Dr. Kaku is renowned for taking futuristic and scientific topics and communicating them to broad audiences. As a result, it struck me as odd that I didn’t find much of his speech surprising. That is, until I overheard a mechanical engineer talking about how his company is actively working on some of the thing Dr. Kaku was talking about.
During the first week of October I was in Munich, Germany. As you might expect, there were plenty of highlights. Drinking beer at Oktoberfest was pretty great. Attending a Bayern Munich match with a friend was fun. Working on 2015 planning with my Tech Soft 3D colleagues was fruitful.
Last week we hosted the 3rd annual TEC Talk in Boston. Even though we were competing with the Red Sox on TV, we still drew a great crowd – and I had so many comments afterward that I just had to write about it.
When Tech Soft 3D first started reselling Autodesk platforms back in 2010, we knew the concept of rapid development platforms seemed like a good idea on paper. Importantly, these OEM products perfectly suited a particular type of development team: companies that wanted to make full-scale stand-alone options that extend the value of their Autodesk plug-ins based on a trusted, well-developed platform. The promise of OEM development is that it would enable ISV’s to reach more end users through cost-effective pricing and specialized functionality.
Last week I had a great opportunity to attend COFES Russia outside of St. Petersburg. As with all COFES events, it was a gathering of interesting people, in an interesting place, having interesting conversations. And as usual, I learned a lot. Here are seven indicators of the increased success of Russian software companies.
Component providers like Tech Soft 3D are typically behind the scenes, working hard to provide stable platform technologies to help our customers build successful software applications. Our job is more to be the workhorse of the industry, leaving the limelight to our customers. Rarely, if ever, do we see our work highlighted on the main stage.
For the uninitiated, COFES stands for the Congress on the Future of Engineering Software. It attracts industry leaders for a series of sessions and discussions that include thought leaders and industry movers. The name sort of makes it sounds like these “industry leaders” will all get in a room and jointly determine, with all the force of legislation, what the future of engineering software will be, and so shall be.