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Chief Executive and Chief Economist | European Policy Centre (EPC)
Dr. Fabian Zuleeg has been Chief Executive of the European Policy Centre since 2013, with overall responsibility, including providing strategic direction, managing staff and resources and representing the EPC. He is also Chief Economist. Fabian holds a PhD on the political economy of EU accession from Edinburgh University. Before joining EPC he has worked as an economic analyst in academia, the public and the private sector.
Susana Solís Pérez
Member of the European Parliament, Renew Europe
Susana Solís Pérez is a Spanish engineer and politician, Member of the Madrid Assembly for Citizens between 2015 and 2019 and a Member of the European Parliament since 2019. Solís has a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Oviedo and a degree in Machine Engineering from the Fachhochschule in Osnabrück, Germany. She has an Executive MBA from the Instituto de Empresa in Madrid and a Master’s in Marketing Management also from the Instituto de Empresa. In addition, in 2019, she obtained the title of the Public Management Leadership Programme awarded by the IESE Business School of the University of Navarra. As a member of the European Parliament, she is a member of the Renew Europe group (Liberal). She is a member of the Committee on Regional Development (REGI), as well as a substitute member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI), the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) and the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM). Since February 2020, she has been Vice-Chairman of the Delegation for relations with the Korean Peninsula. In 2020 she also joined the Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in the Digital Age. She is a member of the Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) panel, the Knowledge4Innovation platform and the European Internet Forum. She is also a contributor to the SHERPA project on the ethical dimensions of artificial intelligence and big data.
Member of the European Parliament, European People’s Party (EPP)
Axel Voss graduated in second state law examination with a specialisation in European law and international relations and in first state law examination with a specialisation in European and International Law. He has been Member of the European Parliament since 2009, for the electoral district of Middle Rhine (Cologne, Bonn, Leverkusen, Rhein-Sieg-and Rhein-Erft-Kreis), North Rhine-Westphalia, and still works as a lawyer. He is Chairman of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Middle Rhine and has been Member of the Committee on International Relations and Local Agenda in Bonn, Chairman of the CDU in Bonn, and Vice-Chair of the CDU Middle Rhine.
Member of the European Parliament, Greens
Mr Bloss grew up in Stuttgart and studied International Relations and Globalisation and Development in Dresden and London. He worked as a consultant for the United Nations Development Group, in the regional parliament of Baden-Württemberg and for Ska Keller in Brussels, before he was elected to the European Parliament in 2019. There, he is a full member of the Committee on ITRE and a substitute member of the ENVI Committee. Moreover, he is the coordinator of the Climate Core Group within the Greens/EFA Group. Mr Bloss became engaged in the Greenpeace youth wing early on and then joined the Grüne Jugend in 2008. He is a member of the party board of Bündnis 90/Die Grünen in his home region, Baden-Württemberg
Member of the European Parliament, Renew Europe
Christophe Grudler is a French Member of the European Parliament, member of the Renew Europe group. Historian and journalist by training, his political engagement started at an early stage of his career. He is particularly involved at the local level in his hometown, Belfort, where he was elected as local representative several times. Within the European Parliament, he is Vice Coordinator of the ITRE Committee (Industry, research and energy) for the Renew Europe group. He also is a member of the Foreign Affairs (AFET) and Security and Defence (SEDE) committees. Furthermore, he is Vice President of the Sky & Space Intergroup of the European Parliament. Mr Grudler is particularly involved on energy and industry related topics, as well as on space and defence policies. He was recently appointed as rapporteur for the European Parliament on the Own Initiative report on Energy System Integration. He is also shadow rapporteur for his group on the European Industrial Strategy and on the European Space Programme.
Corporate Manager | Renishaw PLC
Chairman of the Additive Manufacturing Committee, CECIMO
Stewart Lane joined Renishaw plc in 2000 and has held a number of positions in the company, including General Manager of Renishaw’s UK and Ireland sales subsidiary and the Group’s Corporate Business Development Manager. He is currently the Sales Director of Renishaw’s French subsidiary based in Paris and is also a non-executive director of the UK’s Manufacturing Technology Association. During this time he was instrumental in establishing Renishaw’s Additive Manufacturing customer solution centres and setting up strategic alliances with other Additive Manufacturing and in Paris companies. Since 2018, Stewart has been Chairman of the Additive Manufacturing Committee at CECIMO.
