Key Participants

A Who's-Who of the engineering software community (CAD/CAE/CAM/PDM/PLM/BIM/GIS) participated in COFES 2016, including those shown here:

  • Aaron Fleishman, Investor, Tola Capital
  • Alain Genard, Vice-President, Sales, Noesis Solutions
  • Allan Behrens, Managing Director, Taxal
  • Andreas Vlahinos, Principal, Advanced Engineering Solutions
  • Andrew Hessel, Director, Bio/Nano Research Group, Autodesk
  • Andy Rahden, Vice-President, Design & Engineering, Pluralsight
  • Annie Wang, President, Senvol
  • Bill Lewis, Director, Marketing, Siemens PLM
  • Bill Lynn, Director of Engineering Services, Hypertherm
  • Blake Courter, Director of Software Strategy, Stratasys
  • Bo Peng, PhD Candidate, Stanford University
  • Bob Batcheler, Vice-President, New Market Development, LeanKit
  • Bob Courtland, President, Robert D. Courtland, Chtd.
  • Bob Deragisch, Director, Engineering Services, Parker Hannifin
  • Bob Mayer, President & CEO, TurboCAD Design Group
  • Boris Shoov, Executive Vice-President, AMC Bridge
  • Brad Holtz, President & CEO, Cyon Research
  • Brian Perrault, Managing Director, Needham & Company
  • Brian Rohde, Senior Manager, Product Management, Dassault Systemes Spatial
  • Brian Seitz, Enterprise Architect, Cyon Research
  • Carolyn Castillo, Project Manager, The Center for Understanding Change
  • Cassandra Elwell, Managing Partner, Aspire.Capital
  • Chad Jackson, President & Founder, Lifecycle Insights
  • Chris De Neef, Owner, Fast Track Consulting
  • Chris Wilkes, President & CEO, Sigmetrix
  • Curtis Rodgers, Vice-President, Brick & Mortar Ventures
  • Dallas Beddingfield, COO, Evolution Computing
  • Dan Dunbar, Vice-President, Global Component Software, Siemens PLM
  • Dan Raker, President & Founder, ConnectPress
  • Darren Larkins, CEO, SSI
  • Darren Young, BIM Applications Manager, Southland Industries
  • Dave Opsahl, Vice-President of Corporate Development, Tech Soft 3D
  • Dave Saulnier, Senior Software Developer, Kubotek USA
  • David Cohn, Technical Publishing Manager, 4D Technologies
  • David Heiny, Managing Director, SimScale
  • David Prawel, Director, 3D Printing Lab, Colorado State University
  • Deb Mishra, President & CEO, QuadRite
  • Deke Smith, Senior Analyst, Cyon Research
  • Denis Morais, CTO, SSI
  • Deryl Snyder, Vice-President, Global Business Development, CD-adapco
  • Doc Hall, Chairman, Compression Institute
  • Dominic Hand, IT Director, Engineering, Ingersoll Rand
  • Don Tolle, Director, Systems Engineering & Simulation Practice, CIMdata
  • Doug Macdonald, Director of Product Management, Aras
  • Elena Yudovina, Head, Software Developing, NTP Truboprovod
  • Erico Mattos, CTO, PhytoSynthetix
  • Evan Knuttila, Vice-President- Sales, PLM Components, Siemens PLM
  • Evan Yares, Principal, The Yares Organization
  • Forest Flager, Research Associate, CIFE, Stanford University
  • Frank Sarno, Director of Project Controls, Mortenson Construction
  • Fredrik Viken, CTO, Ceetron
