Tracy Albert Managing Director, Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC Tracy Albert is a Managing Director with Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC (DCF). Prior to joining DCF, Tracy served as head of McColl Partners’ Los Angeles office. His experience includes advising middle-market companies on strategic alternatives. His industry experience includes telecommunications, consumer products, and a broad range of industrial businesses. Prior to McColl Partners, Tracy was a Managing Director at nationally recognized investment bank in Los Angeles. There, he formed and managed the Wealth Management Alliances Program, a partnership with the largest wealth management firms in the United States. Tracy also developed and managed a business-to-business network operating in over 30 domestic markets. Additionally, he co-founded a middle-market investment banking firm that specialized in mergers and acquisitions for privately held companies.
Chuck Alexander Product Manager of Additive Manufacturing, Solid Concepts Inc. 3D Printing (or Additive Manufacturing) has been in the media spotlight recently after more than 20 years of growth and development. Chuck Alexander has been involved in the industry since its early beginnings and has been a champion of its growth. After leaving Nebraska Christian College in 1982, Mr. Alexander immediately went to work as an application engineer writing programs for CNC machining equipment and developing CAD symbol libraries on a contract basis for various major aerospace companies in the Southern California area. Mr. Alexander joined 3D Systems as an Application Engineer in 1989 and quickly advanced to become the Product Manager for the company’s latest Stereolithography system, the SLA-500. The SLA-500 was to be the vanguard product for 3D Systems in the early 1990’s, and indeed proved to be largely responsible for doubling the company’s revenue in that time period. In 1994 Mr. Alexander joined Solid Concepts and spent 18 years as the P&L manager of the Additive Manufacturing department. His focus on reducing delivery time and costs while improving quality and adding the latest in Additive Manufacturing equipment has contributed to the continued growth and profitability of Solid Concepts. Chuck recently returned to marketing at Solid Concepts as Product Manager of Additive Manufacturing Products and is excited to embrace his role as an Evangelist for the industry.
Assa Ashuach Founder, Assa Ashuach Studio Assa Ashuach was born in Israel in 1969. Completed his BA at the Betzalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem and and his MA at the Royal College of Art in Ron Arad’s Design Products department in 2003. Assa Ashuach studio was established in London, focusing on Research and Consultancy within the progressive design and manufacturing. Assa has exhibited in different galleries and museums around the world; his work is included in permanent exhibitions and public collections. Some of his early work was bought by The Contemporary Art Society for the ‘Special Collection Scheme’ in London 2003. Assa’s OMI light for Materialse mgx is one of the first 3D printed products to be distributed to a mass market in 2004. Assa was invited to show at London’s Design Museum Tank and Atrium over the London design festival and Frieze art fair in 2005, he received the Design Museum and Esmee Fairbairn Foundation Award. Assa introduced the Osteon chair, the first chair to be designed using a combination of 3D tools and artificial intelligence, produced by EOS SLS the chair met all of the mechanical requirements while only using 1/3 of the anticipated material. Assa has co-founded Digital Forming ltd and UCODO ltd (User Co Design Objects), awarded government funding to develop his vision of embedded ‘open 3D products’ featuring the technology with a collection of 3D shape modifiable products at London’s Science Museum’s 100 years anniversary in 2009.
Dr. David L. Bourell Temple Foundation Professor, The University of Texas at Austin and Director, Laboratory for Freeform Fabrication Dr. David L. Bourell is the Temple Foundation Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. He is currently Director of the Laboratory for Freeform Fabrication. Dr. Bourell's areas of research include particulate processing with emphasis on sintering kinetics and densification, and materials issues associated with Laser Sintering (LS). He holds 9 primary patents dealing with materials innovations in LS dating back to 1990 and has published over 200 papers in journals, conference proceedings and book chapters. Dr. Bourell is a Fellow of ASM International and TMS, and he is also a lifetime member of TMS. In 2009, he received the TMS Materials Processing and Manufacturing Division Distinguished Scientist/Engineer Award. He has received two major conference career awards in additive manufacturing: the SFF Symposium FAME Award and the Portuguese VRAP Career Educator Award. Professor Bourell is a leading expert in advanced materials for Laser Sintering, having worked in this area since 1988. Dave was the lead author on the original materials patent for LS technology. Issuing in 1990, this patent has been cited by 150 other patents, and it represents the original intellectual property for mixed and coated powders for LS, including binders.
