Autodesk brings Autodesk University Extension (AUx) to India

Mumbai to Host the Premier Industry Forum for Creative Thinkers, Design and Engineering Professionals, Educators

November 26, 2013 4:37 IST | India Infoline News Service
Autodesk, Inc., a world leader in 3D design software announced the launch of Autodesk University Extension (AUx) in India. AUx is a part of the annual Autodesk University (AU) conference, held in Las Vegas every year and is the world’s largest learning and networking event for Autodesk product users. The first ever of AUx in India will be held on Dec. 19, 2013 at The Grand Hyatt, Santacruz, Mumbai. The daylong event will showcase technologies of the future from the Autodesk portfolio and also demonstrate novel applications of design technology by leading design and engineering professionals, animators, visual artists, architects and filmmakers. 

The first Autodesk University was organized in the US over 20 years ago and has now expanded to include numerous events that are being held all around the world. AUx Mumbai is the latest addition to the list of global cities that host AUx every year. The others include Dubai, Johannesburg, Jakarta and Mexico City. The one day event in Mumbai would see participation from thought leaders and innovators from the Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC), Media & Entertainment (M&E) and Manufacturing industries. It will also provide a great opportunity for design and engineering professionals to upgrade and validate their skills by obtaining Autodesk Certifications at the event and connect with peers and experts — without the cost of traveling to Autodesk University at Las Vegas. Certifications will be provided free of cost for the latest versions of Autodesk software like   AutoCAD 2014 Certified Professional, Revit Architecture 2014 Certified Professional, Inventor 2014 Certified Professional, Civil 3D 2014 Certified Professional, 3Ds Max 2014 Certified Professional, Maya 2014 Certified Professional.

Highlights of AUx Mumbai include,
  • Keynote address on the “New Era of Design” by Mr Patrick Williams, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific and Emerging Markets, Autodesk
  • Presentations on the ‘Making of Krrish 3’ and ‘Chennai Express’ by National Award winning VFX Supervisors Keitan Yadav & Haresh Hingorani from the post production studio Red Chillies VFX
  • Presentation by Mr Anil Saini Director, Design Studio, General Motors India on Digital Prototyping
  • Demos on Autodesk ReCap, 3D Printing and Motion Capture - next generation technologies from Autodesk’s portfolio of software
  • In addition, IT major Hewlett Packard will showcase their best workstation solutions for professionals who work on intricate 3D models and demand reliable and powerful computing for large and complex datasets
AUx Mumbai will also have industry specific sessions conducted by technical specialists and Autodesk customers. Notable speakers include Mr S. Jaychandran, Engineering Manager Ports & Harbor, Larsen & Toubro; Rajesh Gupta, Senior General Manager, Louis Berger; Brij Nandan Yadava, Vice President Projects, DLF; Vipul Bhalala, Head, Broadcast Design, Zee Entertainment Enterprises; Dr. Koshy Varghese, IIT Madras; Sathiyasalen, Head Styling Studio, Ashok Leyland; Marx Mani-Head COE, Titan Industries to name a few.  For the detailed event agenda visit: Get a Glimpse of AUx with the Event Schedule.

“As a world leader in 3D design software, Autodesk is empowering design and engineering professionals in India with industry-standard tools and global industry knowledge. AUx Mumbai will inspire participants to harness their imagination and skills to adopt design as a tool to usher in a creative economy in India,” said Patrick Williams, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific and Emerging Markets, Autodesk.

 “We are excited to announce the launch of Autodesk University Extension in Mumbai. AUx Mumbai will bring the entire community of Autodesk users and evangelists in India to share, demonstrate and learn the role of design technology as a creative problem solving tool. The first AUx in Mumbai will showcase innovative technology from Autodesk in 3D Printing, Reality Capture, Animation and also innovative projects undertaken by our customers from Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Manufacturing and Media & Entertainment industries.  We are confident that the first year of AUx Mumbai will lay a solid foundation to build the initiative for the future.” said Pradeep Nair, Managing Director, India and SAARC, Autodesk.

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