Carl Bass, CEO of Autodesk and dFab Net Board of Director who has led Autodek's efforts "to make digital design and manufacturing tools accessible to tinkerers and small business owners."
Limor Fried who launched Adafruit Industries, an online store for makers:
Limor "Ladyada" on the cover of WIRED in 2011.
Beth Comstock who is leveraging General Electric's scale and resources to partner with start-ups.
Bre Prettis, CEO of MakerBot producing 3D printers for everyone from home consumers to NASA.
Danielle Applestone of Other Machine Co. who is converting industrial technology into a tool for everyone with desktop CNC milling machines.
and many others...
Organised by the Professorship for Architecture and Digital Fabrication of ETH Zurich in collaboration with the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, FABRICATE 2014 is bringing together researchers and practitioners in design and making within architecture, construction, engineering, design, manufacturing, material and software design.