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Amar Hanspal, Dustin Hartsuiker, Sarah Hodges, Stephen Hooper, John Jacobs, Don Parker

22761: Autodesk University Product Innovation Keynote

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Join us to learn about Autodesk’s product and platform innovation, and our best new cloud technologies. Amar Hanspal, Sr. Vice President, Products will kick things off and be joined by a group of passionate customers and product experts. This is your chance to get a firsthand look at some of the noteworthy technology available to you today & in the near future.



Amar Hanspal

As Senior Vice-President of the IPG Product group, Amar Hanspal leads Autodesk’s development of solutions for designers and engineers in all industries. He oversees the company’s core cloud platform – Autodesk 360 – and the full range of Building Information Modeling products for the AEC Industry including Revit and Infraworks. He is also responsible for the Reality Capture and AutoCAD product families. Prior to his current role, Hanspal was Senior Vice President, Platform Solutions and Emerging Businesses. He joined Autodesk in 1987 and has served in a variety of roles including VP of Autodesk Collaboration Solutions. Hanspal holds a master’s of science degree in mechanical engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Bombay.

Dustin Hartsuiker

Dustin Hartsuiker is the regional support manager for Swinerton Builders Central division.

Sarah Hodges

Sarah Hodges is director of the Autodesk Construction Business Line. During her time at Autodesk, Hodges has held various roles to help bring the Autodesk BIM portfolio to the marketplace in the education and commercial sectors. Over the past decade, Hodges has broadened her experiences across the AEC industry, leading teams in all segments and spending time with customers around the globe to understand their challenges and requirements. Currently Hodges is focused on the construction industry to understand and implement disruptive technological innovations, such as mobile and cloud, that are radically changing how projects are constructed and delivered. Prior to Autodesk, Hodges spent time in the media & entertainment industry, bringing to market and promoting B2B technologies to drive efficiencies in the post-production process.

Stephen Hooper

Stephen Hooper is director of Manufacturing Strategy at Autodesk. Stephen has over 21 years of industry experience working for companies ranging from suppliers of industrial machinery to a software vendor of market leading solutions. Stephen started his career as a mechanical design engineer working in the UK and later relocated to the U.S. to work for Autodesk. Experienced at every stage of the product development, marketing, and sales process—from end user through to software vendor—Stephen relishes the challenge of working in a fast-moving, growth-orientated environment, targeted at servicing the needs of high-profile customers and partners.

John Jacobs

John Jacobs serves as chief information officer for JE Dunn Construction Company. His focus is on leveraging technology and ‘lean data’ to build better.

Don Parker

Don Parker co-founded Shotgun Software in 2006 with a vision of developing a standardized production management and review system that would enable creative companies to manage projects across global locations more collaboratively and efficiently. Today more than 550 creative companies including DreamWorks Animation, Framestore, Ubisoft, Microsoft, and PlayStation have adopted the customizable Shotgun system and contribute to its ongoing development. Before founding Shotgun, DP was a Pipeline Designer and Producer for a Walt Disney Pictures production company, where he designed and oversaw the development of an animated feature film production management system and related tools.



  • 2016
  • 22761
  • AU Las Vegas