SpeakersThe full list of speakers for Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo - New York will be announced shortly.
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.
Gary Anderson Publisher, 3DPrintingStocks.com Gary Anderson is a full time investor with an emphasis on fundamental analysis of equities. Due to the growth in the 3D printing industry, Gary began investing in 3D printing stocks in 2010 and launched the first "pure play" 3D printing stock tracking index in 2013 at 3DPSIndex.com. Gary is a contributor to 3DPrintingIndustry.com and Engineering.com, and publishes articles on 3D printing stocks and interviews with CEOs and industry insiders on his web site, 3DPrintingStocks.com and his subscription-based site at 3DPSPremium.com.
Erin Arden Training Manager, MakerBot Erin Arden is a training manager at MakerBot, the global leader in the desktop 3D printing industry. Erin is responsible for training all MakerBot employees and partners in 3D printing, including design, printer maintenance, and retail sales training. She also works with all of MakerBot’s strategic partners, resellers and distributors to align key messaging on MakerBot products and prepare staff for representing MakerBot products in retail environments and events. In addition to her work at MakerBot, Erin is an adjunct instructor in 3D printing at NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies and teaches courses in 3D printing and rapid prototyping. Prior to her work with MakerBot, she was an intern at the American Museum of Natural History where she was a 3D modeler and texturer. Prior to that, she was a freelance 3D artist with Arkadium; an intern for preschool games at Nickelodeon; head of outside operations with the Anglebrookl Golf Club; and an intern with Rappy and Company.
Dr. Anthony Atala Director, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine Anthony Atala, M.D., is the Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and the W.H. Boyce Professor and Chair of the Department of Urology at Wake Forest University. Dr. Atala is a practicing surgeon and a researcher in the area of regenerative medicine. His current work focuses on growing new human cells, tissues and organs. Dr. Atala works with several journals and serves in various roles, including Editor-in-Chief of Stem Cells- Translational Medicine, Current Stem Cell Research and Therapy, and Therapeutic Advances in Urology; as Associate Editor of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, The Journal of Rejuvenation Research, and Gene Therapy and Regulation; as Executive Board Member or Section Editor of the journal Tissue Engineering, International Journal of Artificial Organs, Organogenesis, and Current Urology Reports; and as Editorial Board member of Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy, Biomedical Materials, Journal of Tissue Science and Engineering, the Journal of Urology, Recent Patents on Regenerative Medicine, BioMed Central-Urology, and Urology.
Carl Bass President and CEO, Autodesk Carl Bass is President and Chief Executive Officer of Autodesk, the leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software. Previously he held several executive positions at Autodesk, including CTO and COO. Bass co-founded Ithaca Software, which was acquired by Autodesk in 1993. He serves on the Board of Directors of Autodesk, E2open, the Art Center College of Design, and the Rocky Mountain Institute. He is also a member of the Executive Advisory Boards of Cornell Computing and Information Science and the UC Berkeley School of Information. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Cornell University.
Francis Bitonti Founder & Director, Francis Bitonti Studio Francis Bitonti is ushering in a new manufacturing paradigm through his innovative use of computational design techniques and emerging manufacturing technologies. Bitonti founded Francis Bitonti Studio in 2007 after creating a 3D printed bike rack prototype for the New York City Department of Transportation. Since then, Francis Bitonti Studio has continued to produce novel spaces and products for clients around the world. The studio has been published in outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, V Magazine, Wired, and The New York Daily News and continues to garner global recognition. Bitonti holds a Masters of Architecture from Pratt, where he has also been a visiting instructor, and currently is a researcher at the Digital Arts and Humanities Research Center at Pratt Institute and teaches at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute School of Architecture. His work has been published internationally in many prestigious institutions including the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and most recently has garnered media coverage collaborating with fashion designer Michael Schmidt on a 3D printed gown for fashion icon Dita Von Teese, which received numerous accolades and a great deal of public attention when it debuted at Ace Hotel in March 2013. Francis Bitonti currently lives New York where he runs his design practice.
Todd Blatt Head Maker and VP of Market Direction, Tinkerine Studio Todd Blatt is a mechanical engineer, artist, and professional maker. He has been 3D modeling since 1997 and loves 3D printers and laser cutters. He currently works as Head Maker and VP of Market Direction for 3D printer manufacturer Tinkerine Studio. In May 2007, Todd graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. In 2009, Todd founded Custom 3D Stuff, LLC, an object creation company that offers consulting, 3D modeling, design services, corporate and school demos, and sales of custom 3D printed products. He launched a successful kickstarter campaign and sells 3D printed accessories for Google Glass. Todd was recruited as a founding member of a highly visible interdisciplinary design department within MakerBot to create flagship designs that showcase the full capabilities of The Replicator 3D printer. Since October 2013, he has been contracted to reverse engineer an airplane from 3D scan data at Direct Dimensions, a 3D scanning company in Owings Mills, Maryland. In November 2013, he founded Bmore3D, a 3D scanning and printing pop-up store in Baltimore, Maryland, which, among other things, offered 3D design, scanning and printing services and the Tinkerine Ditto+ and Litto machines for sale. Todd is based in Baltimore, MD. and a member of the Baltimore Node Hackerspace.
