As a veteran maker and a technologist, Carl Bass is passionate about exploring the evolving intersection of craft and technology. As CEO of design software maker Autodesk, Carl gets great satisfaction from developing digital design tools that can help people imagine, design, and create the products, buildings, bridges, and even feature films, that surround us. Carl will share through personal observations and anecdotes his own maker story: what he makes, how he does it, and what he gets from making. He will also discuss where he believes the future of making is going and why it is important.
Carl Bass is CEO of Autodesk--the leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software. He co-founded Ithaca Software, acquired by Autodesk in 1993, and holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Cornell University.