SPEAKERS

We're working hard to make sure that the first I3D summit will feature Keynotes, workshops and sessions by some of the most interesting, inspirational and influential personalities around.

Jeff Ma

tenXer

As a member of the infamous MIT Blackjack Team, Jeff Ma created an ingenious method for counting cards—using talent, creativity, math, and teamwork to win millions in Las Vegas. (Card-counting, by the way, is not illegal; casinos just don’t like it). Ma is the subject of the best-selling book Bringing Down the House and the hit movie, 21, which topped the box office in its first two weeks. He has since helped start four different companies including CircleLending (sold to Virgin) and Citizen Sports (sold to Yahoo) and become a sought-after speaker. Ma shows companies how to harness the power of numbers to make better bottom line business decisions; decisions that, often, are the difference between winning and losing.

Beyond his work in the start up world, Ma has worked as a consultant to the San Francisco 49ers, the Portland Trail Blazers and a major apparel brand, helping them to make better decisions using data an analytics. His most recent book, "The House Advantage: Playing the Odds to Win Big in Business" draws on his unique experiences at the table and in the sports world to create a truly accessible book about analytics.

Most recently, Ma has founded a new company called tenXer with the vision to revolutionize human capital management by making work more like sports.

Sarah Krasley

Autodesk Inc.

Sarah is a technologist, maker, and creative business strategist that helps manufacturers leverage technology to bring sustainable products and manufacturing strategies to life. She has worked in this point of convergence of business, design, and sustainability since 2004.

In her day job, as sustainable manufacturing lead at Autodesk, Inc., she is responsible for developing technology tools for engineers to create more sustainable designs while they are designing products and laying out factories. Prior to her work driving sustainable technology solutions at Autodesk, Ms. Krasley served as communications director at the Center for Resource Solutions, a think-tank focused on renewable energy and carbon mitigation policies and market mechanisms. In that role, Ms. Krasley helped companies across industries make evocative and accurate claims about their renewable energy use. Among the industries she assisted are companies big and small in consumer products, clean technology, electric utility, retail, apparel, and music.

A recognized voice on sustainability, Sarah’s work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, BBC, KQED, San Francisco Chronicle, the UK Telegraph, Newsweek, MSNBC News, SPIN, Wired, and Scientific American. She serves on the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Working Group on Sustainable Products & Processes and the Business Advisory Council for the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. Sarah holds a BFA from Pratt Institute and an MBA from the University of San Francisco where she was a McGowan Scholar.

She regularly contributes to FastCo.Exist and GreenBiz.com.

She is passionate about making things, doing tai chi, eating and cooking good food, traveling, and laughing with gusto. She happily lives and works in New York City.

Victor Angel

Uncharted Play

Victor combines his engineering and design backgrounds to bring ideas to life. His past experiences range from developing award-winning surgical instruments and innovative glucose monitors, to creating LED installations and experimenting with Bio design. He was born and raised in Mexico City and has a passion for social innovation. He is the Vice President of Product Development at Uncharted Play and has a MS in Strategic Design and Management from Parsons School of Design and a BS in Biomedical Engineering and Nanotechnology from Boston University.

Uncharted Play combines play with innovative technology to address real-world issues in a meaningful, fun way. Right now, the team is focused on clean, reliable energy access for all. Their suite of play products generate real electricity to power small appliances and spread awareness about a global issue that affects billions of people daily.

Today, you can find the Victor and the Uncharted Play family in the Soho neighborhood of NYC, still striving towards this dream and incredibly grateful for all the support they have received along the way!

Oscar Salguero

Uncharted Play

Born and raised in Lima, Peru, Oscar is the Lead Designer for Unchartered Play. His design experiences prior stints in Tokyo, Japan with Studio Nendo followed by Quirky in New York City. Oscar finds inspiration in the urban environment, as reflected in his street photography. He has a BS in Industrial Design from Virginia Tech.

Uncharted Play combines play with innovative technology to address real-world issues in a meaningful, fun way. Right now, the team is focused on clean, reliable energy access for all. Their suite of play products generate real electricity to power small appliances and spread awareness about a global issue that affects billions of people daily.

Today, you can find the Oscar and the Uncharted Play family in the Soho neighborhood of NYC, still striving towards this dream and incredibly grateful for all the support they have received along the way!

Jurgen Shestani

Uncharted Play

Jurgen is the Vice President of Manufacturing at Uncharted Play. He is a mechanical engineer with seven years of experience in Injection Molding and Manufacturing. Jurgen developed a regenerative electromagnetic shock absorber and built SAE Baja cars in college. He also built robots for FIRST in High School.

