Bill O'Connor

Autodesk Innovation Strategist + Founder, Autodesk Innovation Genome

Bill O'Connor Biography

Bill O’Connor is the Dean of the Vault Innovation Academy (VIA), focused on designing and directing innovation research, developing innovation analysis/insights, and developing innovative techniques.

He is also the Director of Vault Innovation Services (VIS), focused on working with large global companies; Silicon Valley tech giants, unicorns, and startups; and governments around the world, helping them to go beyond mere "innovation poetry" and to actually do real innovation.

Bill is also the Founder/Director of the Autodesk Innovation Genome Project, a 10-year research project and an evolving innovation methodology. Over the past seven years, Bill has delivered 500 innovation-related presentations and workshops to 200 companies/organizations from 40 countries around the world, including Facebook, Tesla, Airbnb, Google, Twitter, Starbucks, Nike, IKEA, Bechtel, Boeing, the US Naval Academy, the US DoD, and the World Bank.

Currently, Bill is leading the Nobel Laureate Innovation Project, a partnership with the Nobel Committee in Stockholm, where Bill and a team of researchers conduct face-to-face interviews with Nobel Laureates to better understand how they innovate.

Previously he was the Innovation Strategist at Autodesk in San Francisco, working with Autodesk's largest customers to help them to actually innovate (versus just talking about innovating). At the company, he also served for seven years as the Editor of the Autodesk thought leadership journal Autodesk POV, and for ten years (overlapping) as the primary speechwriter for Autodesk's CEO.

He has 25 years of experience managing projects at the intersection of strategy, innovation, technology, and design, living and working in New York, London, Boston, and San Francisco.

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Bill O'Connor Videos

AU Leadership Forum 2014 Take Action with Innovation Genome
Innovation Genome Project/Real Innovation Techniques
REAL 2015 Presentations - Innovation Technologies with Rafael

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Bill O'Connor Videos

AU Leadership Forum 2014 Take Action with Innovation Genome
Innovation Genome Project/Real Innovation Techniques
REAL 2015 Presentations - Innovation Technologies with Rafael
REAL 2015 Presentations - Innovation Technologies with Jason
REAL 2015 Presentations - Aerial Technologies with Bill O'Connor

Bill O'Connor News

  • The 6 Questions That Lead To New Innovations

    Autodesk’s Innovation Genome Project tried to quantify what worked about the 1,000 greatest innovations of all time. With that data in hand, the company then turned to what needs innovation today: building with sustainable materials...

  • Real Innovation: What It Really Is, and How to Really Do It (Really)

    Posted on behalf of Bill O’Connor, who works in Corporate Strategy at Autodesk, and runs The Innovation Genome Project, which researches the top 1,000 innovations in world history looking for insights people can apply to their day-to-day work...

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