Pete Basiliere is Research Vice President—Additive Manufacturing and lead analyst for Gartner’s 3D printing research community. Mr. Basiliere provides research-based insights on 3D printing and digital printing systems, best practices, go-to-market strategies and technology trends.
Mr. Basiliere is co-author of the annual Gartner Hype Cycle for 3D Printing. His recent research reports include the Market Guide for 3D Print Service Bureaus, Market Guide for 3D Printer Manufacturers, Innovation Insight: 3D Printing Workflow Software and What 3D Printing Means for Your Supply Chain.
Before joining Gartner, Mr. Basiliere worked in operations, engineering and procurement management roles with responsibilities for digital and analog printing equipment selection, plant layouts and new product development.
Visit his blog at http://blogs.gartner.com/pete-basiliere
Nicola Belli graduated with honors in Aerospace Engineering simply thanks to his fondness for speed and flight.
He grew in the Dolomites with a great passion for sport and I had the honor to attend 3 Winter Olympic Games with different technical roles: he scaled up from minibus driver to General Manager of the National Bobsleigh Team.
Marko Bosman has an MSc degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the Technical University of Delft and has extensive experience in the field of aerospace materials and manufacturing technology. He started his career at AKZO-Nobel doing research on high performance fibers. After that he worked on biomedical materials at Degussa AG. Since 1999 he has worked at Fokker as a Project Leader in several aerospace design-and-build projects, both military and civil programs, and also as a Manufacturing Manager. Started in Additive Manufacturing in 2011 coordinating R&D and implementation activities within Fokker. In his current role as Chief Technologist he coordinates the global Additive Manufacturing activities of GKN Aerospace.
Alexander De Croo (°1975) is currently Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation, Digital Agenda, Post and Telecom in the Belgian Federal Cabinet. From 2012 to 2014 he was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Pensions. Before taking the office of Deputy Prime Minister, Alexander De Croo was Party Chairman of Open Vld, the Flemish liberal-democrats. In 2010, he was elected Senator, scoring third in the popular vote in Flanders.
In 2015, he was selected as Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum (WEF). He is also member of the Global Agenda Council on Europa at the WEF.
Prior to politics, Alexander De Croo was an active entrepreneur in the field of intellectual property rights. He started his professional career as a business consultant for The Boston Consulting Group.
Alexander holds a degree in Business Engineering from the Free University of Brussels and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University, Chicago).
Mohammad Ehteshami is Vice President and General Manager, GE Additive (a startup), a division of GE Aviation. Most recently, he served as Vice President & General Manager of Engineering for GE Aviation, where he led a team of more than 8,000 engineers to design, procure, test and certify commercial and military aircraft engines.
Mohammad has more than 33 years of experience in Engineering, Manufacturing and program/product management with GE. His career spans across GE Aviation, GE Oil and Gas and now GE Additive. During his time with GE, Mohammad has developed unique experience in leading and motivating teams to believe and deliver beyond what they can imagine.
Mohammad began his career with GE Aviation as a design engineer in military engines, in particular the engines that power F16 and B1 bomber planes. Then, he moved to commercial engines, where he designed and managed the CFM56 and GE90.
Throughout his career, Mohammad and his family have relocated to Fontainebleau, France; Wilmington, NC; Florence, Italy; and Mason, Ohio. He has led several affinity organizations including the Asian Pacific American Forum (APAF) and African American Forum (AAF).
Mohammad is an avid supporter of advancing the transition from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Additive and Math). As an advocate of STEAM, he is a leading voice in the development of Additive education within STEAM. Under his leadership, GE will invest $10 million over the next five years in educational programs to develop pipelines of future talent in additive manufacturing. Enabling educational institutions to provide access to 3D printers will help accelerate the adoption of additive manufacturing worldwide.
Mohammad lives in Mason, OH with his wife Zari and sons Darius, Cameron and Kevin, two of whom work at GE, and one which works specifically in the additive area. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Old Dominion University and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Cincinnati.