S. Scott Crump Chairman of the Board and Chief Innovation Officer, Stratasys Ltd. Scott Crump is the inventor of the 3D Printer. It uses Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technology. Scott, along with his wife, Lisa H. Crump, are co-founders of Stratasys Inc. Scott has served as the Chairman of the Board since Stratasys' inception in 1988. He continues as full-time Chairman and Head of Innovation for Stratasys Ltd. He has also held the position of company CEO and President from 1988 to 2012. He was also Chief Financial Officer from February 1990 to May 1997. From 1982 to 1988, Crump was co-founder and Vice President of Sales at IDEA, Inc., a public company, which later changed its name to SI Technologies, Inc. Mr. Crump is a mechanical engineer. He completed the Entrepreneurial Executive Management Program at UCLA’s Graduate School of Management.
Carl Deckard Polymer Scientist, Structured Polymers At the age of seven Carl Deckard set his sites on invention. He saw the need for 3D Printing while working a summer job at a manufacturing facility during the summer after his freshmen year (1981) in Mechanical Engineering at UT Austin. Deckard developed the concept for Selective Laser Sintering over the next two and a half years. Deckard developed Selective Laser Sintering at UT while earning a Masters (1986) and Ph.D (1988). Deckard co-founded DTM in 1987 and continued developing Selective Laser Sintering culminating in the launch of the SinterStation 2000 in 1993. Deckard was Assistant Professor at Clemson from 1993 to 1996. Deckard is currently a principal at Structured Polymers, a material development and manufacturing company.
Geoffrey Doyle CEO, Zip-Bit Geoffrey joined Zip-Bit in 2013 after moving to Silicon Valley from London to promote and accelerate 3D printing innovation in Silicon Valley. Geoffrey has over 10 years of experience as a venture capitalist at Percipient Capital in the UK where he activated over $50M of funding for technology businesses in software, IT and high-tech engineering. Since arriving in Silicon Valley, Geoffrey has set up SV Forum’s 3D Printing and Scanning Group, a monthly networking forum and is a regular speaker on 3D printing related technologies in and around Silicon Valley. Geoffrey has a degree in Mechanical Engineering as well as an MBA from the University of Manchester in the UK. Also trained as an Officer in Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, he was commissioned into the Royal Engineers, British Army where he served in the UK and Germany and completed an operational tour under SFOR in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Brian Evans Assistant Professor, Metropolitan State University of Denver Brian Evans is an artist working in electronic media and Assistant Professor of Art at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He is the author of Practical 3D Printers, 2012, and Beginning Arduino Programming, 2011, both with Apress Media. His work has been shown at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park, the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, and the University Art Museum at California State University, Long Beach. In 2009, Evans was a resident and contributor to the Grounding Open Source Hardware residency and summit at the Banff New Media Institute in Alberta, Canada. He received an MFA from California State University, Long Beach in 2008, and a BFA from Arizona State University in 2005.
Andrew Filo Inventor Andrew Filo has been an inventor based in Silicon Valley for the past 25 years, busily licensing his intellectual property to corporations for mass market sale. With education in engineering and medicine, Andy has focused his talents on the conceptualization and manufacture of several families of products for entertainment, oral care, and the toy industry with multi-million unit volumes. In recent years he begun applying consumer design thinking toward a variety of applications including jetpacks and other aerospace applications. He well-known across Silicon Valley and the Maker community for routinely using 3D printing for design, prototype, and final product applications.