Curtis Carson Head of Systems Integration, Centre of Competence Manufacturing Engineering, Airbus Curtis Carson is the Head of Systems Integration in the Manufacturing Engineering Centre of Competence at Airbus, a leading aircraft manufacturer headquartered in Toulouse, France. Holder of an engineering degree from Ryerson Polytechnic University in Canada, Curtis has extensive international experience in both the aerospace and automotive industries. As part of Airbus’ commitment to champion innovative technologies and offer the most modern and comprehensive family of airliners on the market, Curtis’ current role includes exploring how aircraft production practices can potentially benefit from the application of emerging technologies. This exploration spans a host of technologies, from augmented reality to 3D printing.
Sam Cervantes CEO, Solidoodle Sam Cervantes is founder and CEO of Solidoodle, a 3D printer manufacturer based in Brooklyn, New York. Cervantes started the company with a focus on providing the consumer market with affordable, easytouse 3D printers and made news in early 2012 with the release of the first sub-$500 3D printer. Cervantes brings previous experience designing and leading at several other 3D printer companies as well as a background as an aerospace engineer. He previously served in the position of COO at Makerbot Industries. Since its start in September 2011, Solidoodle has sold close to 10,000 3D printers to customers in over 60 countries. Mr. Cervantes has a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and an MBA from Ohio State University. He strongly believes that 3D printing can bring about great change in the world by making it easier for creative people to develop products and tools that improve the lives of others.
Adam Cohen Principal Consultant and CEO, Additive Insight LLC and Clinical Associate Professor, SMU Adam Cohen has 26 years of 3D printing experience. He brought to market the first 3D printer and was first to commercialize MIT’s “3D Printing” process. Adam invented the first mass-production 3D printing technology and founded the first industry periodical. He currently researches new 3D printing processes and holds >60 patents in the field.
Daniel Cohen Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Company Bio coming soon.
Joris Debo Business Development Manager, i.materialise and Creative Director, Materialise NY Joris Debo is the Creative Director of .MGX by Materialise, the consumer goods division of the Materialise group. The .MGX line of design products is currently exported to over 20 countries worldwide; has received many awards, including Good Design and Red Dot Design Awards; is featured in numerous international museums, including the MoMA and Metropolitan museum of arts in New York and the Centre Pompidou in Paris; and regularly appears in top design and decor publications such as: Icon, Surface Magazine, Elle Decor and Vogue Living. Over the course of the years Joris has build up a unique knowledge of 3D Printing for the art, design and fashion world and has worked closely with a number of leading artists and designers, helping them bring their visions successfully to life. As such, he has been at the forefront of many innovations in this industry. Joris holds a Masters degree in design sciences and has shared his passion for 3D Printing by speaking at Pratt Institute, Harvard, Parsons, Columbia university,….
Bram de Zwart Co-founder, 3D Hubs Bram de Zwart started working in 3D printing five years ago with the mission to make manufacturing more local and sustainable. After a career at 3D Systems, he co-founded 3D Hubs, world’s largest platform connecting 3D printer owners with people who want to print. Bram holds a M.Sc. degree from Delft University, where he wrote his thesis on the design and supply chain implications of 3D printing. Twitter: @bram_zwart
Dr. Amir Dorafshar Co-Director of the Facial Transplantation Program at Johns Hopkins University Virtual Surgical Planning in Craniofacial Surgery Dr. Dorafshar holds a joint appointment at Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland, School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is the Co-Director of the Facial Transplantation Program at Johns Hopkins University. He specializes in adult and pediatric craniofacial surgery and microsurgery, following congenital, oncologic, or traumatic conditions.
Haytham Elhawary Director, Zahn Innovation Center Haytham is the director of the Zahn Innovation Center at the City College of New York, a startup incubator focused on technology and social entrepreneurship which provides 3D printers to university students and social entreprenuers. His professional experience includes research in medical robotics at both Philips Electronics and Harvard Medical School. He co-founded Hibergenica, a start-up venture looking to commercialize a novel organ transplantation technology, and he performed due diligence on several medtech deals for BioEquity Capital, a secondary investment firm. He is the founder of the NY hardware startup meetup and is mentor in residence at the R/GA Techstars connected device accelerator. Haytham has a PhD from Imperial College London and a Mechanical Engineering degree from University of Navarra in Spain. He also reviews theater for the blog site Theatre is Easy and loves to do improvised comedy, although admittedly he's not very good.
