Key Participants

A Who's-Who of the engineering software community (CAD/CAE/CAM/PDM/PLM/BIM/GIS) participated in COFES 2013, including:

  • Adrian Salvador, Production Coordinator, The Boeing Company
  • Aileen Cho, Senior Editor, Engineering News Record
  • Alexander Golikov, Chairman & Founder, ASCON
  • Allan Behrens, Managing Director, Taxal
  • Amit Patel, Senior Director, Product Management, AutoCAD PLG, Autodesk
  • Anatoly Vershinin, CTO, Fidesys
  • Angela Lewis, Project Manager, Facility Engineering Associates
  • Arnold van der Weide, President, Open Design Alliance
  • Bernd Paetzold, CEO & President, PROSTEP AG
  • Bhaskar Saha, Research Scientist, Palo Alto Research Center
  • Bill Barnes, General Manager, Lattice Technology
  • Bill Boswell, Senior Director, Partner Strategy, Siemens PLM Software
  • Bill Carrelli, Vice-President, Strategic Marketing, Siemens PLM Software
  • Biplab Sarkar, CTO, Nemetschek Vectorworks
  • Bob Anthonyson, Vice-President, Business Development, SofTech
  • Bob Bean, Owner, RWB Consultants
  • Bob Courtland, President, Robert D. Courtland, Chtd.
  • Bob Deragisch, Director of Engineering Services, Parker Hannifin
  • Bob Mayer, COO, IMSI/Design
  • Bob Neches, Director, Advanced Engineering Initiatives, IARPA
  • Bobby Fischer, Business Development, Moduleworks
  • Brad Holtz, President & CEO, Cyon Research
  • Brian Quincey, PLM Process Lead, Harley-Davidson Motor Company
  • Brian Seitz, Senior Consultant, Cyon Research
  • Bruce Boes, Partner, Mirus Capital Advisors
  • Bruce Douglas, Senior Vice-President, Strategy & Marketing, AVEVA
  • Bruce Jenkins, President, Ora Research
  • Bruce McCallum, National Design Technology Manager, DIALOG
  • Carlos Koch, CTO, Meebox
  • Carol Popovich, Senior Microchip FIRST Community Relations Manager, Microchip Technology
  • Carolyn Castillo, Program Manager, The Center for Understanding Change
  • Cary O'Connor, Vice-President, Marketing, IronCAD
  • Chad Jackson, President, Lifecycle Insights
  • Chad Sanderson, Vice-President, Sales & Marketing, Cynergy
  • Chris De Neef, Owner, Fast Track Consulting
  • Chris McLennan, President and CEO, Ilesfay Technology Group
  • Chris Randles, President & CEO, SpaceClaim
  • Chris Smith, Chief Analyst, Cloud Pragmatics
  • Chris Wood, Vice-President, Santa Fe Institute
  • Chuck House, Executive Director, InnovaScapes Institute
  • Chuck Paulsen, Vice-President, AMPS Technologies
  • Clive Davies, Business Development Director, Lightwork Design
  • Craig Trudgeon, CTO, Tetra 4D
  • Dallas Beddingfield, Research Analyst, Evolution Computing
  • Dan Meyer, President & CEO, Comet Solutions
  • Dan Raker, President, ConnectPress
  • Dave Ackley, Associate Professor, University of New Mexico
  • Dave Kasik, Senior Technical Fellow, Boeing
  • Dave Mayer, CEO, NANEVA
  • Dave Opsahl, Executive Director, 3D PDF Consortium
  • Dave Ullman, Chief Scientist, RDI Labs
  • Dave Weisberg, Chief Industry Strategist, Cyon Research
  • David Heller, President, IBSystems
  • David Segal, Director, Mechatronics Design Domain Leader, Dassault Systemes ENOVIA
  • David Sherburne, Director, Global Research & Development Effectiveness and Engineering IT, Carestream Health
  • Dean Keith, President, Datura
  • Debankan Chattopadhyay, Manager, Business Development, CCE
  • Deke Smith, Senior Analyst, Cyon Research
  • Dennis Nagy, Principal, BeyondCAE
  • Dick Morley, Director of Innovation, Cyon Research
  • Dmitry Popov, Deputy Director, Nanosoft
  • Doc Hall, Chairman, The Compression Institute
  • Eduardo Silva, Director, Americas, IT Compliance Association (ITCA)
