Start off AU 2013's fantastic finale with magicians Penn & Teller and Amar Hanspal, Autodesk senior VP of IPG Product Group. This high-energy session ties together this year's ideas and trends and sends you on your way to an exciting year of creating and innovating.
- Now is the best time in history to be an engineer, a designer, an architect, because although there are great challenges, there are even greater technologies available to address them.
- Visualization tools allow millions of people to see what would otherwise be inaccessible - even going beyond what can be seen with the naked eye.
- Today's big data technologies allow massive complexity, e.g. 3 million buildings in a single city model, to be conquered by scaling to meet the challenge.
- Cloud-based technologies allow small-sized companies to accomplish what could previously only be dreamed of by elite super power countries.
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.