GE Additive is part of GE (NYSE: GE), the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. GE Additive plans to offer a full line of additive machine products, materials and engineering solutions to customers. GE is organized around a global exchange of knowledge, the "GE Store," through which each business shares and accesses the same technology, markets, structure and intellect. GE Additive is led by David Joyce, GE Vice Chairman.
Visit GE Additive at www.geadditive.com
Félix S. España, started as a licensed graduate in Optics & Optometry at Complutense University of Madrid in 1988. Five years later he got a Degree Diploma in Marketing Strategy at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid which helped him to develop his career in different positions within the Optical Industry. He continued his education with an MBA at ESIC some years later.
After working for several lens suppliers and launching and managing the second largest Spanish optical retail chain (Optica 2.000) with more than 100 shops and 850 employees, he joined Hoya Lens Iberia as Marketing Manager.
In October 2011 he joined Hoya Vision Care Europe as EMEA Trade Marketing Manager, becoming the Manager of NewMedia Team in early 2015.
His career has allowed him to see the optical industry from many different angles, a key factor to invent and develop tools and systems that help the Eye Care Professionals to improve their performance and results as well as to enhance the consumer experience in the store.
Uwe Fresenborg is CEO of DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH and therefore responsible for the heavy maintenanceof rolling stock of Europes biggest railway company Deutsche Bahn with more than 300.000 employees in more than 140 countries.
In 2016 he initiated the international network "Mobility goes Additive" in cooperation with AM-users like Siemens an swiss railways SBB as well as printing providers like materialise. His aim is to make components available faster and more easily by using 3D printing.
After his degree in aerospace engineering in Bremen and working experience over 20 years in aerospace industry he came to Deutsche Bahn in 2012 to manage the heavy maintenance division.
MS Mechanical Engineer from the Universidad Politécnica of Madrid, working in product development engineering sector since 2000, having the opportunity to work in sectors such as aeronautic, space, automotive, train industry and energy industry.
10 years’ experience in management roles in leading engineering teams and projects.
Responsibility fields: business management, P&L, business development, customer relationship, project management, quality processes, team building, talent management, partnerships
Enjoying international management & leadership; and continuous improvement & optimization of structures and processes.
Mr. Geerts is Director General of CECIMO since 2008. He is a professional in EU public and regulatory affairs with long-standing and extensive experience in the management of companies, national and EU trade associations. Mr. Geerts was previously Deputy Director for the largest Belgian association for the technological industry, FITCE. He was also public and regulatory affairs manager for IBM Europe, Middle East and Africa as well as Secretary General for numerous European trade associations dealing with manufacturing and the engineering sector. A commercial engineer, Mr. Geerts obtained further degrees in EU economic policy, law as well as financial and business management from Insead Fontainebleau and Singapore, London School of Economics, Vlerick, College of Europe, The Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve and the Catholic University of Leuven.
Richard Hague is Professor of Innovative Manufacturing and Director of the Centre for Additive Manufacturing at the University of Nottingham. Having worked in the AM field for over 24 years, he is internationally recognized both for scientific endeavour and creating impact though industrial exploitation where he has a background of leading and managing large multi-disciplinary, multi- partner research projects. Richard’s research interests are focused on AM specific processes, materials and design / design systems across a wide spectrum of industrial sectors with current research programmes focused on multifunctional additive manufacturing processes, materials and design system. Richard has received multiple international awards and honours and is also a co-founder and Director of Added Scientific Ltd, a spin out from the University of Nottingham focused on Additive Manufacturing technical solutions to industry.
