Key Participants

A Who's-Who of the engineering software community (CAD/CAE/CAM/PDM/PLM/BIM/GIS) participated in COFES 2011, including:

  • Aaron Kelly, General Manager, DraftSight, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks
  • Al Dean, Editor-in-Chief, DEVELOP3D Magazine
  • Alan Stacklin, CTO, Akoya
  • Alex Kelley, Vice-President, Caustic Graphics
  • Allan Behrens, Managing Director, Taxal Limited
  • Allen Bourgoyne, Director, ISV Alliances, AMD Professional Graphics, AMD
  • Allen Yu, PhD Student, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Amy Rowell, Founder and Principal Analyst, Four Winds Research
  • Andy Sherlock, CEO, ShapeSpace
  • Angela Lewis, PhD Candidate, University of Reading
  • Anil Mehta, Senior Vice-President, Business Development, ESRD
  • Anne Isaacs, CEO, Satory Global
  • Antoine Reymond, Senior Strategic Alliances Manager, Manufacturing Sector, AMD
  • Arnold van der Weide, President, Open Design Alliance
  • Arto Kiviniemi, Professor, University of Salford
  • Asheen Phansey, Product Manager, Sustainability, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks
  • Bernd Paetzold, CEO & President, PROSTEP AG
  • Biplab Sarkar, CTO, Nemetschek Vectorworks
  • Birgitta Foster, A/E Partnership-Facilities BIM Champion, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Blake Courter, Co-Founder, SpaceClaim
  • Bob Bean, Executive Vice-President, Kubotek
  • Bob Bennett, Vice-President, Luxology
  • Bob Deragisch, Manager, Enterprise Systems, Parker Hannifin
  • Bob Mayer, COO, IMSI/Design
  • Bob McGill, President, Engineered Alliances
  • Brad Holtz, President & CEO, Cyon Research
  • Brian Quincey, Systems Manager, Global Information Services, Harley-Davidson Motor Company
  • Brian Seitz, Senior Consultant, Cyon Research
  • Bruce McCallum, National Design Technology Manager, DIALOG
  • Burak Kara, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Calvin Hur, CEO, Rapidform
  • Carolyn Castillo, Project Manager, Boeing
  • Chad Jackson, President and Founder, Lifecycle Insights
  • Chris Bober, Director, Product Management, Bentley Systems
  • Chris De Neef, Owner, Fast Track Consulting
  • Chris Garcia, Senior Vice-President, Business Development, Anark
  • Chris Randles, President & CEO, SpaceClaim
  • Chris Williams, CEO, Vuuch
  • Christine Longwell, Process Engineer, Proterra
  • Chuck House, Executive Director, Media X
  • Chuck Paulsen, Director, AMPS Technologies
  • Craig Rode, Industry Solution Manager, Microsoft Corporation
  • Craig Trudgeon, Chief Technical Officer, Tetra 4D
  • Cristiano Sacchi, CEO, Novedge
  • Dallas Beddingfield, Research Analyst, Evolution Computing
  • Dan Glenn, PLM Team Leader, Solar Turbines
  • Dan Negrut, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Dave Forrester, Chief Executive Officer, Lightwork Design
  • Dave Hutchinson, Chief Product Officer, Lightwork Design
  • Dave Taylor, Senior Director, Portfolio Solutions, Siemens PLM Software
  • Dave Ullman, President, Robust Decisions
  • Dave Weisberg, Chief Industry Strategist, Cyon Research
  • David Hammond, Senior Program Manager, US Coast Guard
  • David Holman, Head of Technical Development, Next Limit Technologies
  • David Jordani, President, Jordani Consulting Group
  • David Morris, Director of Virtual Construction, EMCOR
  • David Opsahl, CEO, Actify
  • David Stott, CFO, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks
  • David Thomas, Senior Project Engineer, The Aerospace Corporation
  • David Watters, Senior Director, Manufacturing Industry Solutions, NVIDIA
  • Dean Keith, President, Datura
  • Deelip Menezes, Blogger, Deelip.com
  • Deke Smith, Senior Analyst, Cyon Research
  • Dennis Nagy, Executive Partner, Smart Core Solutions
  • Derek Cicero, Director of Business Development, Luxology
  • Dick Morley, Senior Consultant, Cyon Research
  • Dieter Neujahr, CEO & President, 3Dconnexion
  • Dmitry Ushakov, CEO, LEDAS
  • Doc Hall, Author, Compression
  • Don Richardson, Director, Collaborate2Innovate
  • Dora Smith, Director of Social Media, Siemens Industry Automation
  • Eric Doubell, President, Razorleaf
  • Erik de Keyser, CEO, Bricsys
  • Evan Yares, Owner, PureCor
  • Franco Folini, President, Novedge
  • Galina Chernyak, Marketing & Development Director, Consistent Software Distribution
  • Geoff Butlin, CEO, TranscenData Europe
  • George Wong, Senior Principal Engineer, Boeing
  • Glen Smith, CEO, DriveWorks
  • Glenn Kennedy, Channel Manager, 3D Mills and Scanners, Roland DG Corporation
  • Greg Baker, President, Tetra 4D
  • Gustavo Fontana, Lead Industrial Designer, Bose
  • Henrik Jensen, Chief Scientist, Luxion
  • Howie Markson, Director of Marketing, Dassault Systemes Spatial
