Display Week, the world’s leading international technical event for electronic display and visual imaging innovation, will feature dynamic keynote addresses by three visionary executives who lead the way in display technologies, product innovation and supply chain expertise. This year’s talks stand out in that the speakers will be laser-focused on current challenges and opportunities, suggest pathways toward future success, and share their thoughts on how these interwoven industries can thrive in the years ahead.
Display Week takes place May 21-26, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The highly anticipated thought leadership keynotes will take place on Tuesday, May 23, 8:35 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., immediately preceding the opening of the Display Week Exhibition, which features nearly 200 exhibitors and is expected to attract thousands of visitors from across the globe.
Keynote Speaker Lineup
May 23, 8:35 a.m.
Charles Peng, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Tianma Microelectronics Co., Ltd.
Presenting: “New Trends and Strategies for the Display Industry”
Charles Peng is the chairman and chief executive officer of Tianma Microelectronics Co., Ltd. Since joining the company in 2006, Peng has been responsible for R&D, manufacturing, sales and marketing, and operations. To date, he has applied for nearly 90 patents. Under his leadership and innovation, Tianma has made outstanding contributions to the display field. Peng has also been appointed the next chair of SID’s Beijing Chapter.
May 23, 9:10 a.m.
Kevin Curtis, Senior VP, Head of Hardware
Presenting: “Advanced Optics for Immersive AR”
Kevin Curtis is the senior vice president, head of hardware at Magic Leap. He is responsible for the research, development, and productization of the hardware portion of the Magic Leap products. Prior to this, Curtis was chief scientist of illumination systems at RealD, working on laser projection and direct view for digital cinema. During the 10 years prior to joining RealD, he was the founder, CTO, and eventually CEO of InPhase Technologies, an optical data storage company. Curtis spun InPhase out of Bell Laboratories, where he was a member of the technical staff at Murray Hill, New Jersey. He has authored over 120 US patents, one book, and more than 100 presentations on optical systems, holography, projection systems, and lasers. Curtis received his BS, MS, and PhD in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology. Other interests include running, rock climbing, and triathlons.
May 23, 9:45 a.m.
Ross Young, Co-Founder and CEO
Presenting: “Forecasting the Future of the Display Industry Post COVID”
Ross Young is the co-founder and CEO of DSCC. Previously, he started, ran, and sold DisplaySearch, which he launched with less than $500 in capital and grew to over $10 million in revenues. He has also worked throughout the display supply chain, including at a TV brand, a panel supplier, a materials supplier, and at multiple equipment suppliers. Shortly after completing graduate school at UCSD and Japan’s Tohoku University in international management, Young published a book on the semiconductor industry called Silicon Sumo: US-Japan Competition and Industrial Policy in the Semiconductor Equipment Industry, published by the University of Texas. He has completed 12 IRONMAN triathlons, including the World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, in 2016.
Additional programming highlights of Display Week 2023 include the world-renowned, International Technical Symposium, the SID/DSCC Business Conference, the Imaging and Visual Special Event, the I-Zone, the debut of the Young Leadership Conference, a one-day Job Fair, as well as special events, like the Women in Tech panel discussion and the CEO Forum.