DEVELOP3D LIVE 2014 took place on April 15 2014.
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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, Jaguar Land Rover, Autodesk, The Foundry, DigitalForming, Techshop, GrabCAD, Dell, SpaceClaim, AMD, Taylor James.
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See below for our full list of speakers.
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:
Andy Rhodes currently serves as the Executive Director and General Manager of Dell’s Precision workstation business, including mobile, tower and rack-based workstations, worldwide. His organization is responsible for product management and setting the go to market and business strategy.
Previously, he served as the Executive Director of Converged Infrastructure Solutions where he developed integrated infrastructure systems across compute, storage, networking, and infrastructure management.
Prior to that role, Andy served as Executive Director of Global Marketing of Dell Data Center Solutions (DCS), which provides customized infrastructure (server & storage) solutions to the world’s largest scaled out datacenter environments, often referred to as Cloud computing centers.
Andy has also served as Head of the Server Business in EMEA and was responsible for defining and, implementing the strategy for Dell’s Server and associated Services and third party products across the region.
Prior to joining Dell in 1999, Andy spent three years at Hewlett-Packard as Corporate Marketing Manager and was responsible for the marketing strategy and implementation of the product lines into corporate customers and the reseller network and the development and management of the corporate marketing strategy.
Andy graduated from Oxford Brooks University, United Kingdom & Curtin University in Perth, Australia with BA Honours in Business Administration.
Jim Hassberger brings 25 years of experience to his role as President of solidThinking, a wholly owned subsidiary of Altair. solidThinking develops innovative technology which helps companies bring better products to market faster. Jim is responsible for driving the company’s growth and market strategies.
Prior to this role, Jim served four years as solidThinking’s Vice President of Business Development.
During his two decades with parent company Altair, Jim held several key management positions. He was the Director of Channel Development for Altair’s HyperWorks software suite. He has also served as Director of Technical Support, Director of Quality Assurance, and Director of the Western Region (USA). In each of these roles, Jim built the team, infrastructure, and processes necessary for the success of each project. Throughout his tenure with Altair, he made key contributions to the company’s growth from a small business to a global enterprise with more than 3,000 employees worldwide.
Jim holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.
Paul founded the specialist CAD consultancy Integer Solutions in 2002. His client portfolio includes: Aston Martin Lagonda, Bentley Motors, Samsung Design Europe and Design Bridge Structure. Prior to this Paul has held positions as Design Manager and New Business Director at leading product and automotive design consultancies in the UK.
With a first class honours in Industrial Design, he is also a graduate from Durham University Business School. Paul has lectured in higher education and worked as a Senior Research Fellow in Medical Design at the University of Northumbria. Paul has been invited to speak internationally on CAD and has lived and worked in Hong Kong and Australia.
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.
Keith is a trained engineer and started his career in the vehicle industry. After learning CAD in a design bureau where he undertook design projects for the automotive sector he then moved into supporting CAD applications for software OEMs and dealer channels.
Around 10 years ago Keith was utilising advanced rendering with manufacturers and recognised the effect that this fast developing area could have on the advertising industry. He set up his own company providing rendering services to advertisers and photographers and they quickly became recognised for the quality of their work. 8 years ago he partnered with Taylor James to help establish and develop its new CGI division. He is the key contact for the company’s automotive projects working with clients all over the world.
Taylor James is a high-end creative production studio working at the forefront of creativity and technological innovation. It has studios in New York and London but typically works on a global scale helping some of the world’s leading advertising agencies and brands realise their creative visions.
The company’s heritage is in print but now working on both still and moving images it offers an integrated range of services combining CGI, photography, animation, film, shoot production post-production & creative development.
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”.
Dave Forrester is LightWork Design’s CEO, driving the company forward, promoting the importance of Iray+ across different industries and building strategic partnership to bring the best visualisation technology to its customers. Trained as an accountant Dave led the management buy-out of Lightworks in 2006; he has continued to lead the company since then, looking for exciting, new opportunities to develop the Lightworks’ range of products and services.
Dr Leigh is an assistant professor of engineer st the University of Warwick. His research focuses on the area of 3D printing technology and how this can be used to produce functional, high-tech components and devices for applications ranging from biomimetics, biomedical devices and microfluidics through to robotics, printed electronics, sensors and actuators.
Ben Wood is a Technology Transfer Specialist at WMG, working with fast-growing, innovative SMEs in the West Midlands to develop new manufacturing processes and products, some of which have appeared on the UK high street. His specialism is polymer processing including additive manufacturing, rapid tooling and injection moulding.
Based at WMG’s cutting edge International Institute for Product and Service Innovation, which is part-funded by ERDF, over the last two years Ben and the rest of WMG’s dedicated SME Team have worked with over 500 businesses and created more than 130 new jobs in the region.
Prior to his current role, Ben worked in pure research, developing novel sustainable composites for high performance applications, including the first (and probably last) motorsport steering wheel made from carrot fibre.
Ben holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Warwick and an Engineering Doctorate in high performance sustainable composites.
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).
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 30 years of workstation related experience including engineering software, workstation hardware and software partner relationship management. Trained as a stress-analysis engineer he used workstations to analyze a diverse range of products and structures before moving to the world of workstations. He has over 15 years at each of the top two workstation vendors worldwide.
At HP he helped develop parametric capabilities for 2D CAD, drove the implementation of 3D lighting of solid models in the 1980s and helped to launch HP’s Unix and Windows-based workstations.
At Dell he has held UK, European and Worldwide positions all related to workstations, helping to move Dell from a workstation startup in 1998 to the UK’s leading workstation vendor. He is most at home trying to save customers’ money by ensuring that they only have what they really need when it comes to the right workstation system.
Rik graduated from what is now Coventry University, has a post-graduate diploma in Marketing and is a Chartered Marketer.
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.
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.