SIGGRAPH ASIA 2011

Event Date: December 12 & 13 2011
Location: Hong Kong
Event homepage: http://www.siggraph.org/asia2011/

Schedule

Siggraph Pioneers
Date: 18:30 Monday, 12 December
Location: Convention hall foyer

Jon Peddie Research Press luncheon
Date: 12:00 Tuesday, 13 December
Location: “Drawing Room” at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road Hong Kong Tel: 852.2588.1234

 

Panelists

Justin Boitano Company: Nvidia Justin Boitano heads up product marketing for the Workstation Business at NVIDIA, the Industry leader in visual and parallel computing. His career in the technology industry has spanned a range of innovative fast paced companies in emerging industries such as new media content distribution, interactive television, and high tech consumer products. Before joining NVIDIA he was Director of Product Management at Sportvision, a nine time Emmy award winning sports and entertainment Technology Company most known for pioneering the 1st and Tenô line. Since joining NVIDIA in 2008 he has held several key product management and marketing roles and most recently he was responsible for the launch of the latest flagship workstation solution - NVIDIA Maximus.

David Forrester, CEO Company: Lightworks 41 year old Dave Forrester is CEO of Lightworks. Joining the company fourteen years ago, Dave rose to become a member of the Board of Directors in 2000 and subsequently lead a management buy-out from the original founders in 2006 - an event that lead to him being nominated as one of the most influential young business entrepreneurs in the North of England. Although his background is from within finance, Dave has a passion for seeing the creation of high quality renderings using the company's industry leading software products.

Ping Fu Company: Geomagic 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 fundamentally change the way products are designed and manufactured around the world. From repairing vintage cars atJay 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. 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.)

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.

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.

Rob Hoffman, Head of 3D Entertainment Company: Autodesk Media & Entertainment Rob Hoffmann comes to Autodesk, Inc. with over 16 years of experience in the digital media market, working with both hardware and software products.

Rob started his career as 3D Product Manager for NewTek, Inc., developing a strong understanding of the digital content creation space. After four years at NewTek, Rob moved on to Intergraph Computer Systems as the Director of Worldwide Business Development for TV, Film and Entertainment. Two years later, he returned to NewTek where he served as the Worldwide Marketing Director for 3D.  In 2002, Rob joined Alias as Product Marketing Manager. Having joined Autodesk Media & Entertainment through the acquisition of Alias in January 2006, Rob brings with him Product Marketing Management experience with the Alias 3D products: Maya, MotionBuilder, FBX and HumanIK and now oversees 3D entertainment marketing for Maya, 3ds Max, Softimage, Suites, MotionBuilder, Mudbox, FBX and mental ray for the Media and Entertainment division of Autodesk.