Brian Pene is Director of Emerging Technology for the Office of the CTO at Autodesk and has been with Autodesk for more than 14 years, working in a variety of roles from Sr. Product Designer, Customer Solutions Expert and Technology Evangelist. His current role explores the intersection of emerging technologies and market trends to provide Autodesk with potential directions for innovative design, business, and technology solutions. Brian has more than 15 years of professional design and software engineering experience with research and projects including applications in augmented and mixed reality, real-time 3D visualization and simulation, virtual worlds, games-based learning tools, algorithmic design and data visualization. For all his job responsibilities at Autodesk, Brian believes that technology is just a tool; something that helps us get to where we need to go quickly and with more options to make better informed decisions.