(MENAFN Press) This year's edition of 'Autodesk University Extension Dubai 2013,' which will be held on December 17, 2013 at the Sheikh Maktoum Hall of the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), is set to highlight the use of cloud computing in the move to address the challenges faced by the Middle East region's design industry. The event, which is being hosted by Omnix International, the authorized distributor for Autodesk products in the Middle East, will be promoting the key advantages and benefits to be gained from using the cloud like flexibility, mobility and the power of infinite computing. Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) and INTEL, have signed on as Platinum Sponsors for this exciting one-day program, which is expected to bring together top design professionals using CAD solutions in engineering, construction, architecture, animation, manufacturing and infrastructure industries in the Middle East.
Recent industry reports have shown that a large percentage of today's design professionals have become dependent on mobile technology-relying on the concept of being able to take their work with them wherever they go, access it whenever they need it and control who they share it with and how. The advent of the cloud has helped address these needs and have ushered in a new dimension of connecting the client and the company, even across higher levels. In line with this, the conference will showcase Autodesk's cloud-based platform, Autodesk 360, the industry's first project centric, cloud collaboration solution that is centered around design and engineering workflows. Users subscribed to this service have lauded the platform's key features of easy accessibility; the ability to view and edit while also render in the cloud; share anytime and being able to save up to 5 GB worth of files online.
"Autodesk University Extension Dubai 2013 will prove to be both a very timely and strategic event for the region as Dubai's recent win to host Expo 2020 is expected to attract a huge number of projects in the next few years," said Dr. Jayant Deshpande, Director-CAE Division, Omnix International. "In line with this, we are calling on all design professionals, particularly those in the engineering, construction, architecture, animation, manufacturing and infrastructure industries, to maximize their use of the cloud and have the advantage of gaining its key benefits. Moreover, we are excited to offer this year's program as it also includes a look at some of Autodesk's latest products; the latest productivity tricks and tools used by professionals today; special talks and presentations from leading technology leaders and get certified for free on various Autodesk design software."
'Autodesk University (AU) Extension Dubai 2013' is part of the Autodesk University Program, an annual series of Autodesk in-person and virtual user conferences that has already enjoyed a huge success in the US. The event is specifically designed for industry professionals wanting to learn more about the Autodesk products they use. This year's program will feature talks and presentations from leading Autodesk technical evangelist Lynn Allen; top Autodesk official Nick Manning, EMEA Industry Marketing Manager, Autodesk Media & Entertainment and Pat Williams, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific & Emerging Markets for Autodesk. Designers and related professionals wanting to attend this year's program can register at www.omnix.com.
"This is the first time that HP and Intel will be participating at Autodesk University (AU) Extension Dubai 2013 and we are proud to have them as our Platinum Sponsors. Their presence demonstrates the strong partnership that Autodesk has enjoyed with both companies over the years. This year's event is set to showcase the latest trends and will provide real world solutions that can help today's design professionals improve and expand their abilities to design and innovate," concluded Sajan Sadiq, Marketing Manager, Omnix International.