The MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas was once again the backdrop for the greatest Hexagon show on Earth – HxGN LIVE. Monday night saw the premiere of Hexagon’s annual international conference, which brings together Hexagon’s brands, customers and partners to exchange ideas and explore solutions that are shaping the way we work and live.
Now in its fifth year, the conference has become quite a sensation, and something our customers look forward to with great anticipation. And the opening night activity clearly indicates the eager crowd of 3,500 will not be disappointed in everything this week has to offer.
“LIVE” is very much what this week is about. You can get to know Hexagon through many channels – HxGN News, HxGN TV, our corporate site and more – but the conference offers attendees face time and the chance to really delve into what Hexagon and its brands are all about. All the great stories, products, solutions and people that breathe life into our company are all gathered in this place to bring attendees this incredible experience.
Our CEO and President, Ola Rollén, kicked things off last evening with his engaging keynote address, “Human Ingenuity: An Ambitious Plot, An Evolving Tale.” Ola addressed the role information technologies play in fuelling curiosity and imagination into action. Ola highlighted various aspects of Hexagon’s portfolio, empowering businesses and industries to discover, answer, refine and innovate.
Ola was followed by Doug Menuez, renowned photojournalist who captured the stories of the pathfinders of Silicon Valley and their quests to invent the impossible, who shared a first-hand account of what it takes to be a fearless genius™.
We also took a moment in the opening session to recognise our 2015 Shaping Change honorees. These companies and organisations represent some of the best and the brightest when it comes to the application of Hexagon technologies, and it was a pleasure to see them honored.
The genius and innovation theme continued with the opening-night networking event “Focus,” which took place at the fabulous MGM Grand pool. Attendees celebrated their inner-innovator and got to meet, mingle, mix it up with their colleagues and stir their intellect. What an amazing night!
Today we’ll hear the keynotes from PP&M, Metrology, Geospatial, Geosystems, Synergy and SG&I, as well as kick off The Zone, our metropolis of Hexagon technologies.
We’re off to a great start – let’s see what the rest of the week brings.
Manager, Marketing Communications