Nov. 8, 2012
-- Leading Autodesk technical evangelist Lynn Allen and top Autodesk official Nick Manning are expected to take the spotlight at the Middle East region’s first-of-its-
kind largest CAD event, ‘Autodesk University (AU) Extension Dubai 2012’, which will be held on December 6, 2012 at the Sheikh Maktoum Hall of the Dubai World Trade Centre. Both have been invited as keynote speakers for the event, which is part of the Autodesk University program, an annual series of Autodesk in-person and virtual user conferences. The event is being hosted by Omnix International, the authorized distributor for Autodesk products in Middle East and is sponsored by Canon Middle East (Gold Sponsor) and Adobe (Silver Sponsor). More than 500 design professionals who use CAD solutions across engineering, construction, architecture, animation, manufacturing and infrastructure industries are expected to attend.
Lynn Allen, who is also known across IT circles as a leading cadalyst columnist, will be talking on the topic, ‘Autodesk 360 – Embrace the Cloud.’ Allen’s presentation aims at clearing misconceptions about the cloud and will also showcase the latest Autodesk 360 and BIM 360 cloud offerings, which are certain to improve today’s design experience. Meanwhile, Nick Manning, Senior Manager, Global Field Marketing for Media & Entertainment, Autodesk, will take the notch up higher as he engages participants with his topic, ‘Telling the story of your design to win business.’ Manning’s talk and discussion session will help participants gain more knowledge on the possibilities of telling the story of your design with products contained in the Autodesk family of suites. Aside from the two speakers, the event will also feature top design specialists like Anthony Doyle, MENA Structural Drafting Manager, Robert Bird Group; Andrew Milburn, Associate, Godwin Austen Johnson; Adam Jull, Operations Head, IMSCAD; Pavithran KV, Director for BIM, Brookfield Multiplex and Alex Albani, Associate Professor of Architecture and Interior Design, M. Arch., American University in Dubai.
“Participants at the region's first and largest CAD based event are bound to gain a lot in terms of improving their skills and enhancing productivity as we are featuring two of the world's leading Autodesk evangelists. We are very confident that Autodesk University Extension Dubai 2012 will surely give design professionals the opportunity to sharpen their design skills, keep abreast of the latest technology trends and at the same time meet new business contacts,” concluded Sajan Sadiq, Marketing Manager, Omnix International, CAE Division.
Interested participants can learn more about the event and how to register by visiting the Omnix / ‘AU Extension Dubai 2012’ website at http://autodesk-university-extension.omnix.ae