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AU Leadership Forum

An exclusive day for invited guests

We brought together a generatively designed bow, a Tesla, robots, hack rods, and Star Wars. It was a day worth remembering, as the leaders from our biggest accounts gathered together for learning, networking, sharing how they see the future of their industries, and how they want Autodesk to help serve those industries, new and established. The sessions were both practical and inspiring. To view recorded sessions from the day, click on each presentation.

  • Welcome to AU Leadership Forum

    Bill Griffin

    Bill Griffin, Autodesk Vice President of Named Accounts & Emerging Products, kicked off the day.



  • Keynote

    Steve Jurvetson

    Steve Jurvetson, venture capitalist, is currently a partner of Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ). His current Board seats include NeoPhotonics, SpaceX, Synthetic Genomics, Planet Labs, Nervana Systems, and Tesla Motors. Jurvetson is also the world’s first Tesla Model S owner.

  • How Autodesk Innovates

    Jon Pittman

    Jon Pittman, Vice President of Corporate Strategy, presented tangible lessons on innovation that you can apply to your own business. Get ready to embrace a Mindset of Innovation.


  • Lessons from the Edge; A Look at Autodesk Advanced Innovation Projects

    Erin Bradner, Lisa Rotzinger, Heather Kerrick

    Lessons from the edge: from robotics, to generative design, and even the Internet of Things. Get a behind-the-scenes peek into these efforts with key researchers in each area.


  • How Technology Shapes Design & How Design Shapes the Future

    Tom Wujec, Thomas Friedman

    Autodesk Fellow Tom Wujec in conversation with Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist and author.



  • From Innovation Mindset, Insight, to Action

    Maria Giudice

    You need the Mindset of Innovation to create real change. In this interactive exercise, we addressed how to develop that mindset to separate yourself from the competition, experiment at the right time, and fascinate your customers. This fun and interactive experience was introduced by Maria Giudice, Vice President of Experience Design, and facilitated by our Product Teams and Customer Success Managers.

  • Leadership Through Disruptive Thinking

    Callan Carpenter, Christian Braun, Tim Shelton, John Jacobs, Vicki Dobbs Beck

    Hear from Autodesk enterprise customers who are transforming their business through disruptive thinking and a bold vision of the future. See how disruptive, innovative thinking has helped these companies solve practical business problems, and identify ways to apply those lessons to your organization.

  • Steps Toward the Future

    Phil Bernstein, Amar Hanspal, Chris Bradshaw, Buzz Kross, Andrew Anagnost

    Phil Bernstein, Vice President of Strategic Industry Relations, leads an Autodesk panel of industry executives on technology strategy to enable The Future of Making Things. What has changed since last year? What progress have we made this year toward these lofty goals and how does it affect your business? Find out from Amar Hanspal, Chris Bradshaw, Buzz Kross, and Andrew Anagnost.

  • Closing Remarks

    Bill Griffin, Jason Krayneck

    Our host, Bill Griffin, wrapped up the day and highlighted what not to miss at AU 2015!