Key Participants

A Who's-Who of the engineering software community (CAD/CAE/CAM/PDM/PLM/BIM/GIS) particpated in COFES 2006: 

  • Abir Qamhiyah, President & CEO, Founder, iSEEK
  • Akira Kobayashi, Director of Engineering, SolidWorks Japan
  • Al Dean, Technology Editor, MCAD Magazine & Prototype Magazine
  • Alan Cooper, Founder and Chairman of the Board, Cooper
  • Alexandra Pratt, Editor, Connect Press
  • Allan Behrens, Director, Cambashi
  • Allen Razdow, CTO, Mathsoft
  • Amy Rowell, Analyst, Cyon Research
  • Anand Krishnan, Windows Server Product Management, Microsoft
  • Andreas Vlahinos, Principal, Advanced Engineering Solutions
  • Andrew Stein, Vice-President Product Management, Geomagic
  • Art Carlucci, President, Deligo Technologies
  • Bahman Dara, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Adobe Systems
  • Betsy Burroughs, President, FutureCatalyst
  • Bill Barnes, Director of Business Development, Lattice Technology
  • Bill Gerould, Industry Director, WW Discrete Mfg, Microsoft
  • Bill Wallace, Senior Product Manager, Software, Leica Geosystems
  • Bob Bean, COO, Kubotek USA
  • Bob Carlsen, Project Director for BIM Implementation, Woolpert
  • Bob Courtland, Board of Directors, Cyon Research
  • Bob Mayer, Executive Vice-President, IMSI
  • Bob McNeel, President, Robert McNeel & Associates
  • Bob Steingart, President & COO, SensAble Technologies
  • Brad Holtz, President & CEO, Cyon Research
  • Brad Schell, Google
  • Brent Edmonds, Director, Business Development, Mathsoft
  • Brian Seitz, Senior Consultant, Cyon Research
  • Brian Sheehy, Principal Engineer, Boeing
  • Brian Shepherd, Senior Vice-President, Product Management, PTC
  • Bruce Bartolf, Principal and CTO, Gensler
  • Bruce Boes, Vice-President Velocity Marketing, UGS
  • Bruce Jenkins, Principal & Senior Analyst, Spar Point Research
  • Buzz Kross, Vice-President, Manufacturing Solutions Division, Autodesk
  • Carolyn Castillo, Business Operations Specialist, Boeing
  • Chad Sanderson, Director of Marketing, Spatial
  • Charles Fodor, Director of Business Development, Europe, Cyon Research
  • Cheryl Salatino, Vice-President, Marketing, Kubotek USA
  • Chris Groves, President & CEO, Centric Software
  • Chris Kelley, Vice-President, Partner & Platform Marketing, UGS
  • Clem Meas, President, quickSTART Consulting
  • Craig Salyers, Product Line Manager, Autoweb
  • Cynthia Schmidt, President, Infinite Z
  • Dan Raker, President, Connect Press
  • Dave Burdick, President, Collaborative Visions
  • Dave Cohn, Editor-in-Chief, CADCAMNet & EAReport, Cyon Research
  • Dave Harris, President, National Institute of Building Sciences
  • Dave Jordani, President, Jordani Consulting
  • Dave Primrose, Vice-President, Enterprise Portfolio Marketing, UGS
  • Dave Ullman, President, Robust Decisions
  • Dave Weisberg, Chief Industry Strategist, Cyon Research
  • David Heller, President, IBSystems
  • David Little, Principal Technical Strategist, COADE
  • David Prawel, President, Longview Advisors
  • David Scribner, General Manager, Quantm
  • Deke Smith, Chief Architect, Installations & Environment, DoD Business Transformation Agency
  • Dick Morley, Senior Consultant, Cyon Research
  • Dick Sowar, CEO, FreeDesign
  • Dirk Johnson, Applications Lead, Mortenson
  • Don Brown, Chairman, CPDA
  • Don Meaghar, CEO, Octree Software
  • Donghoon Yang, Ph.D. Candidate, Georgia Tech
  • Ed Lick, Lead CAD Analyst, STV
  • Ed Miller, President, CIMdata
  • Eileen Clegg, Visual Journalist, Visual Insight
  • Eric Jue, Professional Desktop Product Managaer, Apple Computer
  • Erin Reilly, Investor Relations Manager, PTC
  • Evan Caille, President, PTC/USER
  • Evan Yares, President, Open Design Alliance
  • Francis Allias, CEO, TTF
  • Frank Wang, Ph.D. Candidate, Georgia Tech
  • Gabe Batstone, Vice-President, Business Development, NGRAIN
  • Geoff Butlin, CEO, TranscenData
