Speakers
Kenneth
Church
Chairman & CEO - nScrypt Inc

January 31 - 11:25 AM: Speaker for Panel V M: Bioprinting panel

Dr. Church is the Chairman and CEO of nScrypt, Inc. nScrypt is a capital equipment company that sells micro-dispensing platforms for 3D applications. nScrypt is a spin off from Sciperio, Inc. which Dr. Church founded in 1996. Sciperio Inc. is a research company for advanced innovation. His work with nScrypt and Sciperio has been in a wide range of technical areas to include 3D printing, electronics, antennas, tissue engineering, water and sensors. He and his team have been pioneers in 3D printed biological structures for tissue engineering. The ability to combine biotic and abiotic materials in a 3D structure will impact a wide range of life science applications.

Carolyn
DeVasto
Global Vice President of Communications - BIOMODEX

January 30, 3:55 pm: Speaker for Panel III M: 3D printing in surgical planning and modeling

Carolyn DeVasto is the Global Vice President of Communications at BIOMODEX, a Paris & Boston based company using advanced software and 3D printers to fabricate life-like organs that can be used for medical training and pre-operative planning. Using data obtained through organ imaging via an MRI or scanner, BIOMODEX developed a process that helps automate the creation of a virtual 3D model of that organ, which can then be printed using a 3D printer. Their invention will help improve healthcare safety by enabling practitioners and medical students to acquire knowledge and experience without putting patients at risk.

Carolyn is an accomplished and results-driven sales and marketing executive with proven success increasing sales and market share as well exceptional customer service skills and follow-through. She is noted for strong communication and negotiation skills, ability to develop and enhance partnerships, leadership and accomplishing significant sales growth globally. She is effective in collaborating, developing and marketing value propositions with a clear execution strategy via multiple channels, increasing brand loyalty and market penetration.

Scott
Dunham
Vice President of Research - SmarTech Markets Publishing

January 31, 11:05 am: Speaker for SmarTech dental 3DP forecast presentation
January 31, 11:55 am: Speaker for SmarTech medical 3DP forecast presentation

Scott Dunham is Vice President of Research at SmarTech Markets Publishing, bringing with him years of research experience in the areas of advanced manufacturing and 3D printing. Scott holds a Bachelor’s degree in marketing and research from the University of Kentucky’s Gatton School of Business & Economics, and has been a featured speaker at 3D printing industry events around the world.

Maria
Esquela
Volunteer and Leader - e‑NABLE

January 30, 2:50 pm: Speaker for Panel IIM: 3D-printed prosthetics

Maria Esquela has been an active e‑NABLE volunteer and leader since 2014. She created the first “assembly line” model for the e‑NABLE “Hand-a-thon” team building events, brought the e‑NABLE project to scout troops around the world and is the founder of APBLS – Alliance for Project Based Learning Solutions or what they like to call “e‑NABLE Alliance,” a 501c3 non-profit, which focuses on using e‑NABLE in STEM-based service learning projects and creating curriculum for research and testing on e‑NABLE 3D printed devices.

Lawrence
Gasman
President - SmarTech Markets Publishing

January 30, 9:00 am: Speaker for Welcome to the Conference

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.

Laura
Gilmour
Global Medical Business Development Manager - EOS

January 30, 2:00 pm: Speaker for Panel IM: 3D-printed medical implants

Laura Gilmour, Global Medical Business Development Manager of EOS, oversees the medical device business at EOS. She joined EOS in 2016 after working with the company as a customer during her 15 years as a biomedical research and development engineer.

Previously, Laura was a research engineer at Smith and Nephew Orthopedics where she and a team of engineers developed an advanced porous structure now used in orthopedic applications around the world. She also worked at Medtronic Spine and Biologics and Abbott Vascular where she was responsible for translating surgical needs into medical device designs. Prior to that, Laura spent two years as a pre-market reviewer for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), reviewing and clearing more than 80 orthopedic devices. During her time at the FDA, Laura was a founding member of the organization’s Additive Manufacturing Working Group.

