Key Participants

A Who's-Who of the engineering software community (CAD/CAE/CAM/PDM/PLM/BIM/GIS) are expected to participate in COFES 2012, including (as of April 4, 2012):  

  • Abe Reichental, CEO, 3D Systems
  • Alan Baljeu, President, Cornerstone Intelligent Software
  • Alan Kay, President, Viewpoints Research Institute
  • Alan Stacklin, CTO, Akoya
  • Alex Bausk, Lead Structural Engineer, PSACEA
  • Alex Kelley, Director, Imagination Technologies
  • Alexey Ershov, CEO, LEDAS
  • Allan Behrens, Managing Director, Taxal
  • Allan Naim, Senior Architect - Azure, Microsoft
  • Allen Bourgoyne, Director, AMD Professional Graphics ISV Alliances, AMD
  • Allen Chung, OEM Manager, Tableau Software
  • Alper Bozkurt, Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University
  • Amy Rowell, Founder and Principal Analyst, Four Winds Research
  • Andreas Vlahinos, Principal, Advanced Engineering Solutions
  • Anne Isaacs, Managing Partner, Satory Global
  • Antoine Reymond, Senior Strategic Alliances Manager, Professional Graphics, AMD
  • Antonio Pascucci, Vice-President, Products, 3Dconnexion
  • Beth Ambaruch, Director, Corporate Communications, PTC
  • Bill Barnes, General Manager, Lattice Technology
  • Bill Carrelli, Vice-President, Strategic Marketing & Business Development, Siemens PLM
  • BJ Anderson, Co-Founder, Computer Graphics Pioneers
  • Blake Courter, Co-Founder and Director, Customer Development, SpaceClaim
  • Bob Bean, Consultant, Kubotek USA
  • Bob Courtland, President, Robert D. Courtland, Chtd.
  • Bob Deragisch, Manager, Enterprise Systems, Parker Hannifin
  • Bob McNeel, President, Robert McNeel & Associates
  • Brad Holtz, President & CEO, Cyon Research
  • Brenda Discher, Vice-President Industry Marketing, Autodesk
  • Brian Seitz, Enterprise Architect, Cyon Research
  • Brian Williams, Business Development, Tableau Software
  • Bruce Jenkins, CEO, Ora Research
  • Bruce McCallum, National Design Technology Manager, DIALOG
  • Carol Popovich, Microchip FIRST Community Relations Manager, Microchip Technology
  • Carolyn Castillo, Business Operations Specialist, Boeing
  • Chad Jackson, Industry Analyst, Lifecycle Insights
  • Chris De Neef, Owner, Fast Track Consulting
  • Chris Garcia, Executive Vice-President, Anark
  • Chris McLennan, CEO, Ilesfay Technology Group
  • Chris Randles, President & CEO, SpaceClaim
  • Chris Williams, CEO, Vuuch
  • Chris Wood, Vice-President, Santa Fe Institute
  • Christine Easterfield, Principal Consultant, Cambashi
  • Clive Davies, Busines Development Director, Lightwork Design
  • Clive Longbottom, Service Director, Quocirca
  • Corey Salka, Advisor, BI & Analytics, Panoramic Power
  • Craig Trudgeon, Chief Technical Officer, Tetra 4D
  • Cristiano Sacchi, CEO, Novedge
  • Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Senior Editor, Cadalyst, Longitude Media
  • Dallas Beddingfield, Product Strategist, Evolution Computing
  • Dan Meyer, President & CEO, Comet Solutions
  • Dan Raker, President & Founder, ConnectPress
  • Darren Young, Systems Integration Manager, Southland Industries
  • Dave Burdick, President, Collaborative Visions
  • Dave Corcoran, President, LC Design
  • Dave Forrester, Chief Executive Officer, Lightwork Design Limited
  • Dave Hutchinson, COO, Lightwork Design
  • Dave Labuskes, Vice-President, RTKL
  • Dave Ullman, Chief Scientist, Robust Decisions
