Chief Guests:

Amy Bunszel

Vice President,
Digital Engineering Products, Autodesk

Samir Hanna

Vice President & General Manager Digital Manufacturing Group, Autodesk

Table Topic:

Artificial Intelligence Meets Manufacturing 4.0: The Dawn of Autonomous Factories


July 21, 2017

Table Chair:  Solomon Darwin, Executive Director, Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation


About Amy Bunszel:

Amy Bunszel is a thought leader with over 20 years of experience innovating software products across the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) and manufacturing industries. She displays the unique ability to inspire innovative strategy while driving large-scale agile software development around the globe. Amy’s roots as a start-up co-founder, combined with her deep product management knowledge and large-scale product execution expertise, make her a powerful leader and advisor in this age of digital growth.
Amy currently serves as Vice President of Digital Engineering Products at 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software company Autodesk. In this role, Amy manages a team of over 700 focused on product strategy and execution, and champions a user experience practice that goes beyond usability to include qualitative and quantitative research, visual design, and analytics. Using this philosophy, Amy transformed Autodesk’s largest product, AutoCAD, from an outdated, unwieldy program to its current iteration -a modern multi-platform offering that serves as the backbone of Autodesk’s license-to-subscription business model transformation. Amy’s product lines (AutoCAD, Inventor, Alias, VRED, ReCap) have led the company’s transition to a subscription based business model, while adding new cloud-based capability.Before joining Autodesk, Amy co-founded Linius Technologies in 1996. The company delivered wire harness design software to the manufacturing industry. Its technology was integrated with Autodesk’s Inventor 3D mechanical design software when Autodesk acquired the company in 2003.Amy holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Amy is a member of the Athena Alliance, the President’s Council for Cornell Women, and an advisor for the Entrepreneurship Program at Cornell.

About Samir Hanna:

Samir leads various aspects of the business, including engineering and product management, to help accelerate Autodesk’s manufacturing solution offerings. The Digital Manufacturing Group aims to develop software that will power the factory of the future, which includes technology for additive manufacturing and electronics. Samir is a seasoned entrepreneur and executive, having started and built multiple businesses over his 30 year career. He is known for embracing change and for spotting and seizing trends in mobile and cloud based computing, particularly as they relate to design and creativity.Samir holds a Doctorate in Engineering from Cornell University with an emphasis on Computer Graphics, and a degree in Materials Science from MIT.