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Maurice Conti    

Chief Innovation Officer at Alpha; Former Director, Strategic Innovation at Autodesk

Maurice is a visionay, futurist and keynote speaker. He's worked with startups, government agencies, artists and corporations to explore the things that will matter to us in the future, and to design solutions to get us there.

Maurice is currently Chief Innovation Officer at Alpha, a Telefónica company, and Europe's first moonshot factory. He and his team are responsible for coming up with the ideas, prototypes and proofs of concepts that will go on to become full-blown moonshots at Alpha: projects that will affect 100 Million people or more, be a force for good on the planet, and grow into Billion euro businesses.

Previously, Maurice was Director of Applied Research & Innovation at Autodesk where built and led Autodesk's Applied Research Lab.

Maurice's work focuses on applied machine learning, advanced robotics, augmented and virtual realities, and the future of work, cities and mobility.

Maurice is also an explorer of geographies and cultures. He has circumnavigated the globe once and been half-way around twice. In 2009 he was awarded the Medal for Exceptional Bravery at Sea by the United Nations, the New Zealand Bravery Medal and a U.S. Coast Guard Citation for Bravery for risking his own life to save three shipwrecked sailors.

Maurice is a fresh transplant from the Silicon Valley to Barcelona, Spain, and travels around the world speaking to groups about innovation, technology trends, the future, and high adventure.

Speech Topics


  • Advanced robotics
  • The future of design
  • Innovation in large organizations
  • The future of climate change and how technology can help

News


Inside Autodesk's Robotics Lab of the Future

For Maurice Conti and his colleagues, the light-bulb moment came when they saw the technology behind the Oscar-winning special effects in "Gravity"...

How Autodesk Helped Create An Incredible New Technique For 3-D Printing Metal In Midair

"Because he’s an artist, he’s pushing the envelope further than an industry would," says Autodesk director Maurice Conti, who first grew interested in Laarman's work a few year's back when the designer was using a large scale resin printer...

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