Speakers

AU INDIA 2018

The Future
of Making Things

11th September 2018 | JW Marriot Hotel, Aerocity, New Delhi

Speakers

AU INDIA 2018


Keynote Speaker


Pradeep Nair

Managing Director, India & SAARC, Autodesk


Pradeep Nair is the Managing Director for Autodesk India and SAARC operations. Pradeep is responsible for the overall strategy and growth of Autodesk's business across India and SAARC region, covering all of the company's industries, product segments and strategic partnerships.

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Pradeep has proven experience in leading and managing sales, channels, marketing and technical teams, driving double-digit growth and ensuring consistent client satisfaction. He relishes the challenge of building organizational capability, driving sustained high-performance and simplifying complexity in India - easily amongst the world's most competitive technology markets.

Prior to joining Autodesk, Pradeep worked at IBM Software Group (SWG), where he was heading IBM's software business for India and South Asia as the Director of SWG. He also led IBM's Developer Relations and Academic Initiatives that drove mass-market adoption of IBM technology among India's significant developer and student communities.

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Balaji Kesavaraj

Head Marketing, India & SAARC, Autodesk

Balaji Kesavaraj heads Marketing for India & SAARC for Autodesk and is responsible for all marketing outreach activities and pipeline generation. He is a key member of the APAC marketing & India leadership team.

Balaji has 20 years of experience in marketing and brand management. Prior to joining Autodesk he was the Director of Platform Strategy and Marketing for India. He led the sales, marketing & evangelism for driving key strategic workloads to the cloud. Balaji also holds a Guinness world record for Microsoft India by spearheading the largest app development marathon from conception to execution.

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Before Microsoft, Balaji was Head of Marketing for the Collaboration Software Group of Cisco in India and managed WebEx as a brand for the region. In the past he has worked is various organizations including Ogilvy & Mather, ICG Singapore and started his career with the Government of India.

In his spare time he likes to travel, is an avid reader and currently trying his hand with golf.

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Pankaj Gauba

Head Advanced Manufacturing Innovation – India & Middle East, Autodesk


A successful business leader having over 2 decades of experience. Successfully grew businesses by building an ecosystem consisting of large sales teams, product management teams and partners. Strong execution skills and ability to build processes that deliver results. An objective and analytical bent of mind, which helps in solving business challenges, proactively.

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A leadership style driven by articulate and convincing communication skills. With over 14 years of being associated with Autodesk, Pankaj has a comprehensive understanding of the CAD/CAM business in India & SAARC.

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Sunil MK

Head, Autodesk Smart Cities Sales Development, Autodesk

By 2050, more than 70% of world population will live in urban areas, creating many challenges for the planning, development and operation of cities. These challenges call for ‘smart’ approaches to ensure that cities are optimized for economic activity, energy consumption, environmental impact and ‘the good life’. ‘Smart Cities’ shall support innovation and a low-carbon economy. As Cities grow to be almost twice in size will lead the vast majority of new infrastructure spending. Leading to this change, smart cities initiative look at instrumenting the cities- adding sensors, big data and internet of things to cities SMART. However for outcomes that cities seek should not only be SMART but rather be livable and sustainable. We should be able to use the data to make smart decisions also for generating, simulating and analyzing ideas related to design, or redesign of the city assets.

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Mr. Sunil M.K. heads the Autodesk Smart Cities Sales Development for Asia pacific region. Sunil is responsible for driving Autodesk’s Smart Cities initiatives across various governments and agencies. With more than 20 years of experience in Construction and 3D Software Industries, he is an acknowledged thought leader in the industry. Sunil is a Chartered Architect with a degree in Architecture, from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi and is a Member of Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
Sunil is a Chartered Architect with a degree in Architecture, from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi and is a Member of Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

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