George Swan is the Director of Engineering Solutions at Autodesk. His responsibilities include modernizing and optimizing Autodesk’s development and deployment capabilities using CI/CD solutions and best practices.
Prior to Autodesk, George was Senior Director at Perforce responsible for all software development. Prior to that, George was a VP of Engineering for 15 years at various high-tech startups. He has a Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering from Robert Gordon's University in Scotland,UK.
Session: Designing Autodesk's Future Today: CI/CD for the Whole Product
Autodesk is a global leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software, committed to helping people imagine, design, and make a better world. Business success depends on Autodesk moving to cloud-based products on a single platform, adopting subscription-based licensing, winning in highly competitive markets, and digitizing the company. Within product development, this means developing more collaboratively, re-using our source content, adopting container-based technology and increasing engineering productivity. Meanwhile, this work must occur while simultaneously deploying more content, more frequently, with higher quality, and all within the confines of SOC2 compliance. Did we mention this was a transformation across roughly 200 products and 4,000 product team members? But how is Autodesk achieving these goals? What solutions are in place? What stumbling blocks has the team encountered? How have the best practices and culture changed to make this strategy a reality? George Swan, Director of Engineering Solutions at Autodesk, will share the blueprint for how the company built their CI/CD solution and is transforming to a DevOps culture.