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.
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.
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.
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.
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.