Tinkerer, Hacker, Programmer, Maker, Cyclist, Lifelong Learner, and Foodie, Jurgen spends his free time exploring the world and turning his ideas into reality.

Uncharted Play combines play with innovative technology to address real-world issues in a meaningful, fun way. Right now, the team is focused on clean, reliable energy access for all. Their suite of play products generate real electricity to power small appliances and spread awareness about a global issue that affects billions of people daily.

Today, you can find the Jurgen and the Uncharted Play family in the Soho neighborhood of NYC, still striving towards this dream and incredibly grateful for all the support they have received along the way!

Jen McCabe

Nimbus Portfolio, Vegas Tech Fund

Jen leads Vegas Tech Fund’s investments in the hardware space with Nimbus, a new seed-stage portfolio focused on robotics, 3d printing, drones/UAVs, EVs, connected devices, hardware-as-a-service, internet of things, and smart home technologies. She was previously an early ops employee at Romotive Inc., a personal robotics company Series A funded by Sequoia. McCabe founded now-dark Contagion Health, a YCombinator 2010 company. Contagion received seed funding from Founders Fund Angel and Esther Dyson before merging with Healthmonth in summer 2011 to form Habit Labs Inc. Before Contagion, Jen worked in healthcare management and administration for a Unity Healthcare facility in Washington, DC, where she also served on two nonprofit boards.

Alice Taylor

MakieLab

Alice Taylor is founder of MakieLab an "'entertainment play space for young people' that will invite users to download and print 3D dolls and accessories".

She is former commissioning editor at Education for Channel 4, where she developed a number of informal learning projects involving ARGs, casual gaming and other interactive entertainment formats. Before this, she was the Vice President of Digital Content for BBC Worldwide. In September 2006 she was named one of the Game Industry's 100 Most Influential Women by Next Generation Magazine Online. She founded and edits the blog Wonderland.

In 1997, she was defense on the first UK Quake team, and a member of the UK's Demonic Core clan. In September 2002 she was an exhibit in the Game On exhibition at the Barbican, and featured in the accompanying book, Game On: The History and Culture of Video Games.

She attended the University of London 1990-1994. She currently lives in Central London, having recently moved back from the Los Angeles area.

Beto Lopez

IDEO

Beto Lopez is a Global Lead of IDEO’s Systems Design community. Passionate about the mash-up of design thinking and systems thinking, Beto works at the intersection of product design, business strategy and punk manufacturing to transform companies and realize new ways to deliver value to people.

With each passing project Beto is helping a community of IDEO designers develop new insights to tackle increasingly messier and complex challenges through IDEO’s diverse experience in many different industries. From Furniture to Sporting Goods, from Packaged Goods to Consumer Electronics, from Transportation to HealthCare, Beto is incorporating a systems view within design challenges to find the interconnections that make product and service ecosystems work better for all stakeholders, especially the customer.

Beto joined IDEO in 2004. He earned degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and prior to IDEO worked in automotive R&D, architectural engineering, and sustainable development research. He regularly speaks on the topics of design, systems thinking, and sustainable development, and is frequently surprised and delighted by his nine-year-old son, a nationally-ranked BMX racer.

Brian Singerman

Founders Fund

Brian has been a member of the Founders Fund investment team since 2008. He graduated from Stanford University with a BS in Computer Science, before leaving academia to join a start-up, There, Inc., as a software engineer. Brian was recruited to Google in March 2004, and spent the next four years as an engineer and executive at Google, where (among other projects) he founded iGoogle.

While at Google, Brian started his career as an investor, founding his own angel fund, the XGYC Fund, seeking early-stage opportunities with businesses that challenge the status quo. As a Founders Fund partner, Brian relentlessly seeks out companies that can deliver massive returns to investors while also providing real value to humankind. His investing passions include technologies including healthcare, bio-tech, wearable computing and robotics.

Neil Renninger

Khosla Ventures

Neil Renninger is an entrepreneur-in-residence at Khosla Ventures, a venture capital firm with a number of investments in sustainable technologies. Prior to his time at KV, Neil founded and served as a board member and Chief Technology Officer of Amyris, a renewable fuels and chemicals company that uses yeast to turn sugar into things such as antimalarial drugs, plastics, lubricants, and fuels. He helped take Amyris public in 2010. His background in genetic engineering, molecular biology, chemical engineering, and product development have helped him assist many companies in identifying renewable solutions for products on the shelves and chemicals in their supply chains. He has a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and bachelors and masters degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2006, he was recognized by Technology Review as one of the world's top innovators under 35.