Benjamin Hubert is an award-winning British design entrepreneur, and founder of creative agency, LAYER. LAYER
is focused on experience-driven design for both the physical and digital worlds. Led by Benjamin and a growing
creative team, LAYER is partnering with forward-thinking brands – including Nike, Pepsi, BMW, Samsung, Braun,
Fritz Hansen and Herman Miller – to create products that will help define the way we live, work and communicate
in the future, from smart wearables and furniture systems, to the next generation of media devices, mobile and
Benjamin graduated from Industrial Design & Technology at Loughborough University in 2006, and began his career
at DCA Design, the largest design consultancy in the UK. He moved to London in 2007 to work for internationally
renowned design consultancy Seymour Powell as senior industrial designer on a variety of prestigious projects,
including Eurostar interiors. He then joined Tangerine, the agency at which Jonathan Ive worked prior to Apple.
Benjamin Hubert Ltd.
In October 2010, at the age of 26, Benjamin founded Benjamin Hubert Ltd. with the aim of creating long-lasting
products that would truly connect with people and become new heirlooms.
It was during this period that Benjamin became a leading voice in the global design industry, representing a new
generation of designers. Challenging the traditional royalty-based model of the lifestyle design industry, Benjamin
created both a service and a retail platform for Benjamin Hubert Ltd.
Philippe Laufer was appointed CEO CATIA in July 2012. He has been THE Man behind CATIA for 30 years, namely as VP R&D since 2006. His contribution has been crucial to CATIA’s present leadership and he is unanimously recognized by our partners and customers as the worldwide CATIA expert. His deep knowledge of the industry as well as the 3DS 3DEXPERIENCE platform and V6 applications has already driven major successes deployments. Philippe continues to direct and oversee ALL CAD related apps for the group when it comes to R&D, technologies and components re-use.
He began his career at Dassault Systèmes in 1985 as a developer and then worked in the Consulting organization specializing in manufacturing. After spending twelve months in Seattle in 1990-1991, helping DS’s client, Boeing, to deploy CATIA, Philippe managed DS’s Automotive Competency Center. Through these experiences Philippe acquired deep knowledge in industries and customers business processes. Philippe leveraged this expertise to manage the research and development of DS’s shape design and styling solutions and drove these solutions to an undisputed leadership.
Philippe earned a degree in mechanical engineering from the “Ecole Centrale de Nantes” in 1983 followed by a Master degree in production automation from the “Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Techniques Avancées“ in 1984.
Within and outside his job, he likes climbing unreachable mountains.
Peter Leys has served as a Director and Executive Chairman since 2013. Previously, from 1990 to 2013, Mr. Leys was at the Brussels office of Baker & McKenzie CVBA, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets. Mr. Leys became an International Partner of Baker & McKenzie CVBA in 1998 and was appointed Co-head of its Brussels office’s corporate finance practice group in 2009. As an attorney, Mr. Leys has advised Materialise since 1997 and has assisted the company on most of its milestone corporate and commercial transactions. In 2012, Mr. Leys, who has been mentioned numerous times as a leading corporate lawyer in Chambers, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000, received the International Law Office “Client’s Choice Award” for M&A in Belgium. Mr. Leys is a Fulbright fellow and lectures a mergers and acquisitions contract design course at the KULeuven University. Mr. Leys holds a Candidacy Degree in Philosophy from KULeuven and Master of Law degrees from KULeuven and the University of Georgia.
Ayishwariya Menon graduated with an MEng. in biomedical engineering from Imperial College London, UK where she was awarded the Governor’s Prize, and the Student Centenary Prize. She went on to work for the Acrobot Company Ltd., UK in the field of orthopaedic surgical navigation and robotics. She further specialized in computer assisted surgery with her work at Materialise N.V, Belgium applying Materialise’s core technology of 3D printing to orthopaedic surgery. She has worked on a number of development projects on guided surgery and has spoken at various international conferences. She then spent a few years in her home country, Malaysia, heading up the clinical business for Materialise. Along with her team, she was excited to be able to bring innovations in the clinical field to the Asia Pacific region. Currently, she is working on a novel development project in respiratory medicine out of Materialise USA in close collaboration with the University of Michigan. Ayishwariya is passionate about using technology to touch lives and is a strong advocate of multi-disciplinary collaboration to make this possible.
