Jonathan Knowles


Jonathan Knowles is a senior advisor to the CEO and CTO at Autodesk providing thought leadership and insight on the intersection of emerging technology and social trends, the impact of discontinuous innovation, and beyond the horizon technologies.

Knowles is a former faculty member of the Claremont Colleges, a lifelong learner from the University of California, Harvard, and Cornell, a faculty member and Design Track Chair at Singularity University, a regular participant at TED, and the curator and organizer of TEDxLosGatos.

Knowles is regularly invited to deliver advisory briefings to Fortune Global 500 senior executives, government leaders, and tier-one academics around the world concerning the future of technology and its societal implications. As a primary spokesperson for Autodesk, Knowles is a popular speaker at enterprise, government, education, press, and analyst events focusing on making the complex understandable. He has also been a featured speaker at conferences throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.

Prior to joining Autodesk, Knowles held senior strategy and management positions at Adobe and Apple.

Professional Memberships

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
American Society for Gravitational and Space Biology
American Institute of Architects
Design Chair, Singularity University
Fellow, Institute for Molecular Manufacturing
American Council of Engineering Companies Fellow,
Royal Geographic Society with the Institute of British Geographers
Geospatial Information and Technology Association
Cartography and Geographical Information Society
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association
National Defense Industrial Association
National Military Intelligence Association

International Space Orchestra’s member: Jonathan Knowles is singing in the choir