COFES Russia 2013 Agenda

 COFES Russia will be held in both Engish and Russian with simultaneous translation for all sessions.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

08:00 COFES Russia 2013 Registration and Badge Pick-up Opens

Attire for COFES Russia is very casual (no suits or ties); shirts with or without collars; jeans or khakis; tennis shoes or sandals.  

09:30 C3D Labs Customer Meeting

Potential C3D kernel customers are invited to special event, where you can hear about C3D history, our development team and our plans for next years.

Hear case studies from our customers, see their products built on C3D, and share their experience in work with ASCON. Our partners will show solutions that help build great 3D systems easier and faster.

The entire event will be open for discussions. More details here.

About C3D Labs...

13:30 Tech Soft 3D Customer Event

Current and potential Tech Soft 3D customers are invited to hear about the company’s outlook and plans in the near, medium and long-term future at their annual event. As a toolkit provider, Tech Soft 3D aggregates the needs of hundreds of leading engineering companies, making it a bellwether of the industry at large.

In English. Translation will not be provided for this session. About Tech Soft 3D

15:30 Special Session: Dick Morley's "Fireside Chat"
Dick Morley
Cyon Research

This discussion will be held in English. Translation will not be provided for this session.

COFES Russia 2013 Opening and Reception
Opening business reception. Welcome, introductions, orientation, and schedule. All COFES Attendees and sponsors gather for an end-of-the-day evening social. Music, food, and refreshments.

The Thursday evening reception is integral to the success of your COFES experience. We describe COFES as an environment of enhanced serendipity. This is your opportunity to sit down, relax, and engage in conversation. The most important things – negotiations, new business contracts, informal discussions of ideas vocalized at COFES – take place in the evenings, with a glass of wine and quiet live music. Deelip Menezes describes what he calls the Magic of COFES.

The reception is where it begins. Music, food, refreshments. It is important to be there to get a jump start on the opportunity for serendipity.

*Guests of COFES Attendees must be registered and must be wearing their badges during the event.

Friday, May 31, 2013

06:30 Breakfast, for those staying at the New Peterhof Hotel
Each COFES attendee from the user community is assigned a leading industry analyst who will act as their host for the event. The host's primary responsibility is to make sure that you get the most value possible out of the event and introduce you to key industry players. If you are staying at the hotel, why not plan to meet your host for breakfast.

Breakfast is for those staying at the New Peterhof Hotel and is included in the room rate.

Attire for COFES Russia is "summer comfortable": no suits or ties. Knit shirts, t-shirts; jeans or khakis; tennis shoes or sandals, etc. are welcome.
08:37 Kickoff: Opening Session and Call to Order
Your hosts, Cyon Research, will set the stage for the day's activities.
09:00 Keynote: Jack Byers - Past, Present, and Future of Engineering Software
Jack Byers  
Jack Byers
The personal computer, the Internet, 3D, Google—all have shaped our current design and engineering solutions. What are the next big developments and trends that will fuel the next generation? How are they likely to present opportunities for Russia and beyond?

Jack will explore the future of engineering software, first by exploring past trends, from his perspective as both a tech entrepreneur and as a strategic advisor to emerging technologies. He’ll apply these observations to present day trends and suggest where they are likely to impact engineering software.
Jack Byers
Jack has a long history with Russia. During the 1980's he was General Manager of an investment fund targeted for Russia: JV Dialogue (JVD), the 2nd Soviet-American Joint Venture, specializing in information technology. He later became general manager of Summit Systems, a joint venture in Belarus between JVD and Chips & Technologies. Jack was the American partner on the ground in both Moscow and Belarus, working with Soviet partners from The Academy of Science, Moscow State University, Kamaz, VDNKh, and Aeroflot. During his tenure at JVD, the company localized MS-DOS and Microsoft Works for the Russian language and became Russia's exclusive distributor of Microsoft products. Jack also helped develop commercial opportunities for Russian products and alliances in the West, such as those between top mathematicians from the Academy of Sciences with SPSS.