  • Dave Weisberg, Chief Industry Strategist, Cyon Research
  • David Hammond, COO, The Center for Understanding Change
  • David Heller, President, IBSystems
  • David Opsahl, Executive Director, 3D PDF Consortium
  • David Prawel, President, LongView Advisors
  • David Segal, Director, Mechatronics Design Domain Leader, Dassault Systemes ENOVIA
  • David ten Have, CEO, Ponoko
  • David Thomas, Senior Project Leader, The Aerospace Corporation
  • Dean Keith, President, Datura
  • Debankan Chattopadhyay, Manager - ISV Accounts, CCE
  • Deelip Menezes, General Manager, Sycode, 3D Systems
  • Deke Smith, Senior Analyst, Cyon Research
  • Dick Morley, Senior Consultant, Cyon Research
  • Dmitri Kondakov, Owner, CTO, IRISOFT
  • Doc Hall, Chairman, The Compression Institute
  • Doug Cochran, CTO, IMSI/Design
  • Ed Caracappa, Director, Worldwide Sales and Business Development, AMD
  • Ed Maghboul, President, x-Spatial
  • Eric Doubell, President, Razorleaf
  • Eric Snow, Vice-President, Corporate Communications, PTC
  • Evan Yares, Senior Editor & Analyst, WTHW Media
  • Fabien Chauviré, Vice-President of Sales, Redway3D
  • Fielder Hiss, Vice-President, Product Management, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks
  • Franco Folini, President, Novedge
  • Geoff Butlin, CEO, TranscenData Europe
  • George Wong, Senior Principal Engineer, Boeing
  • Gian Paolo Bassi, Vice-President, R&D, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks
  • Glen Smith, CEO and Co-Founder, DriveWorks
  • Glenn Kennedy, 3D Channel Manager, Roland DGA
  • Hans Ehrnrooth, President, Tekla
  • Hap Hoffman, Senior Director, Oracle
  • Hod Lipson, Associate Professor, Cornell University
  • Igal Kaptsan, Vice-President, Product Definition, PTC
  • Igor Khanin, CEO, Nanosoft
  • Igor Tsinman, CTO, AMC Bridge
  • Jack Ring, Senior Analyst, Cyon Research
  • James Podgorski, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
  • Jami Shah, Professor, Arizona State University
  • Janos Barbero, Co-creator, Foldit, University of Washington
  • Jason Cooper, Senior Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Jason McVay, Director of Operations, Compression Institute
  • Jay Vleeschhouwer, Managing Director, Griffin Securities
  • Jean-Marc Guillard, COO, Dassault Systemes Spatial
  • Jeff Jaje, Marketing and Business Development Manager, Sescoi USA
  • Jeff Mottle, CEO, CGarchitect Digital Media
  • Jeremy Howard, President and Chief Scientist, Kaggle
  • Jerry Laiserin, Principal Analyst, The LaiserinLetter
  • Jesse Devitte, Managing Director, Borealis Ventures
  • Jim Balding, Founder, The ANT Group
  • Jim Brown, President, Tech-Clarity
  • Jim Gordon, Vice-President of Development, Kubotek USA
  • Jim Wick, Consulting Director, Software, 3Dconnexion
  • Joe Walsh, CEO/Founder, IntrinSIM
  • Joel Hurt, Director, Global Business Development, Leica Geosystems
  • Joel Orr, Chief Visionary, Emeritus, Cyon Research
  • John Alpine, Vice-President of R&D, Geomagic
  • John Bacus, Product Manager, SketchUp, Google
  • John Cummings, Chief Scientist, The Center for Understanding Change
  • John Fox, Vice President, Marketing, Siemens PLM
  • John Kizior, Global Director, Delivery Technologies, AECOM
  • John Lynch, Partner, Ascentage Group
  • John MacKrell, Vice-President, CIMdata
  • John Miller, Mechanical/Aerospace Engineer, The Durbin Group