Senior Vice President Product Management | Ultimaker
Paul Heiden holds a Master’s degree in Business and Roman Law, a rich career in the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps, founder and CEO of software company BHOLD, which was acquired by Microsoft. After reorganizing several high tech companies, Paul Heiden has been responsible for the development of Ultimaker’s product portfolio. In this role he brought Ultimaker into the professional market, established Ultimaker’s leading role in slicing software with Cura and built a global ecosystem of material suppliers around Ultimaker. With his strategic vision and hands-on approach, Paul knows not only how to maintain but also boost, the innovative spirit that has helped to make Ultimaker the number one player in the desktop 3D printing market.
Digital Manager-Supply Chain & 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing Lead | Shell
A supply chain professional with experience implementing supply-chain process optimization and organizational transformation. Angeline partners with Shell assets across the different lines of business to adopt suitable technology to solve supply chain challenges and deliver simplification, efficiency and cost improvement. Inclination towards digital technology started when she wrote her thesis on Artificial Intelligence for her Master’s degree. Angeline joined Shell Bukom Refinery in 2001 as a Mechanical Engineer and held technical roles in Asia and Europe with a strong focus on reliability. In the last 10 years, she held business roles in supply chain management and contract and procurement. Today, she leads the 3D Printing Center of Excellence in Shell Emerging Technology and works enthusiastically towards a digital supply chain for the future. Her focus is to create a digital inventory for Shell and to integrate additive manufacturing with other technologies to ensure a secure and reliable supply chain to support the operation. A digital inventory enabled by local eco-systems presents true lead time reduction, responsible use of resources and progress for the local communities.
Head of Global Additive Manufacturing Planning & Development | FCA Group
Roberta Sampieri is Head of Global Additive Manufacturing Planning & Development dept within FCA Product Development organization and joined the company in 2007. Eng. Sampieri has the responsibility for managing the regional Additive Manufacturing centres in the world, with the mission to enhance the AM Centre of Competence, develop projects with Universities and FCA designers about the Design for AM and AM quality process controls. Before joining Product Development Dept., she worked within Manufacturing Dept. as Stamping Quality
Specialist and Energy Management Specialist.
CEO and Co-founder | ISINNOVA srl
Cristian Fracassi is a construction engineer-architect from Brescia with a doctorate in materials for engineering and a master’s degree in economics and business idea development. Married to Carlotta for two years, in 2014 he co-founded ISINNOVA srl, a research center and incubator of ideas, with the aim of helping individuals and companies to create new innovative products. He also holds the role of president of PHARMADOME srl and sole director of CAMELOT srl. Curious by nature and extremely persevering, he loves to test himself constantly with new projects and in all kinds of competition.
CEO | TRIDITIV
Mariel Diaz is a Deep-Tech Entrepreneur working on robotics in advanced manufacturing. Currently CEO of TRIDITIVE, developing the next-generation 3D Printing platform powered by Machine Learning for automated mass production, empowering the digitalization of the manufacturing industry. Mariel is a Mechanical Engineer and Industrial Engineer specialized in management of industrial organizations with 9+ years of experience in Additive Manufacturing. Former Lecturer at the University of Oviedo in the Master of 3D Printing in Spain. She has participated as an Expert in advanced manufacturing for the European Commission. Board Member of the Spanish Association of Additive Manufacturing Technologies and 3D ADDIMAT. Member of the ISO committee CTN324 for the standardization of additive manufacturing. Mariel has been awarded as Best Entrepreneurial Woman Spain 2018 by Secot and Repsol Foundation. Mariel is the Women in 3D printing Asturias ambassador and Techstars ’19 Alumni.
Director General | CECIMO
Filip Geerts is the Director General of CECIMO, the European Association of the Machine Tool Industries and related Manufacturing Technologies. Filip 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, Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve and Catholic University of Leuven.