November 18-20, 2020 / Hall 5, KINTEX 1

November 18-20, 2020 / SEOUL

2020 SPEAKERS

Abhinav Singhal

Chief Strategy Officer

Abhinav Singhal is the Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer for Asia Pacific. He is responsible for identifying and shaping growth opportunities across all thyssenkrupp companies in the Asia Pacific region. He is actively involved in leading digitalization initiatives for the group and is the board member for thyssenkrupp Innovations, which is responsible for building the additive manufacturing business in Asia Pacific. He is the author of the whitepaper on “AM: Adding Up Growth Opportunities for ASEAN” in partnership with NAMIC, Singapore and is also a task force member of World Economic Forum Digital ASEAN working group. Prior to joining thyssenkrupp, Abhinav led the strategy team at Dell Technologies, where he was involved in defining Dell’s digitalization strategy. He has also worked with McKinsey & Company for several years and in his last role was an Associate Partner, where he advised Energy and Industrial businesses on their strategy and operations, in markets across the world. Abhinav has a MBA (Gold Medal) in Finance & Strategy from XLRI, India and a Bachelor of Technology (Gold Medal) in Metallurgical Engineering from IIT Varanasi, India.
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Benoit Valin

General Manager

Benoit focuses his attention on improving the scalability and sustainability of 3D printing in industrial settings, specifically with regards to the business models and use-cases that lower the technological adoption thresholds and accelerates the propagation of additive manufacturing across key industrial verticals. Professionally, Benoit has worked in leadership functions in Asia-Pacific, Europe and North-America, contributing to advancements across the entire additive manufacturing value chain: materials, technologies, software, infrastructure, applications and technology integration, and most recently Benoit is leading the expansion of Essentium across Asia-Pacific, with the mandate of establishing a network of material & application innovation centres to drive advancements in additive manufacturing, at scale.
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Jay Beversdorf

Head of Application Engineering & Channel Development

Jay has been working in various roles at Stratasys for the last 8 years, primarily focused on working with customers to drive 3D printing applications in many industry segments. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and started with Stratasys in 2011. He has experience with 3D printing operations, design and implementation to solve complicated design and manufacturing challenges. He has worked in America, Hong Kong, Japan and now is based in Seoul and is a passionate evangelist for 3D printing adoption in the professional workflow.
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Guy J. Ofek

Head of Additive Manufacturing Business Development - Asia

Guy J. Ofek is a seasoned and highly experienced sales, channel and business development executive, who spent the passing 17 years managing technology sales and driving distribution channels across Asia and the Pacific. Mr. Ofek, started his professional career as an Attorney, and switched to international sales & business development, following 7 years of practice. In 2008, while living in Singapore, Guy started the distribution in Asia of Solido (LOM based 3D printers vendor) and soon after, joined Objet Geometries - as Territory Manager in charge of SEA. Guy then went on to lead the company's Global Accounts in the Asia, and following the merger with Stratasys, moved to Seoul and took the leadership over Stratasys' Strategic Accounts in Korea and Japan. Guy was a proud of resident of Seoul from 2014 to 2020, and earlier this year moved back to Singapore. In his current position with GF Machining Solutions, he is tasked with driving the company's metal AM business across Asia, in line with GF's mission to enable seamless integration between up-stream processes (design, print-prep & printing) and down-stream post processes (Milling, EDM), clearing the way for a single optimized workflow and full realization of Factory of the Future.
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Alan Yu

Application Engineering Manager

Alan Yu, application engineering manager in APAC has been promoting new technologies in Asia Pacific region over 12+ years with 7 years in additive technologies. He has gained extension knowledge in helping manufacturer to adopt additive in prototyping, toolings and production application. Alan had a master’s degree in engineering management. Prior joining Markforged, Alan worked in regional role in multinational companies like Stratasys, Siemens and GE.
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Shinhu Cho

Sr. Research Engineer, Hyundai Motor Group

Shinhu Cho has worked for 5 years in Hyundai Motor Group as a senior research engineer after he got the Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Cho has developed the new materials and printing processes and tried to expand the possibility of additive manufacturing in the automotive industry. Recently, Cho is focusing on the AI-driven topology optimization for DfAM (Design for Additive manufacturing).
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Simon Lee

Regional Director

Simon Lee joined AM Ventures in January 2019 as Regional Director Asia. Simon acts as AM Ventures’ representative and technology scout in Asia Pacific. He has always been fascinated by entrepreneurship, the creation and pursuit of visions and the identification of business challenges and their solutions. In the early stage of his career, he gained experience in the Startup Scene as a founder of the company “Hi-Globe” in the Korean energy sector. Besides, Simon was a founding member of “3Developer”, an internal startup of Mirae International, the starting point of his career in the Additive Manufacturing industry. Before joining AM Ventures, Simon acted as Sales Manager for EOS GmbH in Korea where he gained substantial professional experience and built up a large network in the Additive Manufacturing industry. Simon holds a degree in Japanese (Major) and Business Administration (Minor) as well as five times an honor scholarship from Hankuk University for Foreign Studies, Korea. During his studies Simon run his own trading business for more than 2 years which successfully provided him opportunities of business practices beyond the lectures in class.
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