Last week I attended COFES (Congress on the Future of Engineering Software). It was my 5th time going, and I have written about COFES several times before. The idea of COFES is to get thought leaders in the engineering software space in a relaxed atmosphere where they can have the valuable conversations which usually happen in between presentations.
More and more businesses, even if they are on their journey to a digital transformation, are understanding that technology is not the main challenge businesses have today. The biggest challenge organizations have today is transforming their business and culture. There was a great session by Allan Behrens on the “Digital Realities” which discussed the challenge and some potential solutions. I have written many posts on this topic, but I will concentrate on the technology side of things for this post.
There was no shortage of information on the technology that was discussed; however, I thought I would make very brief summary on several topics that resonated with me for numerous reasons.
- Virtual / Augmented / Mixed Reality
- Additive Manufacturing
- Women in Engineering