Today Jack is the CEO of VMI, the company he founded after leaving JVD. Through VMI, Jack provides strategic advice on emerging technology services to the world’s largest firms. He specializes in the exploration and design of new markets and growth opportunities, by finding and leveraging new technologies and business models. His recent projects have focused on autonomous systems and emerging technologies, including human cognition, visualization, situational understanding, big data analytics, and human-machine interfaces. Current clients include Boeing, Allergan, Oshkosh, L-3, Raytheon and Intel.
10:15 Technology Suite Briefings 
Nikolai Nyrkov
The Role of PLM for Small Firms
What is the role of PLM for small engineering firms? Dexma will discuss their vision of PLM and explore the real needs of small firms for tools that go beyond PDM.
Dmitri Kondakov
Owner & CTO
Managing a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for Complex Engineering Objects
We’ll discuss methods and tools for defining the TCO of complex object with long lifecycles, such as ships, equipment for nuclear power, and civil engineering projects. Additionally, the transfer of information from design for use during the operation/maintenance phases. The discussion will revolve around current trends, available software tools, and organizational models.
Top Systems
Sergey Kuraksin
PLM+: Evolving the Concept of PLM
PLM has evolved through several stages of evolution over the past 30 years. At its inception, it represented "product lifecycle management," but has since evolved to represent a broad concept key to long-term corporate strategy. Top Systems will discuss their vision for a PLM that evolves beyond this, pushing the boarders between PLM and ERP, to encompass the intersection of PLM components and related methodologies, particularly for developers of IP and enterprise. This new vision encompasses project management principles, parametric design of manufacturing production, a heterogeneous development environment, integrated sustainability full integration of environmental support, CRM, and office workflow.
10:55 Break
Analyst and User Briefings
We've invited some of the brightest and most talented thinkers, analysts and users, to each lead a working discussion on an issue they view as critical. There will be four sessions happening at the same time. We will post the content of each session as it becomes confirmed.
Jack Byers  
Jack Byers
Keynoter's Session
Future Invisible: Be Resilient or Go Extinct
Societal, scientific and economic change is so fast we cannot even imagine what will happen from our present perspective. What are the non-linear shifts that are emerging on the horizon? How will this impact all aspects of computing, engineering, science, as well as our daily life?
Allan Behrens
Taxal Limited
Model-Based Engineering
Model-based engineering (MBE) has often been considered something just for specialists. Recent advances have opened MBE for broader adoption. What are the new practical realities of MBE methods and software? What are the implications and value to the business of this broader adoption? Where are the barriers to this? How can we practically embed MBE principles and tools into our developmental workflows?
Peter Bilello
Software Delivery: Moving to the Cloud and Changing Business Models
What’s next? Some say that moving software delivery to the Cloud is back to the days of data centers, mainframe computers, and timing sharing, but is it? Are we just seeing a shift of where the software is being served, or is it more than that? And what are the potential positive and negative impacts on the software industry’s business models and its users in the years to come?
Nick Nisbet
Learning from the BIM Revolution in the UK
The UK had a reputation for being a laggard when it came to technology in AEC and more specifically, in BIM. The UK Government seems to have changed that, moving the UK from being almost last to almost first in the world in sharing structured facility information (BIM) in just a year, through government mandates. What disruptions has this caused? How is it succeeding? What can be learned from the UK experience?
Analyst and User Briefings
Analyst and user briefings, round 2, with different analysts, different topics.
Jon Peddie
Jon Peddie Research
The Pending Hardware Revolution and Its Impact on Our Profession
You know about Moore’s law, what it has done for you already. What are the implications for what it will do for you next? As we enter the era of big data and cloud computing, we’ll still do a lot of signal and data processing up close and personal, only more accurately, faster, and better. How will this change your business environment? How do you prepare to compete locally when global trends are opening your local doors to global competitors.
Evan Yares  
Evan Yares
The Yares Organization
The Future of Data Management and Search
Effective data management leads to important business benefits ranging from improved engineering efficiency to higher levels of innovation. But how will data management change over the next five years? Will today’s centralized approaches still dominate? Will new, advanced search techniques change the way we manage data and make information location irrelevant? If it does, how will data relationships be managed? What other issues may arise and where might we see surprising benefits?
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Chris De Neef
Fast Track Consulting