Dave Flynn Senior Business Development Manager, Materialise Dave Flynn is the Senior Business Development Manager for Materialise. He has been in the additive manufacturing business for 26 years, and in that time has co-founded two large AM service bureaus which he operated for more than 20 years. Before joining Materialise, Dave was Director of On-Demand Parts Manufacturing at 3D Systems Corporation, focusing on process improvement and organizational consolidation of acquired businesses. Dave spent the first 6 years of his career at Baxter Healthcare Corporation, doing software development and systems integration in medical device manufacturing. Dave’s first experience with AM was at Baxter, leading the beta testing of stereolithography, the first commercially available AM technology. His continuous search for innovative applications of AM technologies has included consumer and commercial product prototyping and orthopedic implant and aerospace pattern production.
Mark Ganter Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington Mark A. Ganter, PhD graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1985. He is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington. He is a co-director of the Solheim Rapid Prototyping Lab which hosts the blog Open3DP. Mark is a co-advisor of the 3D printing student group --WOOF (Washington Open Object Fabricators). Professor Ganter’s research interests lie in the broad areas of applied computational geometry, solid modeling, and rapid prototyping. His main research activities focus on application of computational techniques to art, architecture, and engineering design/manufacturing problems. His current work focuses on 3D volume (voxel) space representations, object segmentation (including biological), wavelets representations of volume data as well as the development of new materials and processes for 3D printing and 3D printing systems (including ceramic, and glass printing materials).
Pablos Holman Futurist and Inventor Pablos is a futurist, inventor, and notorious hacker with a unique view into breaking and building new technologies. Pablos is consulting worldwide on invention and design projects that assimilate new technologies - making wild ideas a bit more practical and vice versa. He helped create the world's smallest PC; 3D printers at Makerbot; spaceships with Jeff Bezos; artificial intelligence agent systems; and the Hackerbot, a Wi-Fi seeking robot. Currently, Pablos is working for Nathan Myhrvold at the Intellectual Ventures Laboratory where a wide variety of futuristic invention projects are underway including a fission reactor powered by nuclear waste; a machine to suppress hurricanes; a system to reverse global warming; and a device that can shoot mosquitoes out of the sky with lasers to help eradicate malaria. Pablos is a respected and dynamic speaker. He has informed and entertained audiences at worldrenowned technology summits including United Nations, the World Economic Forum at Davos, The CIA, TEDx and DEFCON on invention, innovation, cyber security and the future of technology.
John Hornick Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, L.L.P. John Hornick is an IP litigator and counselor of broad experience. During his more than 30 years with Finnegan, Mr. Hornick has litigated close to 100 IP cases in more than 30 U.S. federal courts in 18 states; five U.S. circuit courts of appeals; the U.S. Supreme Court; the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC); and others. He has appeared before more than 100 judges, arbitrators, and mediators and has tried cases in all IP areas. He has successfully avoided litigation for clients in hundreds of other disputes. He is recognized as a leading trade secret and copyright litigator by The Legal 500 U.S. Mr. Hornick also focuses on the IP issues of 3D printing. He is a frequent lecturer and writer, having presented or published hundreds of speeches and articles on a broad range of IP topics. He is a principal editor and author of the U.S. section of International Intellectual Property Litigation (FT Law & Tax).
Chuck Hull Co-Founder, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, 3D Systems Dr. Charles W. Hull is a founder of 3D Systems Corp. and has been its Chief Technical Officer since April 1997 and Executive Vice President since May 2000. Mr. Hull served as an Interim Chief Executive Officer of 3D Systems Corp. since August 11, 2003 and was also a Member of the Office of the Chief Executive Officer. From August 1993 to April 1997, Mr. Hull served as the Chief Operating Officer and President of 3D Systems Corp. From March 1986 to October 1999 he served as President of 3D Inc. He served as Vice President of UVP, Inc. from January 1980 to March 1986. Mr. Hull developed 3D Systems Corp.’s stereolithography technology while employed by UVP, Inc. He retired briefly from 3 D Systems Corp. during 1999, at which time he served as Vice Chairman and a member of the Board of Directors as well as a Consultant. Mr. Hull has been a Director of 3D Systems Corp. since 1993.
