Speakers
Luis
Luis
Baldez
Executive Director, 3MF Consortium
Senior Manager for Market Development, HP

Panel 1: Design software and services

Luis Baldez is Executive Director of the 3MF Consortium as well as Senior Manager for Market Development at HP. 3MF is one of his personal commitments to advance the state of the industry. At HP, Luis helps customers digitally transform their businesses using HP’s 3D printing technologies. His scope of activities includes working with strategic accounts, building alliances, and developing end-to-end applications.

Luis is one of the pioneers of the 3D printing activities in HP. He worked on several market and technology investigations that led to the invention of HP’s breakthrough Multi Jet Fusion 3D printers. Previously Luis held several engineering and management positions at the HP R&D lab in Barcelona and at the Synopsys ASIC Design Centers in Finland and in the United Kingdom.

Luis holds a BSc degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Brasilia, Brazil, and an Innovation Leadership post-grad education from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He is currently based at the HP office in Vancouver, Washington.

Tim
Tim
Bell
Head of the CoC for Additive Manufacturing, Siemens Digital Industries USA

Talk 1: AM in the context of Industry 4.0

Tim Bell is the Head of the CoC for Additive Manufacturing for Siemens Digital Industries USA and is a seasoned Manufacturing veteran and Cincinnati Ohio native.

He has spent more than 35 years in manufacturing and was trained as a Journeymen Toolmaker in the 1980’s. He spent the next 20 years as a machinist, programmer, designer, and entrepreneur of small contract manufacturing companies. The last 15 plus years have been focused on Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) of components and assemblies supporting the aerospace, defense, and medical industries.

Tyler
Tyler
Benster
General Partner, Asimov Ventures

Panel 2: Emerging applications in compact metal AM
Panel 3: Emerging markets for large AM parts

Tyler is a Neuroscience PhD student at Stanford University and a General Partner at Asimov Ventures. At Asimov Ventures, Tyler has invested in more than 20 startups across 3D printing, robotics, and frontier tech, including Additive Orthopaedics, Sadako, Ghost Robotics, and Kiwi. As a writer and analyst, he has been featured in Bloomberg, TechCrunch, GigaOm, Wohlers Report, and Computer World, and has chaired or keynoted at more than twenty international conferences, including Inside 3D Printing and RoboUniverse. His scientific work has been published in Cell and Scientific Reports. Tyler received a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Economics at Brown University and grew up on Mercer Island in Washington State.

Christopher
Christopher
Bishop
Chairperson, Chief Reinvention Officer, Improvising Careers

Christopher Bishop is a technology futurist, TEDx speaker, LinkedIn Learning instructor, and former IBMer. He is passionate about the power of emerging technologies to positively transform business and culture.
Chris writes and speaks on future technologies including AI, crypto assets, blockchain, augmented and virtual reality, and robotics. He recently recorded a live-action course for LinkedIn Learning called “Future-proofing your data science career” – due to be released in April 2020.

Other notable engagements include a Career Labs Workshop in June 2019 at the Open Data Science Conference in New York City titled “How to succeed at data science jobs that don’t exist yet.” In addition, Chris co-authored a white paper with MIT Media Lab professor Sandy Pentland titled Blockchain+AI+Human”, describing the business possibilities as well as the powerful socio-cultural implications of connecting AI and blockchain.

In September 2018, Chris gave a talk at Accelerate AI, Europe 2018 in London titled “Your brain is too small to manage your business” describing the increasing commoditization of AI. He also moderated a series of Lightning Talks last year at the AR in Action Leadership Summit at the MIT Media Lab and delivered the Closing Keynote at the AI World Forum in Toronto in November 2018.