Brian Federal Filmmaker and Entrepreneur Brian Federal is a filmmaker and artist who works with a wide variety of materials and techniques. He has two companies: Prana Communications and Innovative GlasDesign. Brian has a Design degree with a special focus on photography, as well as decorative architectural glass and metal. An avid photographer, Brian began producing video in the mid 1990’s. He has produced many media projects for television, advertising firms and nonprofits. His most recent project is his feature length documentary film on 3D Printing currently in production.
Christine Furstoss Technical Director of Manufacturing & Materials Technologies, GE Global Research As Technical Director of Manufacturing & Materials Technologies, Christine leads approximately 450 technologists working on critical manufacturing, materials, energy storage, and processing technologies aimed at providing differentiation for GE products and services. Her team is located across North America, Europe, and Asia. Prior to being named to this position in January 2011, Christine held a variety of positions in the technology organizations of GE, including General Manager of Technology for GE Water, product program manager, global technology leader, and MBB. Christine likes to bring high energy, technical breadth and strong customer relationships to her roles to develop great technology! Christine joined GE in 1989 in the Materials and Processes Engineering Department of GE Energy. She received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Materials Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Christine is married and has one son.
Greg Galvin Partner and Chief Technology Officer, Incodema3D Greg Galvin chairman and CEO of Rheonix Inc. and Mezmeriz Inc. and co-founder and former CEO of Kionix Inc., has been named Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year 2014. Galvin was elected to the Cornell Board of Trustees in 2011 and also serves on the advisory councils for the College of Engineering and the Department of Materials Science. Dr. Galvin has a B.S. from the California Institute of Technology in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and M.B.A. from Cornell University. He launched his first company Kionix in 1993. Kionix is now a leading supplier of Micro- Electro –Mechanical Systems (“ MEMS”) , inertial sensors and software. More recently, Galvin is Chairman and CEO of Mezmeriz, Inc. Mezmeriz developed a unique MEMS module which can be embedded into smartphones and mobile electronics to enable gesture UI, 3D depth photography and interactive projection. He is a leading authority on MEMS product innovation. Dr. Galvin has joined Incodema3D as both a partner and the Chief Technology Officer. Incodema3D is a 3D Printing Service Provider. He will be overseeing the development of new 3D materials for both Metal 3D and Plastic 3D printing technologies. The company services the Aerospace, Automotive, Healthcare, Energy and Consumer Electronics Industries. Incodema3D recently developed a strategic partnership with Cornell University. The company is located in Ithaca, NY.
David Honig Founder, Vision Ventures David Honig is the founder of Vision Ventures, a New York-based venture capital firm. Vision's goal is to back companies with uncommon traits: consumer-facing services that hit an irresistible psychological nerve; data navigation systems that enable a business to make logical decisions; value propositions that make the middleman obsolete; and every now and then, something lovably subversive. Selected current and prior investments include Aviary, DollarShaveClub, Grovo, Klout, Modern Meadow, Photobucket, RocketHub, RJMetrics, Sponsorhub, SendTheTrend, TrustedInsight, UrbanDaddy, and Zeel, among others. David has over a decade of operating and investing experience. He began his career working at start-up companies - early forays into mobile (during the Palm is hip era) and video (in the pre Youtube era). Prior to creating Vision Ventures, David was with Insight Venture Partners, where he originated multiple investments, including two IPO's and three M&A exits. He received his B.A from Harvard, perhaps has earned an MBA from the Business School of Real Life, and holds a patent for a left hand/right hand compatible schooldesk. David is a lucky husband and recent father, married to a beautiful, understanding wife.
Michael Hopmeier President, Unconventional Concepts, Inc. Michael Hopmeier is the President of Unconventional Concepts, Inc. and has been a technical advisor and operational consultant to numerous governmental and international agencies and organizations including: the DARPA DSO, U.S. Army MRMC, United States Surgeon General, the Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Chemical and Biological Defense, the WHO and several foreign governments. He has been active in the development of numerous guidelines and procedures, including guidelines for policy operations related to security.
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).
AJ Jacobs Author A.J. Jacobs is the author of four New York Times bestsellers, including The Year of Living Biblically and The Know-It-All. He is the editor at large of Esquire and a regular contributor to NPR. His article on the first fully 3D printed meal appeared in the New York Times last year.
