Key takeaways from this tech provider's annual event

Construction Business Owner Managing Editor Elizabeth Manning traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada, to attend Autodesk University, Autodesk's annual customer event. The 3-day event covered a variety of different tech solutions for the construction industry, including some of Autodesk's own innovations. Everything from virtual reality to machine learning was discussed, including how Autodesk and the company's partners are putting these new technologies to work its users. Check out some of Manning's top tweets below. 

1. Autodesk's Chief Technology Officer, Jeff Kowalski, talks about tech tools available on the market today. "With every tool, there is a downside and an upside. While they expand our abilities, they also confine our thinking. Our tools have always been the filter through which all of our creativity has to pass," Kowalski said. 


2. Autodesk CEO Carl Bass talks about the shift in direction currently happening both at Autodesk and in the tech industry overall. "We are not building tools for you anymore; we are building tools for your team," Bass said. 


3. At the Autodesk booth on the exhibit floor, an attendee test drives the new augmented reality product offerings.


4. Autodesk honored some of the top projects of 2016 in the AEC industries at the AEC Excellence Awards luncheon. For a full list of winners, click here.



5. In a session focused on construction-specific solutions, an Autodesk representative displays the sheer volume of data housed within the cloud via Autodesk solutions. 


For more information, visit Autodesk. For questions about Autodesk University, tweet Manning at @EManningCBO.