Sean
Sean
Burke
Partner, Duane Morris LLP

Panel 4: Regulation of "Additive Medical"

Sean Burke is partner at Duane Morris in their Washington, DC office. Mr. Burke’s practice focuses on representation of manufacturers of medical devices in products liability cases across the country, including in consolidated multi-plaintiff matters in both federal court and state courts in California, Illinois, and Tennessee. His experience includes defense of large total joint replacements (hips, knees, ankles, and shoulders) and resurfacings, tissue matrices and patches, fusion plates, and surgical instruments. He has a particular interest and recent focus on additive manufacturing, consulting and advising clients on best practices in the early stages of development to reduce risk of products liability exposure. He has tried medical device cases before juries in both state and federal courts while also handling numerous mediations. He works closely with scientific experts to advance causation and liability defenses in the areas of biomechanical engineering, toxicology, histology, epidemiology, orthopedic surgery and FDA regulations.

He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey as well as six different United States District Courts. Prior to rejoining Duane Morris, Mr. Burke served as law clerk for the Honorable Joel H. Slomsky of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Villanova University School of Law and a cum laude graduate of Catholic University of America.

Patrick
Patrick
Carey
Senior Vice President, Stratasys

Panel 1: AM and mass customization in automotive

Pat Carey joined Stratasys in January 2014 and has held a number of progressive roles and is now the Senior VP of Strategic Growth in the Americas, which includes bringing new products to market, integrating acquisitions and developing partner ecosystems that expand the company’s addressable market.

Pat has spent his career in a variety of business development, marketing and sales roles, centered on disruptive technology. He served as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Siemens’ Smart Grid Division, has held Executive positions at 3 Silicon Valley startups, and served in a variety of roles at IBM during his 18-year tenure, most notably he was responsible IBM’s Blue Gene supercomputer through 3 generations of the product, culminating in 2009 with the award of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Barack Obama.

Guillaume
Guillaume
de Calan
CEO, Nanoe

Panel 3: Ceramics

Guillaume de Calan is the co-founder and CEO of Nanoe, a leading supplier of high tech raw materials for the ceramic industry. Through the brand Zetamix, he also launched the first line of filaments for accessible 3D printing of ceramic and metal parts.
Guillaume de Calan is both an expert in high end materials and in manufacturing processes, and especially in 3D printing. Material innovation is at the core of new emerging technologies such as 3D printing, Li Ion batteries, medical implants and many more, and Nanoe strive to develop and produce best in class raw materials for these applications.

James
James
DeMuth
Co-Founder & CEO, Seurat

Panel 1: AM and mass customization in automotive

James holds an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University with a focus on energy systems and high-temperature gas dynamics, and a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Santa Clara University. He has co-authored 83 patents and 13 academic publications in the fields of additive manufacturing and power generation.

Prior to founding Seurat, James was at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where he worked on the Laser Inertial Fusion Energy project, and co-invented and developed the core of Seurat’s breakthrough technology in Additive Manufacturing.

Alexandre
Alexandre
Donnadieu
Managing Director, 3YOURMIND

Panel 2: Workflow and software for AM

Alexandre joined 3YOURMIND in 2017 to develop and lead operations in new markets. Currently, he is serving as Managing Director. Previously, he has been advising CEOs and COOs of leading industrial firms on their digital transformation strategies.

Scott
Scott
Dunham
Executive Vice President of Research, SmarTech Analysis

Talk 1: Market forecast for compact metal AM

Scott Dunham has served clients in the 3D printing industry for over three years in various market research and analysis positions. As Senior Analyst of SmarTech Analysis, Scott employs an analytic strategy based on the adage of “Aim small, miss small.”

Dunham earned his undergraduate degree studying marketing and research at the University of Kentucky in the Gatton School of Business & Economics. He has been a featured speaker at 3D printing conferences around the globe, including 3D Printshow, Additive Disruption, RAPID, and others.

Felix
Felix
Ewald
Founder & CEO, DyeMansion

Panel 3: Post processing

Felix Ewald is co-founder and CEO of Munich-based DyeMansion. His company is the world’s leading provider of finishing systems for industrial 3D printing. From perfectly fitted glasses to personalized automotive interiors, DyeMansion technology makes 3D-printed products a part of our everyday lives. With two locations in Munich and Austin, the company currently employs 90 and has raised more than €20 million in venture capital from experienced financial investors.

