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May 17-20, 2000 - Scottsdale, Arizona - Scottsdale Plaza Resort

Agenda

Wednesday, May 17, 2000

Noon

Registration and Badge Pick-up Opens

7:30 - 9:30 PM 

Welcome Reception (by the pool)

Attire for the evening is casual (no suits); shirts with collars; sandals or sneakers. Music, Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.

Thursday, May 18, 2000

 

7:30 AM

Introductions and Breakfast

Each COFES 2000 attendee is assigned a leading industry consultant who will act as their host for the event. The host's primary responsibility is to make sure that you get the most value possible out of the event and introduce you to key industry players. Meet with your host/�introducer� at assigned tables for breakfast.

Attire for the day is casual (no suits); shirts with collars, sandals or sneakers.

8:30 AM

Opening Session and Call to Order

Your hosts will set the stage for the day's activities.
9:45 AM

Web Wiring versus Human Wiring: The Future of Engineering Software

Peter Marks 

The future of new product development and the software required to create it depend on an interplay between "human wiring" and "web wiring." Human wiring includes the mechanisms customers use to differentiate between competitive products and services. These fundamental human mechanisms of differentiation change slowly. Web wiring includes the tools used to create and communicate product innovation. Here, the pace of change is frenetic.

The majority of companies, in their rush to exploit the Web, are giving up important degrees of freedom to differentiate. Many are unwittingly turning themselves into commodity suppliers. Find out  how companies can use the e-World to gain an enduring competitive advantage, and learn of the world proofs and no-holds-barred predictions. 

Peter Marks is Managing Director of Design Insight, e-Design columnist for Computer Aided Engineering magazine, and lead author of "Aligning Technology for Best Business Results." His most recent work focuses on the ways that customers differentiate between competitive products and services. This work has been adopted at the highest levels at companies like IBM and has helped leverage billions of dollars of assets into e-World leadership.

10:45 AM

Break (conference foyer)

11:00 AM

Discussion Groups

Test Drive Technology Suites
These small groups (open to all, but restricted in size) will build on the work begun at The Summit and will present their findings to the general congress. Each group has an assigned Chair who will moderate the discussion; each will select a secretary to keep a record of the discussion. All discussion groups will be audio taped for future reference.

Two-day discussion groups:

eProcurement and Supplier Relationships
eServices
Knowledge Capture and Management
Web Implications
The Human Factor: New Visions for the Way We Interact with Tools
The Role of the Channel in the Age of Digital Delivery
Barriers to Change

One-day discussion groups:

An Interoperability Battle Plan
The Human Factor: Evolving Organizational Structures for Success
The Collaborative Decision-Making Process
(moved from Friday)
 
Take a "test drive" on the latest systems on the market. New systems will be showcased in a "test-drive theatre." See them in action head-to-head with previous generations. 

(Note: In order to test-drive certain systems in the Test Drive Theater, you may be requested to sign a non-disclosure.)

Many attendees (vendors and others) will be showcasing their strategic visions at COFES 2000. These are private 'Technology Suites' for conversations about technology and strategic futures. 

COFES 2000 will set up appointments in the Technology Suites for you, based on the information you provided in the registration form to match you with the suites that hold the technologies and companies that will interest you. Your schedule will be given to you when you arrive. 

Technology Suites for COFES 2000:

Bentley  
BigMachines.com 
Buzzsaw.com  
CADCentre  
Centric Software  
Graphisoft  
Hypercosm
Informative Graphics 
Microsoft   
Oce'-USA  
Raindrop Geomagic  
Spatial  
Tech Soft  
Think3
ZoomOn 

30-minute appt.
15-minute break
30-minute appt.
15-minute break
12:30 PM Lunch and remarks
Assigned tables to facilitate discussions.

1:30 PM

Discussion Groups

Test Drive Technology Suites

Continuation of the discussion groups from the morning.
 

Continued

30-minute appt.

15-minute break
30-minute appt.
15-minute break
3:00 PM

Break (cabana poolside by the suites)

3:15 PM

Industry Briefings

Test Drive Technology Suites
Briefings by leading independent thinkers targeted at strategic decision makers (vendors and users alike):
Understanding the ASP Business Model: Strategic Advantages for Buyers
Understanding the ASP Business Model: Deployment Strategies for Vendors
Choosing a Knowledge Management Strategy
Breaking Down Barriers to Change
Next-Generation Technologies
 
Continued 30-minute appt.
15-minute break
30-minute appt.
15-minute break
30-minute appt.
5:15 PM Free
5:30 - 6:00 PM Buses leave The Scottsdale Plaza Resort for La Puesta del Sol
La Puesta is up in the mountains 20 miles to the northeast, at an elevation of around 4000 feet. Bring a sweater or jacket--it gets cool when the sun goes down. The bus ride will take less than an hour.
6:15 - 9:00 PM Western Night at La Puesta del Sol under the Stars
La Puesta del Sol is a reconstructed Spanish Mission located on the Fort McDowell Indian Reservation north of Phoenix. La Puesta del Sol, which means "the setting sun," is an open-air adobe ramada with sweeping views of the McDowell Mountains and the Sonoran Desert Valley below. 

