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Ping Fu

Chief Executive Officer, Geomagic, Inc.

Honored in 2005 by Inc. Magazine as “The Entrepreneur of the Year,” Ping Fu describes herself as an artist and a scientist whose chosen expression is business. In 1997 Ping co-founded Geomagic, a leading US technology company that fundamentally changed the way products are designed and manufactured around the world. Used for repairing vintage cars at Jay Leno’s garage to digitally recreating the Statue of Liberty, Geomagic aims to enable advanced design and manufacturing of personalized products that are made locally with global accessibility. Before co-founding Geomagic, Ping Fu was Director of Visualization at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, where she initiated and managed the NCSA Mosaic that led to Netscape and Internet Explorer. She has more than 25 years of software industry experience in database, networking, computer graphics, and advanced manufacturing. Besides her CEO role at Geomagic, Ping serves on the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the White House, is a member of National Council on Women in Technology, and is on the board of directors at the Long Now Foundation. Ping’s story of personal and business resilience, Bend Not Break, will be published by Penguin in December 2012.