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Design for Manufacturing Summit #7

Modified Ventures

Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)

Design for Manufacturing Summit #7

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Design for Manufacturing Summit #7

Connecting designers, developers, engineers and manufacturers for a more decentralized, leaner manufacturing ecosystem.


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Daniella Romano develops public and educational programming that supports urban manufacturing and resilient waterfront development.

3.00 pm - Doors open


4.00 - 4.40 pm - Panel 1


Evolution of the maker scene



Susan Taing is the founder and CEO of Bhold, a 3D printing and design house that rapidly prototypes and creates beautiful and highly functional designs, all beta tested by real users.

Matthew Griffin is finishing a book for Maker Media on design for 3D printing and is a contributor to the annual Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing series.

Robert DeLanghe is a Member at Brooklyn Research, a co-research space where he assists clients and other members with digital fabrication.

Daniel Stillman is a co-founder of GothamSmith, a line of 3D printed products, and The Design Gym, an open-innovation consultancy.



John Peabody edits The Hand & Eye, a blog devoted to covering the businesses of the maker movement.


4.40 - 5.10 pm - Panel 2


Networked manufacturing



Dorian Ferlauto is the founder and CEO of BriteHub, the center point of collective manufacturing connecting entrepreneurs with service providers and manufacturers.

Jonathan Placa is the founder of ProtoExchange, a marketplace that matches hardware developers with makers seeking engineering expertise and assistance.

Jon Washington is the founder of The Innovation Garage, a business innovation firm that partners with its clients in the design of product, process, service, and supply chain solutions.


5.10 - 5.50 pm - Keynote


Sarah Krasley, Autodesk


Sarah Krasley is senior sustainable manufacturing program manager at Autodesk, a world leader in 3D design software for entertainment, natural resources, manufacturing, engineering, construction, and civil infrastructure.

5.50 - 6.00 pm - Break

Drinks, demos + networking


6.00 - 6.40 pm - Keynote


Sandy Munro, Munro & Associates


Sandy Munro is the founder of Munro & Associates, the lean design consulting firm, and one of the true pioneers in the application of design for assembly (DFA).


6.40 - 7.20 pm - Panel 3


Design and engineering software



Philip Thomas is a Team Member at Onshape, a Cambridge-based company founded by the original SolidWorks team, developing the next generation of CAD software.

Stephen Bodnar is the SVP Strategy and Products at Kenesto, a cloud-based PLM platform with its roots in engineering process, supplier collaboration and document management.

Todd Cummings is the VP Research and Development at Synergis Software, the developer of Product Data Management (PDM) solutions for design and engineering organizations.

Tudor Tarlev is Product Engineer at Qodemo, an application suite for open engineering and manufacturing.


7.20 - 7.30 pm - Keynote


Dana DeMeo, Intelligent Product Solutions


Dana DeMeo is the Chief Technical Officer at Intelligent Product Solutions, a product design and engineering company spanning early stage ideation to productization.


7.30 - 8.00 pm - Panel 4


Cross-disciplinary collaboration in product development



Avi Abel is President at Watermark Designs, a Brooklyn-based designer and manufacturer of made-in-the-USA decorative plumbing and lighting fixtures, bathroom accessories and elegant hardware.

Tor Alden is a principal of HS Design (HSD), a product development firm specializing primarily in the medical and health-care marketplace.

Eric Chan is the founder of Ecco Design, a product innovation firm.


8.00 - 10.00 pm - Networking continues


Drinks, demos + networking


Supported by


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When & Where

Dumbo Spot
160 Water Street
Brooklyn, 11201

Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 10:00 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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