  • Jon Jarrett, Director, ATK Aerospace Systems
  • Joseph Juhnke, Owner, NovemberKiloEcho
  • Joshua Fisher, Tech Lead, Cyon Research
  • Judy Veatch, Director of Project Systems, Black & Veatch
  • Karen Caswelch, CEO, Akoya
  • Karlheinz Peters, Director, International Business Development, IntrinSIM
  • Karsten Newbury, Senior Vice-President, General Manager Velocity Series, Siemens PLM
  • Kate Dramstad, Intern, Olin College of Engineering
  • Keith Meintjes, Practice Manager, Simulation and Analysis, CIMdata
  • Ken Anderson, Co-Founder, Computer Graphics Pioneers
  • Ken Hall, Director, Sustainable Design Systems, Gensler
  • Ken Wong, Editor, Desktop Engineering
  • Les Elby, Vice-President, Business Strategy, AVEVA
  • Leslie Gordon, Senior Editor, Machine Design, Penton Media
  • Leslie Minasian, Manager, Business Development, Kenesto
  • Linda Lokay, Vice-President, Marketing & Business Development, Dassault Systemes Spatial
  • Liz Chodosh, Director of Strategic BIM Management, BIM Specialist, Cannon Design
  • Lori Parrott, Manager, Policy and Decision Analytics, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Lynn Allen, Evangelist, Autodesk
  • Malcolm Panthaki, CTO, Comet Solutions
  • Manu Parpia, Managing Director & CEO, Geometric
  • Marc Halpern, Vice-President of Research, Gartner
  • Marc Lind, Senior Vice-President, Global Marketing, Aras
  • Maria Sarkar, Vice-President and Co-Founder, DriveWorks
  • Marilyn Adan, Business Development, Synopsys
  • Mark Driscoll, Senior Sales Director, 3Dconnexion
  • Mark Guthrie, Director PLM Business Development, Smart2Market
  • Mark Kiker, Executive Director, AUGI
  • Mark Vorwaller, President, ZWCAD Software America
  • Martha Russell, Executive Director, Media X at Stanford University
  • Martin Fischer, Director, Center for Integrated Facility Engineering
  • Martin van der Roest, President, The vdR Group, Inc.
  • Maryam Khorshidi, Graduate Student, Arizona State University
  • Matt Klassen, Director, ALM Solutions, PTC
  • Matt Loew, Chief Engineer, P&H Mining Equipment
  • Maxim Bogdanov, CEO, ASCON
  • Michael Facello, Director of R&D, Geomagic
  • Michael Gorden, Strategic Planning Director, The Capitol Group
  • Michael Kaplan, Director for Product Management, Imagination Technologies, Inc.
  • Michelle Boucher, Senior Research Analyst, Aberdeen Group
  • Mike Coleman, Vice-President, Business Development, GoEngineer
  • Mike Payne, CEO, Kenesto
  • Mike Peery, President & CEO, Tecplot
  • Mike Riddle, CEO, Evolution Computing
  • Miriam Heller, Director, Data & Model Integrity, The Center for Understanding Change
  • Mohsen Rezayat, Chief Solutions Architect, Siemens PLM
  • Monica Schnitger, President, Schnitger Corporation
  • Nancy Johnson, Editor-in-Chief, Cadalyst Magazine, Longitude Media
  • Naotake Kakishita, President & CEO, Kubotek USA
  • Nathanael Miller, Mechanical Engineer, NASA Langley Research Center
  • Naury Birnbaum, Chief Strategy Officer, ESI Group
  • Neil Mackenzie, Windows Azure Lead, Satory Global
  • Neil Peterson, CTO, Open Design Alliance
  • Nicholas Phelps, CEO, e-on software
  • Nick Nisbet, Director, AEC3
  • Nitin Rao, President & Co-Founder, Sunglass.io
  • Oleg Shilovitsky, CEO, Inforbix
  • Oleg Zykov, Innovation Project Manager, ASCON
  • Owen Allen, Vice-President, Solutions, Pingar
  • Pam Kilpatrick, Customer Program Specialist, Autodesk