  • Edward Conroy, CTO, SolidPartners
  • Elizabeth Iorns, CEO, Science Exchange
  • Esther Dyson, Chairman, Edventure Holdings
  • Evan Yares, Senior Editor & Analyst, WTHW Media
  • Fabien Chauviré, Vice-President of Sales, Redway3D
  • Geoffrey Butlin, CEO, TranscenData Europe
  • Greg Baker, President, Tetra 4D
  • Greg Gorman, Program Director, World-Wide Systems Engineering Strategy and Delivery, IBM Software
  • Greg Marr, Chief Architect, Kubotek USA
  • Han, Tao-Yang, President, IronCAD
  • Hardi Meybaum, CEO, GrabCAD
  • Henry Green, President, National Institute of Building Sciences
  • Igal Kaptsan, Vice-President, SLM Product Management, PTC
  • Igor Tsinman, CTO, AMC Bridge
  • Jack McAvoy, Director, Influencer Relations, PTC
  • Jack Ring, Senior Analyst, Cyon Research
  • Jason Cooper, Senior Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Jay Vleeschhouwer, Analyst, Griffin Securities
  • Jeff Cope, President, InspectionXpert
  • Jeffrey Nolan, Vice-President, Madison Park Group
  • Jesse Devitte, Managing Director, Borealis Ventures
  • Jim Brown, President, Tech-Clarity
  • Jim Smith, Vice-President, Services, Datura
  • Joe Barkai, Principal, Diagnostic Strategies
  • Joe Dunne, Director Product Strategy, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks
  • Joe Walsh, CEO, IntrinSIM
  • Joel Orr, Chief Visionary, Emeritus, Cyon Research
  • John Bacus, Product Management Director, SketchUp, Trimble
  • John Chawner, President & Co-Founder, Pointwise
  • John Fox, Vice-President, Siemens PLM Software
  • John Hayes, President, Engineering.com
  • John Miller, Mechanical/Aerospace Engineer, The Durbin Group
  • Jon Hirschtick, Founder & Chairman, Belmont Technology
  • Jon Jarrett, Director, ATK Aerospace
  • Jon Nelson, CEO, Jetbox Solutions
  • Jon Peddie, President, Jon Peddie Research
  • Jon Stevenson, Vice-President of Technology, GrabCAD
  • Joseph Juhnke, Associate Partner, Jig Lab
  • Julian Gomez, CTO, Polished Pixels
  • Kai Backman, Co-Founder & CEO, Airstone Labs
  • Karlheinz Peters, Director, International Business Development, IntrinSIM
  • Karsten Newbury, Senior Vice-President, Siemens PLM Software
  • Kathleen Maher, Editor-in-Chief, Jon Peddie Research
  • Katsuhiko Akahori, General Manager, Research and Development Division iCAD, iCAD
  • Kaustuv DeBiswas, CEO, Sunglass.io
  • Keith Meintjes, Practice Manager, Simulation and Analysis, CIMdata
  • Kelvin Chan, Senior Technical Evangelist, Global Commerical ISV Alliance Team, Microsoft Corporation
  • Ken Hall, Director, Sustainable Design Systems, Gensler
  • Larry Moore, Business Development Manager, 3Dconnexion
  • Lars Bomholt, Technologist, Synopsys
  • Laura Schewel, CEO, StreetLight Data
  • Linda Lokay, Vice-President, Marketing & Business Development, Dassault Systemes Spatial
  • Liz Chodosh, Director of Design Technology, Cannon Design
  • Lloyd Fields, President & Chief Operating Officer, Imaginestics
  • Lynn Allen, Evangelist, Autodesk
  • Malcolm Panthaki, CTO & Founder, Comet Solutions
  • Manu Parpia, Managing Director, Geometric
  • Marc Halpern, Vice-President of Research, Gartner
  • Marc Lind, Senior Vice-President, Global Marketing, Aras
  • Marie Planchard, Director, Education Community, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks
  • Mark Driscoll, Senior Sales Director, 3Dconnexion
  • Mark Drummond, Vice-President, Product Management, CyDesign Labs
  • Mark Guthrie, Director PLM Business Development, Smart2Market
  • Mark Parent, COO, Kubotek USA
  • Mark Vorwaller, President, ZWSOFT America
  • Martin van der Roest, President, The vdR Group, Inc.
