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2014 Keynote Sessions
The OLED Ascent
Friday 10th (am) – Gildas Sorin, CEO of Novaled
The tremendous success of the Samsung Galaxy family of portable devices has sustained the rise of OLED displays. OLED technology will be behind the next generation of displays, which are initially more flexible, and in a next step should be expected similar to a sheet of paper. Besides Samsung Display, all the major display makers are preparing their OLED display roadmaps. In contrast to Plasma displays, which use a disruptive technology to LCD, the OLED display has to be seen as an evolution of the LCD technology. The current difficulties in mastering the mass-production of large OLED television screens should not conceal the fundamental shift of the display industry towards OLED. This keynote will present the reasons to be optimistic for the OLED growth but without neglecting the challenges to resolve.
Gildas Sorin, CEO at Novaled AG since August 2003, maintains overall responsibility for leading the company and its business growth worldwide. Under his leadership Novaled has become a major player in the organic electronic industry. Novaled holds the position of world leader in energy saving for OLED. Novaled products are the cornerstone of the European program OLED100 for very low energy and cleantech lighting applications. Previously he was with Philips Electronics for five years as vice president of the Display Division and, in parallel, general manager of the Philips Plasma Displays group. Prior to that, he served at Thomson Multimedia for 20 years in various executive and management roles, including president of Thomson Plasma, director of Thomson LCD, director of the joint venture Thomson / ST Microelectronics dedicated to advanced digital semiconductors, general manager of Thomson strategic sourcing, and deputy general manager of the worldwide Thomson R&D organization. Mr. Sorin is graduated from the Ecole Supérieure d’Electronique de l’Ouest, a French grande école; he attended Thomson University and holds a degree in senior management. Mr. Sorin is chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite, the French national award.
Novaled AG is a leader in the research, development and commercialization of technologies and materials that enhance the performance of OLEDs (organic light-emitting diodes) and other organic electronics. Novaled offers OLED product manufacturers a unique combination of proprietary technology, materials and expertise, and is currently the only company licensing and selling organic conductivity doping technology and materials for use in the commercial mass production of display products in the OLED industry. Novaled has developed strategic partnerships with key OLED innovators and producers throughout the world and, with a broad portfolio of more than 500 patents granted or pending, has a strong IP position in OLED technologies, structures and materials. Commercially active since 2003, Novaled was founded in 2001 as a spin-off of the Technical University and the Fraunhofer Institute of Dresden. Novaled is headquartered in Dresden with sales offices in Korea and Japan. Novaled’s majority owner is Samsung Cheil Industries. Further stakes are hold by Samsung Electronics and Samsung Venture Investment. For more information, please visit www.novaled.com.
The Technology and the Application: The Challenges of Targeted Development
Friday 10th (pm) – David Alan Grier, Center for International Science and Technology Policy, George Washington University
When trying to plan and manage research and development, all organizations must address a list of well known problems. Targeted R&D can be expensive. It carries a high risk of failure. It disrupts organizations. Perhaps no problem is more subtle than the problem of mismatching technology and initial application. When a new technology is matched with an application that is unlikely to be successful, the technology can develop in an awkward way that ultimately slows its progress. This talk reviews four classes of successful software and technology applications, and assesses the prospects of the current and past Future Direction Committee Initiatives in light of those classes.
David Alan Grier is the author of When Computers Were Human, The Company We Keep, and other books on computing and the computing community. He is a third generation computer scientist as father (Thomas Grier) was an engineer at the old Burroughs Computer Corporation and his Grandmother (Blanch O'Kane) graduated from the University of Michigan in 1921 with a mathematics degree and was trained as a human computer. He has worked for computer manufacturers, taught computer science at George Washington University, consulted with startups and served as an Editor in Chief for the IEEE. He is currently an associate professor in the Center for International Science and Technology Policy at GWU. He runs a video channel on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrp74KZI7zm-vLlTFBA__3Q) that discusses computing and its impact upon business, society and government.
The Third Platform and the IEEE Cloud Computing Initiative
Saturday 11th (am) – Stephen L. Diamond, Chair of the IEEE Cloud Computing Initiative
In only a few years, cloud computing has disrupted computing, impacting everything from governments, supercomputers, service providers, enterprise data centers, small businesses, to individual consumers. Enabled by the cloud, big data analytics has disrupted enterprises by giving managers unprecedented insight into their business. The next platform of computing, building on cloud computing, big data, mobile, social networking, and the Internet of Things, will compose an infrastructure encompassing billions of users, millions of applications, exabytes of data creation per day, and ultimately hundreds of billions of connected things. This “third platform” will be even more disruptive—changing not just computing or business, but the relationship between humans and society. The IEEE is uniquely positioned to enable and guide this transition. The IEEE Cloud Computing Initiative was founded to do this by leveraging the resources of the more than 40 IEEE Societies and Councils and the 425,000 technical professionals making up the IEEE for the benefit of humanity.
