Leveraging Technology to Create New Products & Markets
3D Printing is Revolutionizing Entrepreneurship
With the advent of 3D printing, the layperson is able to create physical products more easily than ever before by using a digital device. This means faster innovation and greater power for the consumer, but it also means significant disruption of traditional manufacturing models. This panel will explore how this technology is democratizing manufacturing through changes in product development, lifecycles, and the purchasing environment.
Director of Business Development for Food Products, 3D Systems
Technical Services Manager, Computer Aided Technology
Julie Friedman Steele
Founder of 3D Printer Experience
Adrian’s engineering background is rooted in the medical industry, where he was a manufacturing engineer for Organon Technika working with automated blood diagnostic machines as well as the heavy equipment industry where he worked for Caterpillar Inc. in efforts to improve CAD modeling methodologies within the Large and Medium Wheel Loader Groups. For 20 years; Adrian has leveraged his knowledge of engineering and state of the art products to assist companies in the implementation and utilization of cutting-edge engineering solutions. Implementation of Pro/Engineer and SolidWorks preceded his involvement in Additive Manufacturing where he now spends a predominance of his time. Adrian is currently the Director of Technical Services for Computer Aided Technology, Inc. where his responsibilities include the operation of the Service and Support team as well as the Applications team for additive manufacturing. These teams of Additive Manufacturing professionals support and assist customers from a wide range of industries including, consumer products, medical, aerospace, automotive, and industrial equipment. While installation, service, and repair of 3D Printers from Stratasys, Inc. are a cornerstone of CATI’s Additive Manufacturing efforts, these teams also assist users and prospective users of the systems to understand and apply the technology effectively within their own unique environments.
David is currently the Director of Business Development, Edibles for 3D Systems Corporation. He is responsible for the development and execution of key strategic partnerships, including development of financial models, distribution relationships and marketing plans. Prior to 3DS Systems, David was the co-founder and COO of Digital PlaySpace, a leading social gaming company that was purchased by 3D Systems in February of 2014. David has spent the majority of his career as a senior level strategy and business development executive focused on assisting development and early stage growth companies with their strategy, business development and investment banking needs. Mr. Schnepp has also worked on technology projects with major corporations such as Ameritech, Hilton, 20th Century Fox, Ford , Wal Mart, Radio Shack and Sprint. Mr. Schnepp has also spent over 15 years advising numerous local, state and federal government agencies on low-income asset development policies, social enterprise development, small business financing, electronic commerce and technology transfer from, university research centers. He currently serves of the board of Impact Trader, an early stage internet company focused on helping financial advisors make Impact Investments on behalf of their wealth management clients. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a Masters of Management (MBA) from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Digital Payments, Digital Currency?
Digital payments, having succeeded at bridging the gap between online transactions and the underpinning payments infrastructure, are poised to thrive in the all-digital, mobile era. Now Bitcoin arrives with a promise to truly revolutionize this scene by eliminating transaction fees and providing anonymity in a self-governed environment. This panel will explore whether we should be expecting more of an increasing evolution, or rather a full-scale revolution in the payments landscape.
Director/Head of BD, North America at Alipay.com
Amol Patel is Senior Director, Mobile at PayPal. He leads Mobile, Device and Platform partnerships for PayPal globally and also heads Business Development for PayPal in Asia. His past responsibilities have included expanding PayPal’s mobile footprint across Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific, and defining mobile-led market entry strategies for emerging markets. He led mobile product innovation at PayPal by launching its Global Mobile API platform. Previously, Amol was Founder & CEO of ConvergeLabs, a global mobile VAS company that launched India’s first mobile ticketing and payments service. He has held senior marketing and engineering positions at Intel Corporation, Cirrus Logic, Sun Microsystems, and ADC Telecommunications. Amol has authored several patents in the Mobile, Internet and Payments space. He holds a BS (Honors) in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley, MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
Yumi Clark is a Director of Product Management and leads payments offerings within Intuit’s Small Business Group. Yumi received her B.A. and double majored in Rhetoric and East Asian Studies at University of California, Berkeley. She also studied law and political science at Kyushu University in Japan. She is active in the San Francisco Bay Area technology community and worked for companies such as Intuit, eBay, PayPal, Adobe, and a number of startups. Most notably, Yumi manages innovation and product management teams where she launched GoPayment, a mobile payments application, and Intuit PaymentNetwork. At PayPal, she led global expansion and launched sites including those for U.K, Germany, France, and Australia. Her experience includes payments strategy, mobile commerce, lean start-up/design techniques, and market entry into Europe, Canada, and Asia. Her passion includes helping incubate new ideas and she serves as a mentor at 500 Startups, a Silicon Valley seed fund and accelerator founded by PayPal and Google alumni.
Using Technology to Alter Daily Life
Smarter Homes, Smarter Lives
From smart phones and smart TVs to smart thermostats, smart locks and even smart toilets, consumers are using technology to connect all aspects of their lives. But does this necessarily translate into added convenience and transparency? This panel will explore how far users can go before they open their homes to invasion and if a myriad of interconnections within the home make it vulnerable to malware, unauthorized surveillance and much more.
Strategic Business Unit Leader, Connected Products, The Chamberlain Group, Inc.
Schlage Smart Home Portfolio Leader, Allegion plc
Founder of Sixteen30
The Evolution of Wearable Tech
It seems that everywhere we turn, digital devices are helping to make life simpler. Wearable technology that was recently only used by pro-active millennials, is now being developed for babies and human resource management. It adds value to consumers by logging movements, schedules, and even biometric parameters without intervention. This panel will explore how companies are applying gamification to human behaviors to improve health, efficiency, and lives overall.
CEO, Mira Fitness
VP of Product at Zest Health