  • Maryam Khorshidi, Research Assistant, Arizona State University
  • Masao Morito, Senior Manager, Strategic Marketing & Technology Division, iCAD
  • Matt Loew, Chief Engineer, Joy Global
  • Maxim Bogdanov, CEO, ASCON Group
  • Michael Zawacki, Technology Evangelist, Microsoft
  • Michelle Boucher, Senior Research Analyst, Aberdeen Group
  • Mike Payne, CEO, Kenesto
  • Mike Riddle, CEO, Evolution Computing
  • Moe Parker, Chief Executive Officer, PSA
  • Mohsen Rezayat, Chief Solutions Architect, Siemens PLM Software
  • Nainesh Rathod, CEO, Imaginestics
  • Nathanael Miller, Aerospacel Engineer, NASA Langley Research Center
  • Neil Peterson, CTO, Open Design Alliance
  • Nell Watson, Founder & CEO, Poikos
  • Nikolay Snytnikov, COO, LEDAS
  • Oleg Shilovitsky, Senior Director, PLM & Data Management, Autodesk
  • Olimpio DeMarco, Global Strategic Alliances, Manufacturing, NVIDIA
  • Omar Ibrahim, Business Development, IntrinSIM
  • Owen Zi, General Manager, ZW3D Business, ZWCAD Software
  • Pat Chartrand, President, Blackbox-Orange
  • Patrick Groeneveld, Head of Research & Development, Synopsys
  • Paul Shahriari, Senior Vice-President, Strategic Sustainability, SmartBIM
  • Paul Stallings, Vice-President of Research & Development, Kubotek USA
  • Pete Marks, Managing Director, Design Insight
  • Pete Wells, President, Smart2Market
  • Peter Alternative, Partner, Mirus Capital Advisors
  • Peter Schroer, CEO, Aras
  • Phares Noel, Senior Analyst, Cyon Research
  • Phil Spreier, Director, 3D PDF Strategy, Tech Soft 3D
  • Ping Fu, CEO, Geomagic
  • Prasad Boradkar, Codirector and Project Leader, ASU School of Design Innovation
  • Ragnar Wessman, Vice-President, Tekla
  • Rajesh Bhartiya, Founder & CEO, ProtoTech Solutions
  • Randall Hand, Chief Software Architect, Magic Leap
  • Renaud Deparis, CTO, Redway3D
  • Rich Allen, Director, Product Management, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks
  • Richard Bush, Director of Business Development, Siemens PLM
  • Richard Doyle, User Community Manager, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks
  • Rick Chin, Director of Product Innovation, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks
  • Rick Dove, CEO, Paradigm Shift
  • Rick Rundell, Senior Director, Project Delivery & Collaboration, Autodesk
  • Rick Stavanja, President, The CAD Society
  • Robert Anderson, Vice-President, Integrated Practice, Nemetschek Vectorworks
  • Robert Gräbert, CTO, Gräbert
  • Robert Stadie, Product Manager, 3Dconnexion
  • Ron Fritz, CEO, Tech Soft 3D
  • Roopinder Tara, CEO, TenLinks
  • Russ Fish, Founder, Pnambic Systems
  • Ryan Hermens, Software Application Engineer, Microchip Technology
  • Sam Abu-Hamdan, President, Alcove 9
  • Scott Brinks, President, Trans-Trade
  • Scott Leemans, Senior Structures Engineer, Advatech Pacific
  • Scott Wertel, Configuration Manager, Nammo Talley
  • Sergey Bikulov, Executive Director, Top Systems
  • Sergey Evsikov, Vice-President, Sales, ASCON
  • Sergey Kozlov, CTO, Top Systems
  • Sergey Kuraksin, CEO, Top Systems
  • Shyamal Roy, CEO, Geomate
  • Silvana Nani, Chief of Public Affairs, The Center for Understanding Change
  • Simon Floyd, Director, Innovation & PLM Solutions, Microsoft
  • Siniša Kolarić, Ph.D. Candidate, Simon Fraser University
  • Stan Przybylinski, Vice-President, Research, CIMdata
  • Stefan Jockusch, Vice-President of Product Development, Siemens PLM Software
  • Stephen Collins, CEO, Anark
  • Steve Coy, President, Timelike Systems
  • Steve Robbins, Editorial Director, Desktop Engineering Magazine
  • Steve Wolfe, Research Director, CAD/CAM Publishing
  • Ted Blacker, Department Manager, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Terrance Strom, Manager, Market Research & Analytics, PTC
  • Thomas Teger, Vice-President, Products & Strategy, Luxion
  • Todd Cummings, Vice-President, Research & Development, Synergis Software
  • Todd Geiser, Product Manager, Synergis Software
  • Todd Reade, CEO, TransMagic
  • Tolga Kurtoglu, Area Manager & Program Manager, Automation for Engineered Systems, Palo Alto Research Center
  • Tom Pennino, President, TPTech
  • Tom Sisler, Engineering Services, Knoll
  • Tom Stegmann, Vice-President, Business Development, CyDesign Labs
  • Tony Baer, Principal Analyst, Ovum
  • Tony Christian, Director, Cambashi
  • Tony Zilles, Director, Digital Business Media
  • Tyler Miller, Engineering Director, SketchUp, Trimble
  • Victor Fey, CTO, NANEVA
  • Yanick Fluhmann, Vice-President, Strategic Business, Tech Soft 3D
  • Zander Rose, Director, The Long Now Foundation