COFES Israel Forum

was held December 16, 2010
Hilton Tel Aviv, Israel
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A Cyon Research Event

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SolidWorks PTC

Autodesk Inforbix

The BIRD Foundation Ledas

High Tech Industry Association
COFES Israel Forum
on Software for Innovation and Sustainable Design
for Engineering, Manufacturing, Construction, and Industry
December 16, 2010; Hilton Tel Aviv; Tel Aviv, Israel
Participants from around the world converged on Tel Aviv to participate in the COFES Israel Forum. This by-invitation-only, landmark event shined a light on how the world’s engineering software community can accelerate the execution of innovation and sustainable design to meet global demand.

The COFES Israel Forum focuses on Israel’s role as a world leader in innovation. The event was modeled after our annual spring COFES in Arizona, but with a slightly different format and focus. In addition to presentations by Cyon Research and other leading analysts, the program included presentations and Q&A from senior industry leaders of the design software industry to discuss their vision and thoughts on future directions. The idea was to shine a light on areas where there is a significant opportunity for innovation, particularly with respect to design and with respect to sustainability.

The COFES Israel Forum represents the kick-off of a collaborative examination and a refinement of issues in an effort to build a community to leverage innovation within Israel.

Agenda
8:00
AM Registration and meet your hosts
Attire for COFES Israel is business casual (no suits, no ties)

8:43
AM Opportunities for Innovation, part 1
Presentations from:

Introduction — Joel Orr, Chief Visionary, Cyon Research (USA)
Fostering Innovation — Eitan Yudilevich, Executive Director, BIRD Foundation (ISRAEL)
The International Software Market — Michael Morein, Senior Consultant, Cambashi (UNITED KINGDOM)
Innovation — Chris De Neef, Managing Director, Fast Track Consulting (BELGIUM)
10:15
AM
Hosted networking break

11:00
AM Opportunities for Innovation, part 2
Presentations from:

Tal Weiss, Site R&D Director, Autodesk (ISRAEL)
Zvi Feuer, Vice-President, Industry Business Group, Siemens PLM Software (ISRAEL)
Andreas Vlahinos, Principal, Advanced Engineering Solutions
12:20
PM
Hosted networking lunch

1:30
PM Opportunities for Innovation, part 3
Presentations from:

Meg Selfe, Vice President, Rational Software, IBM (USA)
Ping Fu, CEO, Geomagic (USA)
Allan Behrens, Managing Director, Taxal
2:50
PM
Hosted networking break

3:30
PM Opportunities for Innovation, part 4
Presentations from:

Brian Shepherd, Executive Vice President, PTC (USA)
Fielder Hiss, Vice President of Product Management, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks (USA)
Jon Peddie, President, Jon Peddie Research (USA)
Design and Sustainability — Brad Holtz, President & CEO, Cyon Research, (USA)
5:00
PM
Close
Key participants included:
COFES Israel broke ground on issues that everyone needs to discuss, argue, and solve. Attendees included chief officers of manufacturing, engineering, architectural, and software development companies in Israel, who understand the needs that their businesses will face in the future. They joined with the technology elite from around the world who develop, market and guide the engineering software and technology that are in use today – and in the future.

Senior executives and experts from leading providers in the field of BIM/CAD/CAE/DP/PLM
Senior executives from Israeli manufacturing, construction, and industrial organizations
Analysts, media, and representatives from academia and government
These key leaders were among those that participatee in the event:

