5 years in Silicon Valley: a KaosPilot approach to change how things are made (Espen Sivertsen - Norway / USA)

Additive Manufacturing is changing the way we build, store and consume goods. It will change the way we do business, and has wide reaching social, political and environmental consequences.

This talk will take us 5 years into the past and 10 years into the future to explore a KaosPilot graduate's approach to building a leading multi million dollar Additive Manufacturing company, the world's largest 3D printing ecosystem under one roof, and a sustainable technology solution to change how things are made, shipped and used.

Espen Sivertsen is CEO of Type A Machines, a California company transforming the additive manufacturing industry. Type A Machines offers the first of its kind, parallel-production 3D printing solution—a hardware/software solution that scales to bridge the gap between prototyping and million part production. Espen has previously served as Team Leader with the KaosPilots, a Scandinavian school of entrepreneurship described by Fast Company as the “new curriculum for managing change". Prior to this, Espen worked as Head of Demolab at Innovation Lab, an international knowledge center for new technologies and trends. When not at work, Espen can be found digging planter holes in the garden under his wife's ardent supervision, or playing frisbee golf in Golden Gate park (using 3D printed frisbees of course).