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Ken Amann, Executive Consultant and (previously) Director of Research at CIMdata

Ken Amann

Executive Consultant and (previously) Director of Research at CIMdata

Ken Amann, Executive Consultant at CIMdata, Inc, has more than 35 years of experience in the development of PLM, PDM, IT architectures, computer-based engineering applications, document and information management systems, and aerospace engineering. He has held senior positions in PLM marketing, development, and consulting.
Ken has developed and delivered PLM competitive analyses, provided market and product direction to PLM solution suppliers, and developed and implemented new product introduction strategies, including both organizational and technology changes. He has served as a PDM Marketing Manager and Technical Architect, Program Manager for PLM/PDM implementations, and has defined, developed, and implemented United States Department of Defense-compliant configuration management systems and Computer-Aided Acquisition and Logistic Support programs.
Former positions of Ken Amann include: Director of Research at CIMdata, Managing Director at PwC Consulting, Managing Director at PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Managing Director at Price Waterhouse, and Program Manager at Control Data Corporation.
Ken Amann was a keynote speaker at isicad-2006 in Novosibirsk.

Ken Amann at LinkedIn

Francis Bernard, Founder and First President of Dassault Systemes, awarded as being the “Inventor of CATIA”

Francis Bernard

Founder and First President of Dassault Systèmes, awarded as being the “Inventor of CATIA”

In 1967, Francis joined Dassault Aviation as a theoretical aerodynamics engineer. There, he specialized in the geometrical definition of aircraft and established a Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD / CAM) department where in 1977 he launched CATIA, the first 3-D designing system of its kind. In 1981, Francis Bernard set up Dassault Systèmes, a subsidiary created by Dassault Aviation to further develop CATIA, and was appointed President. Under his direction, Dassault Systèmes established a partnership with IBM to market CATIA worldwide and extended considerably the functionalities of CATIA, which evolved from a limited set of 3-D applications for aircraft design, into a modular and open architecture capable of integrating a large number of leading-edge applications. Francis retired from Dassault Systèmes at the end of 2006.
Now Francis is an Executive Advisor and a Member of the Board of several organizations : ESI Group, a French world leading software editor for the numerical simulation of mechanical structures, DEM Solutions, a British software editor for the numerical simulation of particles, Daesign, a company developing “Serious Games”, SquareClock (Smart Space Planning), and CapHorn Invest, a French Venture Capital company.
Francis Bernard was a keynote speaker at isicad-2004, isicad-2006, and isicad-2008 (all held in Novosibirsk).

Francis Bernard at LinkedIn

Brad Holtz, President and Owner, Cyon Research, co-founder of COFES

Brad Holtz

President & CEO, Cyon Research Co-Founder, COFES Chief Strategy Officer and Chairman, The Center for Understanding Change

Brad is a well-recognized analyst and trusted voice in engineering software today. Holtz’s Cyon Research Stock Index, comprising a group of CAD-related companies that since 2000 have grown twice as much as the NASDAQ, represents a financial guide to this rapidly evolving sector of the high-tech economy. He is a leading proponent of educating top user management about the value of investing in engineering software.
As CEO of Cyon Research Corporation, Brad was the driving force in developing COFES: The Congress on The Future of Engineering Software, the leading annual conference of its kind. In addition to the investment and legal communities, his customers have included: Adobe, Autodesk, Bentley Systems, Boeing, Dewberry, EDS, Gensler, Hewlett-Packard, Intergraph, Kaiser Aerospace, Lockheed Martin, Mobil Oil, Océ-USA, PTC, SolidWorks, Tekla, UGS, and Xerox, among others.
Brad was the key organizer and a keynote speaker of COFES-Russia, a seminar held in Moscow in autumn of 2010 in cooperation with isicad.ru/LEDAS.

Brad Holtz at LinkedIn

Deelip Menezes, Blogger, Founder and CEO of SYCODE, Co-Founder and CTO of Print3D Corporation

Deelip Menezes

Blogger, Founder and CEO of SYCODE, Co-Founder and CTO of Print3D Corporation

Deelip is one of the most popular, independent, and authoritative bloggers writing about CAD software (www.deelip.com).
He is the Founder & CEO of SYCODE and co-founder and CTO of Print3D Corporation. Both these companies were acquired by 3D Systems and he is now the 3D Systems Country Manager of India. He has in depth knowledge of the API’s of almost all CAD systems due to plug-ins he has developed for them for over a decade.
Deelip attended isicad-2010/COFES-Russia (Moscow) and then a series of working meetings in Novosibirsk.

Deelip Menezes at LinkedIn

Oleg Shilovitsky, Blogger, Independent Consultant, Founder and CEO of Inforbix

Oleg Shilovitsky

Blogger, Independent Consultant, Founder and CEO of Inforbix

Oleg is an author of popular blogs (PLM Think Tank and Beyond PLM where he is sharing his thoughts and discussing various aspects of engineering and manufacturing software. He has spent his last 11 years working for Smart Solutions, SmarTeam, Enovia, Dassault Systems. Over these years, Oleg held various positions in R&D group and company management. Most recently he was ENOVIA SmarTeam Chief Technology Officer. Earlier, Oleg has been involved in distribution and development of Autodesk-based software in Israel.
Oleg is the Co-founder and CEO of Inforbix whose solutions are aimed at quickly and easily find and access information via an intuitive user interface, extract information from within CAD files located anywhere in the company, locate the most current parts, assemblies, and CAD drawings, discover hidden dependencies between BOMs, assemblies, and CAD documents, access and view product data without the native application, and other ways of how to make product data easily accessible and more usable.
Oleg was a speaker at isicad-2008 Forum (Novosibirsk) and isicad-2010/COFES-Russia (Moscow), he multiply visited Novosibirsk for different seminars and working meetings.

Oleg Shilovitsky at LinkedIn

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