Abraham Nagavkar, CIO, Bateman
Adam Magen, Director Infrastructure & Technologies, Siemens PLM Software
Adi Eyal, CEO and Managing Director, One1
Alex Tsechansky, General Manager, ITI Proficiency
Allan Behrens, Managing Director, Taxal
Anat Fisher, Professor, Technion
Andreas Vlahinos, Principal, Advanced Engineering Solutions
Andy Sherlock, CEO, ShapeSpace
Ariel Hadar, Channel Business Development Manager, PTC
Arik Shibi, Technology Manager, Architecture & Building, Omnitech
Avner Ben Bassat, President, Plataine
Benny Shimon, Technology Manager, Manufacturing Solutions, Omnitech
Brad Holtz, President & CEO, Cyon Research
Brian Shepherd, Executive Vice-President, Product Development, PTC
Chris De Neef, Owner, Fast Track Consulting
Daniela Paz, Director for PLM Information Systems MCAD/ECAD, Rafael Advance Defense Systems
David Levin, CEO, LEDAS
David Segal, Director, Industrial Equipment Market Development, Dassault Systemes
Dmitry Popov, Deputy Director, Nanosoft
Dudi Peer, MCAD Manager, HP (ECI Telecom)
Eitan Carmi, , Siemens PLM Software
Eitan Yudilevich, Executive Director, BIRD Foundation
Eldad Sayada, CEO, Widetech Integrated Systems
Eran Naveh, Software Group Manager, Objet Geometries
Eyal Nir, CEO, ParaCloud
Fielder Hiss, Vice-President, Product Management, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks
Gili Golani, Director, Product Management, Cimatron
Haim Mizrahi, Vice-President, Ordinance Division, Rafael Advance Defense Systems
Hemy Miller, CTO & Business Development Manager, Omnitech
Ilan Israel, Autodesk Division Manager, Omnitech
Ilan Sidi, CTO, Graffiti
Israel Gatt, Managing Director, Data Systems Designers
Joel Orr, Vice-President and Chief Visionary, Emeritus, Cyon Research
Jon Peddie, President, Jon Peddie Research
Kalman Wilner, Vice-President R&D and Engineering, Optimet
Kathleen Maher, Editor-in-Chief, Jon Peddie Research
Limor Nakar, Director, U.S. Business Development & BIRD Energy, BIRD Foundation
Mark Lefebvre, Marketing Director, IBM Rational Software, IBM
Meg Selfe, Vice-President, Rational Complex & Embedded Systems, IBM
Meir Davidovich, Managing Director, Data Systems Designers
Meir Weiss, CEO, ITibam
Michael Brook, Senior Vice-President, Engineering Desktop Product Development, PTC
Michael Reitman, Vice-President, Engineering and R&D, PTC
Michael Sirota, Head Mechanical Engineering Group, TAT Technologies
Michal Barak, Technology Manager, Geospatial & Civil Engineering, Omnitech
Miki Morein, Senior Consultant, Cambashi
Moshe Shpitalni, Professor, Technion
Naotake Kakishita, President & CEO, Kubotek USA
Natan Elsberg, CEO, RDV Systems
Nimrod Zehavi, Managing Partner, RDV Systems
Nir Brav, Vice-President, Israeli Operations and Financial Management, PTC
Nitzan Sapir, Chairman of the Board, One1
Oded Leventer, Managing Director, Systematics Technologies
Ofer Spottheim, Country Manager, KollabNet
Oleg Shilovitsky, CEO, Inforbix
Paul Stallings, Vice-President of Research & Development, Kubotek
Ping Fu, CEO, Geomagic
Rami Noach, PDM & CAD Team Leader, Orbotech
Roy Sterenthal, Vice-President Research and Development, Cimatron
Shlomo Sivan, CEO, Sivan Design
Sky Matthews, Director, Development, IBM Rational Software
Tal Weiss, R&D Site Manager, Autodesk Israel
Yaron Livnat, Director, Israel Ministry of Defense – Mantak
Yaron Rosenbaum, General Manager, Cordys Israel
Yaron Zipori, R&D Data Management, PLM, Engineering Processes, Rafael Advance Defense Systems
Yitzhak Daniel, CEO, Optimet
Yoram Reich, Professor, Tel Aviv University
Yoram Shechner, MCAD Manager, Rafael Advance Defense Systems
Ze’ev Kroizman, CEO, McKit Systems Ltd.
Ziv Belfer, Senior Vice-President, PTC
Zvi Feuer, Vice-President, Industry Business Group, Siemens PLM Software
Zvi Grinberg, CEO, CALIBER Engineering and Computers
Zvi Valk, CAD/CAE Manager, Israel Electric
Why?
The COFES Israel Forum is a key meeting point between the Executives of world’s largest software developers and the top leaders of the Israeli engineering and technical community.

The purpose of the forum is to discuss the critical issues facing the engineering software industry within the specific context of Israel. The COFES Israel Forum, brings senior executives from firms in manufacturing, construction, and design together with their peers from the software community who create, develop, and support the tools necessary for design and engineering to discuss innovation in the face of the current economic situation (both globally and within Russia and the CIS), and key problems common within and among BIM/CAD/CAE/DP/ PLM, market situation and formulate forecasts for the next 5-6 years, and business opportunities advantageous both for customers and providers. Israel plays an increasingly critical role in the world technical economy and in the field of engineering particularly.

Objectives covered at COFES:
Understand the global and local market dynamics for design and engineering software
Explore opportunities for innovation in the context of design and engineering
Explore the leverage for enabling sustainability by focusing on opportunities to embed sustainability into projects at the design stage
Discuss likely scenarios for the future of the industry and explore actions to address the scenarios
Share recent innovations in the market
What is COFES?
Cyon Research Corporation’s groundbreaking symposium, the Congress on the Future of Engineering Software — more commonly known as COFES — has been the most important gathering place for the engineering software industry since 2000. Each year, 275 industry leaders, users, vendors, Executives, consultants, and press meet and share their insights.

More than any lecture series or trade conference, COFES accommodates a relaxed, honest, and intelligent conversation about the future of our industry. COFES builds an invaluable commodity called community; from which both new ideas and bold actions naturally spring forth.

COFES was founded on the idea that one-on-one interaction and the building of community are the most valuable functions of an industry forum. COFES eschews the distractions of a trade show floor and the formality of executive presentations for a comfortable atmosphere of large and small group discussions with the most influential players and most innovative minds of the software world.

COFES is recognized around the world as the one place where leading thinkers and practitioners from the community of users and vendors of software for design and engineering (BIM/CAD/CAE/DP/PLM/PM/PPM, etc.) can interact in intellectually vigorous conversations, without their sales and marketing hats on.

COFES is an annual event owned by Cyon Research Corporation, a think-tank consulting group focusing on strategic issues of the software industry for design and engineering. Cyon Research has been bringing the unique vision of COFES to a select group of international venues where they believe there is a significant opportunity for the event to trigger a leap forward for the industry. This COFES Israel Forum follows in the footsteps of the 2006 COFES India Summit and the September 2010 COFES Russia Forum.

Participation in COFES Israel Forum is by invitation only. If you would like to be considered for an invitation to the event, please fill the form at http://apply.cofes.com. A detailed description of expected participation is shown below.

Presentations and recordings from the event will be made available to the attendees shortly after the event.