Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer
As a member of the senior executive team, Jeff Kowalski is responsible for shaping Autodesk's long-term technology vision and driving innovation across the company.
He and his team are responsible for shaping Autodesk’s technology and innovation strategies, developing emerging technologies into customer capabilities, and exploring and enhancing the big ideas that are important to Autodesk. A seasoned entrepreneur, he has earned a reputation for facilitating a rich diversity of technical, business, and entrepreneurial ideas from diverse sources, including engineers, technologists, marketers, policy experts, and others.
The Office of the CTO includes
Prior to being named CTO in 2006, Kowalski served as Senior Director of Autodesk's Worldwide Subscription Programs, and directed product development within Autodesk's Collaboration Services Division. He also served as Software Architect, directing the development of 3D Studio MAX, HEIDI, and the AutoCAD graphics system. Kowalski joined Autodesk in 1993.
Kowalski holds a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, and a Master's degree in computer science, both from Cornell University. When not CTO-ing, Jeff enjoys playing music and spending time with his family in Berkeley, California.
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