Introducing HxGN NEWS and HxGN LIVE


What are some of the most important things we should be doing today to shape the future? Well, as President and CEO of Hexagon, I am fortunate enough to be involved in many of them.

Hexagon has been helping shape change for a better future for over a decade now. Our network of brands has become a global force for change, building solutions for customer needs that, in turn, help solve issues related to global challenges – things like population growth, resource shortages, urbanisation and inadequate infrastructure, to name a few.

The truth is Hexagon is who it is because of our brands, each one an important node in the network. We are nothing without these connections. In thinking about our brand network, an idea emerged – to create an “All News” channel – HxGN NEWS – where you’ll get exposure to what all of the brands are doing to bring value to customers around the world. HxGN NEWS will serve as our primary platform for sharing great stories of innovation through all types of mediums – from blog posts like this one to recorded and live broadcasts from around the world – offering news, insight, opinion one story at a time.

Yes, it’s Hexagon without the vowels, which some of you reading this might have quickly observed. But, it also stands for something far greater – Hexagon’s global network. I like to think of it as a voice for change. In reality, it’s the voice of our brands and customer base. And once a year we invite our customers to share their successes and learn more about the technologies they use every day at our international conference. In 2013, we invite you to attend HxGN LIVE, 3-6 June at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Formerly known as Hexagon 2013, HxGN LIVE is the same great event you have come to expect, but with new and exciting ways to experience what’s unfolding in the world of design, measurement and visualisation technologies.

The theme, “Great Stories Start Here,” speaks to the very nature of our business, which is empowering our customers to do great things with far-reaching and global impact. HxGN LIVE, featuring Intergraph®, Hexagon Metrology, Leica Geosystems and Z/I Imaging, promises an exciting program line-up as we, for the first time, not only broadcast live on location, but also from around the world. It’s an experience you don’t want to miss.

For more information on HxGN LIVE, visit

News you can use to create a better, smarter world for all – that’s shaping change!


Very best regards,

Ola Rollén
President and CEO


About Author

Ola Rollén

Ola Rollén has served as the President and CEO, as well as a member of the Board of Directors, of Hexagon since 2000. As President and CEO, Rollén is responsible for driving the company’s growth, both organically and through strategic acquisitions that continue to transform Hexagon into a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualisation technologies. Prior to joining Hexagon, Rollén held the positions of President of Sandvik Materials Technology, Executive Vice President of Avesta-Sheffield and President of Kanthal. He also previously served as a board member of Vestas Wind Systems A/S. Rollén holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.

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