Brian David Johnson Futurist, Intel Corporation The future is Brian David Johnson's business. As a futurist at Intel Corporation, his charter is to develop an actionable 10 -15 year vision for the future of technology. His work is called "futurecasting"—using ethnographic field studies, technology research, trend data, and even science fiction to provide Intel with a pragmatic vision of consumers and computing. Along with reinventing TV, Johnson has been pioneering development in artificial intelligence, robotics, and using science fiction as a design tool. He speaks and writes extensively about future technologies in articles (The Wall Street Journal, Slate, IEEE Computer) and both science fiction and fact books (Vintage Tomorrows, Science Fiction Prototyping: Designing the Future with Science Fiction, Screen Future: The Future of Entertainment Computing and the Devices we Love, and Fake Plastic Love). Johnson lectures around the world and teaches as a professor at The University of Washington and The California College of the Arts MBA program. He appears regularly on Bloomberg TV, PBS, FOX News, and the Discovery Channel and has been featured in Scientific American, The Technology Review, Forbes, INC, and Popular Science. He has directed two feature films and is an illustrator and commissioned painter.
Isaac Katz Katz Perceptivism Isaac Katz, a native of Mexico City, is a pioneer in simulation-based design and in its application to create physical products via 3D printing technology. He is the creator of the first ever Interactive Design™ system, a unique concept which he was first to implement in a retail location that lets consumers become co-creators of the products they buy. Using his chain of retail stores in Mexico City as testing grounds, he is pushing the boundaries of what is possible using additive manufacturing technology in a made-to-order environment. Isaac is also the creator of Perceptivism, a new form of art based on simulation of parallel universes that is featured throughout his galleries.
Anna Kaziunas France Digital Fabrication Editor, Maker Media, Inc. Anna Kaziunas France is the Digital Fabrication Editor of Maker Media. She’s also the Dean of Students for the global Fab Academy program, the co-author of Getting Started with MakerBot and she compiled the Make: 3D Printing book. You can learn more about her from her site: www.kaziunas.com
Lynette Kucsma CMO & Co-Founder, Natural Machines Lynette is a senior marketing professional with international experience and a proven track record of full marketing responsibilities in companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 organizations. She has 10+ years experience of marketing in a technology environment; 5+ years experience in marketing consumer goods, and MBA & BS degrees in Marketing. Prior to Natural Machines, Lynette was a Senior Marketing/PR Manager for Microsoft. Personally, she’s passionate about healthy eating, technology and marketing. Weave that together with her tech and consumer professional background, and it all comes together at Natural Machines.
Steve Kurti Chief Executive Maker, Table Top Inventing For as long as he can remember, Steve Kurti has been making things. This habit used to be called "Inventing" but has lately been repurposed by the Maker community with the term "Maker". While there are some subtle differences between Inventing and Making, Steve has discovered his passion for both by inspiring a new generation of Makers. In this quest to spark creative thinking and problem solving through practical and exciting projects, Steve draws on his background in biomedical research, high energy fiber laser development, and 15 years of building laboratory devices. As an experimental physicist with a PhD from Case Western Reserve University, Steve has seen research and development from many angles and is now bringing that experience to middle school and high school students who want to make everything from catapults to cybernetic augmentations. Through the medium of Making and Inventing, students are transformed from passive observers of education to active learners. This powerful shift fosters deep insights, creative expression, collaborative thinking and a host of other skills that are difficult to learn in traditional settings. Along with his wife Debby, an accomplished constructivist educator, he is on a quest to transform education and is looking for like-minded collaborators to bring hands-on learning to future generations.
Jennifer Lewis Hansjörg Wyss Professor of Biologically Inspired Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University Jennifer A. Lewis recently joined the faculty of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. An innovative pioneer in 3D printing, she leads a vibrant research group that creates new materials and printing platforms that integrate form and function. To date, her research has led to many firsts – including the first demonstration of 3D printed antennas, rechargeable lithium ion microbatteries, stretchable sensors and, most recently, vascularized tissues. Her work has been highlighted in The Economist, Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Popular Science, the MIT Technology Review and well beyond. In 2013, Scientific American named her conductive ink one of the “9 Materials That Will Change The Future of Manufacturing”. She recently co-founded two companies to commercialize these technologies.
Maxim Lobovsky Co-founder, Formlabs Maxim Lobovsky is a co-founder of Formlabs, whose first product, the Form 1, is the first desktop stereolithography 3D printer. Since debuting in 2012 as the largest-funded Kickstarter project in the "technology" category, the Form 1 has won numerous design and innovation awards and initiated a new class of 3D printer. Maxim first started working on 3D printing with the Fab@Home project as an undergraduate at Cornell University. He continued working on personal fabrication as a Master's student at the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms and the FabLab network.
