Nate Brown

Account Executive, Propel

Nate Brown is a PLM and manufacturing industry veteran with over 20 years helping companies leverage technology to improve efficiency and drive higher profits. As an account executive at Propel, Nate advises companies with product innovation and digital transformation initiatives by providing modern cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM), product information management (PIM) and quality management solutions. He previously held positions in sales, engineering and IT at companies such as Siemens, Arena Solutions, and Aras.

Session Details

Tuesday, June 19 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM 156 AB

s829 - Desktop Metal Case Study: Managing Products and People in Hyper-Growth Mode

Desktop Metal is accelerating the transformation of manufacturing with end-to-end metal 3D printing solutions. Founded in 2015, the company is addressing the unmet challenges of speed, cost, and quality to make metal 3D printing an essential tool for engineers and manufacturers. In less than 3 years the company has developed and commercialized innovative solutions for rapid prototyping and mass production. With more than $277 million raised, the funding has propelled the company into hyper-growth mode, growing from 20 to more than 200 employees in 2 years.
In this session, attendees will learn vital lessons in how to quickly grow a company while designing and launching complex products to market. Key topics include:
- Overview of Desktop Metal mission, technology, systems
- Using cloud solutions to manage the rapid pace of innovation with flexibility and speed
- Ramping new employees on systems and processes to minimize time to productivity
- Adopting a platform approach to IT to reduce concerns about integration, reliability, availability, and security
- Enabling collaboration with engineering, operations, and partners to speed product launches
- Successes to date (industry recognition; use cases; vertical industries, international growth)

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