California Lieutenant Governor and former Mayor of San Francisco Gavin Newsom (www.ltg.ca.gov) visited Autodesk for a briefing on our current areas of research and to learn more about the future of design, engineering, and manufacturing.
Autodesk Explorer and Director of Strategic Initiatives, Jonathan Knowles (autodesk.com/jonathanknowles), spent an hour with the Lieutenant Governor at our Pier 9 office discussing bio/nano/programmable matter and molecular visualization; the Spark open platform and it’s significance to the future of 3D printing; the future of subtractive manufacturing; the future of cities; the role of robots in our future and how they can help us; the use of Autodesk technology in paleoanthropology and paleontology; and our new Maritime Research and Development initiative including our work to better understand coral reefs and approach to sea level rise.
The Lieutenant Governor was deeply engaged and asked informed questions and made insightful observations. And he had a bit of fun on the Pier 9 zip-line and in the swing table conference room.
The Lieutenant Governor is alive in the lab.