Laura is a member of the SME Medical Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Working Group and the Society of Women Engineers. She holds a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Andrew
Hanson
Senior Additive Manufacturing Research Engineer - Stratasys

January 30, 2:50 pm: Speaker for Panel IIM: 3D-printed prosthetics

Andrew Hanson is a Senior Additive Manufacturing Research Engineer at Stratasys where he focuses on developing novel materials & process for high-risk, high-reward advanced manufacturing programs in the aerospace, defense & space industries. He works in Stratasys’ manufacturing products group and leads collaborative projects with external partners and customers to incubate and demonstrate concepts that have the potential for future integration into Stratasys’ materials, systems, and software. His core research topics, include: multifunctional/hybrid materials & process, metamaterials, in-situ process monitoring & adaptive control, and cyber-physical system architectures.

Before working as a Research Engineer, Andrew was an Applications Engineer in Stratasys’ manufacturing products group. He specialized in understanding the Aerospace & Defense industry’s additive manufacturing needs and future adoption trends. Using this knowledge and past experience, he worked to deliver relevant and necessary products into the A&D industry. These products and their market positioning are focused specifically on certified production parts for the civil & defense aviation, space launch, and various defense programs using additive manufacturing.

John
Hornick
Senior Analyst - SmarTech Markets Publishing

January 29, 3:00 pm: Speaker for Workshop B: Dental 3DP: From the lab to the dental office

John Hornick is SmarTech’s Senior Analyst for 3D Printing Intellectual Property. John served as a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of the Finnegan IP law firm (one of the largest IP firms in the world) for 25 years, where he litigated close to 100 IP cases and negotiated hundreds of settlements. John founded Finnegan’s 3D Printing Working Group, frequently speaks and writes on the IP issues of 3D printing, and is recognized as a thought leader in this space.

John is the author of the book, 3D Printing Will Rock the World, which won a Silver Award from the Nonfiction Authors Association and 4.5 stars from IndieReader, has been called a “must-read” offering “rare insight into how 3D printing is redefining what can be designed and manufactured,” and was Selected for the U.S. Special Operations Command’s 2017 Reading List (think Delta Force and Navy Seals) in the Disruptive Technology Category. His articles have been published at www.3DPrintingIndustry.comwww.3DPrint.com, in the Journal of 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing, where he serves on the Editorial Board, and in Wired Innovation, and he was a columnist for 3D Printing World. He was the only IP attorney selected by the U.S. Comptroller General Forum on Additive Manufacturing (which is the basis of a report to Congress). John has served as a juror for the International Additive Manufacturing Award and also educates the law enforcement community on 3D printing-related risks and benefits.

Rik
Jacobs
Vice President, General Manager - Dental Solutions, 3D Systems

January 31, 10:30 AM: Speaker for Panel V M: End-user dental lab and practitioner experiences

Currently the Vice President and General Manager of Dental Solutions, Rik Jacobs was the founder and the former CEO of NextDent B.V. The company was founded in 2012 in the Netherlands as an independent subsidiary of Vertex Global Holding to complement the dental materials portfolio of its affiliate Vertex-Dental B.V., which has a 77-year track record in developing and producing traditional denture materials and products. Within four years, NextDent became the leading developer and manufacturer of biocompatible dental 3D printing materials. In January 2017, Vertex Global Holding merged with 3D Systems, a company that provides comprehensive Additive Manufacturing products and services, including 3D printers specifically designed for dental applications, print materials, on-demand parts services and digital design tools. Upon this merger, Rik became the General Manager of the Dental business. He holds a degree in International Marketing Management from NHL University of Applied Science.

Gabi
Janssen
Application Development Specialist Medical & Dental - DSM Additive Manufacturing

January 30, 11:55 am: Speaker for Talk: AM dental - Into the dental office and oral surgery office

Gabi is responsible for Business Development & Application Development for the Healthcare segment of DSM Additive Manufacturing, which includes both the medical & dental market. Her experiences in software development at Materialise, and project engineer for metal implants by 3DSystems give her a background in the different aspects of 3D printing. She has her degrees in mechanical engineering, and masters in Technical business studies.

