Stephen Hooper

Autodesk

Senior Director of Manufacturing Strategy and Business Development

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Future of Making Things in a World of Push-Button Manufacture

Bio: Based in San Francisco, California, Hooper is responsible for Autodesk’s Business Strategy and Marketing aimed at supporting modern manufacturers in their journey to achieving closed-loop product development and smart manufacturing.

Stephen originally qualified as a Mechanical Engineer in the UK. Hooper joined Autodesk 18 years ago after spending time working for a UK-based industrial machinery manufacturer. He has since occupied a variety of leadership roles across sales, marketing and product development. His diverse experience within design and product development drives Stephen’s passion for the manufacturing business. He relishes the opportunity to work with high profile customers and partners as he defines the solutions that will enable manufacturers to realize the future of making things.

Abstract: The future of making things in a world of push-button manufacture
Today, the way products are designed and manufactured is rapidly changing, driven by the introduction of new technologies and increased product performance requirements. In order to be successful, companies must adapt to this changing landscape and embrace smart manufacturing throughout the product development cycle. Hear how Autodesk tools are helping customers embrace the future of making things.

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