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 our conference speakers over the coming months.
In the meantime, watch the conference videos from 2014
And check out some of our speakers from our 2012, 2013 and 2014 events.
Daniel Simon is one of the most in demand concept designers in the world today.
Creating sophisticated vehicle-centered dreams for imagined futures, pasts, and sci-fi worlds, his mechanical fantasies come to life in movies, books, and reality, sparking true emotions with their detailed believability.
Simon summarizes his creative belief as ‘Style for All Galaxies’ and ‘Vehicle Design Unlimited’.
Positioning his work as a unique blend of high-style automotive design and everything-goes fantasy design.
Simon started drawing at the age of three, and has not stopped since. After obtaining his degree in automotive design at the University of Applied Science in Pforzheim, Germany, before five years of at Volkswagen’s advanced design studio.
In 2005, Simon worked as a senior designer for Bugatti Automobiles. In 2007, his first book, Cosmic Motors, was published, opening the doors to Hollywood: he became vehicle concept designer on the feature film Tron: Legacy.
Simon now works in Los Angeles, California, on a variety of concept-design projects for Hollywood productions and clients including:
Concept design for film:
Product design concepts:
Bertrand Sicot brings nearly 20 years of sales operations leadership in both domestic and international engineering businesses to Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks. As CEO, Bertrand steers the company toward continued market leadership and profitability, ensuring that the organisation delivers software that helps customers around the world create products better, faster, and more cost effectively.
Bertrand started his career at DS SolidWorks in 1997 as the regional sales manager for Western Europe and Scandinavia, became country manager for Western Europe in 1999, and vice president, North American sales in 2004. Bertrand began his career at IBM France, and was a branch sales manager for Computervision France before joining SolidWorks. Bertrand holds an engineering degree from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers.
Mike Kelt is the CEO of Artem, and is one of the founding members of the physical special effects company. He cut his teeth in the theatre, as a designer and production manager.
Before Artem, he worked at the BBC on iconic shows such as Dr. Who and A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Major projects that Mike has overseen include opening and closing ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics as well as recently movies Welcome to the Punch (James McAvoy), Hummingbird (Jason Statham) and others currently in production.
He is now a member of the board of Media Arts and Crafts Council. He is also in helping to accredit relevant college and university courses for Creative Skillset as well as having advised them on the National Occupational Standards for Special Effects. Mike was awarded an Honorary Degree by the University of Hertfordshire for “outstanding achievement in Special Effects at home and abroad”.
Zero360 is working on the next generation of wearable technologies, with the aim of developing a revolutionary wearable product.
Steve Hughes is senior VP of design, and has over 30 years of knowledge working in the field of product design and has been a principal design director in several leading design agencies.
Luke Guttery (pictured) is the director of product design for zero360, and has a background in medical implant technologies, advanced materials and luxury products.
Arthur Mamou-Mani is an architect exploring the links between computational design, material behaviour, digital fabrication and most importantly, joyful and poetic experiences.
He specialises in small scale pop-up structures and has recently brought his university students to build two pavilions at the Burning Man festival in Nevada, USA.
He has also built a 30 metre long “architectural dress” using a thick structural fabric for the fashion brand Karen Millen which won the award for best RIBA window display on Regent Street in 2014.
At DEVELOP3D LIVE, Arthur will explain how V-ray, Rhino, Grasshopper and SolidWorks can be combined to create unique and innovative small scale projects!
Thiago da Costa is the co-founder and CEO of LAGOA, a web-based platform for 3D visualization and rendering.
Thiago founded Lagoa with the vision of making professional quality 3D tools accessible to everyone via the browser. Originally from southern Brazil, he started his career as a programmer and mechanical visualization artist and entered the digital content creation industry working for broadcast television.
In 2007, Thiago moved to the US to work in the advertising (Nike, GM, Fox, Discovery Channel, Microsoft) and film industries before moving to Montreal to join Ubisoft as Lead Technical Director. With a broad set of skills he realized the need for an integrated physics solver and built Lagoa MultiPhysics in 2010. The teaser video gained millions of views in days and was subsequently licensed to Autodesk.
Paul Duggan is the Managing Director of TechShop International and responsible for the expansion of the company outside the United States.
