Honored by Inc. Magazine as “The Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2005, Ping Fu describes herself as an artist and a scientist whose chosen expression is business. Ping co-founded Geomagic, a leading US software company which pioneers 3D technologies that funda-mentally change the way products are designed and manufactured around the world.
From repairing vintage cars at Jay Leno’s garage to preserving US treasures and digitally recreating the Statue of Liberty, Geomagic enables design and production of one-of-the-kind products and services at a cost less than mass production.
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 software project that led to Netscape and Internet Explorer. She has more than 20 years of software industry experience in database, networking, geometry processing, and computer graphics.
Ping was recently recognized by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services as an Outstanding American By Choice and in 2012 has presented at TED and SXSW events. Since 2010, Ping has been serving on the NACIE (National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship) board at the White House and is a member of NCWIT (National Council on Women in Technology).
Learn more about Ping Fu in Business Leader. Listen to her 2011 interview at WUNC, 2006 interviews for National Public Radio, and The National Center for Women & Informational Technology. In December 2012 Ping’s incredible story of personal and business resilience was released by Penguin books, and can be previewed at ‘Bend Not Break’.