Key Participants

A Who's-Who of the engineering software community (CAD/CAE/CAM/PDM/PLM/BIM/GIS) will participate in COFES 2015, including those shown here, who have already registered for COFES as of April 14, 2015:

  • Adam Caper, CEO, Synchrony Innovations
  • Ajith Krishnamurthy, Senior Software Engineer, Siemens PLM Software
  • Alexey Istomin, CTO, LEDAS
  • Allan Behrens, Managing Director, Taxal
  • Anatoly Savin, CEO & Co-Founder, Maginfo
  • Andreas Vlahinos, Principal, Advanced Engineering Solutions
  • Bill Boswell, Senior Director, Cloud Services, Siemens PLM
  • Bill Chown, Director of Marketing, Mentor Graphics
  • Blake Courter, Director of Software Strategy, Stratasys
  • Bo Burlingham, Editor-at Large, Inc. Magazine
  • Bob Courtland, President, Robert D. Courtland, Chtd.
  • Bob Deragisch, Director, Engineering Services, Parker Hannifin
  • Bob McNeel, CEO, Robert McNeel & Associates
  • Bob Tickel, Director, Structural & Dynamic Analysis, Cummins
  • Bob Yori, Senior Digital Design Manager, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
  • Bojan Rapaic, Principal & Director of Development, ETRAGE
  • Brad Holtz, President & CEO, Cyon Research
  • Brian Seitz, Enterprise Architect, Cyon Research
  • Bruce Jenkins, President, Ora Research
  • Bruce McCallum, Manager, Design Technology, DIALOG
  • Carolyn Castillo, Project Manager, The Center for Understanding Change
  • Chris Acheson, CEO, Cadshare Technologies
  • Chris Wilkes, President & CEO, Sigmetrix
  • Collin Gallagher, Analyst, Tensile Capital Management
  • Corey Salka, Founder, Corey Salka
  • Dallas Beddingfield, COO, Evolution Computing
  • Dan Dunbar, Vice-President, Global Component Software, Siemens PLM
  • Dan Raker, President & Founder, ConnectPress
  • Darick DeHart, Architectural Features Manager, Nemetschek Vectorworks
  • Darren Larkins, CEO, SSI
  • Dave Forrester, CEO, Lightwork Design
  • Dave Opsahl, Vice-President of Corporate Development, Tech Soft 3D
  • David Boucher, Director, Product Development, CNC Software
  • David Brin, Author and Futurist,
  • David Cohn, President, David S. Cohn Consulting
  • David Heiny, Managing Director, SimScale
  • David Heller, Managing Director, HTS Creative
  • David Knezevic, CTO, Akselos
  • David Martin, Chairman & CTO, Nureva,
  • David Sherburne, Smart Link (IoT, M2M) & Engineering IT Applications, Carestream Health
  • Deke Smith, Senior Analyst, Cyon Research
  • Denis Morais, CTO, SSI
  • Dennis Nagy, Principal, BeyondCAE
  • Dick Morley, Director of Innovation, Cyon Research
  • Diego Tamburini, Manufacturing Industry Strategist, Autodesk
  • Doc Hall, Chairman, Compression Institute
  • Don Krantz, COO, Proto Labs
  • Doug Cochran, CTO, IMSI/Design
  • Eden Mamut, Chairman, ET Innovative Solutions
  • Edward Conroy, Vice-President, SolidPartners
  • Elise Moss, Mechanical Engineer, Moss Designs
  • Eric Froebel, Director of Engineering Processes and IT Architecture, AGCO
  • Eric Snow, Senior Vice-President, Corporate Communications, PTC
  • Evan Knuttila, Vice-President- Sales, PLM Components, Siemens PLM
  • Evan Yares, General Manager, Nanosoft America
  • Frank Sarno, Director of Project Controls, M.A. Mortenson
  • Fred Streitz, Chief Computational Scientist & Director of HPC Innovation Center, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Garrett Miller, Vice-President, Engineering and R&D, SAP
  • Gary Heath, General Manager, OpenText
  • Gavin Bridgeman, Vice-President of Products, Tech Soft 3D
  • George Allen, Chief Technologist, Siemens PLM
  • George Kamian, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Intuitive Surgical
  • Glen Smith, CEO, DriveWorks
  • Graham Ross, Vice-President of R&D, Emerson
  • Greg Gorman, Director, Product Management IoT, IBM Software
  • Greg Henderson, CEO & Co-Founder, Arx Pax
  • Greg Marr, Principal Engineer, Autodesk
  • Hap Hoffman, Vice President, Worldwide Alliances and Channels, Oracle
  • Henry Frankievich, Associate, TA Associates
  • Hubertus Tummescheit, CEO, Modelon
