About the speakers
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About the speakers

Antonio Alliva

Antonio Alliva CMO and co-founder of 3DiTALY established as an innovative network of "tech shop" throughout the territory as well as a leading reality for design, 3D printing and rapid prototyping.
Today 3DiTALY is present with seven physical stores in Italian major cities.  It is a partner to large companies such as Yamaha Racing Team and Honda Italy, but also for many small and medium-sized companies. 3DiTALY sells technology, training and consulting for enterprises. The goal of 3DiTALY is to integrate the digital manufacturing process within the Italian companies’ classic model of production.

3DiTALY is one of the leading companies that are using the disruptive technology and a new business model linked to the maker's philosophy.

Since 2013, the goal was to spread the potential of 3D printing in design, in handicraft, in the school, everyone!

Claudio Becchetti

Dr Becchetti is M.Eng. with honors, Ph.D. in Telecommunications Engineering, MBA at Warwick Business School, UK. He first worked at Bordoni foundation where he published the book "Speech Recognition: Theory and C++ Implementation".

He then joined Selex (a Finmeccanica company) where he has held several positions (VP Technology Plan, Head of Funded Projects, Head of R&D Business Case & Strategic Investment Analysis, .. ).

From 2008 to 2012 he was Chief Operating Officer at Radiolabs, a consortium of Finmeccanica companies and Italian Universities. From 2002 to 2009, he was Adjoint Professor at University of Rome "La Sapienza" teaching Engineering design and Signal Theory. In October 2013, he published the book: "Medical Instrument Design and Development: from Requirements to Market Placements".

Since 2013, he has been organizing free open source advanced tech-courses for (8 to 17 years) students aiming to achieve STEM, economic and soft skills. In 2014, he held “Making drones”: a free course where 60 students (8 to 17 years) built and flew professional drones.

In 2015, he coordinated the Crowd4Africa initiative including two different courses.  In “Making 3D Printers”, 69 students (8 to 15 years), built a 700-pieces 3D printer and learnt 3d design. In “For 3D World", 15 students (15 to 17 years) learnt crowdfunding by organizing a real internet campaign that achieved three times its economic target. In such campaign (Crowd4Africa), two African hospitals will receive a mini-fab that allows producing prostheses and spare parts starting from bottle caps.

David Borrelli

David Borrelli (IT, EFDD) was born in 1971 in Treviso.
Entrepreneur in the IT sector
Councillor in Treviso (2008-2013), candidate for President of the Veneto region (2010), Member of the European Parliament (2014-).

He is member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), Committee on International Trade (INTA), Conference of Presidents, Delegations for the relations with the Mashreq countries, South Africa and Delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean.

Reinhard Bütikofer

Reinhard Bütikofer is Co-Chair of the European Green Party (EGP) and a Member of the European Parliament for the German Greens. He is a member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and a substitute member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs as well as the Subcommittee on Security and Defense and the Subcommittee on Human Rights. He is a Vice-Chair of the Delegation for Relations with China and also sits on the Delegation for Relations with the United States. Mr Bütikofer is Rapporteur on Raw Materials as well as Rapporteur on European Industrial Policy and EU-ASEAN Relations for the European Parliament. He is the Green Group's spokesperson on industrial policy.  

From 2002 until 2008 Mr. Bütikofer was the national party chairman of the German Green Party. He was secretary general from 1998 until 2002. Prior to that he was the state chairman of the Green Party in Baden-Württemberg. He served as a member of the Baden-Württemberg state parliament from 1988 until 1996. His career with the Green Party began when he was elected to the city council of Heidelberg in 1984.  

Mr. Bütikofer is a member of the board of the Aspen Institute Berlin, the advisory board of the American Jewish Committee’s Ramer Center in Berlin, the Europe/Transatlantic advisory board of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, the German-Chinese Dialogue Forum, the Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU), and the Green European Foundation.  

Mr. Bütikofer was born in Mannheim, Germany, in 1953 and grew up in Speyer. In 1969-70 he spent a year in Kenosha, Wisconsin. After high school he studied philosophy, history, classical history, and sometimes Sinology, in Heidelberg. He is married and father to three daughters.

Peter Dröll

Peter Dröll is in charge of Industrial technologies in the European Commission's Research and Innovation Department. In this capacity, he oversees the optimal integration of Research and Innovation in the design and implementation of relevant EU policies that contribute to Europe's industrial and technological leadership.

