Geomagic Sponsors Keynote Address at 2013’s Congress on the Future of Engineering Software (COFES)

COFES 2013 Highlights the Role of Resilience in Engineering with a Keynote Address from Alexander Rose of The Long Now Foundation

MORRISVILLE, N.C. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — November 14, 2012 — Geomagic®, a global company providing 3D technology for digital reality, is delighted to announce its sponsorship of the keynote address at the upcoming Congress on the Future of Engineering Software (COFES) 2013, which will take place in Scottsdale, Ariz., April 11-14, 2013.

Now in its 14th year, COFES, presented by Cyon Research, provides an unmatched, participatory venue for discussion and debate on issues that affect attendees’ businesses and their investment in engineering technologies. During this premier event, invitation-only participants get exclusive access to a diverse array of industry experts, analysts and high-level executives, including representatives from Geomagic, with the goal of helping participants understand the current state and outlook of engineering technologies. Focusing on “Design for Resilience in Product and Strategy,” COFES 2013 will explore flexibility as a strategic consideration in a constantly fluctuating modern world. Further, while businesses must be optimized for specific conditions, COFES 2013 challenges attendees to contemplate what the prudent balance is between optimization, efficiency and resilience.

Given Geomagic’s mission to benefit humanity through the use of 3D technology, the company is proud to align with events, like COFES, that drive both the evolution of technology and the paradigms through which the industry views it. Geomagic’s customers – engineers, designers, manufacturers, innovators, artists, medical device designers, researchers and academics – are those who must continuously consider resilience in their work. Geomagic aims to facilitate that consideration by providing advanced 3D applications, among them the new versions of Geomagic Studio®, Geomagic Qualify® and Geomagic® Freeform®, which are all set to release in January 2013.

Sponsored by Geomagic, COFES 2013’s keynote address will feature Alexander Rose, the Executive Director at The Long Now Foundation. With Rose at its helm, The Long Now Foundation is actively combating shortsighted thinking by fostering long-term consideration within the framework of the next 10,000 years. Rose’s address, titled “Designing for Longevity,” will discuss the design process and current construction of the 10,000 Year Clock, The Long Now Foundation’s impressive engineering project, which is now under construction at a remote desert site.

In addition to a full roster of events, COFES 2013 will feature the Design and Sustainability (DaS) Symposium, a unique subset of the overall congress that specifically explores design and sustainability software. Choosing to affect systemic rather than isolated change, DaS Symposium participants seek sustainability issues that are best tackled by the industry as a whole. Given the theme of COFES 2013, DaS plays a more important part than ever in the congress’s overall message, accentuating the sustainability theme even further.

“We’re delighted that Geomagic has once again made it possible to bring brilliant and relevant keynotes to COFES. The primary goal of The Long Now Foundation is perfectly aligned with the COFES 2013 focus on resilient thinking,” said Brad Holtz, President and CEO of Cyon Research. “We thank Geomagic and its founder, Ping Fu, whose support has been instrumental in making COFES the valuable and unique event it has become over the past 14 years.”

Ping Fu, co-founder and CEO of Geomagic, sits on The Long Now Foundation’s board of directors and serves on the White House’s NACIE (National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship). She is about to release a new book about her life and the central role that 3D technology has played in it. Reviews, excerpts and additional information can be found at

About Cyon Research

Cyon Research Corporation is a think-tank providing key information, research, analysis and consulting to its clients worldwide. COFES (The Congress on the Future of Engineering Software) is Cyon Research's primary event, and it explores investments necessary today to take advantage of future technologies.

About Geomagic

Geomagic ( is a global company dedicated to advancing and applying 3D technology for the benefit of humanity.

Different from CAD, Geomagic offers specific products that create 3D content from imaging the real world and real people, products that verify dimensional quality by comparing a master design to as-built products, and products that simulate touch sensations in digital environments.

Geomagic’s software is utilized in a variety of industries, like aerospace, automotive, toys, mold, medical device, surgical simulation, consumer products, arts, heritage, research and education. In fact, some of the world’s leading companies use Geomagic software, including Ford, BMW, Boeing,  Harley DavidsonTimberlandFisher Price, Lego,  Pratt & WhitneyNASA, Schneider Electronic, 3M,  Danaher and  Invisalign. Geomagic is based in Research Triangle Park, N.C., USA, with an office in Boston, subsidiaries in Europe and Asia, and partner channels worldwide.

Geomagic, Geomagic Studio, Geomagic Qualify, Geomagic Qualify Probe, Wrap, Geomagic Wrap, Phantom, OpenHaptics, Omni, Freeform, Claytools, Sensable and Sensable Technologies are trademarks or registered trademarks of Geomagic Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.



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