Service Systems Executive Speaker Series and Working Group Talk
Speaker: Jon Pittman
VP, Corporate Strategy
Title: From Nodes to Networks: Challenges of Designing Smart Objects, Buildings, and Cities
Today designing smart systems—which include smart objects, buildings, and cities—is more important,and more difficult, than ever, as the complexity of our projects and our world rises dramatically.Fortunately we can learn much about designing systems (aka networks) from our millions of years ofexperience designing things (nodes). Autodesk’s Jon Pittman will discuss essential digital design techniquessuch as digital models and “experiencing things before they are real, as well as how technologies such asreality capture, sensors, smart grids, and advanced visualizations, simulations, and analysis can help usdo a better job of designing the smart systems needed to power an increasingly complicated world.
Jon Pittman is VP of Corporate Strategy at Autodesk, Inc. He has over 28 years of experience in corporate strategy in software companies that serve designers from various disciplines such as architecture, engineering, and media. He was educated and licensed as an architect. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture and MBA from the University of Cincinnati and an MS in Computer Graphics from Cornell. He has taught at Art Center College of Design, Cornell University, and the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. He has extensive international experience and passionately believes in the power of design.