Blazing new trails in Anaheim

With the California sun as a beautiful backdrop, Hexagon blazed a new trail today, presenting HxGN LIVE for the first time from Anaheim. Monday marked the 2016 premiere of the annual international conference, which brings together Hexagon businesses, customers and partners to exchange ideas and explore solutions that are shaping the way we work and live.

Now in its sixth year, the highly anticipated conference is quite the global event, drawing thousands of attendees from more than 75 countries. The opening day gave attendees a preview of what they can expect over the next few days.

Hexagon President and CEO Ola Rollén, kicked the conference off with an engaging keynote address, “How Great Stories Take Shape.” In his address, he detailed how Hexagon’s information technologies leverage data and analytics to provide narrative, valuable insight, and ultimately, successes to customers.

The design of the conference also demonstrates that “LIVE” isn’t just a tag, but rather a core element of what this week offers. Attendees can get up close and personal with Hexagon through its many channels – HxGN TV, which has an on-site news desk and offers live streaming and unique, on-demand programming; HxGN RADIO, featuring podcasts and cool interviews;  HxGN Mobile App, which offers easy, on-the-go access to conference information; HxGN NEWS and more. These channels, along with the conference website and the Shaping Change blog, present unique platforms for current and future attendees to learn more about Hexagon businesses, their great stories,  products, solutions and people.

The excitement of opening day carried into the first evening event, Taste of HxGN LIVE. The street-fair-like celebration took place on the Anaheim Convention Center’s Grand Plaza. Featuring food trucks, live music and a conference-sponsored game, attendees mingled and networked until sunset. What an amazing night!

Tuesday promises just as many great stories as keynotes and sessions from the five tracks, Geospatial, Geosystems, Manufacturing Intelligence, Process, Power & Marine, and Safety & Infrastructure, begin.

I look forward to discovering what the rest of the week brings, exchanging ideas and learning together—now that’s shaping smart change.

Stephanie Johnson
Senior Marketing Communications Specialist

Stephanie L. Johnson is Senior Marketing Communications Specialist with the Hexagon Corporate Marketing team. She is enthused to meet and collaborate with other Hexagon Thought Leaders, contact her via e-mail at


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