  • Geoff Wakeley, Manufacturing Technology Engineer, QMI Solutions
  • George Kamian, Senior Staff Engineer, Novellus Systems
  • George Wong, Senior Principal Engineer, Boeing
  • Graham Ross, Director of R&D, Hardware Engineering, Cardinal Health
  • Grant Williard, Group Product Manager, Enterprise Business Unit, Adobe Systems
  • Greg Milliken, President & CEO, Alibre
  • Greg Riccardi, Teamcenter Marketing Director, UGS
  • Greg Smith, CEO, Immersive Design
  • Heather Kadar, Photographer, Heather Kadar Photography
  • Henry Tyler, Chief Information Officer, Dewberry
  • Hetha Chelin, Deputy President, Axiom International
  • Iain Michel, Vice-President of Business Development, PTC
  • Jack Ring, Sole Proprietor, Innovation Management
  • Jay Vleeschhouwer, First Vice-President, Merrill Lynch
  • Jeff Harrow, Futurist, The Harrow Group
  • Jeff Rowe, President, The CAD Society
  • Jerry Laiserin, Editor/Analyst, The LaiserinLetter
  • Jesse Devitte, Managing Director, Borealis Ventures
  • Jim Doxey, Senior EIS Manager, Novellus Systems
  • Jim Johnson, Vice-President, Worldwide Sales, Geomagic
  • JJ Grimaud, Vice-President of Business Development, Seemage
  • Joanna Rosenberg, , MathSoft
  • Joe Morray, President, Trinity Technologies
  • Joe Walsh, Vice-President Business Development, Simmetrix
  • Joel Orr, Chief Visionary, Cyon Research
  • John Alpine, Chief Technology Officer, Proficiency
  • John Andrews, Director, Manufacturing Industry Solutions, Endeca
  • John Biver, CEO, Eagle Point
  • John Callen, Vice-President, Marketing, Gibbs & Associates
  • John Cristofano, Senior Manager, Public Relations, Adobe Systems
  • John D'Amours, Visualization Engineer, Intel
  • John Macrino, PLM/CAD Practice Manager, Northrop Grumman
  • John Manderfield, Chairman, PLM World
  • John McEleney, CEO, SolidWorks
  • John Moore, Director, Industry & Market Intelligence, Dassault Systemes
  • Jon Heidorn, Vice-President, Business Strategy, UGS
  • Jon Hirschtick, Founder and Board Member, SolidWorks
  • Jon Peddie, President, Jon Peddie Research
  • Jonathan Widney, President, NavisWorks
  • Judy Schriener, Managing Online Editor, McGraw-Hill Construction
  • Julie Bou, Vice-President, Business Development, Ashlar-Vellum
  • Karen Fitt, Vice-President of Advertising and Public Relations, Océ North America
  • Karl Schulmeisters, Technical Strategist, Engineering/PLM, Microsoft
  • Kathleen Liston, President, Liston Consulting
  • Kathleen Maher, Editor-in-Chief, TechWatch
  • Keith Mountain, CEO, Spatial
  • Ken Anderson, Director of Acrobat Product Management, Adobe Systems
  • Ken Royall, Director, European Business, Tech Soft America
  • Ken Tashiro, COO, Elysium
  • Kenny Lee, Market Manager, Apple Computer
  • Kevin Wandryk, Senior Director, Marketing, Collaboration Services, Autodesk
  • Korhan Sevenler, Director of Xerox PLM, Xerox
  • Kristine Fallon, President, Kristine Fallon Associates
  • Len Bettess, Manager, Business Development & Engineerin, Quantm
  • Les Stewart, IT Program Integration Manager, Raytheon
  • Lester Craft, Editor-in-Chief, Innovate Magazine, Questex Media Group
  • Lynn Allen, Technical Evangelist, Autodesk
  • Mak Nalgirkar, President, Sungrace Software
  • Malcolm Davies, CEO, Gehry Technologies
  • Marc Halpern, Research Director, Gartner
  • Mark Kiker, Director of Technology, HMC Architects
  • Mark Sawyer, COO, SketchUp, Google
  • Mark Thomas, President & CTO, Right Hemisphere
  • Martin Fischer, Director, CIFE
  • Marty Chader, Business Unit Manager, 3D Digital, Konica Minolta
  • Martyn Day, Publishing Director, EDA
  • Marv Muston, CAD Manager, WCI Communities
  • Mauritz Botha, Vice-President of Product Development, IMSI
  • Michael Folkers, Acrobat Senior Product Manager, Adobe Systems
  • Michael Kaplan, Director of Engineering, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Systems
