Autodesk, Inc has announced the launch of Autodesk University (AU) in India for the first time ever. The India leg of the world’s largest learning and networking event for Autodesk technology users will be held on 11 and 12 September, 2014 at The Renaissance, Powai, Mumbai. This comes after the success of the Autodesk University Extension (AUx) event held in Mumbai last year. The theme of AU is ‘Learn. Connect. Explore’ and the one and half day-long event is expected to have more than 1,500 attendees. AU India will showcase the latest Autodesk technologies for Motion Capture, Reality Computing and 3D Smart Cities, among others.
AU India is the latest addition to the growing list of global cities that host AU annually. AU India offers an opportunity for India’s design ecosystem to learn from some of the world’s top technology experts through training and certification sessions. The event will have more than 650 classes to impart advanced training on Autodesk software features, as well as processes, workflow strategies, and career development for design and engineering professionals. Attendees will get a chance to obtain certifications free of cost for the latest versions of Autodesk software like Autodesk AutoCAD 2014, Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014, Autodesk Revit Architecture 2014, Autodesk Inventor 2014, Autodesk 3ds Max 2014, Autodesk Maya 2014, Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite 2014-Road and Highway Solution.
Other key highlights of AU India include:
# Keynotes by Autodesk Senior Vice Presidents Chris Bradshaw and Steve Blum
# AutoCAD breakout keynote by Lynn Allen, Autodesk Technical Evangelist
# Live Technology Demos of Motion Capture, Reality Computing and 3D Smart Cities
# Automotive Innovation Forum (AIF), which includes keynote presentations by industry experts, tracks on automotive design, visualization, simulation and manufacturing workflow, and a “Wicked Problem Solving” Workshop by Autodesk Fellow Tom Wujec
# Education Summit for academics and industry, deliberating on India’s technology and design education
# Industry sessions for design and engineering professionals from Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Manufacturing and Media and Entertainment that will offer networking and learning opportunities
“Bringing Autodesk University to India is a moment of pride for us and a testament to the success of last year’s AUx Mumbai. AU India will be much bigger and will be a dynamic forum for design and engineering professionals to learn from international experts, network with peers and explore the latest design technologies. The Autodesk Certification opportunity at AU also helps advance skills in design and innovation. This is really important in the current environment where skilling youth – with an emphasis on employability and entrepreneurship – is a key government priority,” said Autodesk – India and SAARC, MD, Pradeep Nair in a statement.
AU India will also have specialist-led sessions and industry keynotes by technical experts and customers. Notable speakers include: Lee Miller, Vice President & Director of building SMART Implementation, HOK; Atul Khanzode- Director, DPR Construction; Bimal Patwari, Chief Executive, Pinnacle Infotech Solutions; Jesh Krishna Murthy, Founder & CEO Anibrain, India, Ashish Desai, Director, Polysmart Technologies & Jyoti Plastics Works; Arun Muthumani, Senior Manager- Vehicle Styling, Escorts; Prof. Ramanathan – IIT Chennai; Prof. Anil Sawhney – Director – RICS School of Built Environment, Amity University; Dr. Srinivasan – Founder Chairman – GEAR School.