  • Hugues Tsafak, Core Technologies Manager, Nemetschek Vectorworks
  • Igor Tsinman, President, AMC Bridge
  • Jack Byers, CEO, Vanguard Marketing Int'l
  • Jack Ring, Senior Analyst, Cyon Research
  • Jason Cooper, Senior Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Jay Vleeschhouwer, Managing Director, Griffin Securities
  • Jeff Nolan, Principal, Madison Park Group
  • Jeff Richlin, President, Richlin Machinery
  • Jeff Rowe, Executive Editor, MCADCafe, IB Systems
  • Jeff Walker, Director, Solid Edge Products, Siemens PLM
  • Jesse Devitte, Managing Director, Borealis Ventures
  • Jim Brown, President, Tech-Clarity
  • Jim Crough, Director, Corporate Development, Autodesk
  • Jim Doxey, PLM Program Manager, Google
  • Jim Gordon, Director of Engineering, Autodesk
  • Joe Barkai, Principal, Diagnostic Strategies
  • Joe Dunne, Team Member, Onshape
  • Joe Walsh, CEO & Founder, IntrinSIM
  • Joe Wong, Co-Founder & CEO, Pembinaan TMC Sistem SDN BHD
  • Joel Orr, Chief Visionary, Emeritus, Cyon Research
  • John Alpine, Vice-President of Engineering, 3D Systems
  • John Callen, Director of eTools Marketing, Lutron Electronics
  • John Chawner, President & Co-Founder, Pointwise
  • John Hayes, CEO, Engineering.com
  • John Sperling, Vice-President of Product Management, Aras
  • Jon Hirschtick, Founder & Chairman, Onshape
  • Jon Jarrett, Director, Orbital ATK
  • Jon Peddie, President, Jon Peddie Research
  • Joseph Juhnke, Director of Visualization, The Center for Understanding Change
  • Julie Driscoll, Vice-President, Product Management and Marketing Strategy, aPriori
  • Karen Caswelch, Vice-President, Business Development, MatterFab
  • Karlheinz Peters, Director, International Business Development, IntrinSIM
  • Kathleen Maher, Editor-in-Chief, Jon Peddie Research
  • Keith Hanna, Director of Marketing & Product Strategy, Mechanical Analysis Division, Mentor Graphics
  • Keith Meintjes, Practice Manager, Simulation and Analysis, CIMdata
  • Keith Mountain, CEO, Phenometry
  • Ken Hall, Senior Director, Sustainable Design, Gensler
  • Kenneth Wong, Editor/Writer, Desktop Engineering
  • Kevin Baughey, Director, UX, Dassault Systemes ENOVIA
  • Kingdom Lin, GM, Overseas Business, ZWSOFT
  • Kishore Boyalakuntla, Director, Product Portfolio Management, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks
  • Kris Hayes, Director of Software Development, Simple Answers Energy
  • Lee Miller, Vice-President, HOK
  • Leonid Korelshteyn, Deputy Director, Piping Systems Research & Engineering Corp
  • Lilian van Daal, Product Designer, Lilian van Daal
  • Linda Lokay, Vice-President, Marketing & Business Development, Dassault Systemes Spatial
  • Lou Gallo, Team Member, Onshape
  • Lou Pascarella, Vice-President, Consulting & Technology, Geometric
  • Lynn Allen, Evangelist, Autodesk
  • Malcolm Davies, Director of Marketing, The Center for Understanding Change
  • Malcolm Panthaki, CTO & Founder, Comet Solutions
  • Manu Parpia, Managing Director & CEO, Geometric
  • Marc Halpern, Vice-President of Research, Gartner
  • Marc Lind, Senior Vice-President, Global Marketing, Aras
  • Marc Schuetz, Director, Creo Product Management, PTC
  • Margaret Loper, Chief Scientist, Information & Communications Lab, Georgia Tech Research Institute
  • Margarita Pariente, Business Development Manager, Kineo, Siemens PLM
  • Maria Sarkar, Vice-President & Co-Founder, DriveWorks
  • Mark Anderson, Chairman & CEO, INVNT/IP
  • Mark Anderson , CTO, Concepts NREC
  • Mark Burhop, Staff Scientist, Siemens Corporate Technology
  • Mark Driscoll, Senior Director, 3Dconnexion
  • Mark Guthrie, Program Manager, Smart2Market
  • Mark Parent, COO, Kubotek USA
  • Mark Stevens, Director of Communications, Oceaneering International
  • Mark Vorwaller, President, ZWSOFT America
  • Martin Fischer, Director, CIFE-Stanford
  • Martin van der Roest, President, The vdR Group
  • Matt Harris, Senior Vice-President, Viewpoint
  • Matt Koehler, Complexity Science Area Lead, MITRE
  • Matt Patterson, Mathematician, MatterFab
  • Melody Simoncic, Volunteer Coordinator and Mentor, FIRST Robotics
