Michel Kripalani is the Sr. Industry Manager, Games for Autodesk. He helps guide development of Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk MotionBuilder and Autodesk Mudbox from the perspective of a game developer. A veteran of the videogame industry, he founded Presto Studios in 1991, which produced The Journeyman Project series, Myst 3: Exile, Whacked!, and many other successful games. Michel joined Autodesk in 2004 to help focus the product development group on the needs of game developers. He spends a large portion of his time managing relationships with console vendors and middleware providers. Currently, Michel is focused on leading technical innovation for next-generation gaming systems. He is an experienced lecturer, and regularly gives presentations worldwide.