Driving Technology Adoption
Non-technology issues such as organizational structure, business processes, and people issues dominate in determining the success of any technology project. This statement is based on research 50 years old. Is it really still true today? Has the radical way technology has transformed the business landscape reduced the dominance of non-technology factors in project success? For many, technology has become, if not a driver of change, at least the rationale for change. When that happens, how do we track and optimize our value on technology as a driver for business change?
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Alex Bausk
Model-Based Engineering in the Context of AEC and BIM
Model-Based Engineering (MBE) and Model-Based Delivery (MBD) are two key trends in the manufacturing industry, but the concepts behind them apply to the AEC industry as well. How do these concepts modify our understanding and practice of BIM? What is involved and who benefits from the application of these process-centric methodologies when applied to AEC?
12:40 Lunch
14:00 Technology Suite Briefings 
Round 2 of COFES Russia 2013 Technology Suites.
Nikolai Nyrkov
Moving from Individual to Collaborative Design
PM There is a big transition when moving from design by an individual to a collaborative design process. What are the key areas of support that software can provide for a firm going through this transition? What are the challenges?
Dmitri Kondakov
Owner & CTO
Managing a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for Complex Engineering Objects
We’ll discuss methods and tools for defining the TCO of complex object with long lifecycles, such as ships, equipment for nuclear power, and civil engineering projects. Additionally, the transfer of information from design for use during the operation/maintenance phases. The discussion will revolve around current trends, available software tools, and organizational models.
Top Systems
Sergey Kuraksin
Downstream Parametric Technologies: From Product Design to Production
The idea of parameterization is not new. Through the efforts of CAD developers in the last twenty years methodology for effective usage of parametric design principles has been substantively worked out and almost became a standard. However, development and implementation of PLM-solutions require extending the principles of parameterization to the entire chain of design and technological preparation of production. Today, the parametric model of the product provides data not only for computer-aided design and manufacturing processes for generating of NC programs, but also for calculation of material and time norms, working with alternative variations of the products and even for developing operational production plans.
14:45 Analyst and User Briefings
Analyst briefings, round 3, with different analysts, different topics.
Peter Thorne
ALM and PLM Grow Closer
Global trends are pushing ALM and PLM towards each other. What does this mean for design and engineering within Russia?
Marina Korol
What Mandated BIM Might Mean for Russia
US government mandates for BIM played a significant role in jumpstarting BIM adoption in the US. The new BIM mandates for the UK may take that a step further. What does this mean for Russia-based design and construction firms? Should Russia adopt similar mandates? How should they differ from the US and UK? Might this be enough to drive the localization we've been asking for to support Russian-style BIM?
Joel Orr  
Joel Orr
Cyon Research
Augmented Reality: Through The Looking Glass
We are on the verge of meshing the real world with the digital in ways that will profoundly affect design, engineering, and construction. What's the actual state of the art? Why is immersive AR a quantum leap forward? And what must we do to prepare?
Karl Schulmeisters  
Karl Schulmeisters
High Mountain Consulting
Cloud Transformation
Cloud is a game changer. Each of the major engineering software vendors has its own strategy for Cloud, but we’re still in the first generation of Cloud tools for design and engineering. What are the opportunities for Russian-designed engineering software to leap-frog this first generation and lead the market with a next generation Cloud strategy for engineering software tools? For those that are deploying or building Cloud strategies, where to jump in? Is the conservative, wait and see attitude prudent, or will there be a significant advantage to establishing a leadership role in the road to Cloud?
First Congress: Perspectives on PLM
A panel discussion on specific topics in PLM and BIM, with participation of significant industry leaders:
Brad Holtz
Cyon Research
Oleg Shilovitsky
With a cloud-centric, bite-sized view of PLM
Nikoly Nyrkov
With a view of PLM for small engineering firms
David Mitchell
Siemens PLM
With a vision of how traditional PLM is evolving
Sergey Kuraksin
Top Systems
With a view on moving the line between PLM and ERP
Walk thru the palace grounds to the pier for our Evening in St. Petersburg
We will meet in the main lobby of the New Peterhof Hotel, and will walk as a group to the water shuttle at the pier just a block away.
Evening in St. Petersburg
Join us for a night of good food and good company at the Academy restaurant in historic and beautiful St. Petersburg. Enjoy the extended daylight hours the White Nights offer while discussing the future of international software engineering and taking in the sights. It is sure to be a COFES Russia highlight!

