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Shaping the future: Discussing technology & engineering with Autodesk

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Shaping the future: Discussing technology & engineering with Autodesk
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Find out what’s going on at the cutting edge of technology with Autodesk.

From the greenest buildings to the cleanest cars, from the smartest factories to the biggest stories, amazing things are created every day with Autodesk’s design and make technology. Over four decades, they’ve worked together with their customers to transform how the world around us is made, and in doing so, have transformed what can be made.

Attendees joined online to:
  • 💰 Explore career opportunities with Autodesk
  • 🚀 Go behind the scenes with Autodesk’s products
  • 📈 Get on top of the latest trends in technology and engineering
  • 🌐 Network with like-minded professionals
  • 🏆 Get a glimpse of what makes Autodesk an award-winning workplace
  • 9:00 AM PT/12:00 PM ET - PowerToFly kickoff
  • 9:05 AM PT/12:05 PM ET - Keynote and welcome address from Yann Laforest, Manager, Data Analytics
  • 9:15 AM PT/12:15 PM ET - Panel discussion + audience Q&A featuring:
  • 9:55 AM PT/12:55 PM ET - Closing remarks
  • 10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM ET - Event concludes

About Autodesk: From the greenest buildings to the cleanest cars, from the smartest factories to the biggest stories, amazing things are created every day with Autodesk. Over four decades they’ve worked together with their customers to transform how things are made, and in doing so, have transformed what can be made. A car’s performance now inspires the method of its manufacture, a city’s infrastructure helps predict the unpredictable, and the creation of ever-bigger universes shapes ever-bigger stories.

Today, Autodesk’s solutions span countless industries empowering innovators everywhere. But they’re restless to do more. They don’t believe in waiting for progress, they believe in making it. By combining and recombining technologies. By blurring boundaries, reinventing rules, and merging fields. By unleashing talent and unlocking insights across industries. By helping customers converge on solutions to the challenges we all face today. At Autodesk, they believe that when you have the right tools to work and think flexibly, you have the power to transform what actually needs making. The power to design and make a better world for all. Check them out on Instagram HERE.

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Meet The Speakers

Kerby Geffrard
Kerby Geffrard
Sr. Software Developer

I’m a Senior Software Developer at Autodesk in the EMS organization. I spend most of my time in ShotGrid’s Review solutions, from desktop applications like RV to backend services like ShotGrid’s media transcoding and live review services. I’m also one of the main contributors to one of the projects of the Open Review Initiative of the Academy Software Foundation.

Kristin Dalzell
Kristin Dalzell
Sr. Manager, Content Experience Design

Kristin Dalzell is an experienced design leader with over 15 years at Autodesk developing learning content for complex software. She leads a team of content designers who create UX content, video tutorials, and API guides that help creative professionals adopt and use our M&E products. Kristin is passionate about creating user-friendly interfaces with just the right amount of instructional help, and is always looking for ways to improve the user learning experience.

Yann Laforest
Yann Laforest
Manager, Data Analytics

Yann Laforest is a seasoned professional with two decades of experience at Autodesk. He began his journey in the VFX industry and transitioned to various roles, including project management. In 2016, Yann's career shifted to data analytics, where he now manages a team responsible for data analytics workflows and processes within Autodesk's Entertainment and Media Solutions division. His expertise covers dashboard creation, dataset management, data unification, pipeline development, and data instrumentation across a variety of tools and languages. Yann plays a pivotal role in shaping Autodesk's data-driven future.

Chiara D'Avanzo
Chiara D'Avanzo
Sr. Technical Recruiter

Chiara is a Senior Technical Recruiter for Autodesk, focusing on recruiting & hiring for our platform & technology teams. Previous to joining Autodesk, Chiara has worked in several industries, but technology hiring is her favorite. You can ask her questions about hiring at Autodesk, workplace culture, interviewing tips & career management.