Even during his time studying business informatics, Ewald was interested in promising industries and developed innovative business models. Immediately after graduating he founded his first company, Trindo. Having failed in his attempt to produce high quality personalized 3D-printed cellphone cases with the corporate designs of large companies, he and his co-founder Philipp Kramer discovered the need for industrial solutions to post-process 3D-printed plastic parts. With DyeMansion, the two then laid the foundation to enable the 3D-printing industry to achieve high-quality end use products from printed components. Today, more than 600 customers from 35 countries already rely on DyeMansion’s solutions and benefit from the Munich-based company’s print-to-product platform. Their customers include many 3D-printing service providers and global market leaders from various industries such as automotive, lifestyle, retail, medical technology or sporting goods. This makes DyeMansion an essential part of the industrialization phase of 3D-printing.

Ben
Ben
Ferrar
Vice President, Carpenter Additive

Panel 1: Titanium and aluminum

Ben Ferrar was appointed Vice President of Carpenter Additive in April 2019. In this role, he is responsible for the overall strategic leadership of the Carpenter Additive business unit, a vertically integrated Additive Manufacturing (AM) partner providing complete “end-to-end” solutions to accelerate materials innovation.. Ben is driving Carpenter Additive’s global commercial strategy and delivering novel solutions to facilitate AM industrialization.

Ben brings over 14 years’ experience in the metal AM industry, with extensive experience in AM system and application development. Prior to his current role, Ben was the Chief Operating Officer of LPW Technology Ltd., which Carpenter Technology acquired in October of 2018. Other roles include responsible for the design and development of Additive Manufacturing Systems at Renishaw plc.

Ben is committed to expanding the knowledgebase of metal AM to drive adoption of the technology. Ben believes developing the metal AM supply chain to ensure economic and long term sustainability of the industry.

Ben earned his Master of Engineering (MEng) Mechanical Engineering from The University of Liverpool and has continued to volunteer at the university in his role on the Industrial Liaison Board. In addition to this, Ben has supervised over 50 undergraduate and post-graduate projects in the AM arena and feels that the development of the next generation of engineers and material scientists is critical to the success of Additive Manufacturing.

Nico
Nico
Forraz
Chief Executive Officer, CTIBiotech

Talk 1: Future applications of bioprinting

Dr. Forraz is Chief Executive officer of CTIBiotech, a leading innovation company in human tissue 3DBioprinting production. He has extensive expertise stem cells, regenerative medicine and 3D Human Tissue Bioprinting and with Professor Colin McGuckin was part of the team who created the world’s first artificial hepatic-like liver tissue and neural cells from human umbilical cord blood. With an interest in cross-developing clinical research for business-generating technologies, Dr Forraz has extensive experience in negotiation, business creation and operations. Dr Forraz has spear-headed the 43 Million Euro consortium generation of the IMODI Cancer project, the largest cancer research project of France. Winner of several international business plan competitions.

Dr. Forraz serves since 2019 as the President of Cosmet’in Lyon Skin Science, a not-for-profit professional organization linking researchers, interprofessional organizations and industry to share the latest scientific knowledges in dermocosmetology and promote excellence and expertise in cosmetology.

Steve
Steve
Freitas
R&D Director, IMI Critical

Panel 3: Emerging markets for large AM parts

Steve Freitas is the Director of New Product Development at IMI CCI. Steve has over 25 years of experience in the design, selection, and application of high pressure and high temperature valves in fossil power plants and oil & gas facilities. Steve’s R&D team has over ten years of experience in the development and installation of AM parts at CCI. His R&D team has developed several new valve designs using AM; has worked with energy market customers to validate AM components for their applications; and has installed hundreds of AM parts in applications with pressures up to 4000 psi and temperatures of up to 1100 F.