A great western cookout under the stars, with cowboy games, music, and a telescope (for those who want a closer view of the magnificent Arizona sky.)

9:00 - 9:30  PM Buses leave La Puesta del Sol for The Scottsdale Plaza Resort
We will return to the resort between 10:00 and 10:30 pm.

Friday, May 19, 2000

 

7:30 AM

Breakfast

Continental breakfast, open seating. Attire for the day is casual (no suits); shirts with collars; sandals or sneakers.
8:30 AM

Dr. Orr's Keynote Address and Elixer

Your hosts will set the stage for the day's activities, followed by a rousing new speech from Dr. Joel Orr. With one of the broadest historical perspectives of the CAD industry, Dr. Orr will speak on trends within the engineering software market, what brought us to this moment in time, why we perceive it as an inflection point, and what we hope to achieve here.

9:30 AM

Pundit Panels

Test Drive Technology Suites
Listen to our distinguished industry analysts, consultants, and pundits discuss their view of how eCommerce affects the future of engineering.
AEC Panel: 
AEC in the New Economy
w/ Autodesk, Bentley, Graphisoft, and Revit
MCAD Pundits Panel
 
Continued

30-minute appt.

15-minute break
30-minute appt.
15-minute break
10:45 AM

Break (cabana poolside by the suites)

11:00 AM

Discussion Groups

Test Drive Technology Suites
New one-day discussion groups:
Better Tools for Analysis and Optimization
CAD for Principals (for AEC)
(moved from Thursday)
The CAD Society's Interoperability Commitment Project

Continued from Thursday:

eProcurement and Supplier Relationships
eServices
Knowledge Capture and Management
Web Implications
The Human Factor: New Visions for the Way We Interact with Tools
The Role of the Channel in the Age of Digital Delivery
Barriers to Change
Continued 30-minute appt.
15-minute break
30-minute appt.
15-minute break
12:30 PM Lunch and remarks
Assigned tables to facilitate discussions.

1:30 PM

Discussion Groups

Test Drive Technology Suites

Continuation of the discussion groups from the morning:
 

Continued

30-minute appt.

15-minute break
30-minute appt.
15-minute break
3:00 PM

Break (conference foyer)

3:15 PM

Reports from the Discussion Groups

Test Drive Technology Suites
Each discussion group will present the results of its deliberations and invite comments. Each report will include notes on future best practices; what to do next; and issues for resolution. This will form the basis for the voting and referendums to take place Saturday.
 
Continued 30-minute appt.
15-minute break
30-minute appt.
15-minute break
30-minute appt.
5:15 PM Free
6:00 - 9:00 PM Reception, Dinner, and "Life in 2020 and the Tools we need to create it"
Reception, followed by dinner and The CAD Society Industry Awards. Music afterwards. Attire is business standard. Open seating

Saturday, May 20, 2000

 

7:30 AM

Breakfast and Remarks

Continental breakfast, Assigned seating. Attire for the day is casual (no suits); shirts with collars; sandals or sneakers. 

8:45 AM

RoundTable Discussions

Test Drive Technology Suites
Editors from industry's leading publications and newsletters participate in lively interactive roundtable discussions on the future of engineering software:
 
CAD Industry Publications: 
CAE, CGW, CADALYST, Desktop Engineering, EAR Report...
AEC Press
Architectural Record, MicroStation Manager, AEC Automation Report...
Manufacturing Press
Machine Design, Start Magazine, NASA Tech Briefs, Automotive Manufacturing and Production...

Other RoundTables discussions include

AEC Users' RoundTable
Manufacturing Users' RoundTable
eCOM RoundTable
 
Continued

30-minute appt.

15-minute break
30-minute appt.
9:45 AM Break (conference foyer)

10:00 AM

General Session
Voting on issues and referenda from the discussion groups. Closing keynote and remarks.
12:00 PM Box Lunch (conference foyer) and End of COFES2000
Pick up box lunch.

 

Guests Staying Saturday Night

Guests Leaving Saturday
12:30 PM

Transportation to Golf Scramble

Transportation to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
1:00 PM Golf Scramble at The McCormick Ranch
(Additional fee and reservation required) Shotgun start.
6:00 PM Transportation back to The Scottsdale Plaza Resort