Dave Merrill

Sifteo

Dave is an expert in cutting-edge human-computer interaction and has developed multiple award-winning interfaces and technologies. A frequent speaker in the domains of user interface innovation, the future of play, and entrepreneurship, Dave and his work have been featured at TED, MoMA, the Discovery Channel, and Wired.

Dave founded Sifteo with Jeevan Kalanithi when they were graduate students at the MIT Media Lab. They wanted to rethink human-computer interaction by designing new, physical interfaces. One afternoon they sat around a table in the lab's kitchen and imagined sorting through a pile of digital data as if it were a pile of LEGOs. The idea for Sifteo Cubes was born.

Dave holds a BS in Symbolic Systems and an MS in Computer Science from Stanford University, and an MS and PhD from the MIT Media Lab.

Rob Stevens

GrabCAD

Rob started as a mechanical engineer, including a short stint designing solar arrays for communications satellites. Today he is the VP of Marketing & Sales at GrabCAD. He has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Cornell and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management. Prior to GrabCAD he helped build many successful companies – FreeMarkets, Kiva Systems (all engineers should check this out), and Backupify. He’s all about helping build cool companies and cool stuff.

Bruce Bradshaw

Stratasys

Bruce is Director of Marketing at Stratasys, a manufacturer of 3D printing equipment and materials that create physical objects directly from digital data. Its systems range from affordable desktop 3D printers to large, advanced 3D production systems, making 3D printing more accessible than ever.

Manufacturers use Stratasys 3D Printers to create models and prototypes for new product design and testing, and to build finished goods in low volume. Educators use the technology to elevate research and learning in science, engineering, design and art. Hobbyists and entrepreneurs use Stratasys 3D Printing to expand manufacturing into the home — creating gifts, novelties, customized devices and inventions.

Robert Bodor

Protolabs

Robert Bodor is Chief Technology Officer at Proto Labs, the world’s fastest provider of CNC machined and injection molded parts. Their Firstcut and Protomold services utilize proprietary computing technologies and automated manufacturing systems to provide both prototype and short-run production parts. Robert has worked as director of business development at the Maple Plain-based maker of custom plastic parts since December. He has a PhD in computer science from the University of Minnesota, also has worked at Honeywell and McKinsey & Co.

Kevin Chou

Kabam

Kevin Chou is co-founder and CEO of Kabam, the western world leader in free-to-play core games. Kevin is an entrepreneur who has guided Kabam’s explosive growth, which started with a handful of people working above a dim sum restaurant and catapulted to $180 million in 2012 revenue, profitability, and more than 500 employees across three continents.

Since co-founding Kabam in 2006, Kevin has led the disruption of the video game industry by revolutionizing the way players access and pay for games. He has secured partnerships with leading game platforms, as well as with Hollywood studio giants such as Paramount Pictures, Warner Brothers, MGM, and NBCUniversal for games based on some of the world’s most beloved movie franchises. Under Kevin’s leadership, Kabam has raised more than $125 million in capital from venture and strategic investors including Google, Intel, Canaan, Redpoint, Pinnacle, SK Telecom, Warner Brothers, and MGM.

Before co-founding Kabam, Kevin worked at the global venture capital firm Canaan Partners, where he invested in 14 consumer technology and online media companies. Earlier, Kevin advised public technology companies on M&A and corporate finance as part of Deutsche Bank’s technology investment banking practice.

Kevin graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from UC Berkeley with a BS in Business Administration. At UC Berkeley, Kevin was admitted into the inaugural class of Gates Millennium Scholars. He was named by Fortune as one of the "Smartest People in Tech", and the Los Angeles Times called him "absurdly accomplished."

David Friedberg

The Climate Corporation

Before becoming Chief Executive Officer and founder of The Climate Corporation, David was with Google, where he joined as one of the founding members of the company's Corporate Development team. David managed a number of strategic projects for Google, including identifying and leading several of Google's largest acquisitions. He also served as a Business Product Manager for AdWords—Google's primary revenue source. Before Google, David spent several years working in private equity and investment banking. He has invested in and advised dozens of companies in the technology industry. Earlier, David worked at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he led several projects as a mathematical programmer. He has a degree in Astrophysics from UC Berkeley.

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