Isaac Katz Electronic Art Boutique Isaac Katz was born in Mexico City where he remained for most of his early schooling. After a year of traveling abroad he graduated from the celebrated University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts with a degree in Animation and Digital Arts. After graduation Isaac pursued a different path, working in finance at a hedge fund in New York City for a couple of years. After that he decided to pursue his true passion and calling; bringing the medium of electronically created art and design to new heights with a new line of jewelry, sculpture and art. Blending technically sophisticated computation with the intuitive eye of an artist, he now has a retail store in Mexico City with plans to expand internationally by the end of the year. Isaac is a pioneer in simulation-based design and in its application to create physical products via 3D printing technology. Isaac has exhibited internationally, most notably in New York City at ArtExpo, at the Cleveland Ingenuity Fest and in his own gallery in Mexico City. He has collectors from the USA, Mexico and Israel.
Behrokh Khoshnevis Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, University of Southern California Behrokh Khoshnevis is a professor of engineering and is the Director of the Center for Rapid Automated Fabrication Technologies (CRAFT) at the University of Southern California. He has developed several Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) processes for fabrication at various scales and with polymeric, metallic, ceramic and composite materials. Contour Crafting was selected as one of the top 25 out of more than 4000 candidate inventions by the History Channel Modern Marvels program and the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame; and has been identified as one of the major disruptive technologies of our time.
Melba Kurman Author and Technology Analyst Melba Kurman is a technology writer, analyst and popular blogger. She became interested in additive manufacturing and emerging design software when she noticed that the same manufacturing machine could print custom dental crowns, coffee tables and heavy-duty, end use metal machine parts. Her passion is explaining the value of innovative technologies in vivid, everyday language. She helped Cornell University, Microsoft and other organizations bring new technologies to market. Melba is a graduate of Cornell University, the University of Illinois and the U.S. Peace Corps.
Ulf Lindhe Business Development Manager, netfabb Ulf Lindhe is an Engineer and Business Developer with a passion for growing technology companies from zero to success. Ulf received his M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineer and Naval Architecture at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden and have an extensive background from offshore, aerospace and ship design before coming to the 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing industry in early 2002. Ulf was head of sales and marketing at Arcam AB in its early years of fast growth building an international market for its Electron Beam Melting Additive Manufacturing machines for orthopaedic implants and aerospace components in titanium. Ulf joined the FIT Group of companies in 2008 and acts as Business Development manager for netfabb. netfabb provides innovative software solutions that reduces production costs and increases efficiency in 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing. netfabb is a spin-off from the manufacturing at FIT and the netfabb software bridge the gap between content and machines. Software solutions from netfabb ranges from file fixing and direct communication with 3D printers to professional solutions for production and digital materials.
Hod Lipson Associate Professor, Cornell University Hod Lipson is the program chair for Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo. He is an associate professor and the director of the Creative Machines Lab at Cornell University. He coauthored the book, Fabricated: The World of 3D Printing, which was published February 4 by John Wiley & Sons.
Dr. Conor MacCormack Co-founder & CEO, Mcor Technologies Ltd As former site manager for a 5th Framework European project with Airbus, principal investigator with SPS Technologies in the US in the aerospace sector, and with a PhD in mechanical engineering, Dr. MacCormack co-founded Mcor Technologies with his brother, Fintan, in 2005. Their vision was to democratize innovation by creating a set of accessible tools based on paper-based Selective Deposition Lamination (SDL) technology that would provide the freedom to innovate in an unlimited way. Dr. MacCormack has served as Mcor CEO since 2007, during which time the company has run a very lean operation, launched industry-changing products, won national competitions and industry awards and generated worldwide recognition and demand. Previously, Dr. MacCormack worked as a consultant with such notable companies as Boston Scientific, ABS Pumps, Aisle Master, Mantis Cranes, Tanco Autowrap, Keenan Systems and Dromone Engineering.
