November Update

This email was sent to COFES 2010 invitees on November 9, 2009

  April 15 thru April 18, 2010 Scottsdale, Arizona. 

  Don't Miss Out on Early Registration

The registration period for COFES is December and January, after which late registration fees apply.


With early registration, you can take advantage of the $500 savings off the registration price of $2495. Use your COFES invitation code and register now at

If you've not yet received your invitation to COFES, please let us know right away at or call Cyon Research at 301-365-9085 or fill out the form at

  COFES 2010 Theme: Best-Practices Aren't Good Enough

Best practices aren’t good enough anymore. We have to go beyond that.

At COFES’ past, we’ve discussed design, engineering, sustainability, and innovation. We’ve all asked “What best practices should we adopt?” By and large the response has been to repeat the past; only better, faster, and cheaper.

At COFES 2010, we’re asking “What can we do to make our customers more effective innovators?” and “How can we innovate in the development of better practices?”

  Omid Moghadam to give Friday Keynote at COFES 2010

Omid Moghadam’s keynote: “From Product Informatics to BioInformatics” will discuss how software vendors from design and engineering fields have an opportunity to play a disruptive role in bioinformatics.

As an inventor (he holds 32 patents) and leader straddling both the engineering and healthcare domains, Moghadam is in a unique position to address the applicability of the resources of the engineering software community to the developing needs of the explosively growing field of Bioinformatics and Genomics.

According to Moghadam, “…modest successes in developing software for biological modeling have never made it to the market, since any company that was able to show success has promptly transformed itself into a drug discovery firm, instead of becoming a software tools provider to the industry.” In his talk, Moghadam will focus on the software needs of the exploding fields of bioinformatics and genomics and highlight the where tools from design and engineering might play in those wide-open markets.

Omid Moghadam is the chair of the National Development Board for the Ignite Institute for Individual Health and recently joined Harvard Medical School’s Center for Biomedical Informatics. Moghadam is perhaps best known for his work at Intel as head of product strategy. Moghadam also led Intel’s research into the needs of the healthcare industry. After leaving Intel, he founded Dossia Corporation, a national network for consumer-owned health records.

  COFES 2009 Audio and Video Now Online for Everyone!

In case you hadn't heard, we've posted the videos from the COFES 2009 keynotes and special presentations on the COFES website. Check out

We've also made in possible for anyone to listen to the audio recordings from Tech Suite Briefings, Analyst Briefings, and Roundtable discussions. Check them out!

  COFES Blogs

Recent activity on the COFES blogs: Click on the BLOGS on the http:/

Here is a the lead from a sampling of recent posts from the COFES blogs at To view the entire posting and view or add comments, visit

IBM and Dassault Systèmes: An Amiable Separation
by Steve Wolfe

Dassault Systemes to Acquire IBM's PLM Business Unit
By Brad Holtz

MSC.Software…New Era Begins…
by Russ Henke


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