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Jeff Kowalski

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Jeff Kowalski

Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Jeff is responsible for shaping 3D design and engineering software leader Autodesk's long-term technology vision, as well as driving innovation across the company. He and his team focus on research and development and strategy, turning emerging technologies into products and approaches that can help Autodesk’s customers.

Jeff joined Autodesk through the acquisition of a company he founded in 1993. He has held a number of roles at the company, and became CTO in 2006. Jeff earned a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a Master's in computer science, at Cornell University.

Jeff’s insatiable curiosity sends him down a variety of Wikipedia and internet forum rabbit holes, from vacuum cleaners to vacuum tubes. When not CTO-ing, Jeff enjoys playing piano, hiking with his kids and exploring the myriad of cuisines available in his hometown of Berkeley, Calif.