James E. Malackowski Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ocean Tomo, LLC James E. Malackowski is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ocean Tomo, LLC, an integrated Intellectual Capital Merchant Banc™ firm. Ocean Tomo is the founder of the Intellectual Property Exchange International, Inc. where Mr. Malackowski serves as Co-Chairman. He has been recognized annually since 2007 by leading industry publications as one of the fifty most influential people in intellectual property and /or one of the World’s 300 Leading IP Strategists. In 2011 Mr. Malackowski was selected by the World Economic Forum as one of less than twenty members of the Network of Global Agenda Councils to focus on questions of IP policy. In 2013 he was inducted into the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame by the Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Business Administration. He is the immediate past president of the Licensing Executives Society International, Inc., a past president of LES USA & Canada, Inc. and a founder of the Chicago-based Center for Applied Innovation. He is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame.
Peer H. Munck Partner, Liberty Advisor Group Peer has thirty years of business consulting, operational, and start-up experience in a broad range of industries. His particular focus is helping organizations create and implement high-impact initiatives that exploit technology and information assets to yield meaningful economic results. Peer has served as Partner with Strategic Planning Associates (now Oliver Wyman), Director for Private Equity with Farley Industries, and as Digital Strategy practice leader at Diamond Management and Technology Consultants. Later he led TheSauce.com, an Internet-based start-up in the food industry, as President & CEO. Peer is also a Grammy-winning music producer and founder of MunckMix which produces live concert recordings for festivals and touring bands such as the Allmlan Brothers Band. Currently a Partner with Liberty Advisor Group, Peer is working on initiatives that leverage information technology and the evolution of 3D Printing technologies to create new opportunities and business models. Peer holds a B.S. degree from Cornell University and an MBA from the Wharton Graduate School at University of Pennsylvania.
Yatin Mundkur Partner, Artiman Ventures Yatin Mundkur focuses on early-stage Technology and Life Science investments. As a Partner of Artiman Ventures, he is currently on the boards of Cellworks, Crossbar, Looxcie, Pricelock, Prysm, Virident Systems, Yantra and zSpace. Previously, Yatin was Managing Director at TeleSoft Partners, where he led investments in over twenty companies, in the early stage semiconductor and software sectors. Prior to joining TeleSoft Partners, Yatin founded and served as President of Equator Technologies, a developer of Programmable MediaProcessors. His prior experience also includes VP/Group Manager at Conexant, and Chief Architect/Design Manager at Sun Microsystems, Ross Technology and Cypress Semiconductor. He also holds fourteen patents in areas of computer architectures, digital consumer electronics, semiconductor design, and software. Yatin has over 15 years of experience working with technology companies in venture capital.
Keith Murphy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Organovo, Inc. Mr. Murphy has 20 years of experience in biotechnology, including serving in Product Strategy and Director of Process Development roles at Amgen. He is a co-founder of Organovo and has been responsible for all company operations since 2007. His ten years at Amgen included four years as Global Operations Leader for the largest development program in Amgen’s history, Phase 3 osteoporosis/bone cancer drug denosumab. At Amgen, he also worked to develop several other novel formulation and device products. Prior to Amgen, he played a central role at Alkermes, Inc. on the development team for their first approved product, Nutropin (hGH) Depot. He holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is an alumnus of the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Mr. Murphy serves as Vice Chairman of the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine, comprised of over 120 member companies, patient advocacy foundations, venture capital firms, and academic research institutes focused on the advancement of regenerative medicine through engagement with government leaders and cooperative efforts.
Ronald Rael Co-Founder and CEO, Emerging Objects Associate Professor of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley Ronald Rael is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of California Berkeley and the co-founder and CEO of Emerging Objects—a pioneering design and research company that specializes in 3D printed materials and objects for the built environment.