Lawrence
Lawrence
Gasman
President, SmarTech Analysis

Talk 1: Market forecast for large-format AM
Panel 1: The future of DED and WAAM

Lawrence Gasman is the founder of SmarTech Markets Publishing and is acknowledged worldwide as an expert on technology forecasting. He has previously founded two other industry analyst firms and has also carried out a wide range of technology assessments in areas ranging from optical networking to advanced materials to augmented reality.

Jeff
Jeff
Graves
President and CEO, 3D Systems

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Dr. Jeffrey Graves is President and CEO of 3D Systems and joined the company in May 2020.

Prior to joining 3D Systems, from 2012 to May 2020, he served as CEO, President and Director of MTS Systems Corporation, a global supplier of test, simulation, and measurement systems. From 2005 until 2012, he served as President and CEO of C&D Technologies, Inc. He also held leadership roles with Kemet Corporation as Chief Operating Officer (2001-2003) and CEO (2003 to 2005). Previously he held a number of leadership and technical roles with GE, Rockwell Automation and Howmet Corporation.

Jeff currently serves on the Board of Directors of Hexcel Corporation.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering from Purdue University. He also holds a master’s degree and PhD in metallurgical engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He has been recognized with the distinguished alumni award from both universities. He is also a master black belt in six sigma.

Benjamin
Benjamin
Johnson
Vice President, Portfolio & Regulatory, 3D Systems

Panel 1: 3D-printing in implants and orthopedics

Ben Johnson’s career spans more than two decades focused on the development and commercialization of innovative medical devices. He joined 3D Systems in 2015 through the acquisition of Medical Modeling and has held progressive roles in operations, product development, regulatory, and marketing. Ben currently serves as a leader in the Healthcare Solutions Group as the Vice President of Portfolio & Regulatory.

More than 30 years ago, 3D Systems invented 3D printing, and now, delivers innovative additive manufacturing solutions across hardware, materials, software, and services that advance industries, including healthcare. For this highly regulated market, the company provides industry-leading surgical planning, implants, instrumentation, and medical education solutions to help medical device manufacturers and healthcare providers accelerate innovation. To date, 3D Systems has manufactured more than 2 million medical devices and planned over 140 thousand patient-specific cases. Additionally, the team has supported the development of over 100 products from concept through regulatory clearance and commercialization.

Jason
Jason
Jones
Co-Founder & CEO, Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies

Panel 2: Future role of hybrid machines

Dr. Jason Jones is the pioneer and the world’s leading authority on hybrid manufacturing – integrating Additive Manufacturing (AM) with mainstream CNC machines. He is the co-founder and CEO of Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies, transforming CNCs & Robots into flexible smart factories with additive, subtractive, and inspection capabilities. Dr. Jones has a PhD in 3D printing from the University of Warwick and has led millions of dollars of AM development and commercialization. He is the author of numerous publications and a distinguished inventor holding dozens of patents. Dr. Jones was a founding member of the ASTM F42 standards committee and has steered the development of multiple ASTM/ISO standards and strategies. He has also served as the chair of SME’s (f.k.a. the Society of Manufacturing Engineers) Member Council and AM community – the largest professional 3D printing community worldwide.

Les
Les
Kalman
Assistant Professor, Restorative Dentistry
Academic Lead, Continuing Dental Education
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Western University

Panel 2: Improving the patient experience with 3D printing

Dr. Kalman’s research focuses on medical devices & technologies relevant to clinical dentistry, with an emphasis on metal AM. He has authored over 40 articles, holds two patents and has translated several technologies. Kalman maintains his position as the founder and President of Research Driven Inc.

He served on the Board of Directors for the University of Western Ontario Faculty Association and the Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry. He serves on the Standards Council of Canada, the Ambassadors Circle and Advanced Credentialing Committee for the ICOI. He has been recognized as an Academic Associate Fellow (American Academy of Implant Dentistry), Fellow, Master and Diplomate (International Congress of Oral Implantologists), Fellow (Academy of Osseointegration), Fellow (American College of Dentists), Schulich Alumni of Distinction and received the Merck Patients First award.

