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Keynote Speaker


Haresh Khoobchandani

Vice President, Sales, Autodesk Asia Pacific


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, Autodesk India & SAARC


Proven business strategist and marketing leader, with a long and distinguished track record delivering on all fronts - innovative marketing, high customer satisfaction, revenue growth, operational efficiency, and transformation catalyst. Guinness World Record holder for the largest app development marathon for Microsoft India.

Balaji currently heads marketing for Autodesk India & SAARC and is responsible for the entire gamut of marketing & driving demand for its solutions. He is also part of the India Leadership team responsible for the business growth and meeting revenue targets in the region. In addition, he has a seat in the APAC Marketing Leadership team and drives marketing innovation and campaigns at scale across APAC & Japan.

Prior to joining Autodesk in 2017, Balaji had a long stint in Microsoft India for nearly 8 years. In his most recent role in Microsoft, he was the Director of Platform Strategy & Marketing, responsible to lead the transformation of Microsoft in the country. Prior to this, he was the Director of Platform Evangelism & Marketing responsible for platform and product adoption across 4 Million developers, IT, Professionals & students.

Before Microsoft, Balaji held various roles with Cisco systems, Ogilvy Advertising, ICG Group Singapore & Vaspar concepts and is an IIM Calcutta alumni.

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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Asif Moghal

Head of Global Strategy & Alliances, Design & Manufacturing, Autodesk


I'm all about great design and innovation, especially when they combine to create exciting new products and businesses.

My professional journey began helping SME's develop and bring to market a variety of new products ranging from consumer goods to industrial machinery and the occasional perpetual motion machines.

As the Senior Manufacturing Industry Manager at Autodesk, I lead a collaborative initiative focused on helping the industry apply technology to what matters most, making better products, selling more and generating greater profits.

This means I spend most of my time learning about the amazing things that ordinary businesses want to do with technology in this era of connection.



Vikram Dutt

Senior Director, Building Business Line & Project Delivery, Autodesk


During his time at Autodesk, Vikram has held various roles across Autodesk from Industry Strategy and Marketing, Product and Strategic Planning and Operations. Recently he has held Strategy and Marketing across multiple industry segments leading strategy, marketing and sales enablement. He previously led the Business Models and Pricing function developing business models and pricing strategies to enable Autodesk move from perpetual to subscription and desktop to the cloud.

Vikram is currently focused on the building industry to continue to drive BIM expansion worldwide and introduce cloud and mobile technologies to BIM users. In addition, he is leading the strategy and marketing for project delivery. Prior to Autodesk, he worked at Siemens leading product management and launching strategic initiatives focused on Mechatronics. He started his career developing virtual reality (VR) solutions. He holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Ohio State University.


Industry Breakout Speaker


Sunil MK

Country Manager, AEC Segment, Autodesk India & SAARC


Sunil was part of the original Revit Team and joined Autodesk when Revit Technology Corporation was acquired in 2002. He has held a variety of business development, sales development, strategy and technical positions at Autodesk and Revit. Mr. Sunil represents Autodesk at different Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industry forums. He has been involved in evangelising BIM across Asia Pacific markets since 2001 and has worked with various government agencies driving BIM mandates as well as 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).



Shekhar Rohira

Country Manager, M&E, Autodesk India & SAARC


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.



Ben Fischler

Industry Strategy Manager, Autodesk


Ben Fischler works on Media & Entertainment Industry Strategy at Autodesk. With 25 years of experience in VFX and animation production (Atari, DreamWorks, LAIKA) and product marketing, as well as co-founder of an animation start-up, Ben shares our customer’s creative passion. Ben was focused on Industry Marketing for the Arnold renderer, before taking on his current role.