Conrad has spent the last decade building strong software development teams, in both individual contributor and leadership roles. Previously, Conrad was Program Director of the Air Force Accelerator Powered by Techstars, a partnership to help the US government identify and support critical technologies being developed by deep-tech startups. His focus is on supporting companies at the earliest stages – helping founders, making awesome products, and helping founders make awesome products.

He has worked on innovative technology products in wide-ranging verticals, from hardware platforms deployed to rural areas of Nepal and Tanzania, to consumer software products grossing hundreds of millions of dollars in sales. Conrad has also been featured in the tech community for his advocacy work improving access to STEM education for underrepresented communities. His previous initiative was building and growing the national nonprofit Operation Code, which helps transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses enter software development through open source technology.

A former military officer and Afghanistan veteran, Conrad has held a variety of positions such as Executive Officer, Battalion Signal Officer, and Company Commander. His experience spans occupational fields including light infantry, information technology, and tactical communications. He received his MBA from the Questrom School of Business at Boston University.

In his spare time, he enjoys teaching computer courses at the public library, reading about organizational behavior, and trying out new delicious restaurants.


Keith Brady joined Renishaw in early 2018 as the Regional Sales Manager with responsibilities for all aspects of Renishaw’s AM product line in the Eastern, US. He has extensive experience working with and representing advanced technologies in emerging markets. He enjoys helping customers understand, adopt and leverage these advanced and disruptive technologies.

Prior to joining Renishaw Brady was the Business Development Manager for Advanced Systems at Flow International Corporation representing state of the art Waterjet systems. He also worked at the Boeing Company as a Flight Simulator Technician and proudly served in the United States Air Force.


Aaron is a Senior Manager with Blueprint, where he helps clients understand how additive manufacturing impacts their strategy, supply chain, engineering, and manufacturing processes. He holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and an engineering degree from Iowa State University.

Aaron is a Senior Manager with Blueprint, where he helps clients understand how additive manufacturing impacts their strategy, supply chain, engineering and manufacturing processes.

Aaron’s career spans the strategic, technical and entrepreneurial. Before Blueprint, he led his own start-up, helping companies rethink how technology could impact customer experience. Prior to founding his startup, he advised on strategic initiatives and supply chain practices at Accenture Strategy. He also has experience in both product engineering and supply chain at John Deere.

He holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and an engineering degree from Iowa State University.


Nitin Chaphalkar is a Sr. Product Manager at DMG MORI and supports the sales of additive and hybrid machines for DMG MORI in USA market. He has been part of the additive manufacturing team at DMG MORI since its inception and has played a key role in developing the additive product portfolio. He has been named inventor on two additive manufacturing patents.

At DMG MORI, Nitin has worked on driving business growth through new market development and product development. Prior to his work in additive manufacturing, Nitin successfully led DMG MORI’s initiative in the gear manufacturing market. Nitin has an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and Master of Science degree from the University of California Davis. Aside from his work at DMG MORI, Nitin has been an Advisor to the National Science Foundation’s SBIR program for the last 14 years for evaluating business proposals from small businesses.


As Oxford Performance Materials’ (OPM) Sr. Product Development Engineer, Andrus primarily works on biomedical design and development projects with regard to R&D and regulatory submissions. This includes work on new products, supporting material, animal, and cadaver studies, and filing U.S. submissions for medical device clearances. Through his time at OPM, Andrus has successfully applied his knowledge of additive manufacturing to help obtain medical device clearances via several regulatory pathways. Andrus joined OPM in 2014 and holds a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Connecticut, as well as minors in Materials Science Engineering and Mathematics.


Mayra is a researcher at School of Dentistry at the University of Sao Paulo, where she
completed her graduation and her PhD, leading a project in 3D printing focused on
offering digital technology as one solution for patients with orofacial pain and dental
patients with functional limitation, and now she leads a monthly study club meetup to
discuss the challenges and innovations in 3D dental tech.

As a consultant and a lecturer, she is deeply involved in creating a positive ecosystem
and accessibility for digital technology and 3D-printing for patients and dentists,
adapting it to an emergent market reality (Brazil). She is involved in connecting the
the Brazilian ecosystem with others around the world through her work as a community
manager at



James is CEO of Riven which provides push-button easy inspection for advanced manufacturing with a fully digital toolset including mass-deployable, high accuracy 3D scanning, automatic measurement and instant sharing of data across the supply chain.

Prior to Riven, James was a co-founder of Autodesk’s platform for additive manufacturing which powers Autodesk’s 3D design applications. James also founded Topolabs – a 3D printing software company that pioneered 3D toolpaths for additive manufacturing and was acquired by Autodesk.

Areas of expertise include product design ( > 100 products launched / >100 Million units shipped), additive manufacturing technology, and computational design and manufacturing software architecture. James has been quoted by TIME, Wall St Journal, Inc Magazine, US News, Technology Review and most 3D printing e-zines.


David Maass is President of Flightware, a firm that performs research and development in specialty materials and processes in the aerospace and defense industry. He has more than 40 years’ experience working with several defense contractors in both employee and consulting capacities. He founded a small business that performed contract R&D and manufactured flight-critical parts for aircraft and spacecraft platforms.

Mr. Maass’s experience includes materials, processes, quality assurance and automation. More recently he has turned his attention to metal Additive Manufacturing because of the potential for disruptive impact in aerospace and defense, and the associated challenges to convert that promise into reality. His focus is not only on the technology but how it can be leveraged and inserted into the industry to advance the state of the art.

He holds Bachelor’s and Master Science degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT.


Mike holds a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He started his career with GE Healthcare in 2013 as a Design Engineer before transitioning to the GE Additive team. As a manufacturing engineer at GE Additive, he worked on both Powder-Bed Fusion and Binder-Jet processes. Since 2018, he has been focused on helping to drive projects and technical solutions for customers in North America as it relates to TRUMPF’s Powder-Bed and DED products.


As an early investor in and President of Tethon Corporation, based in Omaha, Nebraska, Trent Allen leads a team of material scientists in developing and creating materials for the future. Tethon has patented and commercialized materials in a range of formulations from ceramic composites used in low-temperature applications to fully dense high-temperature materials used in outer space applications.

As President, Trent has increased Tethon’s product portfolio and expanded Tethon’s sales footprint to over 1,000 customers in more than 40 countries. Additionally, Trent manages and supports Tethon’s enterprise clients and OEMs who work with Tethon to create custom ceramic resins and powders.

Trent received his MBA from James Cook University in Australia and previously worked in upper management licensing Data & Software.