• AU INDIA 2019

    Personalize
    Your
    Learning Experience

    September 5, 2019 The Lalit Ashok Hotel, Bengaluru

  • AU INDIA 2019

    Explore the Future
    of Making at
    AU India

    September 5, 2019 The Lalit Ashok Hotel, Bengaluru

  • AU INDIA 2019

    From Concept to Construction
    with Virtual Reality

    September 5, 2019 The Lalit Ashok Hotel, Bengaluru

Speakers

AU INDIA 2019


Keynote Speaker


Haresh Khoobchandani

Vice President Sales Asia Pacific, Autodesk


Haresh Khoobchandani is Autodesk’s Vice President of Sales for Asia Pacific. As the most senior leader in the region, he is responsible for the strategic direction and overall profitability of one of the fastest growing markets for Autodesk.

Khoobchandani brings with him over 25 years of sales and marketing experience. Prior to joining Autodesk, he ran REA Group’s digital business across Singapore and Malaysia as CEO. He also spent 19 years at Microsoft in various leadership positions including General Manager of Microsoft Business Solutions in Asia Pacific, and Managing Director of Microsoft Thailand.

Passionate about education and driving transformation through technology, Khoobchandani is an Adjunct Professor in several business schools in the areas of business, leadership, driving change and diversity. He is also is a two-time TEDx speaker addressing Redefining Education and Personal Disruption.

Khoobchandani has a Master of Business Administration with Distinction from the University of Stirling and is a graduate in Leading Change and Organizational Renewal at the Harvard Business School. He is based in the company’s Asia Pacific headquarters and his hometown of Singapore.



Balaji Kesavaraj

Marketing Head India & SAARC, Autodesk


Balaji Kesavaraj heads Marketing for India & SAARC for Autodesk and is responsible for all marketing outreach activities and pipeline generation. He is a key member of the APAC marketing & India leadership team.

Balaji has 20 years of experience in marketing and brand management. Prior to joining Autodesk he was the Director of Platform Strategy and Marketing for India. He led the sales, marketing & evangelism for driving key strategic workloads to the cloud. Balaji also holds a Guinness world record for Microsoft India by spearheading the largest app development marathon from conception to execution.

Before Microsoft, Balaji was Head of Marketing for the Collaboration Software Group of Cisco in India and managed WebEx as a brand for the region. In the past he has worked is various organizations including Ogilvy & Mather, ICG Singapore and started his career with the Government of India.

In his spare time he likes to travel, is an avid reader and currently trying his hand with golf.

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Industry Breakout Speaker


Sunil MK

Country Manager, AEC Segment, Autodesk India & SAARC


Sunil M. K. is currently the Country Manager for AEC business for India and SAARC countries and is responsible for enhancing Autodesk business with strategic programs and develop market presence and drive sustained profitable growth. Autodesk, is the world's leading design software company, serves industries where design is critical to success - building, manufacturing, infrastructure, and digital media. Autodesk provides solutions for sustainable design, digital prototyping, and the creation of visual media.

Mr. M K Sunil is a Chartered Architect with degree in Architecture from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi and a Corporate Member of Royal Institute of British Architects ( RIBA )

Sunil was part of original Revit Team and joined Autodesk when Revit Technology Corporation was acquired in 2002. Sunil has held a variety of business development, sales development, strategy and technical positions at Autodesk and Revit. He is a frequent public speaker. Mr. Sunil represents Autodesk on different Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industry forums. Since 2001 he has been involved in evangelising BIM across in Asia Pacific markets. Drove the development of BIM ecosystem of Channel partners development as well as early adopters of Revit in Asia. Worked with various government agencies in India, China, Singapore, Japan and Australia in Driving BIM mandates as well with various large private organisations. He has also been a key player and spokesperson for delivering smart cities and sustainable vision for Autodesk.

Mr. Sunil M.K. heads the Autodesk Smart Cities Sales Development for Asia pacific region. Sunil is responsible for driving Autodesk’s Smart Cities initiatives across various governments and agencies. With more than 20 years of experience in Construction and 3D Software Industries, he is an acknowledged thought leader in the industry. Sunil is a Chartered Architect with a degree in Architecture, from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi and is a Member of Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
Sunil is a Chartered Architect with a degree in Architecture, from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi and is a Member of Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

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Shekhar Rohira

Country Manager M&E India & SAARC, Autodesk


Shekhar spearheads the M&E business and go to market strategy for Autodesk in India & SAARC. He has been a part of the AVCG industry for over 15 years. His passion for technology, coupled with deep insights in the M&E sector gives him a unique perspective of the opportunities & challenges in the industry. An avid gamer & a film buff himself, he finds his motivation in being continually amazed with the magic Autodesk customers bring to screen using its award winning technologies.