Steve Diamond was the 2003 President of the IEEE Computer Society and a member of the IEEE Board of Directors in 2009-10 and 2005-06. He currently serves as the Chair of the IEEE Cloud Computing Initiative, Chair of the IEEE Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee, and Immediate Past Chair of the IEEE Marketing & Sales Committee. Steve has 30 years of management, marketing, and engineering experience in semiconductors, systems, standards, and software. He is General Manager of the Industry Standards Office and Global Standards Officer at EMC Corporation. Previously he was Director of Product Management for Cloud Computing at Cisco Systems, where he focused on Intercloud computing strategy, architecture, and standards. Before that, Steve was Vice President of Marketing at Equator Technologies, a broadband signal-processor semiconductor startup; Vice President of Business Development at Tycho Networks, a telecommunications startup; Senior Director of Strategic Planning and Market Development at National Semiconductor; Director of SPARC Marketing at Sun Microsystems; Director of Microprocessor Architecture and Applications Engineering at National Semiconductor; General manager of the Honeywell/Synertek microprocessor division; and Research Associate in biomedical signal processing at the University of California San Francisco Langley Porter Neuropsychiatric Institute. He has authored more than 20 technical publications on signal processing, expert systems, computer graphics, and memory and microprocessor technology. Steve received the IEEE Third Millennium Medal and the Computer Society Golden Core Award.
Beyond Megapixels: The Future of Computational Imaging in Mobile Devices
Sunday 12th (am) – Kartik Venkataraman, CTO of Pelican Imaging
As the consumer industry moves from 1080P video to 4K, increased color gamut, augmented reality applications, and content creation for 3D printers, the evolution of the camera as a device to seamlessly interface to the evolving ecosystem of devices is brought into sharp focus. What does this mean for the camera in your phone, its design, and tradeoffs? Going beyond simple megapixel count, how does the camera evolve to interface with the changing consumer landscape? Advances in computational imaging are enabling a new generation of image and video capture. Depth-based photography, improved spectral resolution and color fidelity at all light levels, high frame rates along with fast shutter and response times, will significantly improve the user experience, the image quality, and drive consumers toward the ability to capture “the perfect picture” every time.
Kartik Venkataraman has over 20 years experience working with technology companies in Silicon Valley. Prior to founding Pelican Imaging, Kartik headed Computational Cameras at Micron Imaging (Aptina). He spearheaded the design of Extended Depth of Field (EDOF) imaging systems for the mobile camera market. As Manager of the Camera & Scene Modeling group, Kartik¹s end-to-end simulation environment for camera system architecture and module simulations has been adopted in parts of the mobile imaging ecosystem. Previously at Intel, Kartik was principally associated with investigating medical imaging and visualization between Johns Hopkins Medical School and the Institute of Systems Science in Singapore. His interests include Image Processing, Computer Graphics and Visualization, Computer Architectures, and Medical Imaging. Venkataraman founded Pelican Imaging in 2008. Venkataraman received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of California, Santa Cruz, MS in Computer Engineering from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and B.Tech (Honors) in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.
Next Generation Mobility – Is Standardization a Help or a Hindrance?
Monday 13th (am) – Stephen Kirk, Vice President and General Manager, UL WISE Group
The increasing sophistication of mobile applications means that the smart phone is becoming a universal convergence device, giving users access to a far wider range of services than would have seemed possible only a few years ago. A significant area of development for next generation mobility is the use of the smartphone for transactional activities; such as m-payments, e-ticketing and the transfer of personal records. Once money and personal information are involved, users rightly demand a much higher level of reliability and security. Industry standardization programs are key enablers of Next Generation Mobility. Not only does this standardization allow manufacturers and application developers to gain the benefits of scale; it also helps to underpin user confidence in the new services that are being deployed. However, we live in a fast moving world where security threats and user requirements are evolving rapidly; if we are to maintain user confidence, we need to ensure that our standardization processes also evolve and become increasingly agile.
Stephen Kirk is a Vice President at UL (Underwriters Laboratories) with worldwide responsibility for UL’s Wireless, Interoperability, Security and EMC businesses. After studying Engineering Science at Oxford University, Stephen worked for a number of years in the electronics industry before becoming the co-founder of RFI, an electronics consultancy and testing business. He grew this business over a twenty-year period before selling to UL in 2010. Stephen has a particular interest in the application of mobile communications, with a focus on the convergence of wireless and payments technologies, and on machine-to-machine (M2M) communications.
Mobile Devices for Better Health
Monday 13th (am) – Johannes Clauss, Technical University Munich<
Mobile microelectronic devices have changed our daily lives substantially within the past 50 years. Countless mobile devices in everyday life are used by today’s modern societies. While this trend is extremely present in the world of consumer electronics, these new possibilities have not been introduced yet to the area of healthcare at the same pace. However, mobility will be one of the key features of tomorrow’s healthcare devices, as the aging population strives to live independently at home and enjoy individual mobility at the same time. This keynote shows advances in mobile diagnostic devices and telematic healthcare systems. An emphasis is put on mobile devices that assist patients and medical staff with chronic diseases such as cardiovascular syndrome. These systems have a high potential for innovative improvements and better transparency within the healthcare system. Further, safety aspects for mobile devices, like mobile phones, smart watches or tablet computers, are discussed as they are rather designated for consumer use and do typically not meet medical safety requirements. Nevertheless this key feature will play an important role in expanding the use of mobile consumer devices into healthcare.
Johannes Clauss received his PhD degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University Munich, Germany (Technische Universität München). He studied electrical engineering in Munich and Barcelona. He is currently doing his postdoctoral research at Heinz Nixdorf-Lehrstuhl für Medizinische Elektronik, TU-München. In 2006 he co-founded Sense Inside GmbH, a healthcare high-tech startup company which developed and launched an intelligent tooth splint for bruxism (teeth grinding) therapy. His current research interests are active implantable devices and portable, miniaturized medical devices.