Mumbai hosts design technology conclave
Software company Autodesk, Inc., concluded the first Indian edition of its global flagship event, Autodesk University held in Mumbai on Thursday.
The premier design industry forum witnessed over 900 attendees comprising customers, partners, students, creative evangelists, design and engineering professionals and educators from the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC), media and entertainment (M&E) and manufacturing industries.
The key highlight of the event was the showcase of innovative projects undertaken by Indian design and engineering professionals from architecture, engineering, construction (AEC), manufacturing and media and entertainment industries using 3D Design technology from Autodesk.
At the various sessions in AUx Mumbai, Autodesk also displayed Autodesk ReCap, 3D Printing and Motion Capture - next generation technologies from Autodesk's portfolio of software.
National Award winning VFX Supervisors Keitan Yadav and Haresh Hingorani from the post production studio Red Chillies VFX made presentations on the 'Making of Krrish 3' and 'Chennai Express' - two of the biggest blockbusters from Bollywood in 2013.
Over 120 students and professionals from design and engineering received free certifications for the latest versions of Autodesk software like AutoCAD 2014, Revit Architecture 2014, Inventor 2014, Civil 3D 2014, 3Ds Max 2014 and Maya 2014.
Autodesk also organized a separate CXO forum on the sidelines of AUx Mumbai that was attended by 110 top decision makers who deliberated on the creative problem solving role of design technology in India and the value design can add to businesses.
Speakers at the forum included the likes of notable architect Hafeez Contractor, Abhishek Lodha, Managing Director of Lodha Group, Ashish S Kulkarni, CEO at BIG Animation (I) Pvt. Ltd.
Leading technical specialists and Autodesk customer conducted sessions around on Autodesk technologies and demonstrated novel applications of design technology.
"We are delighted with the response received to the inaugural edition of Autodesk University Extension in India. It was our endeavor to build a creative forum for the design ecosystem in India and highlight the importance of design technology in addressing challenges unique to the country. We look forward to building on this initiative in the coming years and usher in a creative economy in India." said Pradeep Nair, Managing Director, India and SAARC, Autodesk.
Commenting on the event, V.S Kale, Head, Geospatial Business, Kalyani Global Engineering Pvt Ltd said, "Autodesk is leading the way when it comes to design awareness in India with an event like Autodesk University Extension. AUx Mumbai gave a very holistic picture of application of design in a range of sectors from animation to manufacturing and construction."
(Posted on 20-12-2013)