James Austin is an Industry Strategist at Autodesk, responsible for the construction industry segment in EMEA. Working as part of Autodesk Construction Solutions (ACS), he is part of the team guiding the development of the next generation of cloud based tools to help construction professionals realise their business goals.
James originally studied and qualified as an architect from the University of Newcastle, working for BDP in the UK and overseas in Australia and New Zealand before settling in Newcastle as a Senior Architect for Space Architecture. There he led the practice’s implementation of BIM technologies, and went on to form bimstore and BIM.Technologies within Space Group, before joining Autodesk in 2012.
After several years working with some of Autodesk’s largest customers as a Customer Success Manager, James joined the product team as a Product Manager, working with development teams on shaping the tools behind the construction of some of the most exciting projects in the world. Now, as Construction Industry Strategist, James is central to ACS, shaping how Autodesk meets the needs of its customers in a critical industry sector.