Design Now Virtual Conference 2017

Thanks to everyone who attended this year's conference. If you missed the live event, watch the recorded sessions below.

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The future of making and learning things

Hear from Sunand Bhattacharya, Global Education Strategist at Autodesk Education about the future of making and learning things.

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Co-creating with A.I.

Learn about generative design from Erin Bradner, Distinguished Research Scientist at the Autodesk Office of the CTO.

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Using emerging technology for the unexpected

Discover the latest trends in drones from Eli Delia, CTO of Eagle Eye Metrics.

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Driving change now

Hear from Glenn Luckinbill, Founder & CEO of Swarm Robotix the incredible story of how high school students solved a problem using robotics

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Not just headsets

Learn about the latest in VR and AR from Bei Yang, WDI Technology Studio Executive at Walt Disney Imagineering.

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Education in an Automation-Driven Future

Discover an approach to learning in the future from Jaime Perkins, Senior Manager, Learning Strategy at Autodesk Education.

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Sunand Bhattacharya

Global Education Strategist, Autodesk Education

Sunand manages the team that drives and coordinates thought leadership activities focused on The Future of Learning Things. Prior to Autodesk, Sunand was the co-founding partner of Arjuna Learning Designs LLC., a firm specializing in the creation of interactive learning objects to enhance quality of teaching and learning. He is also a tenured professor of industrial design, and has held executive positions at, Southern Illinois University.

Erin Bradner

Erin Bradner

Distinguished Research Scientist, Autodesk Office of the CTO

Erin is a Distinguished Research Scientist at Autodesk, in the Office of the CTO. Erin leads the User Experience research on Generative Design at Autodesk–she helped incubate it from early concept through to final prototype. Prior to coming to Autodesk Erin consulted for start-ups–designing the first commercial intelligent agents and cloud storage in the nineties–and she worked at IBM, Boeing and AT&T. Erin has submitted and granted patents in advanced design and publishes her research in academic literature. She has a PhD in Information and Computer Science.
Glenn Luckinbill

Glenn Luckinbill

Founder & CEO, Swarm Robotix

Glenn started his career in manufacturing and supply chain optimization in the Automotive (GM) and Oil and Gas (BP) Industries. Subsequently, he started Optimal EPC, a construction management company, and Optimal Supply, an ecommerce company. Most recently he has been involved in two new start-up companies; EagleRail Container Logistics provides an efficient and greener method of transporting international shipping containers and Swarm Robotix, which develops multi-robotic systems. Glenn earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Eckerd College in St Petersburg, Florida, and a Master's in International Management from Thunderbird in Glendale, Arizona.

Eli DElia

Eli DElia

CTO Eagle Eye Metrics

Eli is owner of Eagle Eye Metrics, a UAV science and design company. He was drafted out of art school into the world of visual effects, working on early motion capture systems developed by Tippet Studios. Eli was deeply inspired by physical kinetics bringing CGI creations to life. He is the inventor of the Hiro, the world’s first indestructible, action sports drone, which paved his way as a UAV design specialist. Currently, Eli is working on what he hopes to be the first autonomous racing drone.

Jaime Perkins

Jaime Perkins

Senior Manager, Learning Strategy, Autodesk Education

Jaime heads up our Learning Strategies team and is based in the SF office. Jaime’s team comprises Content Strategy, Experience Design, and Learning Research. His team is also responsible for imagining, designing, creating, and sustaining  the Autodesk Education Experiences (AEX) virtual Design Academy and integrating it with the physical Design Academy Studio in Boston. Jaime’s team builds and executes the worldwide learning content strategy and platform for AEX game-based & autonomous learning.

Bei Yang, Disney

Bei Yang

WDI Technology Studio executive, Walt Disney Imagineering

Bei Yang is a WDI Technology Studio executive for Walt Disney Imagineering. In this role, Bei oversees the functional and day-to-day operations of the business, design, and construction software and technology for the organization. Bei advises and reviews technical implementation details on both WDI projects and processes with a focus on computer graphics, show control, and overall systems integration. He has collaborated with ILM and Lucasfilm on innovative new attraction details for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and numerous other Walt Disney Parks and Resorts projects.

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