We all know the people who possess seemingly superpowers that enable them to get the job done no matter what. One of our most powerful tools, the digital world, can bring out the superhero in all of us. Want to go back to your office ready to save the day? Are you ready to be the office superhero? If so, then this session is for you. As digital technologies such as generative design, augmented reality, the internet of things (IoT), and artificial intelligence transform the processes of design and creation; what will the impact be? Are these technologies changing the way we approach and answer questions about the best way to design or build something? What does this change mean for living, working, and designing in the modern age? Join Autodesk Explorer-in-Residence, Jonathan Knowles, and special guests from Amazon, Intel, Microsoft, HP, Lenovo, and Dell for a fascinating conversation about how this new era is shaping the future of how things are made.
Jonathan Knowles serves as Autodesk's Explorer in residence. With a charter of exploring what’s next for Autodesk with a view into the 10- to 100-year time frame, he provides insight on the evolving role of design-driven applied innovation. He is a creative thinker who researches the intersection of technology and global trends, bringing the arts and science together, while connecting people and ideas. A futurist and innovator, Jonathan collaborates with engineers, scientists, designers, educators, and others seeking to imagine, design, and create a better world. A respected voice on future trends, long-range vision, and creating the preferred future, Jonathan counsels start-ups, global business leaders, policy makers, and tier-one academics around the world. With a focus on ocean science, climate change, space systems, robotics, machine learning, biotechnology, archaeology, and paleoanthropology, he participates in fieldwork to help understand and preserve our past, and solve some of the world's most complex challenges.