DEVELOP3D 2015 will feature a line-up of over 30 amazing speakers from a variety of world renowned design, engineering and technology companies.
We will be announcing more conference speakers over the coming weeks.
Dominic Wilcox works between the worlds of art, design, craft and technology to create innovative and thought provoking objects.
Recent projects include the design of a pair of shoes with inbuilt GPS to guide the wearer home, a Binaudios device to listen to the sounds of a city, a race against a 3D Printer at the V&A and a stained glass driverless car of the future.
Designer Thomas Heatherwick had this to say on Wilcox’s invention drawings, “Dominic Wilcox’s drawings aren’t just witty and beautifully drawn, they are serious challenges to the real world to keep looking at itself with innocent eyes, wondering what else is possible.”
In 2009 he started a Webby award nominated blog called Variations on Normal where he shows his sketchbook inventions and observations. He has received commissions from a diverse range of organisations such as Paul Smith, Selfridges, The V&A museum, BMW Mini and Jaffa Cakes.
“I’ve convinced myself that within everything that surrounds us, there are hundreds of ideas and connections waiting to be found. We just need to look hard enough. Some of my ideas develop from observations on human behaviour and I express them through the objects I create. I also experiment with materials to try to find surprises that can’t be found simply by thinking with a pen or a computer.” Dominic Wilcox.
Reaction Engines conducts research into space propulsion systems, centred on the development of the Skylon re-usable SSTO spaceplane, using its own Sabre engine design.
The company has also developed the A2 passenger plane concept, capable of flying non stop, halfway around the world at hypersonic speed (Mach 5+).
Currently responsible for the technical aspects of Skylon and the Sabre engine, Richard Varvill read mechanical engineering at Bristol University in conjunction with an undergraduate apprenticeship at Rolls Royce.
On graduation he joined the Military Engine Division working in the advanced projects office as an engineering designer.
His work included various military gas turbine concepts including the EJ200 engine and was responsible for design work on HOTOL’s RB545 engines in the late 1980s.
In 1990 he left Rolls Royce to start Reaction Engines as one of the founding directors along with Alan Bond and John Scott-Scott.
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.
Gian Paolo Bassi brings more than 25 years of experience in 3D, CAD, and PLM industries to Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp. As CEO, Gian Paolo spearheads the development of SOLIDWORKS’ future product and technology strategies designed for the desktop and the cloud, and collaboration with the brand’s user community. He most recently served as the vice president of research and development, where he was responsible for charting future product and technology strategies, including the development of the brand’s cloud applications.
Prior to SOLIDWORKS, Gian Paolo was the founder and CTO of RIWEBB where he oversaw the development of new technologies for the Mechanical and Architectural Design Automation industry, collaborating with companies like Dassault Systèmes. Prior to RIWEBB, Gian Paolo served as vice president and CTO of ImpactXoft, where he led the team developing functional modeling and collaboration applications which are now part of CATIA. In this position, he co-invented three of his five patents in functional modelling. He also served in the R&D organizations of companies like Computervision and think3. Gian Paolo holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bologna.
Britain’s Andy Claughton is one of the world’s most accomplished and experienced America’s Cup (AC) designers, having been involved with the competition since 1983. He originally graduated top of his class in Ship Science in 1975, and then in 1977 joined Southampton University’s renowned Wolfson Unit for Marine Technology and Industrial Aerodynamics. This was where he made many of his early contributions to America’s Cup teams. Andy worked on towing tank and wind tunnel tests, and developing speed prediction programmes for teams that included Team New Zealand, the AC winners in 1995 and 2000.
He took a career break from the Wolfson Unit to work full-time for Team New Zealand in 2000 as Research Coordinator and then Design Coordinator for the 2007 America’s Cup, which Emirates Team NZ narrowly lost to Alinghi. Andy worked with Team Origin until re-joining the Wolfson Unit in 2009 where he is now Director of Enterprise. Andy Claughton has published many papers, and won awards that include the Royal Institute of Naval Architects Small Craft Group Medal.