His previous positions in the European Commission include financial control of the Joint Research Centre, enforcement of EU environmental legislation, accession negotiations with Poland and coordination of the environment negotiations with all accession countries, Innovation Policy and European Research Area Policy. He was a Cabinet member of Enlargement Commissioner Günter Verheugen and Head of Cabinet of the Science and Research Commissioner Janez Poto?nik.

Peter is a lawyer by training with a doctorate degree in German constitutional law and European law. Before joining the European Commission in 1991, Peter worked as a lawyer in a German law firm.

Filip Geerts

Filip Geerts, Director General of CECIMO, the European Association of the Machine Tool Industries, is a professional in international, EU and national public and regulatory affairs.

He is specialised in the management of corporate and governmental affairs departments of companies, national and EU trade associations and non-profit organizations. He was deputy-director for the largest Belgian association for the technological industry, public and regulatory affairs manager for IBM EMEA and secretary general for numerous European trade associations in the ICT, the electro-medical, lighting and environmental sector. He has degrees from Insead Fontainebleau and Singapore, London School of Economics, Vlerick, College of Europe, The Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve and the Catholic University of Leuven.

Eva Kaili

Eva Kaili is a Member of the European Parliament, elected in 2014 and Head of the Greek SD Delegation (Pasok/Elia). Since her election she has been very active in the field of taxation, where she has been the Rapporteur of the ECON committee's annual tax report. As a member of the ECON committee she has been focusing on EU's financial integration and the management of the financial crisis in the Eurozone.

In her capacity as the Vice-Chair of the European Parliament's Science and Technology Options Assessment body (STOA) she has, also, been working intensively on promoting innovation and the establishment of the European Digital Single Market.

Prior to her position in the European Parliament, she has been elected two times in the Greek Parliament (2007-2012), with the PanHellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK). She holds a Bachelor degree in Architecture and Civil Engineering, and Postgraduate degree in European Politics. Currently, she is conducting her PhD in International Political Economy.


Giorgio Magistrelli

Admitted lawyer, during his twenty years in China and Asia-Pacific, Giorgio Magistrelli worked as a project manager, advisor for investment funds and PE firms, attorney, banker, lobbyist and management consultant for large and small corporations, governments, NGOs and international donors in emerging markets. Passionate about 3D Printing, he is since 2014 the CECIMO Project Manager for Additive Manufacturing, helping to increase the awareness of the machine tool industry on latest developments on metallic based AM in markets, technology and regulatory & standardization field and as a contributor to the making of policy and regulations with a view to creating the right framework conditions for the development of metallic based AM in the EU.

He represents CECIMO in numerous additive manufacturing projects (Vanguard, EASME/Idea project on AM mapping etc.). He regularly writes for sectorial professional publications.


Andrey Novakov

Andrey Novakov is the youngest Member of the European Parliament. His term began in November 2014. His work is concentrated in 4 priorities: EU funding instruments and simplification of EU funding; European Fund for Strategic Investments; youth employment (Youth Guarantee); EU Budget and Budgetary control.

In the Committee of Regional development, he is focusing mainly on the Programming period 2014-2020. His most important initiative in the Committee of Regional development is the EU funding simplification initiative, adopted in plenary in November 2015. He is also involved in the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) revision/ review, How best to harness the potential of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) etc.

In the Committee of Budgets, his activities are mainly related to the EFSI regulation, Youth employment Initiative, Erasmus + etc. His goal is more investment focused on results in youth employment, innovation and SMEs. Earlier in 2015 the European Parliament adopted with 95% of the votes Novakov's report for disbursement of 16.8 million euro for flooded regions in Bulgaria and Greece. Additionally he worked on dossiers for over 8.6 million euros, allocated to support active employment measures for redundant workers in Italy, Belgium and France.

Recently Andrey was part of the European Parliament delegation during the 2016 EU budget negotiations. His stance was more funding for Horizon 2020, Erasmus+ and youth employment.
In this Committee of Budgetary control, Andrey Novakov is working for youth employment and for improvement of the current and future investment projects. He was appointed as a rapporteur and a shadow rapporteur in the field of Youth Action Teams, Youth Guarantee, Cost Effectiveness of 7FP and EU Inland Waterways Transport.