*Guests of COFES Attendees must be registered and have paid a supplemental registration fee in order to attend this event.
Walk to water shuttle to return to the New Peterhof Hotel after the Evening Event
We will return to the resort between 10:00 and 11:00 pm.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Breakfast, for those staying at the New Peterhof Hotel
Breakfast is for those staying at the New Peterhof Hotel and is included in the room rate.
Morning Kickoff
Your hosts will set the stage for the day’s activities.
09:00 Keynote: Yurii Udaltsov, Rusnano
Yurii Udaltsov
Investing in Technologies for Innovation

Yurii will discuss Rusnano’s experience in material-based high-tech investment and role of IT technologies as enabler of high-tech innovations. In addition to a discussion of relevant and interesting Rusanno projects, the keynote will focus on areas of interest from the point of view of integration into global innovation process, as well as developments in Russia as a potential source of engineering, IT and R&D source for innovation start-ups. The role of engineering software in development of new solutions (especially materials) to the market.

Yurii Udaltsov
10:15 Roundtable Discussions
Cyon Research investigates issues in engineering and design. That research forms the basis for the issue topics for these 90-minute roundtable discussions.

The Russian Geometric Kernel (RGK)
   RGK, Russian Geometric Kernel, is being developed as part of a project fully financed by the Russian Government. Why? What progress has been made? What purpose does it serve? What should we be paying attention to? What key failures of other kernels is it addressing? What does it mean for the Russian CAD market? Several of the RGK team will join the discussion. For reference, look at the overview of RGK and David Levin’s excellent article

Where is Collaborative Engineering Headed and What Does it Mean for Russia?
   Engineering collaboration is becoming increasingly important. Complete engineering supply chains appear -- from product design over integration and factory design to distribution -- whilst ever more parties get involved in the engineering process, in the same organization or across companies. How can the resulting collaboration requirements be supported by IT? Is it just a question of “engineering in the cloud” or is more required? Where does Russia stand, and what does the evolution of these practices (globally) mean for Russia's future?

Jumping the Gap
    Leading firms in Russia are world-class in the way they implement and use technology. The challenge in building Russia into a stronger leader is the wide gap between those technology leaders and the rest of user community. A growing number of users are falling behind in technology implementation. How do followers jump the gap? What gets in the way? What can software vendors and their extended ecosystems do to bring a higher percentage of their customers closer to the front of the line?

Evolving Business and Delivery Models for Software (and Hardware)
    The Cloud has been a catalyst for a sea change in the business models for software firms. We’ve seen some of the options before: SaaS (software-as-a-service); perpetual-use licenses; rental; annual licenses; tokens; site licenses, license-per-CPU, per core, per person, per machine…, but it’s still not clear what it will look like in the context of engineering with the cloud. Factors such as where it’s hosted, shared servers, multi-tenant servers, or behind the firewall also come in to play.

We’re in the middle of this transition. Many have already moved their customers from perpetual licenses to annual maintenance licenses. Now more are moving to strict rentals, software-on-tap, suites (more for more), and mixing of software and hardware for power-on-demand. On the customer side, software has been moved from a capital expenditure to the expense column. In the past, it was a known cost. As we go forward, the customer may have control over the spend but will have to make daily decisions on how much of the “software-on-tap” they wish to use and when. There’s a great deal of uncertainty about this on all sides, but like it or not, the transition will happen. What’s a software firm to do to survive, thrive, or capitalize on the transition? What are the customer expectations that need to be managed? What business models (or mix of models) can work? Is it good or bad for customers? For vendors? What about the channel?

11:45 Break
12:00 Second Congress: Plenary Discussion
This working congress session is an open forum for examining the issues surrounding technologies expected to have an impact on the business of design and engineering. The purpose of these discussions is to examine current issues, explore opportunities for a brighter future, consider approaches, and promote further dialogue. The focus for COFES Russia 2013 will center on two topics.

The first is the a discussion of the issues and futures facing design and engineering in the world at large.

The second will be an exploration of the validity and potential impact of the broader, global trends, on the users and markets within Russia and CIS.
Lunch and the close of COFES
A Walk in the Park
If time permits, and you have room in your budget, join us on a stroll to the Grand Palace of Petergof on Saturday. There is a small fee for those who wish to enter into the lower park grounds.
(for Sunday, we are working to arrange for a group visit to St. Petersburg)