April 23-26, 2018 | Fort Worth Convention Center | Fort Worth, TX | Exhibits April 24-26

Creative Disruption: How Additive Manufacturing Can Impact Traditional Supply Chain. Lessons Learned for the Media and Entertainment Industries

Business & Economic Considerations I, II, Power Up

Intermediate May 11, 2017 11:15 am - 11:25 am

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Stephan Thomas, Co-Founder, Identify3D

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? How to anticipate, react and get in front of this potentially highly disruptive technology for the Global Manufacturing Sector.

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Stephan Thomas


Stephan is currently the co-founder of Identify3d, a software company that develops solutions for D