As Technical Director Andy will coordinate a team of designers and engineers as they design, build and test the prototype and final boats that will challenge for the 35th America’s Cup.
Hutch is the Head of Design at Vertu. A self-confessed obsessive when it comes to mechanical creations and Electronic gadgets, Hutch oversees the design, user interface, materials and mechanical engineering of Vertu products.
Hutch’s work at Vertu began in 1999 and resulted in the creation of the first Vertu phone, Signature. Hutch was given carte blanche to create the world’s first luxury communications handset, using only the very best materials and challenging the industry’s conventional production of a mobile phone. Every element of the Vertu Signature, made up of over 400 pieces, was researched by Hutch from the screws used by jewellers such as Cartier, which hold the phone together, to engineering the satisfying ‘click’ each key makes.
Currently, Hutch lends his time and expertise to product development ensuring that the pursuit of perfection is achieved and maintained as the company grows. The unique working environment at Vertu ensures that Hutch and his team have freedom from mass production restrictions and can continue to create the groundbreaking and timeless pieces that are today part of the Vertu Collections.
Hutch has designed products for 30 years in a diverse range of industries from tracking radars to revolutionary microscopes, selling worldwide. Prior to joining Vertu, he worked for Nokia and was primarily responsible for gathering seeds of mechanical inspiration from Nokia locations globally, and sowing them in the research and development design centre based in the UK.
Hutch is based at the Vertu headquarters in the UK and lives in Hampshire with his Harley-Davidson, wife and two children.
Jon is a Founder and Chairman of the Board at Onshape. Jon holds a Bachelors and Masters from MIT, and has worked in CAD for over 30 years.
He was a Founder and CEO of SolidWorks, a group executive at Dassault Systemes, director of engineering at Computervision, manager at the MIT CADLab, a player and instructor on the MIT Blackjack team, and a professional magician. He serves on the Engineering Advisory Board at Boston University and as an advisor to Magic Leap, Inc. and MarkForged, Inc. His hobbies include golf, 3D printing, tennis, yoga, and magic.
Sarah’s quest is to start a revolution of rucksacks everywhere. Why? Because all urban rucksacks are the wrong way round. Enter the RiutBag, Sarah’s first product. Pronounced “riot bag”, it’s a rucksack with no outer zips. The main body of the RiutBag has revolved to place all zips against your back for calm, safe city travel.
This time last year she was a humble rucksack user. Now she’s a rucksack designer who took her idea from sketches through three prototypes to its first production run. She did it with the help of over 1000 backers on Kickstarter in November 2014, doubling her funding goal in 30 days.
She’s now got a RiutBag, a crowd of great backers and a design philosophy. Riut stands for Revolution in user thinking. Riut revolves all aspects of design around the user. Fittingly, the RiutBag has literally revolved around the user. But there’s something else: Riut believes users are best placed to spot design problems and improve on them. Sarah wants each of her RiutBag users to have a revolution in their own thinking and believe that they can have a better idea and make it happen. The RiutBag is a daily reminder on your back that it’s possible.
Riut. Revolution in user thinking
Mike Payne is one entrepreneur who needs no introduction to users in the CAD and PLM worlds. A prolific technologist, Mike was Director of Development for Prime Computer and then co-founded Parametric Technology Corp. (PTC) in 1985 where he was VP of Development. He was a co-founder of SolidWorks in 1994 as Executive Vice President of R&D, and in 1999, as Chief Technology Officer for Dassault Systemes.
In 2005 he moved into the CEO spot at Spatial Corp and then became CEO of SpaceClaim. Now, Mike has turned to revolutionizing the concept of Social Process Management by leading Kenesto.
Brian Thompson is the Senior Vice President of Product Management responsible for the PTC Creo Product Management team. In his current position, he is responsible for understanding broad customer requirements for all of the PTC Creo apps, developing short and long range product release plans and communicating those plans across PTC’s development organization. He also provides regular support to PTC’s global marketing, sales and media relations teams as a spokesperson for PTC Creo.