Working 4.5 years at Materialise
Started as market application Engineer and got to know the customer needs and requirements to bring their various AM applications alive on the machines by using the Materialise Software.
Moved to the New Business innovation unit 2 years ago. Here i worked on a full assesment of the end to end CAD/CAM/CAE customer workflows and the key software technologies we need to bring to the market.
Clinical Utility and Value of 3D printing at a Larger Quaternary Referral Center: The Mayo Clinic
Jonathan M. Morris, M.D. Co-director Anatomic Modeling Laboratory, and a member of the Division of Neuroradiology. Dr. Morris received an Innovation Award from the Radiology Department to develop 3D anatomic models in collaboration with Dr. Matsumoto and Joel Kuhlmann and the Division of Engineering in 2007.
In July 2012 Dr. Morris was a leader with Dr. Matsumoto of Pediatric Radiology and Linda Nesberg in establishing the Anatomic Modeling Laboratory within the Department of Radiology and currently serves as its co-director. The laboratory has produced over 118 models to date, mainly focused on complex surgical cases. Dr. Morris is actively exploring research, educational and forensic applications.
Dr. Morris’s neuroradiology practice includes neuroradiology, minimally invasive spine procedures, interventional oncology,
and pain management. Dr. Morris received his M.D. from Howard University College of Medicine in 2001. He completed a research fellowship with the NIH in 2001-2002 in the Neurosurgical Division. Dr. Morris did his residency and fellowship programs in Radiology and Neuroradiology at Mayo Clinic before joining the staff in 2007. He has authored and coauthored 55 peer reviewed journal articles, 20 conference proceedings and abstracts and two book chapters.
Stefaan Motte is Vice President and member of the Executive Committee of Materialise. He is General Manager of the Materialise Software, which develops and commercializes the company’s software product portfolio, and oversees key global partnerships across a broad range of markets. Motte also leads “Powered by Materialise”, a partnership program that allows companies in the 3D printing and manufacturing ecosystem to embed Materialise technology into their own solutions. This program taps into Materialise’s 26+ years of experience in developing and delivering leading 3D printing solutions that enable customers and partners to meet the opportunities offered by 3D printing technology.
Prior to joining Materialise in 2010, he served as manager of the system security and cryptography competence center at NXP Semiconductors, where he was also a member of the NXP Belgium management team. Before this, Motte was software architect and project manager at Philips Electronics.
He holds MSc degrees in both Mathematics and Computer Science from the KU Leuven University in Belgium, where he has been appointed Fellow of the Faculty of Science.
Alireza Parandian leads the global business strategy for additive manufactured wearables at Materialise. After completing his PhD research in emerging technologies and strategy articulation at the Delft University of Technology, he co-founded a company called InnovationFab in 2012 where he gained extensive experience in facilitating the use of new technologies to create breakthrough product innovations and led multiple European funded projects on Digital Fabrication. Since 2014, his multidisciplinary background has led him to further develop Materialise’s strong co-creation culture, resulting in long-standing collaborations and truly meaningful applications for Additive Manufacturing.
An accomplished print and web Editor with more than 20 years’ experience working in the 3D printing and additive manufacturing sector, Rachel has a great track record when it comes to leading publications and websites to success. Over the years she has built a considerable reputation for covering this emerging industry in an accessible and realistic way. With an extensive network of contacts and longevity within the sector her perspective on the 3D printing landscape is far-reaching and inclusive. She now works entirely on a Freelance basis.
Gil Perez is SAP Senior Vice President IoT & Digital Supply Chain. Gil is a member of the SAP SE Product & Innovations executive team and is responsible for developing and commercializing a range of SAP Leonardo solutions enabling digital transformation for digital assets, extended supply chain and IoT. In that context Gil is also leading the SAP Distributed Manufacturing effort, which is SAP solution for 3D printing. Gil has over 20 years of experience in enterprise software and new product introduction for multiple vertical industries while working at SAP and numerous startups. Gil brings a rich and diverse background as a co-founder, investor and senior executive in 5 companies which were acquired. Three of the five companies were acquired by SAP AG. Gil is based in Palo Alto, CA.
