Posted By Roger Bombassei on 24 Jan 2011 09:36 AM
Is there someplace to find a general description of what is
happening at the COE conference?
For some reason I can't find out what is happening Sunday or the
hours. I see another thread in this forum that says Sunday is
orientation. Is orientation mandatory?
What is happening Wednesday near the end of the
conference. What will I miss if I have to leave early?
I would like to know the hours of the conference and a general
description of what is happening so I can plan my flights, hotel
and rental car.
It seems like this info is important to all. Maybe there's
a link somewhere that I'm missing.
It is a good way to learn how to get the most out of the COE
annual conference experience. Nathans speech is always
dynamite. I attend. They also have game show like
fun questions, and give out COE trinkets for tough questions
like " What does PIC stand for"
The Sunday reception is the first networking opportunity.
A great informal place to meet and greet. At 2008 Orlando, it
was poolside. Real nice atmosphere.
The last day.
The MFG roundtable is usually the last thing on the MFG plate.
Very good stuff. We all ask questions of each other, after
preplanned questions, from the PIC.
At the closing Ceremony,
The have TOP gun winners, and the COE awards. Someone from MFG
usually wins. I think Roger Bombassei is a prime suspect to
win the award this year. Who has more threads then Roger?
Most important, there are people from all over USA and
the world there, and they don't all leave
At Seattle 2009, I had a meeting with The
Dassault Manufacturing R&D manager, Patrick Touron, and
also Daniel Pyzak, after the close. I then set up 2 power
meetings Thursday morning, with my boss, and business partner
Then I spent a few hours with Alex Smygov, a real sharp contract
programmer. All the way to the airport.
So, you might see what can be set up, if you get an inkling from
your company, that they are interested in Getting Incat, I mean
Tata, TGS, Rand ?? ( I cant keep track) , or IDEX, or ......
to do some consulting for where you are at.
Hope this helps