Maurice is a designer, futurist and innovator. He’s worked with startups, government agencies, artists and corporations to explore the things that will matter to us in the future, and to design solutions to get them there.
Conti is currently Chief Innovation Officer at Telefonica Alpha. He was previously Director of Applied Research & Innovation at Autodesk, where he led Autodesk’s Applied Research Lab, which he built from the ground up. Conti and his team were responsible for exploring the trends and technologies that will shape our future and to use those technologies begin building solutions that can make our world a better place. His team’s research focused on advanced robotics, applied machine learning, VR and AR, the Internet of Things and climate change/sea level rise.
Conti is also an explorer of geographies and cultures. He has circumnavigated the globe once and been half-way around twice. In 2009 he was awarded the Medal for Exceptional Bravery at Sea by the United Nations, the New Zealand Bravery Medal and a U.S. Coast Guard Citation for Bravery for saving the lives of three shipwrecked sailors.
Conti lives in Muir Beach, CA, where he serves his local community as a volunteer firefighter.