Scott
Scott
Killian
Aerospace and Industry Account Manager, EOS North America

Panel 1: AM, lightweighting and aerospace

Scott Killian, Aerospace and Industry Account Manager at EOS North America, directs business development and strategy, supporting more than 30 aerospace original equipment manufacturers and suppliers in North America. Scott joined EOS in 2011 to support the company’s aerospace clients. Having seen over 40 aerospace manufacturing facilities around the globe, Scott has a keen understanding of how additive manufacturing integrates into the aerospace environment.
Scott has been in the high and emerging technology sector for over 30 years. He began his career with Apple in 1986 as an inside salesperson before becoming manager of the company’s federal business development program and later director of customer services in Austin, Texas.

Scott moved to the additive manufacturing industry in 1994, when he joined DTM Corporation (now 3D Systems). In his six years there, he served in several roles, including Director of Customer Service and Applications Engineering and Director of Sales in Latin America. He has experience in similar roles at HP, Harvest Technologies and EDM Logic, working with each company to establish and execute business strategies for the aerospace industry.

Scott received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from High Point University in High Point, N.C.

Kunal
Kunal
Lal
Partner, Elk Dental Associates

Panel 2: Improving the patient experience with 3D printing

Dr. Kunal Lal is a Prosthodontist and maintains a private practice in New York, New York. He received his Master of Science degree in Prosthodontics and Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine (CDM). Dr. Lal is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics. He has authored articles on the use of computer-generated surgical templates for prosthodontic and surgical implant planning and placement and has extensive experience in the treatment of partially and completely edentulous patients using dental implants. Additionally, Dr. Lal has lectured nationally on implant, esthetic, and reconstructive dentistry with a primary focus on computer-guided implant surgery combined with various immediate loading protocols.

Dr. Lal first used 3D printing in 2000 while working on his master’s thesis. At the time, he used the technology to produce 3D printed surgical guides for guided implant surgery. His thesis was subsequently published in The Journal of Prosthodontics. Fast forward to present day when Dr. Lal is using 3D printing in his practice to transform how he provides patient care. He is using 3D Systems’ NextDent 5100 to produce models, temporaries, dentures, and bite splints. Dr. Lal has also pushed the envelope with a variety of applications including composites, single visit night guards, and even creating a sleep apnea appliance. Dr. Lal’s pioneering spirit is enabling Elk Dental Associates to deliver personalized patient care more efficiently.

Melanie
Melanie
Lang
Co-Founder and CEO, FormAlloy

Panel 1: The future of DED and WAAM

Melanie Lang, FormAlloy Co-Founder and CEO, is motivated by developing a disruptive technology that delivers the future of additive manufacturing – creating high-value components with superior performance. FormAlloy Technologies, Inc. is a provider of award-winning directed energy deposition systems and services to a wide range of industries. Melanie holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Illinois and an M.S. in Systems Architecture & Engineering from the University of Southern California. In addition to her role at FormAlloy, she currently serves on the America Makes Executive Committee, as the Vice President of Legislative Affairs for Navy League San Diego and is a Women in 3D Printing Ambassador.

Andrew
Andrew
Lee
Head of Bioprinting and Co-Founder, FluidForm

Panel 1: Current uses of bioprinting

Andrew Lee is currently the Head of Bioprinting and co-founder at FluidForm, a 3D biofabrication company looking to change the way we think about tissue engineering. He received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University where his focus on muscle tissue engineering leveraged biofabrication to create skeletal and cardiac tissue models with complex tissues architecture as well as physiologically relevant contractile functions. This work resulted in a publication in the journal Science and is now utilized as the platform technology for FluidForm as it builds out a portfolio of tissues for research, repair, and replacement.

