Key Participants

A Who's-Who of the engineering software community (CAD/CAE/CAM/PDM/PLM/BIM/GIS) will participate in COFES 2017, including those shown here, who have already registered for COFES as of April 4, 2017:

  • Aditya Gurushankar, Manager, Solid Edge Product Design, Siemens PLM
  • Ahmad Haidari, Global Industry Director, ANSYS
  • Alain Genard, Vice-President, Sales, Noesis Solutions
  • Allan Behrens, Managing Director, Taxal
  • Amanda Piao, Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford University
  • Andreas Vlahinos, Principal, Advanced Engineering Solutions
  • Antoine Reymond, Senior Manager, Industry Solutions and Strategy, AMD
  • Ben Brown, Professor, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Ben Mitchell, Head of Product, Plethora
  • Ben Parikh, Executive Director, Global Business Development, Intergraph
  • Ben Urick, President, nVariate
  • Bill Brothers, Business Development Executive, Dassault Systemes SIMULIA
  • Bill Chown, Product Manager, Mentor Graphics
  • Bill Mannion, CMO, Coventry Computer
  • Blake Courter, Head of Software Research, Stratasys
  • Bob Bean, COO, Kubotek USA
  • Bob Deragisch, Director, Engineering Services, Parker Hannifin
  • Bob Edwards, ,
  • Bob Kahr, Director BD & Strategic Partnerships, Trimble A&D Division, SketchUp
  • Bob Zacharias, Aero Thermal Leader, General Electric
  • Boris Shoov, Executive Vice-President, AMC Bridge
  • Brad Holtz, President & CEO, Cyon Research
  • Brad Rothenberg, CEO, nTopology
  • Brian Dabell, President, HBM Prenscia
  • Brian Rohde, Senior Manager, Dassault Systemes Spatial
  • Carolyn Castillo, Project Manager, The Center for Understanding Change
  • Carsten Hochmuth, Director, Product Management, aPriori Technologies
  • Cass Wesselman, Managing Partner, Aspire Capital
  • Chad Jackson, President & Founder, Lifecycle Insights
  • Charles Zhao, Deputy Director, R&D, ZWCAD Software
  • Chris De Neef, Owner, Fast Track Consulting
  • Chris Keating, General Manager, SketchUp, Trimble
  • Chris Turner, CEO, Business Advantage
  • Chris Wilkes, President & CEO, Sigmetrix
  • Chris Wood, Professor & Former Vice-President, Santa Fe Institute
  • Chuck House, CEO, InnovaScapes Institute
  • Craig Dennis, CTO, TransMagic
  • Craig Therrien, Senior Product Manager, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks
  • Dallas Beddingfield, COO, Evolution Computing
  • Dan Sokol, CEO, DISCUS Software
  • Darel Coterel, Manager, Technical Information Systems, Mueller Water Products
  • Darren Larkins, CEO, SSI (ShipConstructor Software, Inc.)
  • Darren Young, Director of Operations Technology, Hermanson Company
  • Dave Evans, CEO & Co-Founder, Fictiv
  • Dave Opsahl, Vice-President of Corporate Development, Tech Soft 3D
  • David Cohn, Contributing Editor, Digital Engineering
  • David Darbyshire, Engineer & Co-Owner, DASI Solutions
  • David Heiny, CEO, SimScale GmbH
  • David Martin, Chairman & CTO, Nureva
  • David Zuniga, Commercial Innovation Manager, Center for Advancement of Science in Space
  • Deb Mishra, President & CEO, QuadRite
  • Deke Smith, Senior Analyst, Cyon Research
  • Denis Morais, CTO, SSI
  • Denyse Davis, Executive Vice-President of Business Development, Nutritional Microanalysis
  • Diana King, Director of Curriculum Development, The Brinks School
  • Doc Hall, Chairman, Compression Institute
  • Doug Macdonald, Director of Product Management, Aras Corporation
  • Eric Greenwade, Chief Analytics Officer, Coventry Computer
  • Erik Lewis, Business Relationship Manager, Southland Industries
  • Evan Knuttila, Vice-President- Sales, PLM Components, Siemens PLM
  • Evan Yares, Senior Analyst, Cyon Research
  • Fouad El Khaldi, General Manager, Strategy & Innovation, ESI Group
  • Frank Popielas, Executive Consultant, CIMdata
  • Frank Sarno, Director, Project Management Administration, Mortenson Construction
  • Gavin Bridgeman, Vice-President of Products, Tech Soft 3D
  • Hans-Peter Plag, Professor, MARI, Old Dominion University
  • Harry Blount, Founder & CEO, DISCERN
  • Hubertus Tummescheit, President, Modelon
  • Hugues Tsafak, Director of Product Development, Vectorworks
  • Ider Guzman, Vice-President, Latin America, Data on ACiD
  • Igor Tsinman, President, AMC Bridge