Meanwhile, Andrey Novakov is actively taking part in the Delegation for Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly, where the he is co-chair in the Committee on Sustainable Development, the Environment, Energy Policy, Research, Innovation and Technology.

Recently he has been appointed amongst the 30 Europe's most influential politicians.

Phil Reeves

Dr Phil Reeves is the Vice President of Strategic Consulting within Stratasys and leads Stratasys Strategic Consulting. Phil has worked in the field of Additive Manufacturing & 3D printing for over 20-years, having gained a PhD in the subject from Nottingham University in the mid 1990’s. Since this time, Phil has worked in a number of AM/3DP related roles including R&D, business development and corporate strategy. In 2003 Phil founded leading AM/3DP consulting firm Econolyst Ltd, which was acquired by Stratasys in 2015.

About Stratasys Strategic Consulting
Stratasys Strategic Consulting advises companies on the business benefits of Additive Manufacturing and 3D printing adoption and helps companies develop robust strategies and roadmaps leading to new products & services. The strategic consulting team are widely regarded as thought leaders in understanding the social, economic and environmental impacts of embedding AM/3DP into global supply chain. The team have developed a range of software tools & methodologies to help companies make the transition from traditional to additive manufacturing. Our staff have worked on a diverse range of projects to integrate Additive Manufacturing & 3D printing into sectors from healthcare to warfare, computer gaming to consumer goods, and from recreation to education.

Khalil Rouhana

Khalil Rouhana is the director for "Components & Systems" in DG CONNECT (Communications Networks, Content & Technology). The mission of the Directorate is to support research and innovation and ensure industrial and business development in micro and nano electronics, photonics, robotics, embedded and complex systems and advanced computing. The Directorate is also DG CONNECT lead for Horizon 2020/LEIT, notably coordination of key enabling technologies (KET) in ICT .

In his previous experiences in the Commission, he was the Director for "Digital content & Cognitive systems", the Head of Unit in charge of ICT research and Innovation strategy, and started as a project officer in the ESPRIT programme in the areas of High Performance Computing and Future and Emerging technologies.
Before joining the Commission in 1992, he was for 5 years the director of an institute and school of engineering (Grande Ecole) in France.  He started his career as research and development engineer for the aeronautics industry, worked for the French University in Beirut and created also his own engineering company. He has two master degrees in electrical and electronic engineering.

Stefan Ritt

After earning his Engineering diploma in technical physics in 1985 S. Ritt started his career as prototype shop manager of a midsize Dutch-German company for vending equipment, which later became owned by a Danish group. This company did produce 15.000 units a year with approx. 150 people.

He switched jobs in that company 1990 to become the quality assurance manager in production and was implementing a DIN/ISO 9001 quality system in that company successfully.
In parallel he was responsible for all international electro technical approvals of the products with a focus on Europe and North America.

From 1996 to 1998 he worked as international product manager in sales for various product groups in a US-German company for electronical payment systems (300 people, 250.000 units per year).

Since 1998 he started to work as International Export sales and marketing manager for today´s SLM Solutions group, a midsize manufacturer of RP-tooling and prototyping equipment as well as the latest technology 3 D printers for metals in the additive manufacturing field. With the team he could manage to build a global network of distributors and subsidiaries in more than 30 countries by now.

Serving in this industry on a global scale for more than 16 years made him a well-known, accepted and competent partner for colleagues, customers and competitors.

In parallel to his main tasks he was appointed to be the global ambassador of the AMUG (Additive manufacturing user group) as well as international adviser to the SME (society of manufacturing engineers).

Martin Schäfer

MEng Senior Key Expert Additive Manufacturing at Research & Technology Center (R&D department) of Siemens;

Master thesis at the Technical University in Berlin about “Cleaning of waste water by removal of copper with liquid-liquid-extraction”

Research engineer at Siemens since 1995 for cleaning processes and material recycling; in charge of Additive Manufacturing since 2000; developing AM technologies, processes and materials e.g. Stereolithography especially with ceramic filled resins; Laser Melting of metals; process integration.

Corporate Tasks: Coordination of AM research project; development of strategic concepts and projects for AM.

