Director and Chief of Staff for Experience Design, Autodesk
As the Director and Chief of Staff of Experience Design at Autodesk, Michael Polivka capitalizes on interconnectivity, relationships, and storytelling to promote design at scale. His focus is on empowering designers to be their best through DesignOps systems affecting communications, toolsets, and team dynamics. Prior to Autodesk, Michael worked with top-tier agencies—including Hot Studio and TBWA\Chiat\Day—where he led digital campaigns and high-profile websites. His clients have included Adidas, Apple, Coca-Cola, eBay, and Sony.