Minette Norman serves as Vice President of Engineering Practice at Autodesk and is responsible for a collaborative culture and state-of-the-art engineering practices. Ms. Norman spearheaded "radical collaboration" -- initiatives that recognize engineers who contribute to one another's code, designs, and tests. Previously, she gained international attention by transforming Autodesk's localization team through best-in-class automation and machine translation.
Before joining Autodesk, she held a variety of technical communication and management positions at companies including Symantec and Adobe. Named in 2017 as one of the "Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business" by the San Francisco Business Times, Ms. Norman is a recognized industry expert with a unique perspective.
Ms. Norman has a broad approach to community service, working with local, national, and international non-profit organizations. She serves on the Board of Directors of D-Rev, a non-profit devoted to developing medical technologies for impoverished and vulnerable populations worldwide. Ms. Norman also works with GirlsWhoCode and YesWeCode, national organizations that help under-represented populations succeed in the technology sector. She holds degrees in Drama and French from Tufts University and studied at the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris.