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 Henry Tirri
Harman International, Stamford, CT, USA

BIO: Henry is responsible for leading HARMAN's global technology strategy with responsibility for all R&D activities and advanced research projects designed to bring innovative high-impact technical solutions to HARMAN’s portfolio of products and services. He has direct oversight for more than 60 engineers and technologists in HARMAN’s Corporate Technology Group (CTG) and indirectly to 15,000 engineers throughout the world. Henry reports to President and Chief Executive Officer Dinesh Paliwal and is a member of the executive committee.
Prior to HARMAN, Henry held several positions of increasing responsibility with Nokia (NYSE:NOK) including executive vice president of the technologies business and chief technology advisor to the CEO from 2014 to 2015. Henry also led the global P&L for Nokia's technologies unit, which manages and licenses the company’s technology assets including its industry leading intellectual property portfolio. From 2011 to 2014, Henry served as executive vice president and chief technology officer, responsible for facilitating the technology strategy decisions across Nokia's different business divisions. Henry also held the position of senior vice president and head of the Nokia Research Center (NRC) from 2008 to 2011. In that role, Henry was charged with driving the research conducted at NRC laboratories worldwide with the mission of leveraging open innovation and collaboration with universities such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Los Angeles, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne and the University of Cambridge. Henry began his career with Nokia in 2004 serving in several roles, including as a research fellow and vice president and head of systems research.
Henry is also the founder of Beaivi LLC, a digital consultancy firm offering services for the computing technologies space – from mobility to cloud and connectivity, designed especially for the programmable world, internet of things, connected car and financial technologies. Beaivi’s services include technology strategy development, innovation management, analytics, machine learning and product development and former customers include Nokia, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. (NYSE:BBVA) and Bank of America (NYSE:BAC).
An accomplished academic, Henry has worked at Aalto University, where he is currently an executive in residence and a fellow with the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT). Henry has also held tenured and adjunct professor roles with the University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University and the University of Helsinki. Henry also contributed to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s activities in machine learning research as a visiting scientist. Notably, Henry was made a First Class Knight of the Order of the White Rose of Finland for his contributions to Finnish society, business and education.
Henry earned his Master of Science and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Helsinki and received an Honorary Doctorate from University of Tampere in Finland.

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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