Director, Forge Strategy and Marketing
As Director of Forge Strategy and Marketing, Ron Locklin is responsible for the global business management for the Autodesk Cloud Platform (Forge), including strategy, pricing, packaging, partner strategy, sales enablement, and marketing.
Ron has deep global experience in product management, product and industry marketing in engineering/design software (PLM, CAD, IoT, technical computing) and enterprise software (BPM, content management).
Ron joined Autodesk in 2012 and was responsible for the “go to market” function for Autodesk’s enterprise solutions business in manufacturing (PLM and data management, Configure One, and IoT) globally through December 2016. This role included product/technical marketing, pricing, packaging, channel strategy, business expansion, and sales enablement.
Ron is also an adjunct faculty member at Boston University, specializing in instructing students in the academic and practical aspects of international business as well as managerial decision-making.
Prior to Autodesk, Ron led Marketing at Dassault Systemes/Enovia, and Worldwide Alliances at PTC. He was also at The MathWorks for 5 years, where he bootstrapped and built the industry marketing function. Ron has lived for 5 years in Canada, as well as 9 years in France. Most of his years in France were spent with two French technology companies in Paris working in executive roles.
Ron holds a BA from Colgate University and MBA from Tuck at Dartmouth. He lives west of Boston with his wife Lisa and two sons.