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Display Week 2016 Business Conference to Focus on Innovation
SID and IHS seek insights from industry leaders to explore innovations in display technology and to face new challenges and opportunities

CAMPBELL, Calif., March 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society for Information Display (SID), in collaboration with market intelligence firm IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), today announced the final schedule of topics and speakers for its annual Business Conference during Display Week 2016 in San Francisco, Calif.  This year's Business Conference will be held Monday, May 23, and is the first leg of the show's Business Track, which also includes the Display Week Investors Conference and two Market Focus Conferences. This year's theme is Innovation: Move Ahead or Get Left Behind.

The display industry has proven to be a dynamic force driving technology advancements, but technology innovation does not always lead to market success. Innovative technologies have seen success and failure. Facing supply chain and consumer trend challenges, companies must develop strategies that enable new technologies and products to succeed in the continually evolving marketplace. Display Week's Business Conference brings together industry leaders, IHS analysts and attendees who seek insight into current market dynamics, emerging technologies and product trends that will transform the industry.

SID's incoming president, Yong-Seog Kim, will deliver the opening remarks, followed by Ben Keen, vice president of technology market intelligence for IHS.  Following him will be a special address titled, "Innovations that will Change the Future Industry," by Chas Boyd, display architect for Direct3D and HLSL (High-Level Shading Language) at Microsoft.  David Hsieh, IHS' senior director of displays, will next present on the topic, "Why Does Innovation Bypass the PC/IT Industry?" Attendees will then hear from IHS' Vinita Jakhanwal, director of displays and APAC research, on, "The Mobile Phone - the Hub of the Digital Universe." 

Presenters during the various sessions represent a wide range of companies and technology providers, including 3M, Asahi Glass Co., Atom NanoElectronics, BOE, CYNORA, E Ink, General Motors, InfinLED, Intel Corp., Kateeva, Leyard International, LG Display, Merck, Nanosys and QD Vision.  The sessions following the opening presentations will include moderated panel discussions during which presenters will respond to and debate key questions:

  • Session I: Shifting Mobile PC Usage Habits & Small Display Innovations: Has Innovation Bypassed the PC market? – Companies will discuss ideas of cost versus innovation and spending in both PC and notebook markets.
  • Session II: Digital Signage: Innovations in High-Brightness Indoor and Outdoor Displays – Industry experts will consider the latest innovations in digital signage, how these innovations may change the industry, and how to monetize installations.
  • Session III: Emerging Display Technologies that Will Innovate the Future –  Display types and applications continue to multiply; this session will explore technologies that deliver higher performance and lower cost, and offer insights on positioning for the future.
  • Session IV: The 6-Year TV Cycle (HD-FHD-4K-8K): What Materials and Components Are Required to Drive the Next Upgrade Cycle? – Companies will discuss the many hurdles faced with the revolving door of "must-have" TV technology.
  • Session V: Automotive: Innovations and Opportunities – This session delves into some of the most recent automotive display trends and the challenges ahead.

In addition to thought-provoking keynote addresses and presentations/panel discussions, the Business Conference features plenty of time to network during meals and breaks. And, after the sessions, a Networking Cocktail Reception/Special Beer Tasting Event will be held—offering a great opportunity to speak one-on-one with presenters in a social environment.

Further specifics regarding the Business Conference can be found here. Additional details on the SID/IHS/Cowen co-produced Investors Conference, to be held May 24, and the SID/IHS Market Focus Conference (MFC) series events on Touch (May 24) and Flexible and Wearables (May 25) will be made available shortly.  For more information on the various programs occurring during Display Week, please visit www.displayweek.org.  Media interested in attending Display Week, please contact Meagan Hardcastle or Marie Labrie at DisplayWeekPR@mcapr.com.  For speaker and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Laura Castellano: laura.castellano@ihs.com

About Display Week 2016
The 53rd SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, or Display Week 2016, will take place May 22-27 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, 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 2016, visit www.displayweek.org or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter @DisplayWeek. Display Week tweets can be created, viewed and shared using the hashtag #DisplayWeek16.

About SID
The Society for Information Display (SID) is the only professional organization focused on the display industry.  In fact, by exclusively focusing on the advancement of electronic display technology, SID provides a unique platform for industry collaboration, communication and training in all related technologies while showcasing the industry's best new products.  The organization's members are professionals in the technical and business disciplines that relate to display research, design, manufacturing, applications, marketing and sales.  To promote industry and academic technology development, while also educating consumers on the importance of displays, SID hosts more than ten conferences a year, including Display Week, which brings industry and academia all under one roof to showcase technology that will shape the future.  SID's global headquarters are located at 1475 S. Bascom Ave., Ste. 114, Campbell, CA 95008.  For more information, visit www.sid.org.

About IHS (www.ihs.com)
IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of insight, analytics and expertise in critical areas that shape today's business landscape. Businesses and governments in more than 140 countries around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS is committed to sustainable, profitable growth and employs nearly 9,000 people in 33 countries around the world.