Joseph
Lipman
Director of Device Development - Hospital for Special Surgery

January 31, 9:50 am: Speaker for Panel IV M: End-user hospital and clinical experiences

Dr. Lipman has over 25 years of medical research and device development experience and has worked with multiple services at the Hospital for Special Surgery including: Adult Hip and Knee Replacement, Foot and Ankle, Hand and Upper Extremity, Hip Preservation, Spine and Sports Medicine. In working with these services and the Biomechanics department, he has contributed to the development of implants for the knee, hip, elbow and spine. These implants have been licensed to several orthopaedic companies and are sold worldwide. Dr. Lipman is an inventor of sixteen patented medical devices and has multiple publications in the medical device area. In addition, he is a registered US Patent Agent.

Lars
Neumann
Technology Manager-Additive Manufacturing - TRUMPF

January 30, 2:00 pm: Speaker for Panel IM: 3D-printed medical implants

Lars received his doctoral degree in 2012 in Physics from ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona. After his doctoral degree, Lars moved to Germany and engaged in the creation and optimisation of R&D project and process management in the automobile industry. Curious for new technologies, Lars soon became interested in additive manufacturing. He explored the opportunities of medical additive manufacturing as a product manager at Materialise’s headquarters in Belgium. Later he relocated to Materialise’s Shanghai office where he headed the medical team as sales manager. Lars is now with TRUMPF’s additive manufacturing unit and based in Germany’s Stuttgart. At TRUMPF, he supports medical device manufacturers in implementing additive manufacturing in his current role as industry and application manager.

Sanjay
Pathak
Director of Sales & Marketing - AlignWise Smile Technologies

January 30, 3:55 pm: Speaker for Panel III M: AM and the dental aligner market

Sanjay Pathak is the director of sales and marketing for AlignWise Smile Technologies where he focuses on 3D printing for medical application, anatomical modelling for surgical planning and education, and patient specific implants. He is an experienced reseller of high end medical devices in India.

Todd
Pietila
Global Business Development – Materialise

January 30, 3:55 pm: Speaker for Panel III M: 3D printing in surgical planning and modeling

Todd is responsible for business development at Materialise where he specializes in delivering 3D software and 3D printing expertise to the healthcare field. With degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Master of Business Administration, he has spent more than 9 years at Materialise focused on developing applications of 3D printing in medicine. He is an active member and contributor to the RSNA Special Interest Group on 3D Printing, the SME Medical Additive Manufacturing Working Group and the Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative Medical Working Group.

Dhruv
Saghal
Head of Business Development & Sales - Structo

January 31, 2:00 PM: Panel VIII D: The Future dental chairside care using AM

Davide
Sher
Senior Analyst, Europe - SmarTech Markets Publishing

January 31, 10:30 am: Speaker for Bioprinting update
January 31, 11:25 am: Speaker for Panel V M: Bioprinting panel

Davide Sher is a senior analyst for 3DP Adoption Studies at SmarTech Markets Publishing and has built extensive experience as a technology journalist and communication consultant. Davide was born in Milan, Italy and spent 12 years in the United States, where he received his BA from SUNY Stony Brook. He now lives in Milan and collaborates with several 3D printing news portals. He founded 3Dprintingbusiness.directory, currently the largest global directory of 3DP related companies, as well as the leading Italian 3DP news portal Replicatore.it

Patrick
Thayer
Bioink Officer - CELLINK

January 31, 11:25 AM: Speaker for Panel V M: Bioprinting panel

Patrick is a Bioink Officer at CELLINK where he is responsible for developing and producing bioinks to enable research and drive the evolution of the medical research field from 2D to 3D cell culture. He works closely with his collaborators to help develop their research and drive their projects forward through education, collaborations, and networking with scientists in over 40 countries.

