Findings of Once-in-a-Lifetime Simulation Summit to be Presented at COFES 2015

--The Analysis, Simulation, and Systems Engineering Software Summit (ASSESS) was held at the Santa Fe Institute last month. At that summit, seven key issues related to the future of simulation rose to the top as most important among 108 issues discussed. These seven will be presented in depth at the prestigious Congress on the Future of Engineering Software (COFES), this April, in Scottsdale, AZ--

Clarkesville, GA and Bethesda, MD – March 5, 2015 – IntrinSIM, a provider of go-to-market services and aggregator of component technology for engineering applications, and Cyon Research, a think-tank dedicated to the domain of software for design and engineering, announced today that the key findings of their jointly held summit: ASSSESS (Analysis, Simulation and Systems Engineering Software Summit will be presented on Thursday, April 16, at COFES 2015.

ASSESS, the Analysis, Simulation, and Systems Engineering Software Summit was a watershed event. Modeled after the great summits in the sciences of the early 20th century, bringing together influential representatives from major engineering corporations, leading industry analysts, software and hardware vendors, and distinguished members of the academic and financial communities. The ambassadors to the summit were among the leading thinkers of our industry, and people of substantial influence with the power to effect change. The summit was underwritten by the non-profit Center for Understanding Change ( and hosted by the Santa Fe Institute ( The list of ambassadors and sponsors can be found at

The Summit was designed to put a stake in the ground and prioritize issues facing the simulation software market as a whole, and to discuss how we can address these issues. The ambassadors raised 108 issues addressing the Analysis, Simulation and Systems Engineering Software community. These issues were organized into five major areas for consideration by five working breakout groups. Each group then presented their top priority issues to the plenary of ambassadors.

The plenary then discussed and debated the relative importance of the presented issues, resulting in a ranked list, with seven issues standing significantly higher than the others. The summit concluded with seven ambassadors volunteering to present and discuss in depth and these key issues, at COFES 2015. The issues (and presenters) are:

  • Analysis and Optimization pre-CAD
    Presented by Dipankar Choudhury, of ANSYS
  • The Ability to combine heterogeneous models in an automated and reliable way
    Presented by Steve Coy, of Timelike Systems, with Hubertus Tummescheit, of Modelon
  • Unsexy stuff is key
    Presented by Mary Fortier, of General Motors
  • Knowledge Capture and reuse of simulation output (i.e., turning data into knowledge) for design, model and simulation construction, problem formation, and system performance (not SLM, SDM, or SPDM)
    Presented by Marc Halpern, of Gartner
  • Web, Cloud, Mobile (platform)
    Presented by Jon Hirschtick, of Onshape
  • Design-Centered Workflow
    Presented by Keith Meintjes, of CIMdata
  • Usability
    Presented by Malcolm Panthaki, of Comet Solutions

Brad Holtz, president and CEO of Cyon Research, and Joe Walsh, President of intrinSIM, will continue work with those in attendance to discuss the next steps for an ASSESS (Analysis, Simulation and Systems Engineering Strategy) initiative.

This special ASSESS session at COFES is free of charge but by invitation only. COFES 2015 is also by invitation only (fee required). Interested parties should contact Brad Holtz of Cyon Research or Joe Walsh of intrinSIM to obtain an invitation. It is highly recommended that those attending this ASSESS summary review also consider attending COFES as this will enable ongoing discussions with many of the original ASSESS ambassadors and others interested in the ASSESS initiative.

About intrinSIM
intrinSIM is a premier source of go to market services, business management services, technology related services, investment related services, licensing of leading edge embeddable technologies suitable for developing commercial or in-house engineering software applications, and distribution opportunities for engineering software applications. intrinSIM was founded in late 2009 with the intention to accelerate the growth of the engineering software market by Connecting Worldwide Business & Technology. intrinSIM has offices in and Clarkesville, GA, Madison, AL, and Murietta, CA and collaborative strategic relationships with AMC Bridge, Cambashi, Phil Spreier, RW Bean Consulting, and Smart2Market. For more information, visit the intrinSIM web site at

About Cyon Research
Cyon Research Corporation is a think-tank covering analysis of the engineering technology and software markets. Cyon Research provides key information, research, analysis, brainstorming, and consulting to its clients worldwide. Their focus is on the tools, processes, and procedures used in design and manufacturing, construction, and management. Cyon Research offers to its clients a unique combination of experience, perspective, and insight, buttressed by an extensive network of well-established industry relationships. Their goal is always clarity: of the situation, of the pitfalls and opportunities, and of the road to success. Cyon Research's main event is COFES: The Congress on the Future of Engineering Software. For more information about Cyon Research:

Now in its 16th year, COFES is the annual, invitation-only event for the design and engineering software industry. Widely recognized as a think-tank event, COFES gathers design and engineering software leaders (vendors, users, press, and analysts) together to discuss the role engineering technology will play in the future survival and success of business. COFES is renowned for hosting leading keynote visionaries that provide a new perspective to the future of the industry. COFES is a Cyon Research event.

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Published: Friday, March 06, 2015


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