I am part of Corporate Strategy at Autodesk. The Corporate Strategy team's purpose is to assist the CEO and senior executives in developing and implementing company-level strategy to help Autodesk operate intentionally as an integrated, coordinated system. Further, it is to catalyze Autodesk’s long-term thoughts about the industries we serve and synthesize stories that articulate those thoughts and place them in the context of company strategy. One way to catalyze our thinking is to bring in external experts who have a different perspective and point of view. As such, the Visiting Fellows program was put in place.
The Autodesk Visiting Fellows Program recruits senior-level, industry-shaping talent to help light the future path of Autodesk. Although fellows have rich sectoral expertise, they tend to focus on defining and pursuing cross-industry issues emerging at the intersection of our traditional markets and technologies. For example, construction and manufacturing are converging. This has implications for the future of work. How can Autodesk better serve its customers given this future?
|Marco Annunziata joined the Visiting Fellows program to provoke and deepen our point of view on the Future of Work. Marco analyzes the interplay of innovation and global economic trends, and assesses the impact on business models and strategies. He has worked in policy, finance, and industry — most recently as GE's Chief Economist and Head of Business Innovation Strategy. Marco is a regular contributor to Forbes.com. He consults, writes, and speaks. Most of all, he loves to learn by collaborating, engaging in discussions, and reading. Marco is based in San Francisco; He has worked in London, Washington D.C, Milan, Toulouse; He's traveled quite a bit...and still does.
See www.annunziatadesai.com for more information.
The future of work is not one where robots take our jobs. Instead, robots augment our abilities. I'll be sharing some of Marco's findings as the story evolves.
Autodesk has always been an automation company, and today more than ever that means helping people make more things, better things, with less; more and better in terms of increasing efficiency, performance, quality, and innovation; less in terms of time, resources, and negative impacts (e.g., social, environmental). There are a variety of ways to achieve this, and all thoughts are welcome.
Outside perspectives are alive in the lab.