Earlier today the Autodesk University Opening Keynote Address "the Answer is Outside" was delivered to over 7000 people in attendance and many more watching over the web.
World Famous Penn & Teller opened the Keynote by mocking the standard legal disclaimer text for Autodesk University calling it "BS". Penn decided to have some fun instead of reading the legal disclaimer and selected Jonathan Knowles Director, Strategic Initiatives of Autodesk from the audience and proceeded to mess with him and took his eye glasses. Meanwhile Teller was on stage with a concrete box on his head. Penn proceeded to smash the concrete box on Teller's head and then instruct Jonathan to go grab the glasses off of Teller's face. Penn asked Jonathan if those where his glasses Teller was wearing and indeed they were.
Pen & Teller will perform an entire show at the Closing Keynote on Thursday.
Autodesk CTO Jeff Kowalski Keynote The Answer is Outside
Autodesk CEO Carl Bass Keynote Customers Who Have Looked Outside
Watch the recorded Autodesk Keynote Address:
Autodesk CTO Jeff Kowalski
Jeff talked about getting outside and thinking differently by innovating from the outside. Companies such as GE and Proctor & Gamble have involved their customers in the design and solution process.
Autodesk CEO Carl Bass
Carl showed examples of customer's using Autodesk technologies. Carl tried to fake everyone out playing a custom Orphanage Guitar until the music stopped playing. The electric guitar was designed collaboratively between Carl and Matt of Orphanage Guitars using Autodesk Fusion 360. Luckily Matt from Orphanage was on stage to play the guitar live.
Carl's keynote ended fireworks finale style with an amazing Aston Martin Vanquish automobile and Bot & Dolly's robot dancing with a disco ball and lights that left people taking pictures of both for 15 minutes after the keynote ended.