Dave Opsahl

CEO, Husband, and Father

Dave Opsahl is the CEO of Actify, formerly VP of Corporate Development for Tech Soft 3D, and managing director of Sagemark LLC, a consultancy working with technical software developers and users on sales, marketing, corporate development and implementation strategies. He was founder and first executive director of the 3DPDF Consortium, and industry trade group responsible for advancing data interoperability standard for the manufacturing and AEC industries. Much of his efforts have focused on helping struggling organizations find their way towards profitability when the challenges of the technical software market become a threat. When he has spare time you can find him outdoors, fishing, hunting, or mountain-biking the rivers and trails around his home near Bend, Oregon.

Topics Available for Comment

  • Trends in Manufacturing, and how technologies such as Machine Learning, AI and IoT play a role
  • Supplier Program Management – specifically in the Automotive industry
  • Business Models and How to Navigate a Post-COVID World
  • Digital Transformation



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Published Articles / Blogs

How Automotive Suppliers Can Prepare For And Survive The EV Revolution

Chip shortage: Avoiding future supply chain disruptions

The Semiconductor Shortage: Are Car Companies Now Consumer Electronic Companies?

Why Cloud Computing Is Essential To Modern Manufacturing

Cars, the future and why the industry needs Automotive Program Management (APM)

How To Shift Manufacturing Supply Chain Strategy During A Pandemic

Connecting The Dots: Digital Thread Strategies For Manufacturers

Four Tips For Pursuing Digital Transformation In Manufacturing

Custom Manufacturing Via the Cloud

Visualizing Bit Data in Manufacturing

Simulation in der Cloud ist mehr als nur Simulation (DE)

Industry Predictions for 2019

Mastering the Hardware Renaissance

Why Partnering Is The Key To Innovative Engineering Software

Unlocking Engineering Data for Downstream Consumption is now a Must