  • Micah Miller, Founder & CEO, NewTecHouse
  • Michael Crumling, Armorer, Trop Gun Shop
  • Michael Gibson, Proprietor, MoI3D
  • Michael Tardif, Senior Partner, Building Informatics Group
  • Michelle Boucher, Vice-President of Engineering Software Research, Tech-Clarity
  • Mike Payne, CEO, Kenesto
  • Mike Riddle, CEO, Evolution Computing
  • Moe Parker, CEO, Professional Systems Associates
  • Nathanael Miller, Aerospace Engineer, NASA Langley Research Center
  • Neil Peterson, President, Open Design Alliance
  • Nikolai Golovanov, Research & Development Director, C3D Labs
  • Non Vasuthanasub, PhD Candidate, Old Dominion University
  • Nuno Gomes, Manager, Software Engineering, 3Dconnexion
  • Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Consultant, Beyond PLM
  • Oleg Zykov, CEO, C3D Labs
  • Pat Chartrand, President & CTO, Blackbox-Orange
  • Paul Grunau, President, GEO-SLOPE
  • Paul Stallings, Vice-President of Research & Development, Kubotek USA
  • Pete Wells, President, Smart2Market
  • Peter Olsson, CEO, PK Data
  • Peter Saal, President, Skooter
  • Peter Schroer, CEO, Aras
  • Peter Thorne, Managing Director, Cambashi
  • Phares Noel, Senior Analyst, Cyon Research
  • Ragnar Wessman, Director of Product Architecture, Trimble
  • Rajesh Bhartiya, Founder & CEO, ProtoTech Solutions and Services
  • Reid Senescu, Vice-President, SaaS, Gräbert
  • Rich Hill, CEO, Simple Answers Energy
  • Richard Riff, President, RR Executive Consulting
  • Rob Bobor, CTO, Proto Labs
  • Rob McAveney, Chief Architect, Aras
  • Rob Richards, Project Manager, Stottler Henke Associates
  • Robert Bell, President, AUGI
  • Robert Gräbert, CTO, Gräbert
  • Robert Stadie, Product Manager, 3Dconnexion
  • Rod Levin, Partner, Computer Aided Technology
  • Ron Close, Marketing Director, Dassault Systemes ENOVIA
  • Ron Fritz, CEO, Tech Soft 3D
  • Ron Zabilski, Director of Sales & Marketing, ETRAGE
  • Roopinder Tara, President & CEO, TenLinks
  • Ruth Wylie, Assistant Director, Center for Science & the Imagination, Arizona State University
  • Sam Miller, Lead Systems Architect, Magic Leap
  • Scott Brinks, CEO, Trans-Trade
  • Scott High, Technical Support Manager, 3DVision Technologies
  • Scott Lamond, Vice-President, Synergis Software
  • Sergey Bikulov, Executive Director, Top Systems
  • Sergey Kozlov, CTO, Top Systems
  • Sergey Kuraksin, CEO, Top Systems
  • Sergio Tarantino, PhD Candidate, CIFE-Stanford
  • Shah Yunus, Vice-President & CTO, ESI Group
  • Sheila Gulati, Managing Director, Tola Capital
  • Silvana Nani, Director of Business Development, The Center for Understanding Change
  • Stephen Collins, CEO, Anark
  • Stephen Larson, CEO, MetaCell
  • Steve Bodnar, Senior Vice-President, Kenesto
  • Steve Coy, President, TimeLike Systems
  • Steve Levine, Senior Director, SIMULIA Portfolio Management, Dassault Systemes SIMULIA
  • Steve Lewin-Berlin, Consulting Engineer, Onshape
  • Steve Wolfe, CEO, CAD/CAM Publishing
  • Stuart Thurlby, Managing Director, Theorem Solutions
  • Tarika Jain, Head of Business Development, ProtoTech Solutions and Services
  • Ted Blacker, Department Manager, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Tetsuya Nakamura, Manager, Research & Development, iCAD
  • Tolga Kurtoglu, Vice-President, PARC
  • Tom Conlon, Vice-President & Executive Editor, Desktop Engineering Magazine
  • Tom Dengenis, CEO, Synchro Software
  • Tom Maurer, Senior Director of Strategy, Siemens PLM
  • Tom Pennino, President, TP Technologies
  • Tom Sisler, Manager, Engineering Services, Knoll
  • Tony Gaertner, PLM Component Global Sales, Siemens PLM
  • Tracy Weed, Senior Director, Synopsys
  • Tyler Barnes, Vice-President of Marketing, Tech Soft 3D
  • Tyler Miller, Engineering Director, SketchUp, Trimble
  • Walt Witkowski, Manager, V&V, Uncertianty Quantification, & Credibility Processes, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Will Perego, Founder & CEO, FlashCharge Batteries
  • Yanick Fluhmann, Vice-President, Strategic Initiatives, Tech Soft 3D