episode 665

Autodesk CIO Prakash Kota on Becoming a People-Focused Enterprise

Prakash Kota is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Autodesk. A nearly 4.4 billion revenue producer of software products and services for the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media, education, and entertainment industries. He's been in his current role for nearly four and a half years, and with the company for 17. Prakash has held leadership roles across most parts of the IT organization prior to his ascent to the top post. He and his team have played a critical role in helping the company transition to being a cloud-centric company in how it operates and in what it delivers. May 23, 2022

665: Prakash covers the topic of Autodesk’s transformation into a customer-centric organization with a focus on people and processes. Prakash provides an overview of Autodesk’s business, his purview as CIO, and what the migration towards customer-centricity has looked like. He describes the way his role as an IT leader and consumer of cloud services prepared him for the transformation at Autodesk as well as how his various roles at the company have given him a unique perspective in IT. Specifically, Prakash looks at the way IT has played a role in improving both the customer and employee experience, recruiting top talent, and providing growth opportunities for current talent at the company. Finally, Prakash looks at the trends in technology that his team is focusing on and what the keys to success were in his personal career path.

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The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

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