February Update

This email was sent to COFES 2011 invitees on February 1, 2011

COFES 2011
  April 14 thru April 17, 2011 Scottsdale, Arizona. cofes.com

  John Gage to Keynote at COFES 2011

John Gage, the former chief researcher and vice president of the Science Office for Sun Microsystems, will give the Friday keynote address at COFES 2011. Gage is credited with creating the company’s tag-line ‘The Network is the Computer’ and was the man behind many of Sun’s most successful product developments.

  COFES Israel Audio Recordings Posted

As you know, we held COFES Israel in December. It was a very successful event, and we are excited to share the audio recordings of each presentation on the COFES website.

  Cyon Research Stock Index Update

At the end of each year, Cyon Research updates its Stock Index. Check out the latest results at cyonresearch.com/stocks

  Call for Discussion Topics

What key issues do you want on the table for discussion at COFES? Send a short description to brad.holtz@cyonresearch.com so that we may consider your issue for discussion.

For ideas, please take a look at last year's agenda discussion subjects (scroll down to 10:45am on Saturday). The final COFES 2011 discussion topics will be posted at the beginning of April.

  Q1 2011 Global User Survey Now Open - Please Participate

At COFES, Cyon Research presents findings from its research. We have just opened a new USER survey, continuing our research into technology planning, initiatives, and drivers behind change. This will form the basis of some of our presentation. If you are a user of engineering design software (CAD, CAE, BIM, or PLM), please consider participating in the survey at

If you have colleagues from other parts of the world, please consider sharing these links to the survey in other languages:

  Nominations for The CAD Society Awards

The CAD Society is accepting nominations for the 2011 CAD Society Industry Awards.

The CAD Society Awards acknowledge the contributions made by individuals that have affected and developed the CAD, engineering, manufacturing and architecture software industries. The awards are presented at each year at COFES.

The CAD Society presents awards in three categories:

Joe Greco Community Award: For outstanding work in improving communication and developing community within the CAD industry.

Leadership Award: For outstanding technical and business leadership in the CAD industry, and focus and dedication to the needs of CAD users.

Lifetime Award: For a lifetime of outstanding technical and business contributions to the CAD industry.

Send your nominations to rachael@ashurstbridge.com.

Deadline for nominations is March 1, 2011.

  Nominate a technology for the Tech Innovators Awards

CADwire.net Tech Innovator Award recognizes leading edge, but little-known, technologies that address key design needs and further the success of designers and engineers.
If you know of a technology that deserves the spotlight, send a brief summary to: innovatoraward@cadwire.net.

Deadline for nominations is March 15, 2011.

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