Leaders of India’s enterprise technology sector have committed to support India’s design ecosystem with strong participation and product showcase at the first ever Autodesk University (AU) to be held on Sept. 11-12, 2014 at The Renaissance, Powai, Mumbai. This comes after the success of the Autodesk University Extension (AUx) event held in Mumbai last year. With the participation of technology leaders from across the industry like AMD, DELL, HP and NVIDIA, Autodesk University will demonstrate the benefits that the combination of powerful design software with powerful hardware can provide to solving design challenges. Focusing on the future of how things are made, the one and half day-long event is expected to attract more than 1,200 attendees.
Apart from leaders in the technology sector another notable participant is the entertainment division of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI). Commenting on FICCI’s participation, Leena Jaisani, FICCI Sr Director & Head of Media & Entertainment, said, “FICCI Frames looks forward to participating at the upcoming Autodesk University India 2014 which is a great global platform for the 3D Digital Media & Entertainment ecosystem.”
On HP’s association with AU, Ketan Patel, Director, Computing Category, HP PPS India said, “HP is glad to be a part of Autodesk University 2014 in Mumbai. We look forward to interacting with industry experts from AEC, M&E and the Education sector. We will be demonstrating how HP Personal & Mobile Workstations deliver on innovations, high performance and reliability that the user community requires to deliver their everyday challenging tasks. These workstations are tested and certified by HP engineers for Autodesk® applications, so that you stay confident while working with HP/Autodesk solutions.”
Ed Caracappa, Worldwide Sales Director, AMD said, “As part of Autodesk University Program 2014, AMD FirePro Professional Graphics will showcase how professionals can accelerate workflows and stay confident when working with M&E and CAD/DDC applications like Mudbox Maya, Inventor, etc with AMD FirePro Graphics cards, which are optimized and certified for Autodesk applications. We look forward to seeing you at AU 2014 India.”
Commenting on DELL’s participation Indrajit Belgundi, Director & GM, End User Computing, DELL India said, “An event like Autodesk University creates a great platform to bring together the design and engineering industry. DELL Precision customers depend on powerful workstations to help create impressively complex projects making it much simpler. DELL is working closely with partners like Autodesk to ensure that our new workstations exceed customer expectations, allowing our customers to access new technology faster than ever and easing their transition onto a new hardware platform, helping them achieve their goals much faster and better than ever.”
“At Autodesk University in India, we are showcasing how professional designers are able to use NVIDIA and Autodesk tools to build complex designs and achieve maximum productivity, without sacrificing visual quality,” said Pawan Awasthi, PSG Marketing Manager – South Asia, NVIDIA. “NVIDIA Quadro GPUs are optimized for several Autodesk applications, ensuring reliability for the most mission-critical projects,” Awasthi said.
AU India will be one and half day-long event and is expected to take in more than 1,200 attendees with several specialists-led sessions and industry keynotes by technical experts. It will encompass several industry sessions for design and engineering professionals from Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Manufacturing Media and Entertainment industries and would offer plenty of networking and learning opportunities to attendees. Several key customers of Autodesk will be demonstrating projects where they used design tools to address business challenges.