Joe Walsh to present ASSESS Update at COFES18

ASSESS: Analysis, Simulation, and Systems Engineering Software Strategies to enable a significant increase in usage and benefit of these technologies

Clarkesville, GA – April 6, 2018ASSESS Initiative, a broad reaching multi-industry initiative to facilitate a revolution of enablement that will vastly increase the availability and effectiveness of Engineering Simulation is proud to announce that Joe Walsh will be presenting an ASSESS Update at the COFES18 congress.

New domains of usage for Engineering Simulation are evolving with exploding demands for Engineering Simulation including: Biomedical Design & Certification, Generative Design, Digital Twins, “Smart Manufacturing”, “Smart Testing”, and more.  Meanwhile, the demand within the existing domains of Engineering Simulation is also exploding to support the desire for increased competitiveness and to deal with the rapidly growing complexity of products, processes, and systems. The increasing demand from both these fronts and the increasing awareness that Engineering Simulation can play a significant role in achieving key business objectives ( Increase Innovation, Increase Quality, Reduse Cost, Reduce Risk, Reduce Time) are forcing a “simulation revolution” to overcome the issue of required expertise which is limiting the expansion of Engineering Simulation usage.

The ASSESS Initiative was formed to bring together key players, both users and developers of simulation software, to guide and influence the software tool strategies for performing model-based analysis, simulation, and systems engineering with a vision “To significantly expand the use and benefit of software tools for model-based analysis, simulation, and systems engineering in the engineering applications domain.”

COFES is the engineering software industry’s only annual think tank event which brings executives from design, engineering, architectural, development and technology companies together to understand the role engineering technology will play in the future survival and success of your business.  COFES is renowned for hosting leading keynote visionaries that bring a new perspective to the future of the industry. Past keynote speakers include Alan Kay, HP Labs Senior Fellow and one of the founders of Xerox PARC; Dick Morley, creator of the floppy disk among many industry achievements, John Koza, the inventor of genetic programming, Esther Dyson, Technology Angel Investor and Philanthropist. COFES 2018 is being held at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort on April 12-15, 2018.

“We are honored to have three extraordinary keynote speakers at COFES 2018: Ping Fu, Technologist, Entrepreneur and Author; George Gilder, Venture Capitalist and Best-Selling Author; and Dr. Keith Schubert, Full Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Baylor University. These thought-provoking speakers will inspire, illuminate and elucidate emerging technology trends that are likely to reshape the way our COFES community and society will live, work and play in the future,” said Vincent Caprio, President of COFES Institute.

The ASSESS 2018 CONGRESS will be held at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort Oct 28th -30th, 2018Registration for the ASSESS 2018 Congress is by invitation only and is limited to 115 attendees. Registration will close either when all available seats are taken but no later than October 24, 2018.

The ASSESS Initiative Membership program provides the ability for the ASSESS Initiative to expand its efforts and community benefits beyond the annual congress. The ASSESS Membership Program is appropriate for all organizations engaged in Analysis, Simulation, and Systems Engineering activities related to Engineered products & processes.  The ASSESS Membership Program will be offered in individual or group memberships.  Active ASSESS Initiative Members receive access to Members Only content on the ASSESS website and a discount on the ASSESS Congress Registration Fees.

About the ASSESS Initiative

ASSESS Initiative LLC was formed in mid-2016 for bringing together the key players to guide and influence the software development and implementation strategies related to model-based analysis, simulation, and systems engineering, with the primary objective of expanding the use and business benefit of Engineering Simulation. ASSESS Initiative LLC is based in Clarkesville, GA USA.  Please refer to our website and the following brief summary “What is the ASSESS Initiative and why is it important?” for more information.

Joe Walsh
CEO & Co-Founder
ASSESS Initiative LLC