COFES 2009 – Day 3 Pictures

Due to connectivity problems I could not upload pictures last night. Here are some.

With Jon Hirschtick

I had the pleasure of meeting SolidWorks co-founder and now Group Executive and Board Member, Jon Hirschtick in the Scottsdale Plaza lobby. We spoke for quite a while and a exchanged notes on business among other things. Jon is a fantastic guy.


This was the “Leveraging Gaming and Social Networking in Business” roundtable. As you can see the table is indeed round. In this picture Lynn Allen was explaining what she used Twitter for. Her point was while most people were looking to exchange information with other people, she was simply trying to put out information using Twitter. And it was working for her.



This was a highly charged and open debate where the best minds and most influential people in the CAD industry sparred with each other, sharing their experiences and views on the economy and the ways that they were handling the problem.

After the final awards ceremony the bar was open late into the night and COFES attendees made sure that they made the best use of it.

Buzz Kross and Lynn Allen from Autodesk

Shyamal Roy and Evan Yares jamming up

Rachael Dalton-Taggart, Al Dean and Martyn day communicating with the rest of the world

Here is the COFES edition of “American Pie”.