Mr. Thompson has been in product management at PTC for 6 years. He has over 15 years of experience in electro-mechanical product development in a variety of discrete manufacturing industries. Mr. Thompson holds six product design patents, many of which are on products still being sold in the marketplace today. He has worked in a variety of roles in PTC’s customer base such as functional engineering management, product development management, and technical product management.
Mr. Thompson earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.
Frank Cooper is a jewellery industry professional who has worked in the UK jewellery industry for most of his life. He is now a Senior Lecturer in Jewellery Manufacturing Technologies and Technical Manager of the Jewellery Industry Innovation Centre at the Birmingham School of Jewellery a position he has maintained since 2003.
He sits on the Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council and is a globally recognised expert in the application of various Additive Manufacturing and prototyping/3D printing technologies used in the jewellery industry. He has a long and solid background within the UK Jewellery Manufacturing Industry and he is an active participant in a number of Jewellery Industry related research initiatives and has written and presented many technical papers and articles published and presented in the UK and Europe, as well as at the Santa Fe Symposium in America.
His papers and presentations currently specialise primarily in the areas of Additive Manufacturing, CAD and prototyping for the Jewellery and Silversmithing Industries. In 2015 he will be part of the team introducing and running a new Master’s Degree (MA) course in Innovative Metal Manufacturing Technologies and Business at the School of Jewellery.
Jay Short is a 3D Technology Consultant at Inition, a Shoreditch-based production company that specialises in installation-based experiences and the sale of emerging technologies. Having come from a product design, sales and marketing background, Jay has honed his skills within the areas of 3D printers, scanners and haptic devices, delivering hardware and creative services to a broad portfolio of, both, commercial and creative clients including Zaha Hadid, Foster & Partners, UCL and Adidas.
He is particularly interested in how emerging technologies can be integrated to exponentially increase experiential value, inspire engagement, discussion and push boundaries.
Mark Shayler hasn’t decided what he wants to do when he grows up but he has been working on developing better products and improving business since 1989.
He works with mahoosive clients like Coca Cola, Proctor and Gamble, Samsung, Colgate, Mars, RS Components and some really small clients too.
He has used design to save his clients over £100 million. He designs product, packaging, and services. He forecasts environmental and packaging trends, and works on innovation.
He is author of “Do Disrupt: Change the status quo or become it” and is a founding partner of the Do Lectures. He is an active member of the Good For Nothing community and helps run their events in Leeds and Manchester.
He is a key lead in the RSA’s Great Recovery events, is a Design Council design associate, a Manufacturing Advisory Service advisor, and a Virgo.
He keeps ducks, chickens and children (but not against their will).
After a short career as a military pilot, Rob joined Lehman Brothers for 8 years as part of their venture capital team. He left Lehman in 2003 to undertake a management buy-in for BPD Ltd, which he still remains a shareholder and director.
In 2009 he joined the University of Exeter’s RKT team to help with their Spin-Out program and in 2013, set up Mylor Ventures Ltd which is now his full time role.
Mylor Ventures is a venture catalyst company, helping companies raise funds and develop sales, particularly in the eco-commercial, medical diagnostics and 3D printing sectors. Rob is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a graduate of Southampton University and RMA Sandhurst.
Rob has many years of experience in the CAD/Design and IT industry. From implementing 2D CAD solutions where the only line colour was green to working at a CAD software company where he demonstrated 3D solid modelling tools.
In his current role at AMD he works with most of the major CAD/CAM/CAE software vendors to improve the 3D performance using hardware and gets a good view of all the major developments in both software and hardware and how they interact.
David Atkinson works closely with The Foundry’s leadership team to deliver creative software that solves real-world challenges of the design industry.
Prior to joining The Foundry, Atkinson served as creative director at Saddington Baynes, where he worked on campaigns for Honda, Infiniti and Dyson, as well as with advertising agencies such as Wieden&Kennedy, TBWA and Saatchi & Saatchi. Prior to Saddington Baynes, Atkinson worked in product design at Autodesk (formerly Alias) and as CAD sculptor in Apple Computer’s industrial design team.
