Technology Futurist, AutoDesk, United States

Jordan Brandt is a Technology Futurist at Autodesk, with an educational and professional background spanning the architecture, aerospace, cloud computing, and composites manufacturing industries. Jordan came to Autodesk through the acquisition of Horizontal Systems where he was co-founder and CEO, and oversaw the creation of Glue (now BIM 360 Glue), a 3D cloud-collaboration platform. Jordan received degrees in Architecture and Italian from the University of Kansas in 2001.


His doctoral dissertation at Harvard University developed the concept of distributed manufacturing systems (mobile factories) for composites. He has consulted extensively for the United States Air Force Research Laboratory and Office of Naval Research to develop next-generation additive manufacturing technologies and materials, as well as for the General Services Administration on their laser-scanning program.


When he isn’t speaking about the future of manufacturing, he can be found on his 848 Evo or in the shop making stuff.