  • Ignacio Vargas, Co-Founder & CTO, Next Limit Technologies
  • Jack Ring, Senior Consultant, Cyon Research
  • Janet Swearingen, Research & Development Specialist, Alcoa
  • Jay Vleeschhouwer, Research Analyst, The Software Standard
  • Jeff Jaje, Marketing and Business Development Manager, Sescoi
  • Jerry Laiserin, Analyst, The LaiserinLetter
  • Jesse Devitte, Managing Director, Borealis Ventures
  • Jim Brown, President, Tech-Clarity
  • Jim Culberson, Managing Director, Matrix Applied Computing
  • Jim Doxey, Managing Director, SolidPartners
  • Jim Gordon, Vice-President of Development, Kubotek USA
  • Joe Walsh, CEO/Founder, IntrinSIM
  • Joel Hurt, Director, Global Business Development, Leica Geosystems
  • Joel Orr, Chief Visionary, Emeritus, Cyon Research
  • Joh Li, Vice-President of Research & Development, ZWCAD Software
  • John Alpine, Vice-President of Partner Strategy, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks
  • John Gage, ,
  • John Jacobsen, Director of Engineering, Quirky
  • John Miller, Mechanical/Aerospace Engineer, The Durbin Group
  • John Ott, Industry Management Director, Autodesk
  • John Rugamba, Managing Director, Gasabo 3D Design
  • John Voeller, CTO, Black & Veatch Corporation
  • Jon Jarrett, Director, ATK Aerospace Systems
  • Jon Peddie, President, Jon Peddie Research
  • Jon Pittman, Vice-President, Corporate Strategy, Autodesk
  • Joseph Juhnke, President & CEO, Tanagram
  • Josh Mings, Blogger, SolidSmack
  • Kai Barthel, President & CEO, pixolution
  • Karen Caswelch, CEO, Akoya
  • Karlheinz Peters, Director, International Business Development, IntrinSIM
  • Kathleen Maher, Editor-in-Chief, Jon Peddie Research
  • Keith Meintjes, Research Director, CAE, CPDA
  • Keith Mountain, Managing Director, Mountain Associates
  • Ken Coburn, President, GoEngineer
  • Ken Hall, Director, Sustainable Design Systems, Gensler
  • Ken Short, Vice-President Strategy and Marketing, Dassault Systemes SIMULIA
  • Ken Welch, Vice-President, Strategy & Product Management, MSC Software
  • Kenji Shimada, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Kenneth Wong, Writer/Blogger, Desktop Engineering
  • Kirk Gould, Director of Engineering, Adobe
  • Lou Pascarella, CTO, Dassault Systemes
  • Malcolm Panthaki, Founder & CTO, Comet Solutions
  • Marc Halpern, Vice-President of Research, Gartner
  • Marc Lind, Senior Vice-President, Marketing, Aras
  • Maria Sarkar, Vice-President, DriveWorks
  • Marilyn Adan, Senior Marketing Manager, Strategy & Corporate Development, Synopsys
  • Mark Anderson, Vice-President, Software Development, Concepts NREC
  • Mark Burhop, Programs Director, Velocity Ecosystem, Siemens PLM Software
  • Mark Driscoll, Senior Sales Director, 3Dconnexion
  • Mark Guthrie, Director PLM Business Development, Smart2Market
  • Mark Parent, COO, Kubotek USA
  • Mark Sawyer, CEO, Vico Software
  • Mark Vorwaller, President, ZWCAD Software America
  • Marshall Page, Technology Initiatives Manager, Nike
  • Martin Fischer, Director, Center for Integrated Facility Engineering
  • Martin Livesey, Senior Development Manager, Gemcom Software
  • Martin Nichols, Executive Vice-President Global Alliances & Operations, Altair
  • Martin van der Roest, President, The vdR Group
  • Marty Chader, Senior Vice-President, Rapidform
  • Martyn Day, Publisher, x3d Media
  • Matt Nelson, Videographer, Twin Peaks Digital
  • Maxim Bogdanov, CEO, ASCON
  • Melody Simoncic, Volunteer and Mentor, FIRST Robotics
  • Michael Conditt, Senior Director of Clinical Research, Mako Surgical
  • Mike Payne, Chairman, SpaceClaim
  • Mike Peery, President & CEO, Tecplot
  • Mike Riddle, CEO, Evolution Computing
  • Mitch Free, CEO, MFG.com
  • Monica Schnitger, President, Schnitger Corporation
  • Naren Suryadevara, Technical Director, Sescoi USA
  • Natan Elsberg, COO, RDV Systems
  • Nathanael Miller, Mechanical Engineer, NASA Langley Research Center
  • Naury Birnbaum, Vice-President, Business Strategy, ANSYS
  • Neil Peterson, CTO, Open Design Alliance
  • Oleg Shilovitsky, CEO, Inforbix
  • Oleg Zykov, Innovation Project Manager, ASCON
  • Pat Farquhar, Senior Manager, IT Engineering Systems Architecture, The Boeing Company
  • Paul Stallings, Vice-President of Research & Development, Kubotek USA
  • Peter Bilello, President, CIMdata
  • Peter Diotte, GIS Project Manager, Harley-Davidson Motor Company
  • Peter Pfalzgraf, Director, Business Center, PROSTEP
  • Peter Schroer, CEO, Aras
  • Phares Noel, Senior Analyst, Cyon Research
  • Phil Spreier, Translator Solutions Product Manager, Tech Soft 3D
  • Philip Mische, Vice-President, AMPS Technologies
  • Ping Fu, CEO, Geomagic, Inc.
