APRIL 26, 2009
I attended the 10th annual COFES event about a week ago in Scottsdale, Arizona. COFES stands for the Congress on the Future of Engineering Software.) I enjoy attending because of the extraordinary mix of people who are there. Roughly half are managers and executives from the major CAD/PLM companies, including the “big four.” ” The other half are prominent consultants, analysts, and individuals from user companies, such as Boeing, Nike, and Parker Hannifin.