  • Jack Byers, CEO, VMI
  • Jack Ring, Senior Analyst, Cyon Research
  • James Reinders, HPC Enthusiast, JamesReinders
  • Jason Cooper, Senior Software Engineer, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Jason Preston, Co-Founder, Parnassus Group
  • Jay Vleeschhouwer, Research Analyst, Griffin Securities
  • Jean-Jacques Grimaud, Director, Sales, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks
  • Jeff Rowe, Executive Editor, MCADCafe, Internet Business Systems
  • Jeremy Herrman, CTO, Plethora
  • Jeremy Wiley, CEO, Tethered Air
  • Jesse Coors-Blankenship, CEO, Frustum
  • Jim Brown, President, Tech-Clarity
  • Jim Doxey, Product Configuration Manager, Oculus
  • Joe Dunne, Developer Relations, Onshape
  • Joe Galliera, Technical Sales, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks
  • Joe Miller, Mechanical Engineeer, Cruz Associates
  • Joe Walsh, CEO & Founder, IntrinSIM
  • Joel Orr, Chief Visionary, Emeritus, Cyon Research
  • John Bacus, Product Management Director, SketchUp, Trimble Navigation
  • John Breshears, President, Architectural Applications
  • John Chawner, President & Co-Founder, Pointwise
  • John Hayes, CEO, Engineering.com
  • John Jenkins, Sales Manager, North America, Noesis Solutions
  • John Kizior, Global Director, Project Technology, AECOM
  • John Whetstone, Director, CTO Marketing, Siemens PLM
  • Jon Hirschtick, Co-Founder & CEO, Onshape
  • Jon Stevenson, Senior Vice-President, Global Software, Stratasys
  • Jonathan Sauder, Technologist, USC
  • Julian G√≥mez, CxO, Polished Pixels
  • Karen Caswelch, CEO, TBD
  • Karl vom Berge, Product Manager, Materialise
  • Karlheinz Peters, Director, International Business Development, IntrinSIM
  • Kathleen deValk, Chief Architect, Omneo, Siemens PLM
  • Keith Meintjes, Senior Consultant, CIMdata
  • Keith Mountain, President, Phenometry
  • Ken Hall, Architect, Gensler
  • Kevin Zich, Director, Engineering, TriMech
  • Larry Chilelli, Principal, Wireless Services
  • Lee Hall, Principal, E2MS
  • Linda Lokay, CEO, Dassault Systemes Spatial
  • Lou Pascarella, CTO, Geometric Global
  • Louis Hecht, President, OpenBIM & Associates
  • Manu Parpia, Managing Director & CEO, Geometric
  • Marc Halpern, Research Vice-President, Gartner
  • Marc Lind, Senior Vice-President, Global Marketing, Aras
  • Mark Anderson, CEO, Conventry Computer
  • Mark Anderson, CTO, Concepts NREC
  • Mark Driscoll, Senior Director, 3Dconnexion
  • Mark Guthrie, Program Manager, Smart2Market
  • Mark Stevens, Director, Global Data Solutions, Oceaneering International
  • Mark Vorwaller, President, ZWSOFT America
  • Mark Williams, Vice-President, Worldwide Sales, Dassault Systemes Spatial
  • Martin Fischer, Director, CIFE-Stanford
  • Masao Morito, General Manager, iCAD LTD
  • Massimo Signani, CEO, DPT/think3
  • Matt Milinusic, CEO, OnTrack Engineering
  • Max Bogdanov, CEO, ASCON
  • Melanie Mitchell, Professor, Computer Science, Portland State University
  • Michael Bogomolny, CTO, ParaMatters
  • Michael Carrier, CTO, Flux.io
  • Michael Dushkoff, Senior Software Engineer, Coventry Computer
  • Michael Tardif, Managing Partner, Building Informatics
  • Michelle Boucher, Vice-President, Tech-Clarity
  • Mike Buchli, Product Manager, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks
  • Mike Payne, CEO, Kenesto
  • Mike Riddle, CEO, Evolution Computing
  • Mitch Debora, CEO, Mosaic Manufacturing
  • Murray Cantor, CTO, Aptage
  • Nathanael Miller, Aerospace Engineer, NASA Langley Research Center
  • Neil Peterson, President, Open Design Alliance
  • Nicolas Tillet, Product Portfolio Manager, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks
  • Oleg Shilovitsky, CEO & Founder, openBoM
  • Oleg Zykov, CEO, C3D Labs
  • Oliver Duncan, Product Manager, Solid Edge Design, Siemens PLM
  • Oliver Parschat, Business Development Manager, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence
  • Pat McGowan, (retired), FIS Sungard
  • Patrick Rainsberry, Business Development Manager, Autodesk
  • Paul Grunau, President, GEO-SLOPE
  • Paul Stallings, Principal Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Pete Marks, Managing Director, Design Insight
  • Pete Wells, President, Smart2Market, Inc.