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.
Matthew F. Reyes Founder, Exploration Solutions, Inc. Matthew F. Reyes is the founder of Exploration Solutions, Inc and serves as a Space Technology Strategist at NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley. Among his many responsibilities as a NASA contractor, Matthew is the key instigator of the NASA Ames SpaceShop; an advanced manufacturing and rapid prototyping makerspace built for the NASA workforce. Matthew serves as an evangelist for how to NASA and the Federal government may engage and leverage the Maker Movement for both technology inward acquisition and outward commercialization.
Lane Roney Co-Founder, AdditiveHabitat LLC Lane Roney is currently a senior at the University of South Florida. After being introduced to 3D printing by a friend, the technology became a hobby and a passion. When not working or studying, he spends his time making things with friends and introducing new users to the technology. After realizing how important this local collaboration was, Robert Menke and Mr. Roney cofounded AdditiveHabitat, an online ecosystem for 3D printing. Currently in the beta stages of development, AddHab will provide resources to connect any and all users of additive manufacturing. Roney's involvement with the maker community provides him unique insight into the places that local collaboration and connectivity will take 3D printing.
Joseph J. Salvo Leader - Business Integration, GE Global Research Technologies Laboratory Dr. Salvo joined the GE Global Research Center in 1988. For the past 15 years Dr. Salvo and his laboratory have developed a series of large-scale internet-based sensing arrays to manage and oversee business systems and deliver value-added services. Some of their commercial business releases include complex decision platforms (e.g. GE Veriwise? GE RailwiseTM, Global Vendor Managed Inventory, Ener.GE?, and E-Materials Management) that deliver near real-time customer value through system transparency and knowledge-based computational algorithms. Pervasive networked sensors systems combined with near-real time collaboration can deliver time-critical, high fidelity data to enable information analysis across traditional business process boundaries. Total supply chain, energy management and financial services can be integrated to create a virtual enterprise environment that encourages discovery and process improvement on a global basis. Distributed knowledge networks extend the reach of these systems with anywhere/anytime access to mission critical information. He is an active evangelist for the Industrial Internet and believes crowdsourcing and Smart Manufacturing platforms have the potential to further democratize the flow of information and ideas. Commercial business implementations of some of this work are currently active in North and South America as well as in Europe and Asia. His group¹s recent work has been described in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. He is a member of the board at the M.I.T. Forum for Supply Chain Innovation and the IEEE Computer Society.
Andrew Snow Director, EOS of North America, Inc. Andrew Snow, Director, EOS of North America, Inc. has extensive experience in additive manufacturing (am) technologies for aerospace, automotive, medical, rapid prototyping and design-driven manufacturing applications. Andrew joined EOS in 2003 and today builds on 20 years international experience in new business development, strategic planning, P&L management and negotiation. His current responsibilities include the sales and strategic planning of Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) and plastic laser-sintering systems produced by EOS, enabling service providers, OEM’s, and partners to concurrently envision, design and manufacture high quality products. Mr. Snow holds a B.S. in management from Lesley University of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Cydni Tetro Founder, 3DPlusMe and Consultant, Disney Cydni Tetro consults with Disney on technology commercialization including 3D print projects such as D-TechMe. Over the course of her career she has helped dozens of startups successfully build, launch, sell and market new products and services. She has served as CEO of a media company, was COO for FamilyLink.com, a social network for families with over 80 Million users, which was the fastest growing website in the country during her time. Prior to that she was CMO/co-founder for NextPage where she directed the strategy and execution of NextPage’s product and marketing initiatives. She has been recognized as a v100 Top Venture Entrepreneur, in the Utah Business 30 Women to Watch and was a Finalist in the Stevie Awards for Top Women Entrepreneur. She has her MBA and BS in Computer Science from Brigham Young University.
