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Strategic Foresight

The Strategic Foresight team identifies and articulates long-term forces of change to uncover critical future insights for Autodesk and our customers.


The Strategic Foresight team explores future scenarios in a STEEP (Social, Technological, Economic, Environmental, and Political) framework to identify drivers of emerging themes and patterns, and how those will impact our company, our customers, and our customers’ customers. The goal of Strategic Foresight is to anticipate and prepare for change while examining how current factors might signal what’s to come.

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