Demir Ali has joined the Autodesk Northern Europe Technical Sales team to provide guidance, advice and expertise to engineers, designers & manufacturers across the UK & Ireland on their use of design, visualisation, simulation and data management technology.
Demir brings with him a great amount of industry knowledge and expertise; he has extensive experience of working with the Autodesk Digital Prototyping solutions and working with manufacturers in various industries.
Demir joined Autodesk from Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) where he worked in the Professional Graphics division for the last 2 years. During that time his main focus was Technical Pre and Post Sales - carrying out the activities required to support all levels of customer engagement from the initial meeting through to successful roll out and on-going relationship management. These engagements covered a wide spectrum of users, from city based financial institutions through to broadcast providers and Formula 1 teams.
Prior to Demir’s 2 years with AMD, he was part of the UK Autodesk channel working for the distribution team at Man & Machine where he provide pre and post-sales support to channel partners and customers on products such as Inventor, Showcase, Publisher and Vault Professional. His experience with Autodesk Inventor stretches back to 200? and whilst working with distribution he regularly presented at many end user & customer facing training events and conferences.
Demir is based in the UK, close to the Autodesk office in Farnborough and lives with his wife Maria and their two children. I asked Demir if he could share with us what he gets up to in his spare time, this is his response…..
“Well what do I enjoy doing…..changing nappies obviously, never ending DIY although this is more out of necessity rather than enjoyment, playing golf….although again the way I play it can’t really be called enjoyment. Mountain biking / cycling when I have 5 minutes and running…… although you wouldn’t be able to tell looking at my waist line! Oh and the odd Rugby match plus good food and wine; which actually does explain the waistline.”
I’ve managed to convince Demir to set up a Twitter account so you can now catch his 140 character updates via @deali12 and he will also be posting to this blog along with his colleagues from the Northern Europe Technical Sales team.
Great to have you on board Demir!