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Geomagic CEO Ping Fu speaks at UNC Thursday, Nov. 19, 5:30pm

Geomagic CEO Ping Fu speaks at UNC Thursday, Nov. 19, 5:30 p.m.

You’re invited to hear Ping Fu, global IT entrepreneur and Geomagic CEO, share her gripping journey – from Chinese prison to The Research Triangle Park – and her roller coaster ride to build an industry-transforming technology company.

Thursday, Nov. 19, 5:30 p .m.

Keynote Lecture: “Ping Fu: The Story of an Entrepreneur”

Maurice J. Koury Auditorium, UNC Kenan-Flagler         

Free and open to the public / Reception to follow

Park in Kenan-Flagler Parking Deck

Seating is limited

RSVP to cei@unc.edu

Ms. Fu delivers the keynote address for UNC’s celebration of Global Entrepreneurship.

Inc. magazine named Ms. Fu 2005 Entrepreneur of the Year, saying, “Her odyssey from the old world to the new – from the bleakest totalitarianism to the most ebullient flowering of imagination and enterprise – forms a story worthy of a 21st-century Homer.”

Ms. Fu co-founded Geomagic and has led its growth from startup to worldwide leader in the digital shape-sampling and processing (DSSP) industry. Before starting Geomagic, she was director of visualization at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, where she initiated and managed the Mosaic software project that led to Netscape and Internet Explorer.

Ms. Fu has more than 20 years of software industry experience in database, networking, geometry processing and computer graphics.

www.unc.edu/cei/gew09/pingfu