Jeff Kinder


EVP, Design and Manufacturing
Main Stage //
Convergence: The new possible in Design and Manufacturing


Digital transformation in the manufacturing industry has been unlocking opportunities for increased efficiency, productivity, and innovation. With converged design and make processes in the cloud, manufacturers are able to reimagine what’s possible.

In this keynote, Jeff Kinder, Executive Vice President of Design and Manufacturing at Autodesk, will share how to take advantage of these opportunities for increased innovation and digital transformation. He will showcase evolving tools and technologies that can help manufacturers build resilience, improve collaboration, and automate processes, enabling them to thrive today as well as in the future.


Jeff Kinder is executive vice president of Product Development and Manufacturing Solutions at Autodesk. In this role, he leads strategy and execution across Autodesk’s design and manufacturing portfolio.

Kinder previously served as chief digital officer for Autodesk and oversaw the company’s digital platforms and customer experience. Prior to joining Autodesk in 2018, Kinder led large-scale, customer-focused digital transformations across a range of industries, including OpenTable, JP Morgan Chase, Yahoo responsible for products including the company’s flagship home page, as well as Yahoo Finance, Sports, News, Entertainment, Shopping, Travel, Autos, and Small Business. Before joining Yahoo, Cendant Corporation, Adventureseek, and the Boston Consulting Group. Early in his career, Kinder served as an officer in the US Navy.