Our team is thrilled to bring you this fresh episode of the Future Construct Podcast (27 min interview), where we spotlight Dr. Cornelia Scheitz, Director of Programs and Business Excellence at Autodesk (@Autodesk). Autodesk is changing how the world is designed and made, their technology spans architecture, engineering, construction, product design, manufacturing, media, and entertainment, empowering innovators everywhere to solve challenges big and small. From greener buildings to smarter products to more mesmerizing blockbusters, Autodesk software helps its customers to design and make a better world for all.
With over 10 years of experience in life sciences, software product development, and business strategy, Conny now fuels innovation inside of Autodesk (Autodesk Technology Centers) and in the community, they are actively creating around them. Conny goes to work energized every day to work with a brilliant and diverse team of architects, engineers, designers, and innovators to work on exploring the possibilities that lie ahead of them. Together, they roll up their sleeves to get things done so they can do more and work towards a better and more sustainable future.
- Conny's background in life sciences, specifically genetics, and how she transitioned into academia, ultimately leading her to Autodesk
- The frequency of solution providers working with customers to solve problems and how that workflow evolves into new projects
- Trends and combinations of technologies that are at the forefront of the Autodesk Technology Centers
- The industry's fear about advancements in automated technology and types of jobs impacted by technology
During her time at Autodesk, Conny has catalyzed relationships and create connections across industries, organizations, and teams to reimagine what it means to design and make. She has led a team of industry experts passionate about innovation and creating a better, more sustainable future. as well as worked with Autodesk's residents from the Technology Centers Outsight Network to shape ideas into tangible projects that push the boundaries - of design, of making, and the space in between. As a mentor and someone who's passionate about diversity and inclusion, Conny makes it a point to take time to support and guide others in their career paths.
We sincerely hope you enjoy this special episode of the Future Construct podcast and we would love to hear your suggestions for future guests!
- All good things, Luke Lightning, PhD
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0:37 Amy Peck introduces Dr. Conny Scheitz, the Director of Programs and Business Excellence at Autodesk.
0:55 So, first I want to get into your history and your journey into where you are today, but what happens at the Technology Centers at Autodesk?
5:57 What are some of the trends or combinations of technologies that you're seeing coming through the centers?
11:08 And do you find that within the network or beyond, are people really recognizing that there's a multitude of technologies and a convergence of these technologies, or is it a tough sell?
15:47 How prevalent is the thought process that companies are using all of these technologies [artificial intelligence, blockchain, utilizing algorithms, ethical sourcing], or are there companies with specialties that come together and combine them?
25:49 If you could project yourself 15 to 20 years in the future, and you can you could have a product or service that makes your life better, what would it be and what would it do?
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About the Author
Luke joined the BIM Designs team in June 2020 as the Head of Business Development and helps oversee the business development and marketing team's objectives. With over 8 years of business development and sales experience working with startups, accelerators, investors and global enterprise-level companies, he has successfully helped startups scale their sales operations. Previously, he worked in the biotech industry as a research leader for over 9 years resulting in an IPO in 2011.