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Designing the future

Autodesk president and CEO Andrew Anagnost, a self-professed tech optimist, reads sci-fi to suss out future trends, and sees humans collaborating, like Tony Stark in Iron Man, with machines.

"I believe in legislation around owning your own data. Look, if I want to rent my data to Google, I should get a share of the profit because my data is being used by them to make a profit." - Andrew Anagnost.

WHILE growing up, Andrew Anagnost, president and CEO of Autodesk, didn't read the most important Silicon Valley memo. So, instead of dropping out of college to become a storied tech guru like Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg, he quit high school. Despite that, he still became a leading light in the...

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