Vanesa
Vanesa
Listek
Writer/Analyst, 3DPrint.com, SmarTech Analysis

Panel 1: Current uses of bioprinting
Panel 2: AM's role in the private space industry

Before becoming a journalist, Vanesa spent years as an economic consultant. In 2004 she graduated with a BBA from the University of Miami, with a major in Economics, and shortly thereafter went to Boston University for her master’s degree, also in Economics. Overseeing financial projects in the US and Argentina proved extremely interesting, but she yearned to write. After spending a summer at Harvard polishing her writing skills and learning about journalism, Vanesa found a new path. In 2015 she enrolled in a journalism master’s program at DiTella University in Buenos Aires and just a few days after the program ended, began writing for local newspaper La Nacion and later Clarin, reporting on crime and cybercrime. Beyond writing, what Vanesa loves most about this profession is the research involved and creating connections that lead her to new stories.

Jeff
Jeff
Mize
CEO, Post Process Technologies

Panel 3: Post processing

Jeff Mize joined PostProcess Technologies as CEO in January of 2016. He has a proven track record of scaling startups in new markets and driving consistent annual triple-¬digit growth. At PostProcess, Jeff is laser-focused on continuing to expand the team, further enhancing the solution offering and driving the global go-to-market strategy to capitalize on the tremendous worldwide demand for automated and intelligent 3D post-¬printing solutions, a market pioneered by PostProcess.

Prior to joining PostProcess, Jeff was the commercial leader at Climate Corporation, a Silicon Valley startup that was the first to bring data science solutions to the agricultural industry. Climate Corporation was purchased by Monsanto for $1.1B. Before joining Climate, Jeff was the EVP of Global Sales & Business Development at NAVTEQ, leading the meteoric rise of digital map sales to +$1.5B. His dynamic leadership galvanized a fast¬‐growing team that was intently focused on delivering unique solutions to customers in over 80 countries. Jeff was a key part of the executive team driving the company’s 2004 NYSE IPO for $2.2B and its acquisition by Nokia for $8.1B in 2008.

Jeff began his career at Honeywell after graduating from the University of Illinois with a degree in Electrical Engineering.

Alexander
Alexander
Oster
Director of Additive Manufacturing, Autodesk

Panel 1: Design software and services

Alexander Oster is Director of Additive Manufacturing in the Fusion 360 Product development group. He and his team are creating Additive Manufacturing software to help customers make the most out of their machines and take the next step towards industrializing AM with the use of Generative Design.

Alexander has been co-founder of the Additive Manufacturing software company Netfabb GmbH, acquired by Autodesk in 2015. Prior to Netfabb, he served as CTO of FIT AG, one of the largest Metal AM service bureaus in Germany.

Joris
Joris
Peels
Executive Editor, 3DPrint.com and VP Consulting, SmarTech Analysis

Panel 2: Trends in the bioprinter market
Panel 1: AM, lightweighting and aerospace

Since 2017 Joris Peels has worked with 3DPrint.com, first as Editor-in-Chief, and now as Executive Editor. Joris is also VP Consulting, SmarTech Analysis, sister company of 3DPrint.com.

Joris is a Netherlands-based 3D printing consultant for strategy, business development and marketing in Additive Manufacturing. Joris performs technical due diligence, market research and competitive analysis for consultants, analysts, multinationals, VC’s, PE and hedge funds.

Joris has worked in 3D printing for more than a dozen years, for Shapeways, Materialise, Formlabs, Ultimaker, HP and others. Joris lives, eats, sleeps and dreams 3D Printing and tries to give a dose of realism and truth to the hype surrounding 3D printing.

Taci
Taci
Pereira
Vice President and General Manager of Bioprinting, 3D Systems

Panel 1: Current uses of bioprinting

Taci Pereira is Vice President and General Manager, Bioprinting at 3D Systems, where she leads the development and commercialization of research tools for 3D bioprinting applications. Taci was previously the Chief Scientific Officer at Allevi, a startup 3D Systems acquired in 2021.

