Today we are talking to Prakash, the CIO at AutoDesk. And we discuss the ratio between being bold and being reckless, tips for having an MVP Mindset to keep things simple, and ways to break down walls between teams to build a culture of collaboration.

All of this, right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast!

PRAKASH KOTA, is Autodesk’s Chief Information Officer. He is responsible for Autodesk’s global infrastructure, enterprise operations, and workforce collaboration and productivity services. Millions of Autodesk customers around the world depend on Autodesk products for their business livelihood. Kota’s team ensures they have access to their products and entitlements in a reliable, resilient, and highly available environment.

Kota has led several successful initiatives that strengthened Autodesk’s core business operations making it agile, cost effective, and stable. He transformed his teams from an engineering and operations focus into end-to-end service oriented teams that deliver value faster to business units. He is passionate about the digital transformation of Autodesk and aligning the employee and customer experience. He has accelerated this transformation for employees by providing IT services on demand through a self-service portal and also through the implementation of modern cloud employee collaboration and productivity tools. He has redefined IT Operations for the digital agenda to enhance operational agility and accelerate the transformation of IT and business processes.

He has introduced automation services such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and most recently robotic process automation which has led to savings, increased productivity, accuracy, reliability, and scalability.Kota has been with Autodesk for 11+ years and has held many roles within IT including, Director DevOps, Sr. Director of Enterprise Operations, and Vice President of Enterprise Infrastructure and Operations. He Holds a master’s degree in computer science from Oklahoma State University, and a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communication from the University of Madras

ABOUT AutoDesk:

Autodesk makes software for people who make things. If you’ve ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you’ve experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our software. Autodesk gives you the power to make anything.

Over 100 million people use Autodesk software like AutoCAD, Revit, Maya, 3ds Max, Fusion 360, SketchBook, and more to unlock their creativity and solve important design, business and environmental challenges. Our software runs on both personal computers and mobile devices and taps the infinite computing power of the cloud to help teams around the world collaborate, design, simulate and fabricate their ideas in 3D.

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Joel Beasley founded the Modern CTO Podcast in 2017 while writing his book, the Modern CTO book, with the goal of interviewing CTOs and sharing their experiences with others in the tech community.

Joel’s conversational style and insightful questions quickly gained traction, attracting high-profile guests such as Microsoft’s CTO, Kevin Scott, and T-Mobile’s CIO, Cody Stanford. With each episode, the podcast’s popularity continued to grow, and soon, Joel found himself with a waiting list of future guests.

Today, the Modern CTO Podcast has become the number one leadership and tech podcast in the world, with over 150k active listeners, including CTOs, lead developers, and rising tech leaders. Joel’s commitment to creating a conversational atmosphere for his guests to share their experiences has inspired a new generation of leaders and innovators.

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