Amar Hanspal is Autodesk’s chief product officer and the senior vice president leading Autodesk’s transformation to a software as a service company. He is responsible for the overall solution strategy and product execution for the company's core AEC and manufacturing markets, and he plays a key role in driving the company's business model transition to a subscription-based business. Earlier in his career, Hanspal was a project engineer on the Fermilab D-Zero Supercollider project, as well as the cofounder and vice president of marketing at RedSpark, a manufacturing e-commerce and collaboration company. Hanspal holds an MS in mechanical engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Bombay. He serves on the board of directors of eSilicon Corporation.