  • Gahl Berkooz, Chief of Analytics, Global Connected Consumer Experience, General Motors
  • Galia Schwarz, Vice-President, Business Development, Yowza3D
  • Gavin Bridgeman, Vice-President of Products, Tech Soft 3D
  • Hubertus Tummescheit, CEO, Modelon
  • Igor Tsinman, President, AMC Bridge
  • Jack Byers, CEO, Vanguard Marketing International
  • Jack Ring, Senior Analyst, Cyon Research
  • Jason Cooper, Senior Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Jay Vleeschhouwer, Research Analyst, Griffin Securities
  • Jean Thilmany, Contributor, Design World
  • Jennifer Velez, Program Manager, CompuGirls, Center for Gender Equity in Science & Technology
  • Jerad Stack, Lead Product Manager, Autodesk
  • Jeremy Herrman, CTO, Plethora
  • Jim Brown, President, Tech-Clarity
  • Jim Doxey, Director, SolidPartners
  • Jim Gordon, Director of Engineering, Autodesk
  • Joe Barkai, Principal, Joe Barkai Management Consulting
  • Joe Dunne, Partner Manager, Onshape
  • Joe Walsh, CEO & Founder, IntrinSIM
  • Joel Orr, Chief Visionary, Emeritus, Cyon Research
  • John Alpine, Vice-President Engineering, Global Software, 3D Systems
  • John Chawner, President & Co-Founder, Pointwise
  • John Hayes, CEO, Engineering.com
  • John Haymaker, Director of Research, Perkins+Will
  • John Jenkins, Sales Manager, North America, Noesis Solutions
  • John Kizior, Global Director, Project Technologies, AECOM
  • John Miller, Mechanical Aerospace Engineer, The Durbin Group
  • John Miller, Senior Vice-President, Mainstream Group, Siemens PLM
  • John Sperling, Vice-President of Product Management, Aras
  • Jon Hirschtick, Founder & Chairman, Onshape
  • Jon Jarrett, Director, Orbital ATK
  • Jon Peddie, President, Jon Peddie Research
  • Jon Stevenson, Senior Vice-President, Global Software, GrabCAD
  • Julian Gómez, CEO, Polished Pixels
  • Julie Driscoll, Vice-President, Product Management and Marketing Strategy, aPriori
  • Karlheinz Peters, Director, International Business Development, IntrinSIM
  • Kathleen Maher, Vice-President, Jon Peddie Research
  • Keith Ferguson, Director, Competitive Intelligence Director, Computer Design Center, Siemens PLM Software
  • Keith Meintjes, Senior Consultant, CIMdata
  • Ken Hall, Director, Sustainable Design Systems, Gensler
  • Ken Welch, Founder & CEO, SIMSOLID
  • Kingdom Lin, Vice President, ZWCAD Software
  • Larry Sager, Professor, University of Texas School of Law
  • Lee Miller, Head of Corporate VDC, M+W Group
  • Leonid Korelshteyn, Deputy Director, Science, NTP Truboprovod
  • Linda Lokay, CEO, Dassault Systemes Spatial
  • Lou Feinstein, Senior Manager, Portfolio Management, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks
  • Lou Gallo, UX/Support & Community, Onshape
  • Lou Pascarella, CTO, Geometric Global
  • Marc Halpern, Research Vice-President, Gartner
  • Marc Lind, Senior Vice-President, Global Marketing, Aras
  • Marcus Moss, TMAC Team Lead, Jacobs Technologies
  • Mark Anderson, CEO, Pattern Computer, Inc.
