CEO – Pragmatic Printing
Speaks at ID WORLD on Anti-counterfeiting
Scott is an experienced serial entrepreneur, now leading his sixth technology venture as CEO of PragmatIC Printing. He is also a board director at mobile visual search company Cortexica Vision Systems. Most recently he was CEO of Nano ePrint, and a board director at telecoms module developer Polariq. Previously he was founder and CEO of Azea Networks, growing its business of optical communications solutions from concept to eight figure sales levels before being acquired.
Scott has also been an Entrepreneur-In-Residence with Atlas Venture, a trans-Atlantic venture fund managing over $2 billion in capital, and a management consultant with McKinsey & Co. He has lived and worked across the globe including Australia, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, the US and the UK.
“ANTI-COUNTERFEITING TECHNIQUES USING IMPRINTED ELECTRONIC FEATURES”
Printed electronics has been talked about for many years now as the next big wave of the electronics industry. The ability to “print” functionality which today would require a large silicon fab is seen as enabling a huge range of new products and applications – driven by the extremely low cost of printing compared with traditional silicon wafer processes, and by the greater range of physical form factors enabled by robust, transparent thin-film semiconductors on flexible plastic or paper substrates.
However, to date the widespread growth of printed electronics has been hampered by a few key technical challenges. This presentation addresses how imprint (embossing) processes widely used in the security printing industry can help overcome the technical barriers, and how the resulting imprinted electronics features can be applied to anti-counterfeiting, brand protection, and ultimately item-level track-and-trace in the supply chain.