At CELLINK, they develop novel, cell-specific bioinks for 3D bioprinting of human tissues, such as cartilage, skin, liver, pancreas, and bone. They have also developed the world’s most cost-effective and easy-to-use 3D bioprinters for any scientist interested in joining the 3D bioprinting field.

Kim
Torluemke
Vice President - Quality & Regulatory, Healthcare, 3D Systems

January 30, 11:05 AM: Speaker for Regulation FDA presentation

Currently VP of Quality & Regulatory, Healthcare, Kim Torluemke began her career in 3D printing by leading the development effort on Medical Modeling’s first FDA cleared manufacturing project in 2008.  Since, she has continued on a path of increasing quality and regulatory oversight and followed the company through a transition to join 3D Systems in April of 2014.  With nearly a decade of experience in the 3D printing industry covering multiple disciplines,   Kim continues to facilitate combining powerful workflows to produce medical devices encompassing templates, guides, instruments, implants, and software technologies through the evolving 3D printing regulatory landscape to ensure safe and effective products are available to change people’s lives. She has facilitated bringing 3d printed products onto the market in over 20 countries under 4 governmental regulatory bodies.

Sam
Wainwright
Dental Product Manager - Formlabs

January 31, 10:30 am: Speaker for Panel V M: End-user dental lab and practitioner experiences

Sam Wainwright, dental product manager at Formlabs, has been in the dental industry for 10 years helping labs and dentists become more effective with new technology. He most notably has worked for Custom Automated Prosthetics (CAP), Henry Schein, and 3M as they expanded their presence in the industry.

Robert
Wesley
3D Printing Biomedical Engineer - St. Louis Children’s Hospital

January 29, 1:00 pm: Speaker for Workshop A: Surgical Planning
January 31, 9:50 am: Speaker for Panel IV M: End-user hospital and clinical experiences

Robert is an experienced biomedical engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & healthcare industry. He is skilled in Materialise Mimics/3-Matic, SolidWorks, Technical Writing, and Research & Development (R&D).

Robert currently works at the St. Louis Children’s Hospital where he operates and maintains the 3D printer and 3D imaging workstations, manipulates digital medical images for clinical use, research projects, and teaching activities. He also performs post-processing, segmentation, and design for 3D printing on high-end 3D printers. Robert works closely with a clinical team to identify anatomy, design models, manufacture models, and apply quality standards to the entire process. He also works closely with research teams in designing and producing prototypes as well as maintains accurate records of digital and physical 3D models for clinical use, research, and education.

Jessica A.
Zeaske
Director of Healthcare Investments - GE Ventures

January 30, 5:00 PM: Judge for Start-up competition

Jessica A. Zeaske, PhD, MBA, serves as Director of Healthcare Investments at GE Ventures in Boston, MA. At GE Ventures, Jessica focuses on Health IT, IT-enabled Health Services, and Non-Invasive Medical Technology investments. Jessica came to GE Ventures from Lemhi Ventures, a fund investing exclusively in health care services and HCIT with over $330M under management based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. At Lemhi, Jessica developed investment hypotheses, sourced deals, ran diligence processes, and served on multiple Boards. Prior to joining Lemhi, Jessica worked on forming and spinning out companies based on University intellectual property at University of Minnesota and Oregon Health & Science University. Jessica began her career writing software for a start-up health care delivery company. She then moved to a merchant bank, Greenspring Advisors, where she wrote numerous business plans, evaluated, launched and invested in data-driven health care start-up companies. Jessica received an undergraduate degree with honors from Stanford University, graduated from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health with a Master of Health Science and PhD, and completed her MBA with a focus on Healthcare Administration at Regis University. Jessica is currently on the Board of Apervita and Arcadia, and a Board Observer at CareMerge. She previously served on the Boards of PokitDok, PlanSource, OneHealth, Orasi Medical, and Medication Management Solutions. Jessica stays involved with Stanford University by volunteering in various capacities, coaches early stage companies in the public health sector, and serves as a start-up judge and panelist for multiple health care conferences.