Track the Latest Trends in Wearable Technology at the Display Week 2015

Track the Latest Trends in Wearable Technology at the Display Week 2015
Business Track Series, Co-organized by SID and IHS/Display Search

We recently caught up with John Jacobs, SID’s Conventions Vice-Chair: BC and MFC, to get a sneak peek at some of the hottest display developments hitting the wearables industry during the Wearable-Flexible Market Focus Conference on Thurs., June 4. He also took the opportunity to talk about the Business Conference (June 1) and the other Market Focus Conference on Touch (June 3), which are also part of the Business Track Series this year. Check out the video below to watch the interview and learn more, and then make it your goal to register for these insightful events, which are designed to explore the existing and emerging technologies, consumer demands and financial success factors associated with the dynamic display market.

Excerpts of John’s interview:

“Wearable to this point, for lack of a better phrase, has been geek chic. It’s devices designed by tech people for tech people. The CTO of Fossil, the second largest watch maker in the world, is going to deliver the keynote at the wearable conference and talk about what non-tech people want on their wrist in a technology product.”

“The display industries have their share of challenges with financials. The speakers will talk about how to turn that around and share how they look at new applications and new markets that might help change the profitability structures.”

“We have speakers from material companies, like Nanosys, and Achin Bhowmik, who runs Intel’s visual computing group. They’ll talk about new approaches to enhance display industry profitability.”

John Jacobs,
SID’s Conventions
Vice-Chair: BC and MFC

In addition to serving as SID’s Conventions Vice-Chair: BC and MFC, John Jacobs is the Commodity Manager of Displays & Touch at Intel. With nearly 20 years of experience in the display industry, Jacobs has also held senior-level positions at Cisco, Display Search and Apple. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in psychology from San Jose State University and UC Davis, respectively.

Click the picture below to hear John’s thoughts on the SID and IHS/Display Search Business Track during Display Week 2015:

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About Display Week
The 52nd SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, or Display Week 2015, will take place May 31-June 5 at the San Jose Convention Center, in San Jose, Calif. Display Week is the premier gathering of system integrators, designers, consumers, scientists, engineers and manufacturers in the field of electronic information displays. For more information on Display Week 2015, visit or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter @DisplayWeek. Display Week tweets can be created, viewed and shared using the hashtag #DisplayWeek15.