Key Participants

A Who's-Who of the engineering software community(CAD/CAE/CAM/PDM/PLM/BIM/GIS) participated in COFES 2009. Attendees included:

  • Al Dean, Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, DEVELOP 3D
  • Allan Behrens, Director, Cambashi
  • Andreas Vlahinos, Principal, Advanced Engineering Solutions
  • Andrew Stein, CEO, TAJSG
  • Andy Sherlock, CEO, ShapeSpace
  • Benjamin Welle, PhD Candidate, Stanford University CIFE
  • Bill Barnes, General Manager, Lattice Technology
  • Bill Carrelli, Vice-President, Strategic Marketing & Business Development, Siemens PLM Software
  • Bill McClure, Vice-President of MCAD Products, Siemens PLM Software
  • Blake Courter, Co-Founder, SpaceClaim
  • Bob Bean, Executive Vice-President, Kubotek USA
  • Bob Bennett, Vice-President of Marketing, Luxology
  • Bob Courtland, President, Robert D. Courtland, Chtd.
  • Bob Deragisch, Manager, Enterprise Systems, Parker Hannifin
  • Bob Fischer, Vice-President Sales & Marketing, VX Corporation
  • Bob Mayer, COO, IMSI/Design
  • Bob McNeel, President, Robert McNeel & Associates
  • Brad Holtz, President & CEO, Cyon Research
  • Brad Peebler, CEO, Luxology
  • Brenda Discher, Vice-President Industry Marketing, Autodesk
  • Brent Jenkins, Director of Engineering, SolidPartners
  • Brian Seitz, Senior Analyst, Cyon Research
  • Brian Shepherd, Executive Vice-President, Product Development, PTC
  • Brian Vaillancourt, Publisher, Desktop Engineering
  • Bruce Jenkins, CEO, Ora Research
  • Buzz Kross, Senior Vice-President, Manufacturing Solutions, Autodesk
  • Carol Popovich, Microchip Academic Program, Microchip Technology
  • Carolyn Castillo, Business Operations Specialist, Boeing
  • Chad Jackson, Research Director, Product Innovation & Engineering Practice, Aberdeen Group
  • Chris Brown, Manager, Analyst Relations, PTC
  • Chris Garcia, Senior Vice-President, Business Development, Anark
  • Chris Randles, President & CEO, SpaceClaim
  • Chris Senesac, Deputy Lean Engineering, Boeing
  • Chris Williams, CEO, Vuuch
  • Chuck House, Executive Director, Media X
  • Chuck Paulsen, Director of Business Strategy, AMPS Technologies
  • Clem Meas, President, quickSTART Consulting
  • Craig Larson, Director, Engineering & Construction, Oracle
  • Cristiano Sacchi, CEO, Novedge
  • Dan Everton, PLM Global Marketing, IBM
  • Dan Francisco, Public Relations Manager, Autodesk
  • Dan Garms, Managing Director, The Garms Group
  • Dan Raker, President, ConnectPress
  • Dave Cohn, President, David S. Cohn Consulting
  • Dave Forrester, Managing Director, LightWork Design
  • Dave Opsahl, CEO, Actify
  • Dave Ullman, President, Robust Decisions
  • Dave Weisberg, Chief Industry Strategist, Cyon Research
  • David Heller, President, IBSystems
  • David Jordani, President, Jordani Consulting Group
  • David Prawel, President, LongView Advisors
  • Deelip Menezes, Blogger, Deelip.com
  • Deke Smith, Senior Analyst, Cyon Research
  • Dick Morley, Senior Consultant, Cyon Research
  • Diego Tamburini, Senior Evangelism Manager, Microsoft
  • Doc Hall, Editor-in-Chief, Target, Association for Manufacturing Excellence
  • Don Brown, Chairman, CPDA
  • Don Tolle, Vice-President, Business Development, Comet Solutions
  • Ed Lick, IT CAD Support Manager, STV
  • Elena Fernandez, PLM Manager, IBM
  • Evan Yares, President, Purecor
  • Francis Allias, CEO, The P51 Group
  • Francis Cadin, CEO, DATAKIT
  • Franco Folini, President, Novedge
  • Francois Chretien, Director of Engineering, Adobe Systems
  • Gail Robinson, Managing Director, TechCom
  • Gary Vanderplaats, CEO, Vanderplaats R&D
  • Gavin Bridgeman, Director of Product Strategy, Tech Soft 3D
  • George Wong, Senior Principal Engineer, Boeing
  • Glen Smith, CEO and Co-Founder, DriveWorks
  • Grant Rochelle, Senior Manager, Competitive Intelligence, MSD, Autodesk
  • Grant Soremekun, Application Engineer, Phoenix Integration
  • Greg Harris, Vice-President, Strategic Initiatives, InfoTech Enterprises America
  • Hans Ehrnrooth, President, Tekla
  • Hilde Sevens, Senior Product Line Manager, Manufacturing Soultions, Autodesk
  • Howie Markson, Director of Marketing, Spatial
  • Iain Michel, Vice-President, Business Development and Strategic Planning, PTC
  • Jack Ring, Senior Analyst, Cyon Research
  • Jay Lyon, Global Automation Manager, Husky Injection Molding
  • Jay Vleeschhouwer, , Financial Analyst
  • Jeff Ray, CEO, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks
  • Jeremy Powell, Product Marketing Manager, Nemetschek North America
  • Jerry Walters, Vice-President Marketing, Spatial
  • Jim Brown, President, Tech-Clarity
  • Joe Barkai, Practice Director, Manufacturing Insights
  • Joe Walsh, Vice-President Business Development, Simmetrix
  • Joel Hurt, Director, Global Business Development, Leica Geosystems, HDS
  • Joel Orr, Vice-President & Chief Visionary, Cyon Research
