Autodesk Manufacturing Tech Day – Reception

The real action starts tomorrow. However, this evening, members of the press were taken to Autodesk’s office in Lake Oswego for a reception hosted by top Autodesk executives and PR people. This was more like a social wherein Autodesk employees got to introduce themselves to members of the press that they had not met earlier as well as mingle around with old timers. I finally got to put a face to a number of Autodesk executives today, people who I had been dealing by email, Twitter and telephone over the years.

Here are some pictures of the event. Click the images for larger views.

Kevin Richards of Autodesk watches as John Evans fiddles around with SketchBook Pro for the iPad

Chris Bradshaw welcomes members of the press and gives a brief summary of what’s in store for tommorow

Buzz Kross speaks about the new product line. Referring to the release of new products every year he said, “I have been doing this for 15 years now. This time it is different.”

A section of the press gathering

Disclosure: Autodesk paid for my airfare from/to India as well as for my hotel in Portland.