  • Mark Guthrie, Program Manager, Smart2Market
  • Mark Nicholson, CEO, Zemax
  • Mark Parent, COO, Kubotek USA
  • Mark Sampson, Product Manager, Siemens PLM
  • Mark Sawyer, General Manager, GC/CM Division, Trimble Navigation
  • Mark Stevens, Director of Communications, Oceaneering International
  • Martin Ehrhardt, Senior Director, EMEA, Tech Soft 3D
  • Martyn Day, Publisher, DEVELOP3D and AEC Magazines, x3d Media
  • Masao Morito, General Manager, iCAD
  • Micah Miller, Founder & Managing Member, Easton Outdoors
  • Michael Tardif, Managing Partner, Building Informatics
  • Michelle Boucher, Vice-President of Engineering Software Research, Tech-Clarity
  • Mike Payne, CEO, Kenesto
  • Mike Riddle, CTO, Biomimetic Tools
  • Milos Zupanski, Director, Product Portfolio Management, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks
  • Naji El Masri, COO, Noesis Solutions
  • Nathanael Miller, Aerospace Engineer, NASA Langley Research Center
  • Neil Peterson, President, Open Design Alliance
  • Nick Pandher, Vice-President, Numecent
  • Nick Pinkston, CEO, Plethora
  • Ole Olesen, CEO, Desert Control
  • Oleg Shilovitsky, CEO & Co-Founder, openBoM
  • Patrick Rainsberry, Business Development Manager, Autodesk
  • Paul Grunau, President, GEO-SLOPE
  • Paul Hanlon, Director Product Development & Consulting Services, Softech
  • Paul St. Pierre, Application Specialist, 3Dconnexion
  • Paul Stallings, Vice-President of Research & Development, Kubotek USA
  • Pete Marks, Managing Director, Design Insight
  • Pete Wells, President, Smart2Market
  • Peter Kerwin, Product Manager, Parasolid Components, Siemens PLM
  • Peter Rucinski, Director, Product Portfolio Management, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks
  • Peter Thorne, Managing Director, Cambashi
  • Philip Newcomb, Founder & CEO, The Software Revolutions
  • Rajesh Bhartiya, Founder & CEO, ProtoTech Solutions
  • Ralph Verrilli, Managing Director, Madison Park Group
  • Richard Riff, President, RR Executive Consulting
  • Rob McAveney, Chief Architect, Aras
  • Robert Bell, President, AUGI
  • Robert Gräbert, CTO, Gräbert
  • Robert Stadie, Product Manager, 3Dconnexion
  • Roman Lygin, Founder & CEO, CAD Exchanger
  • Ron Fritz, CEO, Tech Soft 3D
  • Roopinder Tara, Director of Content, Engineering.com
  • Sam Miller, Director, Systems Engineering, Magic Leap
  • Scott Brinks, CEO, Trans-Trade
  • Scott Lamond, Vice-President, Marketing & Business Development, Synergis Software
  • Scott Sweeney, Vice-President, Kubotek USA
  • Scott Wertel, Configuration Manager, Nammo Talley
  • Sergey Bikulov, Executive Director, Top Systems
  • Sergey Kozlov, CTO & Director, R&D, Top Systems
  • Sergey Kuraksin, General Director, Top Systems
  • Silvana Nani, CEO, The Center for Understanding Change
  • Stephen Collins, CEO, Anark
  • Steve Bashada, Senior Vice-President, Cloud Services, Siemens PLM
  • Steve Coy, President, TimeLike Systems
  • Steve Endersby, Director, Product Portfolio Management, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks
  • Steve Immel, Americas Business Development, Materialise
  • Steve Johnson, Research & User Interaction, Vectorworks
  • Steve Wolfe, CEO, CAD/CAM Publishing
  • Talbot Jaeger, CTO, NovaWurks
  • Tarika Jain, Head of Business Development, ProtoTech Solutions and Services
  • Ted Blacker, Manager, Simulation Modeling Sciences, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Tim Webb, Senior Director, Marketing, Dassault Systemes SIMULIA
  • Tim Wesselman, CEO & Founder, OnRamp Bioinformatics
  • Todd Cummings, Vice-President, Research & Development, Synergis Software
  • Todd Majeski, President, 3DVision Technologies
  • Tom Crumm, President, TAC
  • Tom Kurke, Founder, 3DSolver
  • Tom Lagatta, President & CEO, Numecent
  • Tom Maurer, Senior Director of Strategy, Siemens PLM
  • Tom Pennino, President, TP Technologies
  • Tom Sisler, Manager, Engineering Services, Knoll
  • Tom Walker, R & D Group Director, Synopsys
  • Tony Gaertner, PLM Component Sales, Global Sales Executive, Siemens PLM
  • Travis Carrigan, Senior Engineer, Pointwise
  • Tyler Barnes, Vice-President of Marketing, Tech Soft 3D
  • Tyler Miller, Engineering Director, Trimble
  • Vic Sanchez, COO, openBoM
  • Vince Cushing, CTO & Co-Founder, QCoefficient
  • Wolf Zhang, Director, 3D Internet R&D Center, ZWCAD Software
  • Yanick Fluhmann, Vice-President, Strategic Initiatives, Tech Soft 3D