  • Paul Stallings, Vice-President of Research & Development, Kubotek USA
  • Pete Wells, President, Smart2Market
  • Peter Schroer, CEO, Aras
  • Phares Noel, Senior Analyst, Cyon Research
  • Phil Spreier, Translator Solutions Product Manager, Tech Soft 3D
  • Ragnar Wessman, Chief Product Strategist, Tekla
  • Rajesh Bhartiya, President and Founder, ProtoTech Solutions and Services
  • Randall Newton, Contributing Analyst, Jon Peddie Research
  • Renaud Deparis, CTO, Redway3D
  • Ric Jackson, CEO, The Center for Understanding Change
  • Richard Doyle, User Community Manager, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks
  • Richard Riff, Ford Technical Fellow, retired, Ford Motor Company
  • Rick Chin, Director of Product Innovation, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks
  • Rick Rundell, Senior Director, AEC Strategic Technology, Autodesk
  • Rick Stavanja, Editor-in-Chief, CADwire.net
  • Rohit Nagpal, Analyst, The Citadel Group
  • Ron Close, Chief Marketing Officer, Nuage
  • Ron Fritz, CEO, Tech Soft 3D
  • Roopinder Tara, CEO, TenLinks
  • Sam Abu-Hamdan, President, Alcove 9
  • Sam Miller, Electrical Engineer, NASA Langley
  • Scott Brinks, COO, TransTrade
  • Scott Lamond, Vice-President, Sales and Marketing, Synergis Software
  • Scott Leemans, Composite Structures Analysis Software Development, Advatech Pacific
  • Serge Neuman, Bioclimatic Façade Initiatives Program Director, SOMFY
  • Shaun Ennis, Director of Analyst Relations, Siemens Industry Automation
  • Shyamal Roy, Senior Consultant, Cyon Research
  • Sidney Anderson, International Service Manager, Océ Reprographic Technologies
  • Silvana Nani, Senior Management Consultant, SNMC
  • Simon Floyd, Director, Innovation Solutions, Microsoft
  • Stefan Jockusch, Vice-President of Product Development, Siemens PLM Software
  • Steve Bodnar, Vice-President, Manufacturing and PLM Thought Leadership, Autodesk
  • Steve Coy, President, Timelike Systems
  • Steve Johnson, User Interaction Manager, Nemetschek Vectorworks
  • Steve Robbins, CEO, Desktop Engineering Magazine
  • Steve Wolfe, Research Director, Cyon Research
  • Ted Blacker, Department Manager, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Terry Swack, CEO & Founder, Sustainable Minds
  • Terry Wohlers, President, Wohlers Associates
  • Tetsuo Kubo, President & CEO, Kubotek
  • Tim Thomas, CEO, PARTsolutions, LLC
  • Todd Cummings, Vice-President, Research & Development, Synergis Software
  • Todd Geiser, Product Manager, Synergis Software
  • Todd Reade, CEO, TransMagic
  • Tom Conlon, Publisher, Desktop Engineering Magazine
  • Tom Pennino, President, TP Technologies
  • Tom Salomone, MDA Segment Manager - Worldwide, HP
  • Tom Sisler, Engineering Services, Knoll
  • Tom Stegmann, Vice-President, Business Development, CyDesign
  • Tony Baer, Principal Analyst, Ovum
  • Tyler Miller, Engineering Manager, Google
  • Uli Sendler, Consultant & Analyst, Sendler\Circle
  • Venkatesh Jagannath, Senior Vice-President, Strategy and Innovation, Geometric
  • Vic Sanchez, COO, Inforbix
  • Vinay Wagle, Vice-President, Sales and Marketing, CCE
  • Vladimir Panchenko, R&D Team Leader, ASCON
  • Wendy Li, PhD Candidate, Stanford University
  • Wes Shimanek, Senior Manager, Workstations, Intel
  • Xiuzi Ye, Chairman and CEO, New Dimension Systems
  • Yanick Fluhmann, Co-Founder and Vice-President, Tech Soft 3D