Keynote Addresses at Display Week 2019 Feature Display Industry Leaders from Samsung, Google and BOE

Display Week, the world's leading international technical event and exhibition for electronic display innovation, announces the keynote address topics by three renowned visionaries who lead display technologies and drive product innovation within their enterprises. Collectively these addresses will provide key insights, important perspective and the exciting opportunities on the horizon in the fast-paced and ever-challenging field of display technology development, application and implementation.

The keynotes will take place during Display Week 2019, Tuesday, May 14 at 8:30 a.m., at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, immediately preceding the opening of the Display Week Solutions Exhibition at 10:30 a.m., which features more than 250 exhibitors and is expected to attract more than 7,000 visitors from around the world.

The keynote addresses will be presented by:

  • Jinoh Kwag, EVP, Display Research Center, Samsung Display
  • Rick Osterloh, SVP, Devices & Services, at Google
  • Wenbao Gao, SVP, BOE Technology Group and CEO Display & Sensors Group

"Display Week, now in its 56th year, is known for drawing top notch leaders from a variety of display industry backgrounds as keynote speakers," said Helge Seetzen, president of The Society for Information Display (SID). "The electronic information display industry has seen more change in the last decade than in the last 50 years, contributing to the event's ongoing international appeal; and each year, the keynote session taps into subjects that are top-of-mind for attendees, who represent companies throughout the electronic display ecosystem.

About each of the sessions:

Kwag will open the keynote sessions with, "Shaping the Future with Information Displays." Kwag is the executive vice president and the head of the Display Research Center at Samsung Display. For the last 30 years, he has made valuable contributions to materializing new LCD and OLED technologies with his outstanding leadership and rich experience in the field. His presentation will cover how information displays in hyper-connected environments need to keep evolving to meet the demands from new kinds of usage and how displays will adapt to the rapidly changing landscape and have higher expectations of users worldwide.

Osterloh's discussion focuses on "Bringing Together the Best of Hardware, Software, and AI to Create Amazing User Experiences." Over the past 20 years Osterloh has had a successful track record in the consumer hardware and technology industry. He will speak to how the convergence of device, software and AI will create a future of incredible UXs.

Gao who will close with "Technical Innovation Empowers a Win-Win Future." Gao has had over 10 years of experience in the display industry and is the senior vice president of the BOE Technology Group and CEO of the Display and Sensor Business Group. His discussion focuses on how the electronic display information interface will evolve to an intelligent interactive interface.

"We are expecting a sold-out crowd and encourage attendees to plan their week accordingly as they will receive great benefit from each of these insightful presentations," Seetzen added.

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About Display Week 2019:
The 56th Display Week, presented by the Society for Information Display (SID), will take place May 12-17 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, Calif. Display Week is the world's leading event focused on emerging electronic display and visual information technologies – their advancement, integration into products, and commercialization. Display Week attracts attendees from the entire ecosystem of R&D, engineering, design, manufacturing, supply chain, marketing, sales and financial, as well as commercial and consumer end-user markets. It delivers unparalleled learning opportunities, market-moving trends, sourcing, roadmaps-to-market, and connections for career and business growth.

For more information on exhibiting and event sponsorship: Americas & Europe, contact Jim Buckley by email at, or call (203) 502-8283; Asia, contact Sue Chung by email at, or call (408) 389-9596.

About SID:
The Society for Information Display (SID) is the only professional organization focused on the electronic display and visual information technology industries. In fact, by exclusively focusing on the advancement of electronic display and visual information technologies, 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 10 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

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