Jonathan Knowles is a senior strategy advisor to the CEO and CTO at Autodesk, makers of software for designers, engineers, architects, filmmakers, and game developers. Prior to Autodesk, Knowles held senior strategy, marketing, and product management positions at Adobe and Apple. Knowles is a former faculty member of the Claremont Colleges, a lifelong learner from the University of California, Harvard, and Cornell, a faculty member and Design Track Chair at Singularity University, an X Prize Visioneer, a regular participant at TED and TEDGlobal, and the curator and organizer of TEDxLosGatos. He is regularly invited to deliver advisory briefings to Fortune Global 500 senior executives, government leaders, and tier-one academics around the world concerning the future of technology and its societal implications. He has also been a featured speaker at conferences throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. He is a member and contributor to numerous professional associations, ranging from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics to the Police Futurists International. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Los Gatos Music and Arts, producers of “Jazz on the Plazz”, and “Music in the Park.” Knowles serves as the President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Foundation.
Board Member: 2013-Present