  • John Alpine, Vice-President of Research and Development, Spatial
  • John Fox, Director, Product & Market Strategy, PTC
  • John Miller, Graduate Student, Old Dominion University
  • John Mohan, CEO, Rosebud PLM
  • Jon Hirschtick, Group Executive, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks
  • Jon Jarrett, Manager, Engineering Systems, Information Technology, ATK Launch Systems
  • Jon Peddie, President, Jon Peddie Research
  • JP Leiva, President & COO, Vanderplaats R&D
  • Kathleen Maher, Analyst, Jon Peddie Research
  • Keith Mountain, CEO, Spatial
  • Ken Coburn, President, GoEngineer
  • Ken Hall, Director, Sustainable Design Systems, Gensler
  • Ken Versprille, PLM Research Director, CPDA
  • Ken Welch, , Angel Investor
  • Kimon Onuma, President, Onuma
  • Lou Gallo, Vice-President, Digital Dimensions
  • Lynn Allen, Evangelist, Autodesk
  • Mak Nalgirkar, President, Sungrace Software
  • Malcolm Panthaki, CTO, Comet Solutions
  • Marc Dulude, General Partner, Ampersand Ventures
  • Marc Halpern, Research Director, Gartner
  • Maria Sarkar, Vice-President, Marketing and Co-Founder, DriveWorks
  • Mark Kiker, Director of Technology, HMC Architects
  • Mark Parent, Chief Operating Officer, Kubotek USA
  • Mark Sawyer, CEO, Vico Software
  • Mark Thomas, CTO & Founder, Right Hemisphere
  • Mark Vorwaller, President, VX Corporation
  • Marshall Page, Technology Initiative Manager, Nike
  • Martin Fischer, Director, Center for Integrated Facility Engineering
  • Martyn Day, Consulting Editor, DEVELOP3D
  • Michael Koch, PhD Candidate, Oregon State University
  • Michael Lynch, CEO, Right Hemisphere
  • Michael Pacylowski, Sales Engineering Manager, Nemetschek North America
  • Michael Tardif, Director, Integrated Project Delivery Systems, Grunley Construction
  • Mike Payne, Chairman, SpaceClaim
  • Mike Riddle, CEO, Evolution Computing
  • Monica Schnitger, President, Schnitger Corporation
  • Nail Sudin, CEO, ShareVis
  • Nancy Johnson, Editor-in-Chief, Cadalyst Magazine
  • Nate Morehouse, PhD Candidate, Arizona State University
  • Nathanael Miller, Mechanical Engineeer, NASA Langley Research Center
  • Oleg Shilovitsky, CTO, Dassault Systemes ENOVIA SmarTeam
  • Paul Stallings, Vice-President of Development, Kubotek USA
  • Pete Marks, Managing Director, Design Insight
  • Pete Wells, President, Smart2Market
  • Peter Schroer, President, Aras Corporation
  • Phares Noel, Senior Analyst, Cyon Research
  • Phil Belnap, President, Optimal Solutions
  • Ping Fu, President & CEO, Geomagic
  • Prasad Boradkar, Associate Professor, Arizona State University
  • Rachael Taggart, Director of Marketing, Lattice Technology
  • Ragnar Wessman, Chief Product Strategist, Tekla
  • Randall Newton, Editor-in-Chief, CADCAMNet, AshBridge Media
  • Richard Doyle, User Community Manager, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks
  • Rick Chin, Director of Product Innovation, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks
  • Rick Ingram, President, License Tracker
  • Rick Stavanja, Editor-in-Chief, CADwire.net
  • Rob Glasier, President, CSM Technology
  • Rob Poor, Principal, NBT Ventures
  • Roman Walsh, Applications Engineer, SpaceClaim
  • Ron Fritz, CEO, Tech Soft 3D
  • Ron Watson, Director, Product Data Lifecycle Management, ITT
  • Rony Abovitz, Chief Technology Officer, Mako Surgical Corp.
  • Roopinder Tara, President & CEO, TenLinks
  • Sandra Benson, Vice-President Engineering & Construction Practice, CSS International
  • Sandro Sozzi, Senior Analyst, Cyon Research
  • Scott Simmons, CTO, TechniGraphics
  • Sean Flaherty, CEO, Nemetschek North America
  • Seth Nichols, CEO, Cadalyst Magazine
  • Shaun Ennis, Director of Analyst Relations, Siemens PLM Software
  • Shyamal Roy, Senior Consultant, Cyon Research
  • Simon Floyd, Manager, Worldwide Industry Technology Strategy, Microsoft
  • Stan Przybylinski, Manager, Market Intelligence, Dassault Systemes
  • Stephen Collins, President & CEO, Anark
  • Steve Eick, President and CEO, VisTracks
  • Steve Prusha, Program Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Steve Wolfe, Senior Analyst, Cyon Research
  • Tal Weiss, CEO, VisualTao
  • Terry Swack, CEO & Co-Founder, Sustainable Minds
  • Terry Wohlers, President, Wohlers Associates
  • Thomas Wingate, PhD Candidate, Stanford University CIFE
  • Tom Dengenis, CEO, Synchro
  • Tom Pennino, President, TP Technologies
  • Tony Kowalishen, Vice-President of Marketing and Sales, SolidPartners
  • Torben Sko, PhD Candidate, The Australian National University
  • Tord Dennis, Product Marketing Manager, Siemens PLM Software
  • Vijay Vasandani, Vice-President, TechniGraphics
  • Vladimir Malukh, Director for PLM Services, LEDAS
  • Xiuzi Ye, Chairman and CEO, New Dimension Systems
  • Yanick Fluhmann, Director of Business Development, Tech Soft 3D