A serial entrepreneur he established his first company at age 15. Duggan has many years of international experience encompassing a wide range of disciplines affording him unparalleled insight and direct experience of many business cultures especially within media, technology, finance, legal, environment and the creative arts.
Michelle Greeff is the Director of 3D services for Hobs Studio. Michelle is originally from South Africa and was involved in 2D printing, but then she became intrigued by 3D printing and has developed her 3D technology expertise over the last 8 years.
Karsten Newbury is Senior Vice President and General Manager for Siemens PLM Software’s Solid Edge and Mainstream Engineering business globally. Karsten is passionate about business innovation and transformation and has a strong history of successful organisational management with a demonstrated ability to build winning teams and driving business performance.
Prior to his current assignment, he served as Vice President, Integration where he was responsible for the successful integration of the acquisition of UGS (now Siemens PLM Software) into Siemens.
Karsten came to Siemens PLM Software from Siemens Energy & Automation (SE&A) where he was General Manager, Process Automation Solutions, and deployed a comprehensive turnaround program. He also successfully served in positions including Business Manager, Product Marketing Manager and Corporate Executive Assistant during his 18-year tenure at Siemens.
Karsten holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany with a dual major in computer integrated manufacturing and business administration.
Gregory Epps established RoboFold in 2007, with funding from Innovation RCA at the Royal College of Art, and Imperial College London. The company is based in Brixton, South London.
Gregory has taught at over 50 design and computation workshops and lectures internationally. His company is most well known for creating the iconic Arum sculpture for Zaha Hadid Architects. As well as RoboFold, Gregory operates www.curvedfolding.com as a resource for designers using the RoboFold process, he also jointly organises the Shape To Fabrication conference, which presents new architectural projects designed using Rhino3D CAD software.
He is in the process of launching another endeavour called Robots.IO, which takes years of software development for industrial robotics and creates a consultancy to make advanced robotic manufacture something small companies can easily benefit from.
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).
Robert “Buzz” Kross is senior vice president of Design, Lifecycle and Simulation at Autodesk and is responsible for defining and producing the world’s best products for life cycle management, simulation, mechanical design and manufacturing engineering. He drives the development of Autodesk products including Autodesk PLM 360, Autodesk Product Design Suite, Autodesk Factory Design Suite and Autodesk Inventor software, which helps users go beyond 3D to Digital Prototyping.
Kross co-founded and ran Woodbourne Inc., a company providing parametric design tools for the AutoCAD platform, which was acquired by Autodesk in 1993. By that point, Kross brought a wealth of invaluable experience to his new role as a director for Autodesk’s manufacturing division. In 1998, the division introduced Autodesk Inventor, the company’s first product not based on AutoCAD and now one of its most successful product offerings.
Caroline began studying at the University of Birmingham, gaining an MEng and Man in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing and Management. She gained a good grounding in the aerospace and defence sector, working for Honeywell Hymatic for twelve years; specifically design engineering cryogenic equipment and pressure vessels. Along the way, she became Chartered Engineer in 2004. Studying part-time at the University of Birmingham, Caroline graduated with an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in Engineered Materials for High Performance Applications in Aerospace and Related Technologies in 2009.
In 2010, Caroline joined Dyson as a Project Manager progressing to Motors and Power Systems Programme Manager. She achieved Project Management Professional (PMP) status in 2011. Now Global Compliance and Approvals Manager, she leads a fifty-strong team with responsibility for compliance of all Dyson’s current and future product range in global markets.
Caroline actively promotes Engineering supporting ventures with schools and universities. Actively involved in both the IMechE and IED, fulfilling both ILO and Mentor roles, she joined the IED council in 2013.
Al is the Head of Technical Partnerships for Infiniti Red Bull Racing at their Formula One operation in Milton Keynes, UK.
Al has been with Infiniti Red Bull Racing for 7 years, initially joining the team as their Head of CAD/PLM.
A Chartered Engineer, Al has an extensive engineering background, having started out as an Aerospace Design Engineer, then moving into Automotive Transmission Design. Al has over 20 years experience with 3D CAD and CAM tools and their respective data management systems. A short stint as a CAD consultant and trainer saw Al transition from a design engineer into a PLM administrator and manager, which has ultimately enabled him to take on the challenging world of Formula One technical management.