Wayne Losey Creative Director, Dynamo Development Labs Wayne Losey is a career toy maker & creative director for major brands such as Spiderman, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Pokemon, Batman and GI Joe. Over the past 2 years, he's built and launched his own 3d printed construction brand, ModiBot. As a cross-media designer, creative strategist and tinkerer, he helps product and media companies build next-gen businesses practices for a rapidly-changing economy. His passions include self-publishing, personal growth hacks, desktop manufacturing, kicking tires and slamming doors.
Jesse McGatha Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Jesse is a 16 year veteran at Microsoft, currently with the Startup Business Group. In his career he’s acted as a developer, tester, project manager, game designer, architect, manager, and technical writer according to the needs of his projects. He worked for 7 years in games, where he worked on scalable websites, network games, 3D graphics, game design, and intuitive user experiences. Then he joined the Windows printing team for the next 5 years to work with a wide range of major software and hardware partners to deliver big improvements in the 2D print infrastructure in Windows. After that, he spent a few years building the HTML5-based app-building platform for Windows. Lately, his interests have turned to 3D printing and its usefulness in the consumer market as well as in enterprises. As an avid indie developer, crafter, and tabletop game designer, he finds hundreds of uses for 3D printing in the home and is keen to make this technology ever more accessible to even the most casual user.
Scott McGowan Vice President of Marketing Solid Concepts Inc. Scott McGowan built a career in marketing communications and branding in the business to business arena. McGowan joined Solid Concepts in 2007 as the Director of Marketing to overhaul the marketing and branding efforts to clearly communicate a complex product offering. He headed the efforts of creating the rapid prototyping off-shoot company, ZoomRP.com, a self service 3D printing website that is now a successful enterprise. He led the creation of new marketing collateral and a new Solid Concepts website that remain unmatched in the industry, and developed marketing strategies to fuel Solid Concepts sales organization with quality prospects. As a marketer, he is proactive in knowing what is going on within the company, and brings those stories to the public, translating for the media what the company does. He places a strong emphasis on uniformity within the Solid Concepts brand and keeps the brand relevant.
Tom Meeks Training Director, YouthQuest Foundation, Inc. Tom Meeks is currently the Training Director for the YouthQuest Foundation, leading the 3D ThinkLink Initiative bringing classes in 3D design and printing to at-risk students in grades K-12. He began his career as a science teacher and by the early 1970’s created some of the first educational video training materials for the National Park Service and Postal Service. It was through this work that he pioneered using computers for real-time animation and video games. Tom’s interest in 3D printing came about through observing the complex, and often frustrating, process that was required for his daughter to create her unique carved ceramic sculptures. Searching for alternative, he began to explore 3D design and the potential for using 3D printing to create complex ceramic works of art. In the process, he began to recognize the profound impact that the availability of consumer 3D printing has on awakening the creative energies in people of all ages. His work with at-risk students has reaffirmed his belief that 3D printing has enormous potential to, literally, grow brains by demonstrating to under-achievers that they do, in fact, have the ability to create and they need not fear failure. With a 3D printer, you just redesign the ‘failure’ and print a better one!
Hardi Meybaum CEO GrabCAD Hardi Meybaum is the founder and CEO of GrabCAD, the largest community of mechanical engineers and designers in the world. He recently published a book focused on Open Engineering called "The Art of Product Design: Changing How Things Get Made". Hardi's background is in manufacturing, as an engineer, consultant, CIO and ERP Team Manager with a strong combination of IT, sales, marketing and finance skills. Hardi holds a MSc in production development from Tallinn University of Technology.
Neri Oxman Sony Corporation Career Development Professor and Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, MIT Media Lab Architect and designer Neri Oxman is the Sony Corporation Career Development Professor and the director of the Mediated Matter research group at the MIT Media Lab. Her group conducts research at the intersection of computational design, digital fabrication and materials science and applies that knowledge to design across scales from the micro scale to the building scale. A leading designer in the field of additive manufacturing and 3-D printing Oxman’s research and design work have been acquired for permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art (NY), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) and exhibited in venues such as Paris Fashion Show and The Smithsonian. Oxman was named to ICON's list of the top 20 most influential architects to shape our future (2009), was selected as one of the 100 most creative people by FASTCOMPANY (2009) and was recently awarded the Vilcek Prize in Design. Her designs have won her multiple awards and she has published and lectured worldwide.