Chris Cheung is the Head of Mischief. In his role, Chris will lead the product development and community engagement.
Prior to joining Made With Mischief, Chris led major initiatives to build products and create communities that blended technology and creativity. He is a veteran of digital creative applications with more than 18 years of experience at companies such as Alias|Wavefront and Autodesk. Chris has helped drive both sophisticated design tools as well as popular art apps, including SketchBook Pro and SketchBook Mobile. Chris admires design, stories of all kinds, and things that resemble creative thinking.
Ben has a background in design engineering and 3D visualisation and understands the importance of finding the right solution for the job, whether that be for design review, material change or manufacturing specifications. Having previously worked in furniture design, and with a degree in industrial design, he is particularly interested in seeing how design applications are changing to meet more demanding simulation and visualisation requirements across all design areas.
Mona Hess is a researcher for 3DIMPact (3Dimaging, Metrology and Photogrammetry applied coordinate technologies), UCL Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, specialized in close range 3D imaging metrology. She is convinced that recording of fit-for-purpose 3D digital colour scan can advance research and knowledge in humanities and cultural heritage. Her collaborations are interdisciplinary and have included the following disciplines: egyptology, anthropology, history, art history, archaeology, museology, zoology.
Mona has mainly worked with conservators, curators and scientists. But she is also disseminating her work through public presentations and online resources. Often she has been asked to produce 3D digital surrogates of ‘one of a kind’ objects, such as the Pennyblack Original Die at the British Postal Museum and Archive, and the very last War Canoe from the Solomon Islands.
Mona holds a Dipl.-Ing. Univ. in architecture from the Technical University Munich, Germany, and a M.A. in Heritage Conservation from Otto-Friedrich-University, Bamberg, Germany.
Mark Sanders started as a Mechanical Engineer at a division of Rolls-Royce, in the UK. He later trained as a Designer at the Royal college of Art, and now works as inventor/designer/engineer. He lectures at universities and industry events around the world.
Mark has developed several award winning products. These include: the distinctive triangular folding bike ‘Strida’, (numerous awards); Full-sized folding bike ‘iF Mode’ (iF Gold Award), Mando Footloose (‘Best of best’ Red Dot Award) and sport, medical and award winning Kitchen products which sell in millions globally.
Mark specialises in combining engineering with design, and especially folding and dynamic products that are elegant in both engineering and design.
Kevin began his career in design as a mold and die apprentice learning the art of injection molding and machining. After attending Cal Polly Pomona in California for mechanical engineer, Kevin has practical industry experience working in the aerospace, and consumer product industries.
Kevin started working with Autodesk when he joined a manufacturing value added reseller in technical sales and consulting. Kevin joined Autodesk as Product Manager on the Autodesk “Rubicon” team which was to become the Inventor product line.
In the 13 years since Kevin has contributed as a manager of the manufacturing division’s technical marketing team and as the division’s first Solutions Evangelist. Currently the senior Product Line Manager for Emerging Products and Technology, Kevin is excited to share his passions for design, technology, and in helping customers learn how Autodesk solutions can improve their business.
Dan Staples is the Vice President of Mainstream Engineering R&D at Siemens PLM. He has more than 20 years experience in the Mechanical CAD industry, including key roles at Intergraph, SensAble Technologies, and UGS.
Staples was instrumental in defining the original vision for the Solid Edge product line and managing its deployment and evolution. More recently he has been involved in the creation and evolution of industry-leading Synchronous Technology.
Staples holds a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering from Rice University and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.
Derrek is currently leading the product management team for Simulation at Autodesk. Over the last 15 years, he has been focused on helping companies maximize their potential by adopting simulation and making it an organic part of the product development process. His current charter is to build the next generation simulation tools that can harness the power of the cloud for optimization, collaboration and communication. Derrek’s passion for simulation started while receiving a master’s in mechanical engineering from Temple University. He has been exposed to numerous CAE technologies over the years. Prior to joining Autodesk, he led the product management team for the CFdesign family of products at Blue Ridge Numerics.