Taci leads the 3D bioprinting working group for the Regenerative Medicine Manufacturing Society, a professional society dedicated to advancing manufacturing solutions for the field of regenerative medicine. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering from Harvard University, where she worked at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. Taci’s research at the Mooney Laboratory for Cell and Tissue Engineering (Wyss) focused on biomaterials for cancer immunotherapy, under the advisory of David Mooney, Ph.D.

Ankit
Ankit
Saharan
Senior Manager, Metal Technology, EOS North America

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Dr. Ankit Saharan, Senior Manager, Metal Technology at EOS North America, manages system, materials and process research and development for customers applying 3D printing to their business.

Since joining EOS, Ankit has worked to accelerate the realization of the digital age of manufacturing, from developing advanced materials to developing processes that will advance automation in additive manufacturing (AM) applications, with a focus on metals. He has led teams that developed benchmarking, researching and developing applications for metal 3D printing, and filed several patents including automated compaction of powder in AM systems and powder spreadability measurements. He is also responsible for managing EOS relationships with external development partners in North America.

Ankit has been involved in engineering applications since very early in his career when he worked on a project with National Aerospace Laboratory that explored structural aerospace applications for civilian aircraft. Ankit also worked for Dana Incorporated, an American worldwide supplier of drivetrain, sealing, and thermal-management technologies, as a senior process engineer responsible for ensuring continuity in processes between two different plant locations.

Outside of EOS, Ankit maintains an active role in informing and understanding industry standards by engaging with regulatory and research bodies. He is an active member of the SAE International where he sits on a committee for additive manufacturing. He is also an appointed subject matter expert on the additive committee for International Standards Organization (ISO TC44). He is also a member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) where he sits on another committee that informs the standards for manufacturing. Ankit also serves as guest presenter on industry panels around North America, speaking on topics such as in-process monitoring, additive manufacturing automation, and materials and process development.

Ankit holds a doctorate in mechanical engineering and master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from Anna University, Chennai, India.

Michael
Michael
Shepard
VP, Aerospace & Defense Segment, 3D Systems

Panel 1: AM, lightweighting and aerospace

Dr. Mike Shepard is an aerospace metallurgist, specializing in fatigue and fracture. Dr. Shepard spent 16 years at Air Force Research Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio where he led the Behavior and Life Prediction Section and ultimately the Aircraft Structures Technology Branch. During his time in these organizations, he led efforts to both develop new technologies and solve field issues for turbine engines and airframe structures. Dr. Shepard was most recently with MTS Systems where he ran their Aerospace Testing business and served as the co-chair of the Additive Technologies Team. He now leads 3D Systems’ Aerospace & Defense Segment, helping customers rapidly design and produce additively manufactured components for aerospace and defense applications, accelerate the certification process, and optimize their entire supply chain.

Casper
Casper
Slots
Chief Commercial Officer, Particle3D

Panel 3: Markets for printable biomaterials

MSc in Medical Engineering and a registered Nurse with clinical experience. Casper has been working with medical 3D printing and drug delivery systems for more than five years.

Oliver
Oliver
Smith
Founder, Principal Consultant, Rethink Additive

Panel 1: 3D-printing in implants and orthopedics
Panel 3: Post processing for compact metal AM

Oliver Smith is the founder and principal consultant at Rethink Additive, a dedicated 3D printing consultancy. Prior to this, he has held the position of Senior Innovation consultant at Blueprint and Senior Strategy Manager at Stratasys. With a decade of experience in the 3D printing industry, Oliver has worked with Fortune 500s to start-ups across a number of industries to help define and build their 3D printing innovation strategies.
Having written several books, and presented at many different 3D printing and innovation conferences around the globe, Oliver’s approach to 3D printing is to define the business value first, then identify a specific technology solution, because the first thing 3D printing should make for you business is sense.

