Jonathan Knowles serves as Autodesk's Explorer in residence. With a charter of exploring what’s next for Autodesk with a view into the 10 to 100 year time frame, he is at the frontier of beyond the horizon technologies, providing insight on the evolving role of design-driven applied innovation and participating in fieldwork to help solve some of the world's most complex challenges. He is a creative thinker who researches the intersection of technology and global trends, bringing the arts and science together, while connecting people and ideas. A futurist and innovator, Jonathan collaborates with engineers, scientists, designers, educators, and others seeking to imagine, design, and create a better world. Jonathan is also responsible for operations of Autodesk Maritime Research & Development. He is the Autodesk Diving Safety Officer (DSO) leading and supervising research and scientific diving expeditions.