Jonathan Schwartz, the former CEO of Sun Microsystems, has posted a some dark tales from the dark underbelly of the software industry.
Put Ping Fu on the list of local business leaders getting White House invitations.
The CEO of Geomagic is scheduled to attend a forum in Washington this afternoon on modernizing government. Her company develops 3D software used by NASA, Harley Davidson and other customers to create realistic digital models.
Geomagic employs about 100 people, including 65 at its Research Triangle Park headquarters.
Fu is one of about 50 executives invited to discuss using technology to improve government with President Barack Obama and other administration officials. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer also is expected to attend and wrote a blog post about it here.
Also today, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst is expected to attend a CEO roundtable on U.S./Asia-Pacific relations after getting an invitation from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.