Ping Fu at SXSW 2013: From Mao to Digital Manufacturing

Written by Hugh Forrest | June 3, 2013


Growing up in Nanjing, China during the Cultural Revolution, Ping Fu didn't enjoy the more sophisticated pedigree of many of the digital creatives who are re-shaping our modern world. But after moving to the United States in 1984, she eventually gained a Masters in Computer Science and began working at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. In 1996, she founded Geomagic, a company that would bring together manufacturing and digital technology. In 2005, her work at Geomatic earned her "Entrepreneur of the Year" honors from Inc magazine. More recently, she published the memoir "Bend Not Break: A Life in Two Worlds" in December 2012.

At the 2013 SXSW Interactive Festival, Fu talked about her new book as part of the Featured Speaker lineup. Watch above or click here to view her enlightening talk, which pulls together the lessons she learned in childhood with the wisdom she has gained in her illustrious tech career.