The Future of Making Products

Tools of Innovation and Technology

Tuesday, May 12, 1:40 pm to 2:00 pm in Theater

We are in the midst of a new industrial revolution that will impact virtually any company that makes things. For entrepreneurs, the ability to produce and make things is more accessible than ever before – thanks to the digitization of design and manufacturing technologies and crowd-sourced funding.
The means of production are changing, and customers’ buying preferences are changing too.
Attendees will learn how to navigate these changes in a new era where nearly anyone with a product idea can turn it into a lucrative business.


Andrew Anagnost

Senior Vice President, Industry Strategy and Marketing, Autodesk
Andrew Anagnost has more than 20 years of product, business and marketing experience. With Autodesk since 1997, he is currently responsible for the company’s overall marketing direction and resources including its vertical and cross-industry strategy and marketing and business model transformation. Prior to this role, Dr. Anagnost was Vice President of Product Suites, Web Services & Subscription where he was responsible for defining the company’s business model evolution from a desktop software provider to a hybrid desktop and online solutions provider.
Dr. Anagnost holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the California State University, and holds both an MS in Engineering Science and a PhD in Aeronautical Engineering and Computer Science from Stanford University.