Upcoming Event:

Berkeley-Haas Chief Innovation Officers Roundtable

Chief Guests:

Amy Bunszel,
Samir Hanna


July 21, 2017


11:30pm – 3:00pm (lunch provided)


Autodesk Gallery
1 Market St, Landmark Building
2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

Table Chairs:  Solomon Darwin, Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation & Chenyang Xu, (IEF)

On behalf of Corporate Innovators Huddle, US Berkeley Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, and Autodesk, we invite you to our joint Innovation Executives Forum (IEF) and Berkeley-Haas Chief Innovation Officers event on Friday, July 21st, 2017 from 11:30am-3pm. This is a private meeting by invitation only for IEF and CIO members, who are C-Suite Executives, Vice Presidents, Heads of Corporate Innovation Centers. As prior experience showed, we expect seats to be filled quickly and will take sign-ups on a first come basis.


Mtuity Aaron Simkin General Manager
Standard Chartered Amar Singh Rathor Executive Director
VFC Angelique Dietz VP Product Creation & Advanced Manufacturing
Thyssenkrupp Arding Hsu Sr. Innovation Strategy Advisor
State Farm Insurance Bill Cecil Innovation Director
IBM Daryl Pereira Creative Director
Intel  David O’ Connor Venture Lead & Strategic Business Development
SAP Dean Sivara VP of Ideation, Global Business Incubator
AIG Faye Sahai Global Head of Tech Innovation
VFC Graham Page Director, Advanced Manufacturing
Mitsubishi Corporation Junichi Suzuki Deputy Manager
Applied Materials Kat Dransfield Open Innovation & Marketing
DuPont Industrial Biosciences Ken Herfert VP Integrated Operations
Mitsubishi Corporation Kevin Kuhn VP, General Manager,
Sony Ventures Ludovic Copere Associate Director
Asahi Glass Ventures Masatoshi Ueno Managing Director
Bank of the West Michael Flynn VP of Innovation & Strategy
Fujitsu Mohi Ahmed Senior Director
Wipro Technologies Nitin Narkhede General Manager – Emerging technologies and Innovation
Genpact Digital Rebecca Scholl VP Digital Innovation
Autodesk Rick Rundell Technology and Innovation Strategist
Solix Technologies Sai Gundavelli CEO
AIG Sean Chai Global Director, Digital Innovation
Faurecia Steffen Bartschat Strategic Advisor, Technology, and Ventures
Intel Steve Allen Director of Innovation
swissnex Steven Reading Head of Innovation
Apollo Hospitals Subramanyam Yadavalli Head of Innovation
NTT America Tak Nishimura Manager
Emagia Corporation Veena Gundavelli CEO
Corporate Innovators Huddle Chenyang Xu Co-Chair
Garwood Center Henry Chesbrough  Facutly Director
Garwood Center Solomon Darwin Executive Director

About the Speakers:

Amy Bunszel

Vice President, Digital Engineering Products

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.

Samir Hanna

Vice President & General Manager, Digital Manufacturing Group, Autodesk

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.



11:30am Arrival & Networking Lunch
11:55am: Welcome & Introductions, Chenyang Xu (IEF), Solomon Darwin (CIO), Amy Bunszel (Autodesk)
12:10pm: “Artificial Intelligence Meets Manufacturing 4.0: the Dawn of Autonomous Factories”, Samir Hanna, Amy Bunszel
1:40pm: Recap and Announcements
2:00pm: Guided Autodesk Gallery tour starts (optional
3:00pm: Event ends



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