  • Peter Olsson, CEO, PK Data AB
  • Peter Schroer, CEO, Aras
  • Peter Thorne, Managing Director, Cambashi
  • Phares Noel, Senior Analyst, Cyon Research
  • Phil Christensen, Vice-President, Analytical Modeling, Bentley Systems
  • Rajesh Bhartiya, Founder & CEO, ProtoTech Solutions
  • Ralph Grabowski, Editor, upFront.eZine Publishing
  • Ralph Verrilli, Managing Director, Madison Park Group
  • Richard Marshall, CEO, X-SES Consultants
  • Richard Semmes, Senior Director, Omneo Research & Development, Siemens PLM
  • Ricky Ricardo, Founder, Data on ACiD
  • Ro Nagpal, Investor, RoNagpal
  • Rob McAveney, Chief Architect, Aras
  • Rob Richards, Head of Strategy, Stottler Henke Associates
  • Ron Fritz, CEO, Tech Soft 3D
  • Roopinder Tara, Director of Content, Engineering.com
  • Scott Brinks, Director, ICN Management
  • Scott Foster, Principal, Misaki Research
  • Scott Hutchinson, Senior Manager, R&D Science and Engineering, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Scott Leemans, Senior Mechanical Engineer, AlphaBet [X]
  • Sean Regan, President, International Operations, OnTrack Engineering
  • Sergei Azernikov, CEO, ParaMatters
  • Sergey Bikulov, Executive Director, Top Systems
  • Sergey Evsikov, CEO, ASCON -Design Systems
  • Sergey Kozlov, CTO & Director, R&D, Top Systems
  • Sergey Kuraksin, General Director, Top Systems
  • Sergey Vishnevetsky, Director of Development, Open Design Alliance
  • Silvana Nani, Board Member, Center for Understanding Change
  • Stacey Giard, COO, Tola Capital
  • Stephen Larson, CEO, MetaCell
  • Steve Coy, President, TimeLike Systems
  • Steve Immel, Strategic Business Development, Materialise
  • Steve Shoaf, PLM/IoT Marketing, IBM
  • Steve Tudberry, Executive Vice-President, HBM Prenscia
  • Steve Wolfe, Director, Pioneer Recruitment Program, GAIL Earth
  • Susan Meredith, Director, SusanMeredith
  • Talbot Jaeger, Founder/CTO, NovaWurks
  • Ted Blacker, Department Manager, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Tim Thomas, CEO, CADENAS PARTsolutions
  • Tim Webb, Senior Director, SIMULIA Growth, Dassault Systemes SIMULIA
  • Tim Wesselman, CEO, OnRamp Bioinformatics
  • Todd Cummings, Vice-President, Research & Development, Synergis Technologies
  • Todd Reade, President & CEO, TransMagic
  • Tom Maurer, Senior Director of Strategy, Siemens PLM
  • Tom Pennino, President, TP Tech
  • Tomasz Luniewski, CEO & Founder, Capvidia NV
  • Tony Lonergan, Marketing Manager, Americas, 3Dconnexion
  • Trent Zimmerman, Graduate Student, Brigham Young University
  • Troy Hansen, Data Integrity & Enhancement, DISCERN
  • Truman Du, CEO, ZWSOFT
  • Ty Carlson, CTO, Coventry Computer
  • Tyler Barnes, Vice-President of Marketing, Tech Soft 3D
  • Varun Bhartiya, Partner, ProtoTech Solutions and Services Pvt. Ltd.
  • Vince Caprio, Chairman, COFES Institute
  • Visvanathan Ramesh, Professor, Goethe University
  • Wayne Miller, Deputy Director, HPCIC, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Yanick Fluhmann, Vice-President, Strategic Initiatives, Tech Soft 3D
  • Yuri Kozulin, Head of C3D Modeler Department, C3D Labs