2017 Program

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Keynote Speakers

Tuesday, May 23 8:20 – 10:20 am
Los Angeles Convention Center, Concourse Hall 151-153
Chair: Seonki Kim, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, South Korea
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The Warring States Era of Display Technologies
Paul Peng
Chairman and CEO
AU Optronics Corp.
Hsinchu, Taiwan

ABSTRACT: Over the past two decades, TFT-LCD has been the most dominant flat panel display technology among other technologies such as PDP, FED and OLED displays. With strong competitive advantages and ongoing technology enhancements, TFT-LCD continues to make breakthroughs, providing timely solutions and affordable luxury performance for fast-emerging display applications. In the warring states era of display technologies, will TFT-LCD continue to evolve and sustain its continuing dominance in the next decade?

BIO: Current Positions … Chairman and CEO of AU Optronics Corp. (AUO) • Chairman of Taiwan Display Union Association (TDUA) • Chairman of Taiwan TFT LCD Association (TTLA) • Executive Director of Taipei Computer Association (TCA)
Previous Experiences … President of AU Optronics Corp. • President of AUO’s Display Business Operation • Executive VP of AUO’s Global Business Unit • General Manager of AUO’s IT Display Business Group • General Manager of AUO's Suzhou module plant, the Company's first overseas manufacturing facility • Vice President of AUO’s Supply Chain Management • Head of the Material and Production Department at BenQ's plant in Malaysia
Enabling rich and immersive experiences in virtual and augmented reality Clay Bavor
Vice President of Virtual Reality
Google, Inc.
Mountain View, CA, USA
ABSTRACT: Virtual and augmented reality offer the promise of enhancing the human experience by making computing more immersive, natural, and contextual. In time, we'll be able to walk through the ruins of Machu Picchu as if we're really there; speak with friends on the other side of the world as if they're in the room with us; and look out onto an unfamiliar street and know everything about it. Getting to this point will require an efficient and scalable software platform that brings together rich services with compelling applications and tools, all backed by high performance, power-efficient CPUs, GPUs, and sensors, and amazing next-generation displays.

BIO:  Clay joined Google in 2005 and has been involved with a number of projects across the company, including Search, AdWords, and AdMob. Most recently, he led product management and design teams for some of Google's most popular applications, including Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Drive. Clay was one of the creators of Google Cardboard and since 2014 has led the growth of Google's VR projects. Clay grew up in Los Altos, California, and created his first VR project at the age of 12, when he used HyperCard and hundreds of scanned photographs to create a virtual version of his parents' house. Clay holds a B.S.E. in Computer Science from Princeton University.
Humanizing the Autonomous Car Experience Sanjay Dhawan
Connected Services, HARMAN
Stamford, CT, USA

BIO: Sanjay Dhawan is President of HARMAN’s Connected Services Division. A technology veteran and serial entrepreneur, Sanjay is responsible for the day-to-day operations and financial performance of HARMAN Connected Services.
Previously, Dhawan was President & CEO of Symphony Teleca, a private company that was acquired by HARMAN. Dhawan joined Symphony Teleca from Aricent, a KKR owned privately held company with global operations in more than 25 countries with over 10,000 employees, where he served as President and Chief Operating Officer. At Aricent, he was responsible for company strategy, sales, marketing and the management and oversight of several high-growth business units and various functional units.
Prior to Aricent, Dhawan was the Chairman, CEO and co-founder of Inkra Networks, a company credited with defining the virtual networking market segment. Dhawan also held chief strategy, development, sales and management roles at Netopia, StarNet and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).
Dhawan has authored several networking-related publications and books and has chaired IEEE 802 and ANSI X3T9 standards sub-groups. He holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Brunel University, England, and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications from REC Kurukshetra, India.

Luncheon Speaker

Wednesday, May 24 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Los Angeles Convention Center, Concourse Hall 151
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100 Years of Innovation – The Cinema Experience
Pete Ludé
Chief Innovation Officer
RealD Inc.
Beverly Hills, CA

ABSTRACT: Movie theaters have historically provided a fertile testing ground for display system innovation. Due to the controlled ecosystem, occasionally generous budgets and creative drive of filmmakers, new display technologies often appear first in the movie palace. This talk will explore how developments such as color reproduction, 3D, HDR, high frame rate and laser illumination have evolved in the cinema, influencing other markets along the way.

BIO: Pete Ludé is a prominent engineering executive in cinema and digital media, with extensive experience in technology innovation. Ludé serves as Chief Innovation Officer at RealD, where he is helping to re-invent motion imaging for entertainment. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Sony's Silicon Valley R&D labs, where his work included workflow software for digital cinema production, stereoscopic imaging and 4K laser projectors for digital cinema. He is past president of SMPTE, and a SMPTE fellow. Pete was also was founding Chairman of the Laser Illuminated Projector Association, and is currently Chair of the SMPTE Stanards Committee for immersive sound for cinema. He is a frequent speaker on the future of cinema technology, Ultra HD, stereoscopic 3D and laser displays.

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