Francis Rabuck Technology Research Analyst, Rabuck Associates Francis Rabuck is a Technology Research Analyst with a 30 year career of contributions to the industry as a consultant, thought leader and internationally recognized expert in emerging technologies in the Mobile/Wireless, RFID/Sensors/IoT, Social Media/Collaboration and Curation and Sustainability Indexes. He is a frequent speaker/writer, advisor and judge at major technology industry events. Fran has a history of delivering leading edge research, trend tracking and innovative business solutions in various roles including: Director of Technology Research for Bentley Systems, Mobile Practice Leader at Alliance Consulting, Director –Manager of Applied Research for Towers Watson and entrepreneurial roles within multiple start-up companies. Fran is a member of the Global Advisory Council for the World Future Society (www.wfs.org ) and one of the 100+ Experts driving future predictions through forecasting with Techcast.org. In 2006 he was awarded the first FIATECH STAR Award in recognition of his contribution for the innovative use of technology in the construction industry. Fran also worked with the Construction Industry Institute on their Breakthrough Strategy Committee. He is a long time member of the eWeek Corporate Partner Advisory Board, and past member of the Academic Advisory Council at Drexel University. Fran is also the co-author of the book – RFID for Materials Management and Productivity Improvement. Fran became involved in 3D printing 8 years ago and shortly after that became interested in applications and STEM efforts for Robotics. Today he clearly sees the crossover of these technologies to create a new 3D Techtronic Era.
Gabriel Rangel Associate CTO, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Bio coming soon.
Michael Raphael Founder & Owner, Direct Dimensions, Inc. Michael Raphael founded Direct Dimensions, Inc. (DDI) in 1995 as an engineering company to provide a “one-stop shop” for 3D technical services, product representation, sales, and support for all types of 3D scanning and measurement solutions. Over the past 18 years, DDI has expanded significantly to provide the most comprehensive advanced 3D scanning imaging technologies, digital modeling capabilities, and dimensional analysis software solutions for the widest range of applications and industries. Today Direct Dimensions employs over 25 technical and professional staff and performs hundreds of 3D scanning and modeling projects every year using widest variety of solutions with special emphasis on close-range 3D scanning solutions. See www.directdimensions.com for much more information. Michael started in the field of 3D metrology in 1985 as an engineer responsible for solving aerospace manufacturing problems at what became Lockheed Martin Corporation. While there, Michael helped develop and became the first user and customer of a revolutionary new portable three-dimensional industrial measurement technology, called the FaroArm, sold today throughout the world. Following several years of in-plant development, Michael left aerospace to form Direct Dimensions, Inc. in 1995. Michael graduated from Virginia Tech with BS degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics in 1985, followed by a Masters of Engineering Administration from George Washington University in 1990.
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.
Zack Schildhorn Vice President and Director of Operations, Lux Capital Zack is a Vice President and Director of Operations with Lux Capital, based in the Firm's New York headquarters. Zack has been working with Lux since 2006, focusing on marketing, operations, and investments within energy, novel materials, and technologies at the intersection of the digital and physical worlds. Zack led Lux's investment in Shapeways and has worked extensively with a number of Lux portfolio companies including Transphorm, Kurion, and Siluria. Before joining Lux, Zack worked as an expedition photographer on the Colorado Plateau. He created his own curriculum at Cornell University to study materials science and business entrepreneurship, graduating in 5 years with a B.S. in engineering and an MBA. Zack is a regular contributing editor for Forbes and has been an invited speaker and guest lecturer at Cornell University, Drexel University, NYU, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Duann Scott Founder & Designer, Bits to Atoms and Shapeways Duann Scott is an Industrial Designer, writer and researcher specializing in the democratization of product design through online digital fabrication. Helping everyone from individual artists, designers and educators to major brands understand how they can use 3D printing to maximum potential. He works with Shapeways to help promote the 3D printing community and marketplace. With experience bringing bespoke products to being through traditional fabrication techniques and cutting edge 3D printing technologies Duann’s practical experience combined with his academic research into the social implications of digital fabrication gives him a broad understanding of the 3D printing ecosystem as it evolves. Duann has presented at conferences and universities around the world including Pratt Institute, Columbia University, Parsons New School, Stern at New York University, Rhode Island School of Design, Fashion Institute of Technology, University of South Australia, Flinders University and more.
Joseph Scott Vice President, Scott & Associates Joe is Vice President of Scott & Associates, Inc., Afinia 3D's Agency of Record. A School District purchased a 3D printer and didn't have curriculum to go with it. Joe wrote and delivered an eight-week session that was based upon Minnesota State Curriculum Standards. Although not an Educator, he has an interesting perspective on introducing 3D Printing to at-risk students and the unexpected outcomes.
