Digitization of assets: the extent and limitation of what manufacturing companies can learn from the media and entertainment industry (3D Printing USA 2015)

Mr Stephan Thomas, Co-founder, Strategy & Business Development
Identify3D
United States
 

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Presentation Summary

There are lessons the Manufacturing world can learn from the music, film or publishing industries which had to react to the digitization of their assets about 20 years ago. They reacted in different ways and faced different outcome. But these lessons do not provide enough to develop a blueprint for Manufacturing companies. Product industries are very different from content industries. What are the similarities and what are the limits of the comparison? What different type of risks manufacturing companies will have to address?

Speaker Biography (Stephan Thomas)

Stephan is currently the co-founder of Identify3d, an early stage software start-up that develops solutions for Digital Manufacturing, in charge of Strategy and Business Development. Identify3d recently successfully closed its seed round.
Stephan has more than 25 years of experience in Operations, Supply Chain, Transaction and Restructuring with companies such as EY, Alvarez & Marsal and REL Consultancy. Stephan was also the co-founder of a software financing start-up, where he drove fund-raising efforts and sales and marketing activities.
He holds a M.B.A. from Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business and a Master in management from Dauphine University (France). Stephan also lectures at the Berkeley-Columbia Executive M.B.A. on performance improvement topics. He is a board member of 3D4pro, a consulting company advising on Additive Manufacturing.

Company Profile (Identify3D)

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Identify3D is a software company that provides design protection, quality assurance, and secure data feedback for digital manufacturing. We enable designers (individual or enterprise) to encrypt designs and couple them with business and production enforceable rules, facilitating secure and accountable digital distribution and providing security and production integrity through device and consumable authentication.
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