Michel Kripalani

Michel Kripalani

Sr. Industry Manager

Games, Autodesk

Host of: A Visual Fight Club 

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.