Emilio Sepulveda CEO Natural Machines Emilio Sepulveda has 20+ years experience in the technology space. Most recently, he was in charge of strategy and Innovation in a big multinational, leading multiple global scope start-up projects with successful launches, including raising seed capital and configuring teams, and patenting high tech business models to ensure competitiveness and sustainability.
Dr. Brent Stucker Professor of Industrial Engineering, University of Louisville Dr. Brent Stucker is the Clark Chair of Computer Aided Engineering and a Professor in the Industrial Engineering Department at the University of Louisville. His research is focused on additive manufacturing technologies and their applications, with projects ranging from new materials development for biomedical implants and aerospace/defense structures to multi-scale modeling and control of additive manufacturing machines. Dr. Stucker is the current Chairman of the ASTM International Committee F42 on Additive Manufacturing Technologies, and was awarded the 2012 Industry Achievement Award by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and the 2010 Robert J. Painter Memorial Award for his leadership in the area of international standards. Dr. Stucker has co-authored a leading textbook on Additive Manufacturing Technologies. He is a named inventor on 6 patents in addition to several patents pending, has authored or co-authored more than 100 technical publications, and has presented more than 100 talks at conferences around the world. Dr. Stucker is one of the world’s leading researchers in additive manufacturing, with more than 15 years of contiguous additive manufacturing research funding from industry and government agencies such as the Office of Naval Research, National Science Foundation and Air Force Research Laboratories. In addition, he is a member of the Information Science and Technology advisory board for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and is a regular advisor to government agencies and international organizations interested in additive manufacturing. Dr. Stucker received his B.S. from the University of Idaho in 1993 and his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in 1997, both in Mechanical Engineering.
Dr. Krishnan Suresh Assocaite Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison Krishnan Suresh is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He graduated in 1998 from Cornell with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. His research interests are in finite element analysis, high-performance computing, topology optimization and additive manufacturing. He has received numerous peer-reviewed grants, including the prestigious NSF Career award in 2007. He has co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed papers, two of which have received best-paper awards from ASME.
Laura Taalman Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, James Madison University Laura Taalman is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at James Madison University, where she joined the faculty after graduate work at Duke University and undergraduate work at the University of Chicago. Her mathematical research interests include singular algebraic geometry, knot theory, and the mathematics of games and puzzles. Dr. Taalman is the director of the JMU MakerLab mathematical 3D-printing lab and the JMU 3-SPACE general education 3D-printing classroom. She is known as "mathgrrl" on Thingiverse and has created more than 100 3D models with a combined total of over 40,000 downloads. Her blog makerhome.blogspot.com details these designs with step-by-step instructions to help beginners learn to make 3D models with freeware. She is also an author of two calculus textbooks and seven books on Sudoku and mathematics.
Susan Taing Founder, bhold Susan Taing is the founder and CEO of bhold, a 3D printing and design house making lifestyle accessories that make your life easier. She's a designer and maker based in New York with experience spanning creative, tech and manufacturing. Prior to bhold, she spent 7 years at Google in Product Marketing working on consumer and partner products. Susan Taing is an MIT and Stanford grad. Tweet her at @staing.
Mark Trageser President and Founder, Kram-Co. Inc. With 20+ years inventing and designing toys Mark spent many working at major corporations, like Mattel and Fisher Price. He now runs Kram-Co., an inventing and consulting shop that specializes in playing with 3D printing and emerging technologies. He has experienced how transformative new technology can be for business on corporate and start-up levels; over night quality, speed, artistry, complexity, all explode while cost, materials needed, labor hours, all erode. Using 3D printing, Arduino programming and other emerging tech he is winning awards and hopes to reinvent the toy industry. In his work with students and makerspaces he has seen how the 3D revolution is inspiring people of all ages to personal greatness- the kind that created America- through innovation, community, craftsmanship and hard work.
Paul Trani Sr. Worldwide Creative Cloud Evangelist, Adobe As Sr. Worldwide Creative Cloud Evangelist for Adobe, Paul is passionate about training and empowering designers and developers to create award-winning creative content for desktop, mobile and even in the 3D printing space. Paul has been an Adobe Certified Instructor and courseware creator for over a decade. A writer and prolific trainer, Paul has earned top author status at Lynda.com and has created a constant stream of content for AdobeTV, Creative Cloud Learn, as well as his own site www.paultrani.com. You can follow him on Twitter: @paultrani
Kristen Turner US Marketing Director, Sculpteo Kristen Turner is US Marketing Director at Sculpteo, an online 3D printing service based in San Francisco and Paris. As a former product designer, she understands the challenges of bringing consumer products to market and is dedicated to democratizing that process for independent designers. Prior to joining Sculpteo, Kristen was CMO at Ponoko and an in-house product designer at Target Corporation. She's presented at RAPID, 3D Printer World Expo, Inside 3D Printing San Jose, and was a panelist at Grace Hopper.
