founder, 3dprintingindustry.com During his career Ari has been involved with several industries and he has more than 15 years of senior level experience in the mobile telecoms, entertainment and media sectors. His most notable achievement was the co-founding of Player X Ltd in 2004, a mobile media publisher focused on the creation and distribution of entertainment content to mobile operators and online distribution channels globally. During his stay in Asia for the past five years, he has continued his entrepreneurial activities and has set up new technology start-ups. Ari is now keenly following the 3D printing industry from the inside out.
Eetu Kuneinen Co-founder, 3dprintingindustry.com Eetu comes from online business background with a passion for disruptive technologies. Following the stock markets closely, 3D printing came into the picture three years ago, and was there to stay! Eetu is stationed in Asia, following the journey of 3D printers closely and bringing the news from that part of World. Eetu holds a BBA degree and is currently studying MBA, major in Finance.

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