Thierry Rayna if a Professor of Innovation & Technology Management at Novancia Business School Paris. Beforehand, he spent 10 years in the UK, where he held positions at Imperial College London, London School of Economics, UCL and University of Cambridge. Thierry is a Digital Economy specialist and his research investigates the changes, often radical, that digitisation brings about to businesses, industries, and the economy as a whole. His recent research focuses on the transformational effects of 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing, in particular how this ‘new’ set of technologies disrupts business models and innovation ecosystems. Thierry has served as an advisor for companies in the cultural and creative industries, telecom, as well as policymakers. He also mentors start-ups (three of which are at the moment directly involved in 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing). Prof. Rayna is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management.
Graduated: 1990 University of St. Gall, Switzerland, lic.oec.HSG
Andreas Saar is a Vice President in the Manufacturing Engineering Solution business segment of Siemens PLM Software. In his current role, Andreas is responsible for the Additive Manufacturing Program Initiative within Siemens PLM Software which includes the definition, implementation and market introduction of a global end-to-end additive manufacturing solution based on Siemens software and technology.
In this role, Andreas also coordinates and manages Additive Manufacturing research, technology adoption, and partner / vendor relationships across Siemens business units.
Andreas has 30+ years of experience in manufacturing and software development. He joined the company in 1994 and has since then worked in various leading positions across product and business development with a focus on Digital Manufacturing.
Andreas holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and Business from the University Darmstadt/Germany.
Mark Truman runs the White Space Team within Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations'. This team is responsible for many of the new product concepts and developments that happen on some of Jaguar Land Rovers most highly sought after vehicles. Mark has worked with many automotive OEM's helping them deliver both dedicated teams and new strategies for innovation development, as well as working to create some of the more technology driven projects that these companies produce.
Kristel is a creative intrapreneur with a deep passion for people, technology and innovation. Over the last years she has led various international product innovations 360° - from market research, strategic planning, to orchestrating the cross-functional execution. She has had the opportunity to work in varied sectors and geographies, including Europe, China, and North Africa. In her current role as an Innovation Manager at Materialise, she’s championing the development of a new wearable for the geriatric market. In parallel, she assist organizations from different sizes and industries to identify sweet-spot opportunities of 3D Printing, and helps translate these into game-changing applications via co-creation journeys.
Materialise Executive Vice President Bart Van der Schueren obtained a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) in 1990. After graduation, he served as a liaison between the university and the newly founded Materialise, and established the basic research activities for the company. After receiving a PhD in Metal Selective Laser Sintering, Bart officially joined Materialise in 1995 and led the development of its service bureau. Over the years, his dedication and expertise enabled the bureau to grow into one of the most prominent Additive Manufacturing facilities in Europe. Today, Bart is focused on production, engineering services and software development, and continues to be a driving force in the AM industry.
Materialise CEO Fried Vancraen began his career in 1985 after receiving a Master of Science in Electro-Mechanical Engineering. Working as a Research Engineer and Consultant at the Research Institute of the Belgian Metalworking Industry, Fried discovered 3D Printing. Passionate about this new technology, and firm in his belief that it could help create a better and healthier world, he founded Materialise in July 1990. Fried holds several patents related to the technical and medical applications of 3D Printing and remains committed to using the technology to make positive changes in people's lives. In recent years, Fried has been awarded the RTAM/SME Industry Achievement Award, the highest honor in the 3D Printing industry, has been selected as the most influential person in Additive Manufacturing by industry professionals and TCT Magazine, and has been listed one of the five leading players in his sector by the Financial Times. He is also the recipient of a 2013 Visionaries! Award from the Museum of Art and Design in New York.