Brian Pene

Distinguished Research Scientist



Brian Pene is a Distinguished Research Scientist at Autodesk Research. Since joining Autodesk in 2001 he has held variety of roles from Director of Emerging Technology, Sr. Principal Engineer, Sr. Product Designer, Customer Solutions Expert and Technology Evangelist. Brian’s current role explores the intersection of emerging technologies and market trends to provide Autodesk with potential directions for innovative design, business, and technology solutions. Brian has more than 20 years of professional design and software engineering experience with research and projects including applications in AI, augmented, mixed and virtual reality, real-time 3D visualization and simulation, virtual worlds, games-based learning tools, algorithmic design, and data visualization. For all his job responsibilities at Autodesk, Brian believes that technology is just a tool; something that helps us get to where we need to go quickly and with more options to make better informed decisions.

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