Chairman of the European AM platform since 2006; Member of the AM group at the German Engineering Association; since 2010 Chairman of the German mirror committee to ISO/TC 261 "Additive manufacturing"

Dario Tamburrano

Dario Tamburrano is an Italian environmental activist and one of the first members of the Five Stars Movement (Movimento Cinque Stelle, M5S) elected in the European Parliament in the European Freedom for Direct Democracy (EFDD). He studied dentistry at the University La Sapienza in Rome.

In 2009, he co-founds the "Circolo delle Decrescita Felice" (degrowth movements) in Rome and Transition Italia, the Italian node of Transition Network. Since 2009 he is a member of ASPO Italia (Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas).

In the European Parliament, he is coordinator for the EFDD group in the Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE) and substitute member of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee (AGRI). Since 2015, he is vice-president of the parliamentary intergroup "Common Goods and Public Services" and of the Extended Board of European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources (EUFORES). Also, he is a member of the Scientific and Technological Option Assessment (STOA).

As STOA member, he is promoter of a project "3d printing from refractory and metallic materials of optimized combustion chambers to be employed in high efficiency household biomass stoves". The study should enquire the technological and scientific feasibility/actual application of 3d printing, from refractory and metallic materials, of optimized combustion chambers to be employed in high efficiency household biomass stoves. The study wants to demonstrate that 3D printing can help to build resilience and can be one of the solutions to realise energy efficiency.

Now he is rapporteur of the European Energy Labelling Regulation and shadow rapporteur in ITRE committee for several dossiers.

Jean-Camille Uring

Jean-Camille Uring is President of CECIMO, the European Association of the Machine Tool Industries. He was elected last November for a two-year mandate. His main goal during this mandate is to ensure that the necessary policy, regulatory and social framework conditions are in place for the machine tools companies to thrive and grow. He will put emphasis on innovation, energy efficiency, market access, skills and training, and market surveillance.

Uring has considerable experience in sectorial associations. He was re-elected as President of Symop, the French Association for Manufacturing Technologies, for a second two-year term in 2013, where he works at uniting manufacturing technology businesses for a stronger and better collective action. 

Jean-Camille Uring is Executive Board Member of Fives since 2006. He began his career with the Fives group in 1975, after graduating from the “École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures” in Paris.

Carla Van Steenbergen

Born in the small Flemish town of Duffel in 1975, Carla Van Steenbergen made her first steps towards a legal career in 1994 at the Catholic University of Leuven. Following her graduation, she earned the right to call herself a practicing lawyer upon completion of a tough three?year apprenticeship in the Brussels Bar Association. One last return to academia saw her earn an LLM at King’s College London in 2003, after which she started working for Materialise as the company’s first in-house legal counsel.
When Carla joined Materialise in 2003, the company was only 13 years old and was steadily working towards a better and healthier world using a somewhat unknown technology…3Dprinting. As the company’s sole lawyer until 2008, Carla quickly became versed in the opportunities and challenges related to this evolving technology. Striving not to be an ivory?tower?legal?counsel, Carla applied a working method of first trying to understand the wild ideas of her colleagues with the aim of striking the right balance between what they wanted and what was feasible (from legal point of view). This business-oriented approach to the in-house legal service is still applied by what has become the Materialise legal department, which consists now of 6 lawyers, 3 paralegals and 3 IP officers.

With her wealth of knowledge about the company and industry, Carla has also joined Materialise’s Executive Committee in addition to being Secretary to the Board of Directors. Her passion for the company and what it stands for – a better and healthier world aided by 3D printing – has recently seen her take a more public position as well. She has become one of the companies’ spokespeople, explaining the activities of the company, the unique benefits of 3D printing technology and the challenges faced by those in the industry.

Jeroen Wijnen

Jeroen Wijnen is Senior Vice President Product Management at Ultimaker. He joined Ultimaker’s management team March 2015, responsible for Product Development & Marketing. The early part of his career was spent in Cap Gemini as managing consultant, working on several projects in the financial sector. Later, he became responsible for setting up Cap Gemini’s Mobility business. In 2004, he joined Vodafone, working on Internet of Things and its predecessor Machine to Machine in several roles: Business Development, Product development and Sales. In Vodafone Netherlands he worked on Partnerships and Retail.

Jeroen holds a master degree in Business Economics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam and lives in The Hague, the Netherlands.