  • Michael Lynch, CEO, Right Hemisphere
  • Michael Tardif, Principal, Design Perspectives
  • Michael Topolovac, CEO, Arena Solutions
  • Michael Vesely, CEO & CTO, Infinite Z
  • Mike Flaxman, Industry Solutions Manager for A/E/C, ESRI
  • Mike Harkins, Director of Architectural Technologies, Pulte Home
  • Mike Lazear, CEO, Archway Systems
  • Mike McDonnell, President, Configure One
  • Mike Riddle, CEO, Evolution Computing
  • Mike Rosen, President & CEO, CubicEye
  • Mike Tanner, Managing Director, Adexta
  • Mitch Free, Chief Executive Officer, Mfg.com
  • Nancy Clemens, Vice-President and Co-Founder, Infinite Z
  • Naotake Kakishita, President & CEO, Kubotek USA
  • Nick Bettis, A/E Industry Director, DELTEK Systems
  • Patrick Aragon, Acrobat Product Marketing Manager, Adobe Systems
  • Paul Brown, Marketing Director, UGS
  • Paul Silver, Solutions Manager, PLM Automotive, IBM
  • Paul Sunderland, Vice-President Strategic Accounts, Software Innovation
  • Pete Marks, Managing Director, Design Insight
  • Pete Wells, President, Smart2Market
  • Phil Kreiker, Vice-President, Looking Glass Microproducts
  • Phil Raymond, Analyst, AMD
  • Pierre Tager, Product Manager, Acrobat 3D, Adobe Systems
  • Ping Fu, President & CEO, Geomagic
  • Rachael Dalton-Taggart, President, Strategic Reach PR
  • Ragnar Wessman, Director, Product Development, Tekla
  • Rainer Gawlick, Vice-President Marketing, SolidWorks
  • Randall Newton, Analyst, Cyon Research
  • Randy Ambrosy, Vice-President of Business Development, Eagle Point
  • Randy Frank, Contributing Editor, Design News
  • Ray Bagley, 3D Modeling Product Manager, Spatial
  • Ray Freeman, Director of Software Development, CubicEye
  • Ray Kurland, President, TechniCom
  • Ray Simonson, CTO, Software Innovation
  • Rich Bonis, Director, Engineering Methods and Integration, Honeywell Aerospace
  • Rich Nitzsche, CIO & Principal, Perkins & Will
  • Richard Bush, Director of Marketing, NX Digital Simulation, UGS
  • Richard Davis, Managing Director, Equity Research, Needham & Company
  • Richard Doyle, User Community Coordinator, SolidWorks User Groups
  • Rick Chin, Consultant, Cadapult3D
  • Rick Llewellyn, Vice-President & Director of Systems, HDR
  • Rick Stavanja, Vice-President & Editor-in-Chief, CADwire.net, Cyon Research
  • Rob Bou, President, Ashlar-Vellum
  • Roman Ormandy, President, Caligari
  • Ron Fritz, Managing Partner, Tech Soft America
  • Russ Henke, Business Consultant, Henke Associates
  • Salil Godika, Director of Marketing, ENOVIA
  • Sam Miller, Electrical Engineer, NASA Langley Research Center
  • Sameer Al-Sakran, Researcher, Genetic Programming
  • Sandro Sozzi, Senior Analyst, Cyon Research
  • Sandy Joung, Senior Business Development Manager, Mathsoft
  • Sanjay Deshmukh, Business Development Manager - U3D, Intel
  • Scott Carlin, Director, CoCreate Software
  • Scott O'Neill, Director of Marketing, Software Innovation
  • Sean Dotson, President, RND Automation & Engineering
  • Seb Dewhurst, President and CEO, EASA
  • Shuh Liou, Senior Technical Leader, Virtual Product Creation, Ford Motor Company
  • Shyamal Roy, CEO, Geomate
  • Simon Floyd, Technology Strategist for PLM, Microsoft
  • Steve Luby, President and CEO, Vistagy
  • Steve Thomas, Principal Engineer, Boeing
  • Steve Wolfe, Senior Editor, Cyon Research
  • Sue Cooper, President & CEO, Cooper
  • Terry Wohlers, President, Wohlers Associates
  • Tim O'Malley, IBM Communications, IBM
  • Timo Hartmann, PhD Student, Stanford University
  • Tod Woolf, President, IPIFINI
  • Tom Clemons, Vice-President, Quantm
  • Tom Kurke, Vice-President, Business Development, Bentley Systems
  • Tom Pennino, President, TP Technologies
  • Tom Reyburn, Senior Partnership Manager, Apple Computer
  • Travis Brown, Technology Manager, Apple Computer
  • Ville Rousu, Product Manager, Tekla Oy
  • Yannick Wittner, Director, PLM Marketing, Dassault Systemes