Amar Hanspal, CEO Bright MachinesAmar Hanspal is CEO at Bright Machines, whose mission is to bring intelligence to the factory through Software-Defined Manufacturing, enabling the industry to effortlessly and autonomously build physical products. A senior business leader with 30+ years of experience driving business and technology transformation, he previously was at Autodesk, where he drove the transformation of the design software leader’s product portfolio from on-premise to SaaS and its business model from one based on perpetual licenses to subscription. He led Autodesk into the cloud and enabled the company’s 12 million customers to access their designs on nearly any device. As Autodesk’s co-CEO and chief product officer, Amar oversaw the company’s entire software portfolio, including its innovative manufacturing and construction applications. In addition to sitting on Bright Machine’s board, Amar also sits on the board of eSilicon Corporation and advises early stage venture companies.