Len Wanger Portfolio Manager and Technology Analyst, William Harris Investors, Inc. Len Wanger has followed the additive manufacturing and 3D printing sector since the mid-1990's. He is currently a Portfolio Manager and Technology Analyst at William Harris Investors, Inc. He was previously head of engineering and product design for drug discovery predictive data mining software at MDL Information Systems (a Reed Elsevier company). Len has been an advisor and director at several technology companies, including Vitalstream, Patra Corporation and dbTech. He helped found and advise the Wanger Family Fablabs at both the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago as well as the National Science Museum (Madatech) in Haifa, Israel.
Sunny Webb Manager, Accenture Technology Labs, Silicon Valley Sunny Webb is a Manager in Accenture Technology Labs, in the Silicon Valley office. She has been engaged in additive manufacturing for several years, and currently has led Accenture's vision and offering for 3D Printing. Her industry experience includes chemical, logistics, consumer products, retail, and entertainment. Prior to joining Accenture, Sunny was the founder and CEO of a social media strategy company. 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.
Kurt Wendt Freelance Prototyper Kurt Wendt first started working with computer graphics in 1980. He has over 24 years experience as a PC Database systems developer. But, at the same time - he has over 10 years of experience teaching at the college level, initially at Pratt Inst. in Brooklyn and later at the Fashion Inst. of Tech. in Manhattan. His endeavors into 3D Printing was the perfect mix between the Atistic & Technology background. The entire Dragon was originally produced on an un-modified MakerBot CupCake. He now produces Client prototype projects on a StrataSys Mojo printer.
Sean Whittaker President, CEO, and Founder, Incodema Group of Companies Sean Whittaker is the President, CEO, and Founder of Incodema Group of Companies. Incodema Group of Companies includes Incodema, Inc., Incodema3D, LLC, Engineering Manufacturing Technologies, LLC, and Newchem, Inc.
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 240 organizations in 24 countries. He has authored nearly 400 books, articles, and technical papers and has given 100 keynote presentations on five continents. Wohlers has appeared on many television and radio news programs, including NPR, CBS Radio News, Bloomberg TV, MSNBC, Australia’s Sky News, and China’s CCTV. 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.
Yang Yihu President and CEO, ESUN Yang Yihu is President and Chief Executive Officer of ESUN, the leader in PLA and 3D printing material. From 1988 to 1997, he worked for the industrial management in Hubei Provincial Petrochemical Industrial Department. Since 2002 he has been responsible for 10,000 ton/Y of PLA production project, which was approved as a key project of Strategic Emerging Industrial Plan by the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission. Yang Yihu is responsible for 25 international and domestic patents as one of main inventors. He has led ESUN in research and production of 3D material since 2007. He is also Vice Chairman of the degradable professional committee of Chinese Plastic Industrial Association.and Chairman of the low carbon bio-plastic industrial innovation alliance. He holds an MBA degree from Wuhan University.
Tyler Benster Policy Advocate, Consultant, Entrepreneur and Speaker Tyler Benster is involved in the 3D Printing industry as a policy advocate, consultant, entrepreneur and speaker. Tyler studied Applied Mathematics & Economics at Brown University and currently resides in Providence, Rhode Island. His first experience with rapid prototyping was in 2008 when he built a RepRap Darwin, the first DIY 3D printer, from scratch: building the electronics by hand and sourcing the mechanical parts online. Since then, he has visited and learned from the leading practitioners of additive manufacturing across the world. As a 3D printing evangelist, Tyler works with forward-looking manufacturers, startups, incubators, politicians and economic development groups.
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 by John Wiley & Sons.
Stewart Quealy Director of Content, Events/Conferences, Mediabistro Stewart joined the Mediabistro team in 2010 and currently curates the live events and conferences. Previously, he played a leadership role in running the Search Engine Strategies (SES) events as part of the original content team at Incisive Media. Prior to that, Stewart worked with Jupitermedia and was responsible for launching emerging technology and interactive marketing events such as the Jupiter/IAB Advertising Forum, Plug.IN, Game Market Watch, Enterprise Linux Forum and ClickZ Online Video Advertising Forum. Stewart has also worked closely with the open source Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the IT Service Management Forum (itSMF), and the Object Management Group (OMG).
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