This week I am reporting live from the show floor at Dynatrace Perform 2020. Today, I speak with Prakash Kota, CIO, at Autodesk about their digital transformation story.
Autodesk makes software for people who make things. If you’ve ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you’ve experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with their software.
Autodesk gives you the power to make anything. Over 100 million people use Autodesk software like AutoCAD, Revit, Maya, 3ds Max, Fusion 360, SketchBook, and more to unlock their creativity and solve important design, business, and environmental challenges.
The software runs on both personal computers and mobile devices and taps the infinite computing power of the cloud to help teams around the world collaborate, design, simulate and fabricate their ideas in 3D.
Prakash joined Autodesk in 2005 and leads the company’s global IT organization, which manages critical technology systems supporting worldwide enterprise applications and infrastructure. His primary focuses are building talent, customer and employee experience, operational excellence, industry partnerships, and positioning Autodesk for global scale.
Prior to being CIO, Prakash held various other roles, including VP IT, senior director of infrastructure and enterprise operations, and senior director of global enterprise operations. Kota holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Madras and an M.S. in electrical engineering from Oklahoma State University.