Featured speakers

AU features speakers from across design, engineering, and manufacturing. You’ll find insights and inspiration, expert workflows, roundtables and panel discussions led by your industry peers, influential thought leaders, certified trainers, and Autodesk product leaders.


Connecting with industry experts and those solving similar everyday challenges is core to the AU experience.


If you work for a structural firm, manage BIM practices, dapple in Dynamo and animation, or generally like pushing the boundaries of technology, you’re not alone. At AU you’ll meet people like Marcello Sgambelluri, the director of advanced technology at John A. Martin & Associates in Los Angeles. Marcello has been sharing his expertise and enthusiasm with AU for years.


Want to connect with Autodesk directly? People like Tiffany Bachmeier are a good place to start. She’s been an Autodesk consultant for over a decade, focusing on AutoCAD Electrical, Inventor, and more. As an Autodesk Certified Instructor, she and her colleagues have won recognition for trainings on a host of Autodesk manufacturing products.


Brent Jackson looks to his own experience live streaming the AU 2015 keynote as a source of inspiration. It was then he started to see the potential a game engine might have on the manufacturing process. As an innovation specialist at Bridgestone, he’s now spearheading research and development on how mixed reality might impact design, operations, maintenance, training, and even sales.


If you do infrastructure you do big. Your impact on the world through roadway design, subdivision planning, and plotting the built world is real and it's massive. Learn from people like Michelle Rasmussen, who brings experience with the Civil Engineering Unit of the United States Air Force to her work as senior instructional designer at ASCENT.


In the design industry? Meet Deepak Maini, a mechanical engineer with more than 18 years of experience. When he’s not at his day job with Cadgroup Australia, he’s moonlighting as a celebrated speaker, guest lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and the University of New South Wales (UNSW), and author of Up and Running with Autodesk Navisworks and Up and Running with Autodesk Advance Steel.