  • Rachael Taggart, President, The CAD Society
  • Ragnar Wessman, Chief Product Strategist, Tekla
  • Raimo Kuismin, Chairman, CadFaster
  • Rajeev Kulkarni, Vice-President of Global R&D, 3D Systems
  • Randall Newton, Contributing Analyst, Jon Peddie Research
  • Randy Frank, Contributing Editor, Canadian Electronics
  • Ray Bagley, Director, Product Planning, Dassault Systemes Spatial
  • Ric Jackson, President, Ric Jackson Services
  • Richard Doyle, User Community Manager, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks
  • Richard Riff, Ford Technical Fellow, Ford Motor Company
  • Rick Chin, Director of Product Innovation, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks
  • Rick Ingram, President, License Tracker
  • Rick Stavanja, PLM Manager, Wagstaff
  • Rob Mazeffa, Product Manager, HOOPS Framework, Tech Soft 3D
  • Rob Woodbury, Professor, Simon Fraser University
  • Rod Levin, Partner, Computer Aided Technology
  • Rod Zehavi, Managing Partner, RDV Systems
  • Rohit Nagpal, Analyst, The Citadel Group
  • Ron Bienkowski, Executive Vice-President, Tata Technologies
  • Ron Fritz, CEO, Tech Soft 3D
  • Rony Abovitz, Chief Visionary Officer, MAKO Surgical
  • Roopinder Tara, President & CEO, TenLinks
  • Sai Nelaturi, PhD Candidate, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Sam Miller, Electrical Engineer, NASA Langley Research Center
  • Sandro Sozzi, Senior Analyst, Cyon Research
  • Sandy Joung, Senior Director, Creo Product Marketing, PTC
  • Scott Lamond, Vice-President, Sales and Marketing, Synergis Software
  • Scott Leemans, Senior Structures Engineer, Advatech Pacific
  • Scott Wertel, Configuration Manager, Nammo Talley
  • Shaun Ennis, Strategic Communications, Siemens PLM Software
  • Shlomi Sivan, CEO, Sivan Design
  • Shyamal Roy, Senior Consultant, Cyon Research
  • Silvana Nani, Senior Management Consultant, SNMC
  • Simon Bae, CEO, VisPower Technology
  • Simon Floyd, Director, Technology Strategy, Microsoft Corporation
  • Steve Gardner, Business Development Director, Lightwork Design
  • Steve Robbins, Executive Editor, Desktop Engineering
  • Steve Wolfe, Research Director, Cyon Research
  • Ted Blacker, Department Manager, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Terry Swack, CEO & Co-Founder, Sustainable Minds
  • Thomas Teger, Vice-President of Marketing, Luxion
  • Thor Sewell, Director, Workstation Strategy, Intel
  • Timothy Preston, CEO, CADD Edge
  • Todd Cummings, Vice-President, Research & Development, Synergis Software
  • Todd Needham, Manager, Technical Computing, Microsoft
  • Todd Reade, President & CEO, TransMagic
  • Tom Conlon, Publisher, Desktop Engineering
  • Tom Kurke, Chief Operating Officer, Geomagic
  • Tom Pennino, President, TP Technologies
  • Tom Salomone, MDA Segment Manager - Worldwide, Hewlett-Packard
  • Tom Sawyer, Senior Editor, Engineering News Record
  • Tony Christian, Director, Cambashi
  • Truman Du, President & CEO, ZWCAD Software
  • Tuomas Holma, Vice-President Sales and Marketing, CadFaster
  • Vic Sanchez, COO, Inforbix
  • Victor Gonzalez, Co-Founder & CEO, Next Limit Technologies
  • Vinay Kulkarni, Vice-President, Innovation and Knowledge Management, Geometric
  • Vladimir Panchenko, R&D Team Leader, ASCON
  • Wes Shimanek, Senior Manager, Workstations, Intel Corporation
  • Xiuzi Ye, Chairman and CEO, New Dimension Systems
  • Yanick Fluhmann, Vice-President, Sales, Tech Soft 3D