USC Cinematic Arts

Jonathan Knowles is a senior advisor to the CEO and CTO at Autodesk providing insight on the intersection of emerging technologies and social trends, the impact of discontinuous innovation and beyond the horizon technologies. He is a creative thinker who explores the connections between technology and global trends, bringing the arts, science and technology together, and connecting people and ideas. Knowles is the host of Autodesk IDEAS: The Innovation + Design Series conference, a regular participant at e.g. and TED, and serves as a Visioneer for the X Prize Foundation. His expertise keeps him in dialog with designers, engineers, architects, scientists, educators, and others seeking to imagine, design, and create a better world.

Prior to joining Autodesk, Knowles held senior positions at Adobe and Apple.