Autodesk CIO Prakash Kota is responsible for the company's global infrastructure, enterprise operations, and workforce collaboration and productivity services. Millions of Autodesk customers around the world depend on Autodesk products for their business livelihood. Kota’s team ensures they have access to their products and entitlements in a reliable, resilient, and highly available environment. Kota has been with Autodesk for 11-plus years and has held many roles within IT including, Director DevOps, Sr. Director of Enterprise Operations, and Vice President of Enterprise Infrastructure and Operations. He holds a master’s degree in computer science from Oklahoma State University and a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communication from the University of Madras in Chennai, India.