Senior Vice President and CTO, Autodesk
As Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Kowalski is responsible for shaping 3D design and engineering software leader Autodesk’s long-term technology vision, as well as driving innovation across the country. He and his team focus on research and development strategy, turning emerging technologies into products and approaches that can help Autodesk’s customers.
A seasoned entrepreneur, Kowalski has started several businesses, and joined Autodesk through the acquisition of a company he founded in 1993. He has held a number of roles at the company, and became CTO in 2006. Kowalski has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Cornell University. When not CTO-ing, Kowalski enjoys playing guitar and piano, hiking with his kids, and exploring the myriad of cuisines available in his hometown of Berkeley, California.