Al is a highly experienced presenter, and is a key contact at Infiniti Red Bull Racing for delivering technical reference visits to key innovation partners, in addition to representing the team at corporate and industry events.
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.
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.
Tom’s work as an inventor and entrepreneur has given him front seat experience to the whole process of taking an idea from nebulous daydream, through concept, development and design to a commercial product.
Having been instrumental to this process on several projects, Tom also acts as a consultant to would-be inventors and SME’s who are taking their own ideas to market.
He has worked on behalf of a diverse range of corporate client’s from Tesco, Orange and Lloyds TSB to smaller, more wholesome enterprises like Jimmy’s Farm and other private and locally run businesses.
Typically, Tom undertakes complete product design commissions, research projects, brainstorming sessions, design development, concept work, CAD and visualisation.
Together with a well-resourced group of engineers, electronics systems designers and expert model makers Tom is ambitious to consider more challenging briefs.
Chris Randles has been the President and CEO of SpaceClaim since September, 2008. Over the last four years, SpaceClaim’s sales have grown more than thirtyfold as it has evolved from insurgent startup to category leader, with tens of thousands of copies sold, and thousands of companies added to its customer list. SpaceClaim’s modern and innovative direct modeling products have made 3D accessible to millions of engineers in manufacturing, and sparked a revolution in mechanical CAD.
Randles has over 25 years’ experience in the global application software industry. His career has encompassed a variety of sales, marketing, and general management positions in the US and Europe for application and enterprise software companies. He has contributed successfully to new and established enterprises, and has managed businesses at all stages of development, from startup to turnaround and profitable growth. He has a strong belief in, and commitment to global strategy. Randles was most recently Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Borealis Ventures. Prior to Borealis, Randles led the management buyout of Mathsoft, and served as its Chairman, President, and CEO until the company was acquired by PTC in 2006. Randles holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Oxford, England.
Phil has worked in the field of Advanced Manufacturing for nearly 20 years, having gained a PhD in the subject from Nottingham University in the mid 1990s.
Since this time, Phil has worked in a number of AM related roles including R&D, business development and corporate strategy, before establishing Econolyst in 2003.
Phil now advises both additive manufacturing systems vendors on future business and technology strategy, and technology users on the business benefits of AM adoption.
Phil has worked on a wide range of projects to integrate Additive Manufacturing into sectors as diverse as healthcare and warfare, computer gaming and consumer goods, and from recreation to education.
An advisor on AM to a number of government agencies, he has written numerous articles and book chapters on the current and future impact of additive manufacturing on society and the environmental and lectures extensively on the subject.
He is most at home faciitating innovation sessions, listening to business problems and working out AM/3DP solutions.
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.
Honored in 2005 by Inc. Magazine as “The Entrepreneur of the Year”, Ping Fu describes herself as an artist and a scientist whose chosen expression is business. In 1997, Ping co-founded Geomagic, a software company which pioneers 3D technologies that fundamentally change the way products are designed and manufactured around the world. Used for repairing vintage cars at Jay Leno’s garage to digitally recreating the Statue of Liberty, Geomagic aims to enable design and production of one-of-the-kind products and services at a cost less than mass production.
Before co-founding Geomagic, Ping Fu was Director of Visualization at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, where she initiated and managed the NCSA Mosaic software project that led to Netscape and Internet Explorer. She has more than 30 years of software industry experience in database, networking, geometry processing, and computer graphics.
Since 2010, Ping has been serving on the NACIE (National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship) board at the White House, is a member of NCWIT (National Council on Women in Technology) and on the board of directors at the Long Now Foundation. Ping was recognized in 2012 by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services as an Outstanding American By Choice.
She is actively involved in promoting entrepreneurship and women in mathematics and sciences: Ping is on the Advisory Board of the National Science Foundation, the Board of Trustees of the Kenan Institute at the University of North Carolina and on the Board of the Long Now Foundation. She is also a mentor for The Clinton Foundation’s Entrepreneur Mentoring Program, she participated in the kick-off for the White House’s 2011 Startup America initiative, is the author of two books in Chinese and inventor of five US and international patents.
Gian Paolo Bassi brings more than 20 years of experience in 3D, CAD, and PLM application development to Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks. As vice president of research and development, Gian Paolo is responsible for charting the company’s future product and technology strategies. He was most recently 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 modeling. 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.
