"Talking About the Future of MCAD" is a Round Table being organized by the isicad
as part of Ralph Grabowski's visit to Russia. Mr Grabowski
is a well-known Canadian expert on CAD, journalist and editor of a popular CAD-publication upfront.eZine
. He will be traveling through Russia and visiting CAD software firms in St Petersburg, Moscow, and Novosibirsk.
Mr Grabowski's aim is to gain insight into the Russian CAD market, describe its current state, and understand its future prospects. His findings will be published as a series of analytical essays for the 10,000 readers of upfront.eZine and WorldCAD Access.
Mr Grabowski feels that although the West has the highest opinion of Russian programming skills, it lacks an understanding of the capabilities and achievements of specific Russian CAD software vendors. This lack of awareness presents them with significant obstacles in being accepted by customers in the markets of Western European and North American. Through his reporting, Ralph Grabowski trusts he will be able to help change the situation for the better.
Mr Grabowski believes that a serious presentation of the state of the Russian CAD market - its leaders, abilities, problems, trends, and other aspects - to Western readers will help focus attention on this market, and therefore improve understanding of a part of the world that is not well appreciated for its advances.
CAD companies operating in the Russian market will certainly benefit from Mr Grabowski’s qualifications and professional experience, having written about CAD technology and marketing for 24 years.
Through his direct contract with executives of many industry leaders, Ralph Grabowski does not represent the interests of any particular CAD firm. His views are very valuable in the West due to his reputation as a highly professional, non-partisan analyst.
Mr Grabowski is the author of more than 100 books and several hundreds articles on CAD issues. Along with weekly upFront.eZine newsletter
, his daily professional blog WorldCAD Access
is one of the most authoritative “real-time” publications about CAD.
The schedule of Ralph Grabowski’s visit to Russia includes meetings with a number of software companies, as well as hosting the seminar “The Future of MCAD”, organized as a round table with an opening presentation by Mr Grabowski.
Mr Grabowski’s visit to Russia was initiated and is being organized by the isicad portal.
The Essential Reader: The PLM Encyclopedia, WORLDCAD ACCESS, July 19, 2009
Sneak Peak: A Seminar in Russia(n), WORLDCAD ACCESS, July 21, 2009
The isicad-2009 Round Table in Moscow (in Russian)
The Future of MCAD: Round Table in Moscow, WORLDCAD ACCESS, July 21, 2009
The upFront.eZine Tour of Russia,upFront.eZine, N613, July 28, 2009
The half-day Round Table will begin with Ralph Grabowski presenting a “Review of Today’s Market: Competitors, Classification, Sales Models, and Niches,” followed by discussion, and will conclude with a press conference-style question and answer session.
Participation at the seminar and the Round Table is by invitation only. Invitations are limited by the nature of the event and the size of the conference hall. Requests for invitation are accepted on-line.
The range of discussion can encompass the following topics of interest. Bring your own topics; the roundtable is open for discussion.
For further details about the Round Table and the visit of Ralph Grabowski please contact David Levin at firstname.lastname@example.org.