DEVELOP3D 2014 will feature a line-up of over 30 amazing speakers from a variety of world renowned design, engineering and technology companies, including: Dyson, SolidWorks, Autodesk, The Foundry, DigitalForming, Techshop, GrabCAD, Dell, SpaceClaim, AMD, Taylor James, with more to be announced.
We’ll continue to add to our exciting line up of speakers in the coming weeks. Follow our news section for new announcements.
Saint H is a small, research-led, future orientated, multidisciplinary team of thinkers and doers led by Nicholas O’Donnell-Hoare and Matt Mulhern.
Working with a variety of clients, the practice is often motivated by its own broad interests, which include design ethics, cultural histories, science fiction, national identities, social actiChanvism and community.
Digital design tools and 3D printing play a large role in this work, from the HüS birdbox built as part of an exploration into the flexible nature of SLS nylon, to the ‘Kissed’ ring, winner of the craftmanship award at International Jewellery London, despite no human hand touching it.
Recently Saint H has played a part in developing 3DShap.es and 3DPartsource – a 3D model search engine, which gives users the power of mass accessible 3D file libraries for creating a more sustainable future.
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!
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).
Jon has been in the digital design industry for over 15 years.
Starting in games, with titles such as the Project Gotham Racing series under his belt, Jon moved on to movie Visual Effects and became a principal character artist at industry heavyweights Double Negative.
Now with credits including such movies as Total Recall, James Bond: Skyfall and Thor 2, Jon is recognised as being one of the fastest, most versatile artists in the studio.
His role requires he is able to fulfil a number of roles from 3D concepts to sculpting, modelling and texturing.
Jon is fresh to the world of 3D printing, using it to bring tangible models of his work to life, and rounding off a workflow that involves a wide number of digital 3D tools.
Jon has recently started up his own asset company, Inner-Freak, which has some incredible projects on the horizon.
Product Designer and entrepreneur, Jason Iftakhar is the original creator of the folding scooter, SwiftyONE. He first showed an early prototype of the scooter at 100% Design in London 2009, having built the working prototype by hand. Carving his career path in eco design, his passion for sustainable products and the great outdoors is the very foundation of Swifty Scooters.
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.
Assa Ashuach was born in Israel in 1969, completed his BA at the Bezalel Academy of Art & Design in Jerusalem and his MA at the Royal College of Art at Ron Arad’s Design Products department in London 2003.
Assa Ashuach studio was established in London, focusing on Research and Consultancy within the progressive design and manufacturing. Assa has exhibited in different galleries and museums around the world; his work is included in permanent exhibitions and public collections. Some of his early work was bought by The Contemporary Art Society for the ‘Special Collection Scheme’ in London 2003. Assa’s OMI light for Materialse mgx is one of the first 3D printed products to be distributed to a mass market in 2004.
Assa was invited to show at London’s Design Museum Tank and Atrium over the London design festival and Frieze art fair in 2005, he received the Design Museum and Esmee Fairbairn Foundation Award. Assa introduced the Osteon chair, the first chair to be designed using a combination of 3D tools and artificial intelligence, produced by EOS SLS the chair met all of the mechanical requirements while only using 1/3 of the anticipated material. Assa received the ‘red dot’ award for product design 2006. In his show at Rabih Hage gallery in London Assa exhibited the AI light, a biologically inspired mechanism with a built-in ‘digital brain’ and sensors, introducing the notion of ‘training’ over controlling products in 2007.
Assa was invited to lead and take part in writing and establishing the new cross-disciplinary ‘MA Design Suite’ of London Metropolitan University, Sir John Cass Art Media & Design in 2008. Assa has patented, trademarked and later co-founded Digital Forming ltd and UCODO ltd (User Co Design Objects), awarded TSB government funding to develop his vision of embedded ‘open 3D products’ featuring the technology with a collection of 3D shape modifiable products at London’s Science Museum’s 100 years anniversary in 2009. Following his RSA 21st century manufacture keynote, Assa was invited to install a 3D interactive product show of ‘co-generated’ products with users at the Victoria & Albert Museum over London’s design week 2011. Assa’s limited edition objects and a selection of co-designed digitally produced objects where bought by the Plasticarium museum, one of the world’s most comprehensive plastic pop design permanent collections as a glimpse into the future of product design in 2012. Presented a collection of laser sintered (3D printed) objects within a user co-designing software algorithms at both Design & Science Museums in London 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.
Rik Thwaites is Senior Consultant for Dell Precision Workstations. He has over 25 years of workstation related experience including engineering software, workstation hardware and software partner relationship management.
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.
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.
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.