Jon is a Founder and Chairman of the Board of Belmont Technology Inc., a startup company in Cambridge, Massachusetts that is developing new products applying the latest in computing technology to the CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM market. Prior to Belmont Jon was a founder of SolidWorks, where he served as CEO, Board Member, and Group Executive until 2011. SolidWorks was acquired by Dassault Systemes.
Prior to SolidWorks Jon worked in the CAD industry as Manager of MIT’s CAD Research Lab, Founder and CEO of Premise Inc., and Director of Engineering at Computervision Corp. He has also been a board member at many other companies in the 3D printing, CAD, and information security markets including Z Corporation, Revit Technology, Liquid Machines, Express3D, and Vela Systems.
Jon has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from MIT, where he was also a member of the MIT Blackjack Team profiled in several TV shows, books, and a movie.
And Jon has the dubious distinction of being a long-time friend and occasional drinking companion to Al Dean and Martyn Day.
Previous to MakieLab, Alice was Commissioning Editor for Education at Channel 4, where she commissioned a string of multiple award-winning games and media targeting teens & tweens, including two BAFTAs for Bow Street Runner and Privates, Best Game & Best Educational for 1066 and Smokescreen at SXSW, and the Prix Jeunesse for Routes. Previous to Channel 4, Alice was VP Digital Media at BBC Worldwide in Los Angeles.
Founded in early 2011 by Alice Taylor and three co-founders, MakieLab is developing its first line of 3D-printed ultra-customisable dolls and action figures, plus the associated gameworld and mobile apps. Alice will talk about the challenges of building a ground breaking business centred on customisation and 3D printing.
Mark Sanders is the Principal of MAS Design – a product design and engineering consultancy established in 1984. He was an early graduate of the Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) course at the Royal College of Art/Imperial College, and has followed the same holistic design principles in business. He is now a visiting tutor on the IDE course and runs MAS Design from a self-built home/office/workshop.
MAS design specialises in integrating engineering and industrial design. Its product portfolio includes a wide range of award-winning patented products; from kitchen tools to operating tables, industrial valves to folding bicycles (including the Strida and IF Mode), many of which are exhibited and sold worldwide. By combining engineering and industrial design, MAS Design is able to undertake projects in their entirety – from pre-concept stage through to production. Most projects involve a high level of innovation and usually result in at least one patent.
Chris has over 15 years of experience in the sustainability field, specialising in linking environmental and social responsibility with innovation, product and packaging design and marketing. He recently joined global design and innovation consultancy Seymoupowell to lead their sustainability work, but has previously held roles in brand marketing consultancy Dragon Rouge, as Head of Innovation at Forum for the Future, plus worked client-side in Philips and Electrolux
Chris has worked on sustainable innovation and design projects with The Tetley Group, Cadbury, General Mills, Mars, PepsiCo, Boots, BT, BASF, SC Johnson, LG, Samsung, Heinz, UK Technology Strategy Board. Unilever, P&G, Johnson Matthey, Interfaceflor, sony ericcson, O2 and BP. He is a recognised thought leader on sustainable design and innovation, and regularly present on these issues at conferences. Chris holds a PhD in this area, titled ‘Innovative Ecodesign’, from Cranfield University.
Previously Brad was a co-founder of Luxology, the software company based in Mountain View, CA. that produce Modo and who also license rendering technology to the likes of DS SolidWorks and Bentley Systems.
Serious about modelling and rendering Brad is extremely knowledgeable about all things 3D.
Brad’s main thing is trying to establish better workflows into the 3D content creation process.
He brings an interesting perspective to the conference as his experience and technology spans both the increasingly intersecting worlds of entertainment and CAD.
GrabCAD is a community founded by mechanical engineers. It is also a place for engineers to share their talent, expand knowledge, find a dream project and work with tools and features that make life better.
Hardi’s background is in manufacturing, as an engineer, consultant, CIO and ERP Team Manager with a strong combination of IT, sales, marketing and finance skills. Hardi holds a MSc in production development from Tallinn University of Technology. When not plotting how to bring the world’s engineers together, he spends time with his daughter and teaches his Dachshund Fix some soccer.
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.