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Design for Manufacturing Summit #12

Modified Ventures

Thursday, September 24, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Design for Manufacturing Summit #12

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Design for Manufacturing Summit #12

Thursday, September 24, 2015

3.00 pm - Doors open

4.00 - 4.50 pm - Panel 1


From prototype to production


Jonathan Cedar is CEO and co-founder of BioLite, a social enterprise that develops and manufactures clean, affordable energy systems for off-grid communities around the world.

Michael Circosta is Director of Product Development at Crye Precision, a Brooklyn-based company that designs and manufactures protective equipment and apparel for America’s fighting forces.

Dean DiPietro is partner at Tomorrow Lab, a product design and engineering consultancy with a unique focus on prototyping new hardware technology

JD Albert is director of engineering at Bresslergroup, a product development firm and innovation lab



Andrew Erlick is the Director of Design & Technology Outreach at Indiegogo, the largest global crowdfunding platform


4.50 - 5.00 pm - Keynote


Mitch Maiman, IPS


Mitch Maiman is co-founder, President and CEO of Intelligent Product Solutions, a product design and engineering company providing clients with product development consulting spanning early stage ideation to productization.


5.00 - 5.50 pm - Panel 2


The post-internet factory floor


Lorenzo Dinia is Process Technical Engineer at Brooklynphono, New York's premier record pressing plant.

Rebecca Heykes is a footwear designer, maker, and business development leader at Brooklyn Shoe Space, a small-scale sample room, factory, and teaching space.

Jack Abel is the founder of Watermark, a leading manufacturer of high end bath fittings, faucets, shower heads and accessories.

Vidya Neti is the Senior Quality Assurance Engineer with Scientific Component Corp. DBA Mini-Circuits, a global leader in RF, IF, and microwave signal processing products.



Rajeev Sharma is Director of Client Services at ITAC, a former Field Engineer with an extensive background in manufacturing, distribution, and operations


5.50 - 6.30 pm - Break


Drinks + networking

6.30 - 7.10 pm - Keynote


Drura Parrish, MakeTime


Drura Parrish is founder and CEO of MakeTime, an online, transactional marketplace where manufacturers connect to buy and sell machine production capacity by the hour.


7.10 - 8.00 pm - Panel 3


Cloud manufacturing


Jeremy Herrman is the founder and CTO of Plethora, a rapid manufacturing service that uses a new kind of robotic factory.

Carsten Hochmuth is Director of Product Management at aPriori Technologies, building enterprise product cost management solutions for manufacturing companies.

Jonathan Schwartz is the Director of Products at Body Labs, a NYC-based technology company that makes software which allows computers to understand human shape and pose.

Oleg Shilovitsky is entrepreneur, consultant and blogger at Beyond PLM, a leading source for information and commentary on engineering and manufacturing software.



Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM.


8.00 - 10.00 pm - Networking continues


Drinks, demos + networking


Hosted by Heidi Anderson and Rajeev Sharma of ITAC


Heidi Anderson is Technology Acceleration Project Manager at Industrial Technical Assistance Corporation (ITAC), a nonprofit consulting and training organization dedicated to helping NYC manufacturing and technology companies grow.

Rajeev Sharma is Director of Client Services at ITAC, a former Field Engineer with an extensive background in manufacturing, distribution, and operations

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When & Where

Dumbo Spot
160 Water Street
Brooklyn, 11201

Thursday, September 24, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

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Modified Ventures

Modified Ventures is a post-internet market development company that builds communities around emerging industries in the real economy, supported with events, web content and research.

Our main projects are Geoweb Forum, Design for Manufacturing Forum and Social Retail Forum, each with Summits for next-generation founders and executives in New York, London and Toronto.

Modified Ventures is run by Dutch journalist and exiled New Yorker Peter Verkooijen.

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