COFES2001: The Second Congress on the Future of Engineering Software Will Be Held April 26-28, 2001 in Scottsdale, Arizona

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 9, 2001 -- Cyon Research, LLC announced today that COFES2001: The Second Congress on the Future of Engineering Software will be held April 26-28, 2001 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

COFES represents a new type of event: An executive retreat for the
engineering software industry. COFES2001 provides a venue for people of vision
and influence to relax, and to think about, discuss, and create the future of
engineering software.

COFES 2001 -- Creating the Future
COFES2001 is not a trade show, but a place for profound conversations
about the future of the engineering software industry among people who have
the power to set its direction.

This unique industry conclave is limited to 240 invited attendees,
consisting of top-level engineering executives from user companies; the trade
press corps; prominent consultants and analysts; and leading executives of the
top engineering software firms.

"This (COFES2000) is the most beneficial conference I have ever attended.
It was all about interacting with each other, not selling to each other." said
Mike Riddle, an industry pioneer and CEO of Evolution Computing.

"This was the first time I had the opportunity to sit down and have
meaningful conversations with people whom I had known only from a distance,"
was heard often at COFES2000.

COFES 2000 was designed by Brad Holtz, Evan Yares, and Joel Orr as an
event with the best features of the most successful conferences they have
attended, and none of the bad features. "COFES 2000 was truly 'an affair to
remember,'" said Orr. "COFES 2001 will be even better!"

COFES2001 is open to the user community by invitation only. To request an
invitation or for information, please call 301-365-9085, or visit

Calendar Information
COFES2001: The Congress on the Future of Engineering Software
April 26-28, 2001
The Scottsdale Plaza Resort
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

About Cyon Research
Cyon Research, LLC was formed by CAD industry consultants Brad Holtz, Joel
Orr, and Evan Yares to serve the needs of both suppliers and users of CAD and
engineering software tools. Our current products include COFES: The Congress
on the Future of Engineering Software, the monthly Engineering Automation
Report, and the annual CAD Rating Guide. Over the next six months, Cyon
Research will be delivering a range of new products, including industry
reports, product comparisons, end-user research reports, and The Extranet
Rating Guide.

All of our products are intended to inform, enlighten, and foster
thoughtful discussion. Unlike typical firms within our general business space,
Cyon Research focuses on providing frameworks for communication and
collaboration within the CAD and engineering software industry.

We evaluate our success on how we can positively affect the entire
industry. We measure that by the positive experiences of the companies and
individuals who use the tools produced by our industry. If we can help
engineers and designers to get their products to market faster, with better
quality and lower cost, then we have indeed made a difference. .


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Published: Tuesday, January 09, 2001


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