When COVID-19 hit the United Kingdom in March 2020, university teaching was significantly disrupted with many courses moving to online-only teaching. Fusion 360 software empowered us to smoothly transition to fully online courses with only a few months’ notice. This talk will discuss how Fusion 360 became an essential tool for teaching online, and how it enabled the University of Warwick School of Engineering faculty to continue to deliver high-quality teaching. We will discuss our approach to signing up and delivering the first learning experiences with Fusion 360 to a cohort of nearly 400 first-year general engineering students. We will show how students were able to continue working on both individual and group projects across all four years of the degree course remotely. And, of course, we’ll show some of the amazing and innovative work they did. With remote design teams undoubtedly being an important aspect of the future of work, it’s essential to see what students can do with design software today.
This panel discussion will bring together Bay Area manufacturing leaders from Humanmade, SFMade, Tesla, Cruise, and Aproe who work at the intersection of manufacturing innovation, workforce development, and opportunity equity in their organizations to share case studies, individual success stories, and approaches to increasing diversity and inclusion in manufacturing workforce development programs. The discussion will explore how we can reimagine the future of work through collaboration across industry sectors to expand equity and shared prosperity while helping to solve for the growing skills gap. If more people were given equitable opportunities to build the skills they’ll need to fully participate in the future workplace, we could start to create increasingly inclusive and sustainable economies and societies that leave no one behind. We will share examples of passive versus active inclusion, holistic inclusion, and partnerships across corporate, government, education, and community sectors.
Watch as futurists, researchers, educators, Autodesk executives and senior leaders from enterprise accounts explore the future of work. From AR/VR and machine learning to future work trends and hiring new talent, the AU 2016 Leadership Forum included Geoff Colvin, an award-winning thinker, author, and broadcaster, who explored today’s most significant trends in business. Colvin is an editor and columnist for FORTUNE magazine. His latest book is Humans Are Underrated: What High Achievers Know that Brilliant Machines Never Will.
Jon Pittman, Autodesk VP, Corporate Strategy, and his team discussed the need to re-evaluate relationships with our machine creations. While Randy Swearer, Autodesk VP, Education, discussed changes in education and how those in today’s economy might compete for next generation employees.
Danny Guillory, Autodesk Director, Global Diversity and Inclusion, facilitated a discussion with guest speakers and attendees on building a team of tech-savvy, lifelong learners. And Mickey McManus, Autodesk Fellow and author of Trillions, introduced an exercise in design thinking to identify some next steps in building the future of work for your organization and team.
We also heard stories of trial and success from leaders at Ford, GE, Arup, the Department of Defense, and elsewhere. Before Callan Carpenter, Autodesk VP, Global Named Accounts wrapped up the day.