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Mike Vasquez Additive Manufacturing Technology and Material Specialist Dr. Mike Vasquez is an Additive Manufacturing specialist experienced in pushing the boundaries of advanced 3D printing 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. During his career, Mike has worked with companies including 3M, Burton Snowboards, New Balance and Easton. He has published several technical papers and articles on 3D printing and has spoken extensively on the subject. Currently, Mike advises companies on how to best approach, integrate, and expand the technology to meet their business objectives. Mike completed his PhD at Loughborough University in the UK specializing in Additive Manufacturing and Sports Technology. He received his BS/M.Eng from MIT in Materials Science and Engineering.
Janos Veres Program Manager, Printed Electronics, PARC Janos Veres manages the Printed Electronics team at PARC, a Xerox company. His current interests are in combining disruptive material, process, and device technologies – for printed, flexible circuits; sensor and memory arrays; batteries and display devices – all with a focus on partnerships for early commercialization opportunities. Before joining PARC, Janos was CTO at PolyPhotonix, developing novel OLED devices. Prior to that, he worked at Eastman Kodak as Program Manager of Printed Electronics. He also played a key role in developing novel electronic materials at Merck Chemicals and Avecia as a Business Research Associate. An author on over 20 patents and 40 publications, Dr. Veres holds a Ph.D. in Solid State Electronics from Imperial College in London.
Turlif Vilbrandt Founder & CTO, Uformia With the rest of the team at Uformia, Turlif currently spends his waking hours building a new class of holistic and responsive 3D modeling applications and frameworks targeting massive design complexity and additive manufacturing. Turlif is a founder and CTO of Uformia, a 3D software startup in Norway that is dedicated to developing and evangelizing volumetric and constructive approaches to design, manufacturing and simulation. For over two decades, he has researched and developed computational methods and design processes that can exactly describe the physical complexity and quality of natural and real objects. Turlif has proposed a "physical Turing Test", where human made objects converge and even become indistinguishable from natural ones. This unique approach has taken Turlif across diverse projects, multiple disciplines and around the globe. In addition to Uformia, Turlif manages and contributes to several open source and international standards organizations including HyperFun.org, the ISO and ASTM Committee on Additive Manufacturing Technologies, and the co-authoring of an ethical copyright license, CGPL.org, aimed at addressing the unique issues surrounding "bit to it" technologies, such as 3D printing (recently illustrated by the controversy surrounding 3D printed weapons).
Sunny Webb Global Lead for 3D Printing, Accenture Sunny Webb has been engaged in additive manufacturing for several years. She leads and has shaped Accenture's vision for 3D Printing. Sunny is a unique blend of technology entrepreneur and business executive that bring both business development skillset and technical expertise. She has served on the strategic management team or advisory board of various high-tech, emerging tech, and entrepreneurial organizations. She has a BS from Pennsylvania State University and a MS from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Andre Wegner Co-founder and CEO, Authentise Andre Wegner is co-founder and CEO of Authentise (www.authentise.com), which enables the one-off print of CAD files on 3D printers anytime, worldwide. Through its secure transfer, remote production monitoring and steganography technologies it enables access to a broader range of authentic designs on demand for desktop printers and printer bureau's alike. Prior to founding Authentise, Andre worked as consultant and venture capital investor in India and Nigeria. He holds Masters degrees in International Relations, History and Business from St. Andrews, Scotland, and ESSEC, Paris.
Joel Yarmon Seed Venture Capital Investor, Draper Associates, L.P. Prior to joining Draper Associates, Joel served as Technology Director for the United States Senate Commerce Committee, advising Senators on technology legislation and policy. Joel also co-founded an IT consulting startup, Iceware Technologies, where he specialized in wireless application infrastructure. Joel has an MBA from Tulane University's Freeman School of Business, and a BA from the University of Puget Sound where he was Captain of the NCAA ski racing team. Joel also attended the United States Naval War College where he studied Joint Maritime Operations. In addition to skiing, Joel enjoys running, biking, and flying.
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