Ankush
Ankush
Venkatesh
Intrapreneur, Additive Manufacturing, Glidewell

Panel 3: Low cost mass customization in dentistry

Ankush Venkatesh is an Intrapreneur, Additive Manufacturing at Glidewell specializing in strategy and digital manufacturing.

He has written for publications such as Harvard Business Review and Forbes in the areas of additive manufacturing and its adoption.

Ankush has also been a management consultant for organizations adopting digital technologies as part of their transformations with Industry 4.0 technologies like additive manufacturing, IIoT(Industrial Internet of Things), artificial intelligence/machine learning and digital twins.

He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, and a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management with a focus on product development and 3D printing. He also spent two years at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College as a Strategy Fellow focusing on digital manufacturing strategy.

He is a former technology consultant, having spent time with Capgemini Consulting serving billion-dollar clients in the FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) industry and has also spent time in the medical devices/healthcare industry in the function of product development.

Shannon
Shannon
Walters
Executive Manager, 3DQ Lab, School of Medicine, Stanford University

Panel 3: End user hospitals and clinical experiences

3D and quantitative imaging is a complex and rapidly growing field. Obtaining additional data from CT and MR requires structured/standardized approaches to data management and analysis. Complexity arises from the myriad of patient conditions, imaging sources, and software solutions available for analysis. As the executive manager of the Radiology 3D and Quantitative Imaging Lab I have a personal interest in the development of advanced post-processing techniques which includes building 3D models for guidance of surgical procedures, education, and workflow optimization.

I apply more than 15 years of 3D in healthcare experience to optimize scalability and workflow management for 3D printing of anatomic models. Since 2013, our team has slowly increased our knowledge and resources to a point which scaling 3D printing from 100’s to 1000’s of prints will require relatively minor changes. I plan to accomplish this through improving access to 3D print requests, utilizing years of segmentation experience, improving communication, managing expectations, and optimizing the entire path a 3D model will take from idea to print.

Andre
Andre
Wegner
Founder and CEO, Authentise

Panel 2: Workflow and software for AM

Andre Wegner is founder and CEO of Authentise (www.authentise.com), a leader in data-driven process automation software for digital manufacturing. He is also the Chair of Digital Manufacturing at Singularity University in Silicon Valley. Andre has spoken at over 200 events on additive manufacturing and the digital thread, and has been quoted in publications such as BBC News, MIT Tech Review, Chicago Tribune, and Bloomberg. Prior to Authentise Andre invested in and supported capital raises of companies in Nigeria and India. Andre is a graduate of St. Andrews University (M.A. – UK), ESSEC (M.Sc. – France) and Singularity University (California).

Robert
Robert
Wesley
Biomedical Engineering Manager of Additive Manufacturing, Ricoh USA

Panel 2: 3D printing in surgical planning and modeling

Robert is a biomedical engineer with extensive experience in 3D printing for healthcare and process validation of additive manufacturing of titanium orthopedic implants. He joined the Ricoh 3D for Healthcare team in spring of 2021 to establish and build upon the quality management system, image segmentation and engineering workflows, and process validation efforts of an end-to-end 3D medical modeling solution provided to surgeons, medical schools, researchers, etc. Previously, he’s worked with children’s hospitals and medical device contract manufacturer Jabil in establishing their 3D printing and additive manufacturing processes.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Tennessee Technological University and a master’s degree in bioengineering from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Stephanie
Stephanie
Willerth
C.E.O., Axolotl Biosciences Full Professor and Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering, University of Victoria

Panel 3: Markets for printable biomaterials

Dr. Stephanie Willerth – a Full Professor and Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Victoria – runs an internationally recognized and award winning research group that specializes in bioprinting complex human tissue models. She also serves as the C.E.O. of Axolotl Biosciences – a spin off biotechnology company focused on developing superior quality reagents for 3D printing human tissue models, making research and drug discovery easier than ever.