Explorer in Residence, Autodesk
Jonathan Knowles serves as Autodesk's Explorer in residence. With a charter of exploring what’s next for Autodesk with a view into the 10 to 100 year time frame, he is at the frontier of beyond the horizon technologies, providing insight on the evolving role of design-driven applied innovation and participating in fieldwork to help solve some of the world's most complex challenges. He is a creative thinker who researches the intersection of technology and global trends, bringing the arts and science together, while connecting people and ideas. A futurist and innovator, Jonathan collaborates with engineers, scientists, designers, educators, and others seeking to imagine, design, and create a better world. Prior to joining Autodesk, he held senior positions at Adobe and Apple and serves on the advisory boards of several space and ocean related organizations.