Employee Interview: Raymond Kok

By Dora Smith

The other night my son and I were reading Built to Last by George Sullivan. He loves the story about the St. Louis arch and its architect, Eero Saarinen. Maybe he’ll one day want to design buildings. Or even software.

Which reminds me of someone I met last week that I thought you might find interesting. I did.

At the analyst event, I met Raymond Kok who works in our “office of architecture” in our R&D group. He and his colleagues work on architecting new ideas in our software across all our products. Ray showed the analysts a skunk works project that we’ll share more about in NX 7.5. Many of the ideas he works on are a few revs out.

Ray started working at our company as an intern and returned after he graduated. Some of the work he did for his master thesis in mechanical engineering impacted technology in NX for automotive packaging. He also spent some time architecting and deploying NX Knowledge Fusion at various companies.


“I’m always on the front of innovation…big things…not just a little feature here or there…it’s about doing something new.”

In the video he shares a little about a day in his life working with colleagues around the globe. Let me know if you’d like to hear more about the folks behind the scenes who develop our software.

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