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Chris Bradshaw

Chris Bradshaw

Senior Vice President, Media & Entertainment, Education Experiences, and Impact

Chris Bradshaw is Senior Vice President of Media & Entertainment, Education Experiences, and Impact at Autodesk.

Autodesk software has helped create all of the Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects for more than two decades, and Bradshaw leads the Autodesk group responsible for the company’s Media & Entertainment industry solutions, spanning film, television, games, design animation, VR/AR, and digital arts customers.

The Education, and Sustainability and Foundation (Impact) groups empower current and future designers, makers, and creators to imagine, design and create a better world. Under Bradshaw’s leadership, Autodesk made its industry-leading design, engineering and entertainment software free to more than 680 million students and educators at more than 800,000 academic institutions worldwide.

Bradshaw’s expertise in product development and global brand management is built on several decades of setting strategy and driving growth in Autodesk. He has held several executive committee leadership positions at Autodesk, including a nine-year tenure as chief marketing officer. During his Autodesk career, Bradshaw also launched numerous versions of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT software, and grew the company’s civil infrastructure solutions to a $200 million business.

Currently, Bradshaw is a board member of Project Lead the Way, a non-profit organization and leading provider of rigorous and innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education curricular programs used in middle and high schools across the U.S. Prior to joining Autodesk, Bradshaw was manager for flight software development for the United States Air Force, where he guided the development, testing and integration of on-board computer systems for two national space programs. Bradshaw holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, and an MBA from Duke University.