Josh Byrd, Director of Marketing, NanoLumens
Josh Byrd is the Director of Marketing at NanoLumens. With a strong marketing and creative background in industries ranging from A/V technology to the music industry, Josh brings a deep understanding of consumer engagement to the NanoLumens team and enjoys pushing the boundaries of marketing through digital signage.
Dr. Jennifer Colegrove, Vice President, Emerging Display Technologies DisplaySearch
Dr. Jennifer K. Colegrove is Vice President of Emerging Display Technologies at DisplaySearch. She is a major contributor to reports and consulting projects on display technologies, including 3D displays, touch screens, flexible displays, OLED displays, OLED lighting, e-paper displays and pocket projectors. Jennifer has more than 15 years of industry experience. Before joining DisplaySearch, she served as a senior analyst at iSuppli, leading the emerging display technology services division. Prior to that, she performed due diligence for Intel Capital, the company’s venture capital arm, as a senior display engineer. Jennifer also reviewed display-related patent applications as a member of the Intel Mobile IP committee. She has worked in several start-up companies as senior engineer or project manager, including dpiX (a Xerox spin-off), Digilens, Silicon Bandwidth and Crystal Research.
With more than 70 publications, Jennifer’s articles have appeared in SID Journal, Information Display, IEEE Journal and Veritas et Visus, among others. She is frequently quoted by media and industry press, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes, Bloomberg and Computerworld. Jennifer has been a featured speaker and session chairperson at a number of conferences, including the SID Business Conference, FPD International, OLEDs World Summit, OLED Lighting Summit, LOPE-C, Flexible Electronics & Displays Conference, Interactive Displays Conference and Printed Electronics Conference.
She has five patent applications, with one US patent granted.
Chris Connery, Vice President PC and Large Format Commercial Displays DisplaySearch
Chris Connery is Vice President of the PC and Large Format Commercial Display Market Research group (encompassing notebook PCs, tablet PCs, monitors, professional/commercial displays, and digital signage), markets which he has been part of for 20+ years. He joined DisplaySearch in early 2004 with a rich level of experience in FPD video displays, including a wide range of responsibilities in product development, line management, and marketing.
Prior to joining DisplaySearch, he was the director of marketing and product management for NEC-Mitsubishi Electronics Display, where he helped establish their market-driven product, channel and market segmentation strategies for both the NEC and Mitsubishi brands of LCD and CRT computer monitors. During his tenure at NEC, Chris was also responsible for strategies for new large-format LCD display applications such as digital signage and flight information displays. While directing the product marketing efforts at NEC, he managed products that had been developed internally as well as those outsourced from Taiwanese, Korean and Japanese manufacturers.
Prior to the NEC and Mitsubishi joint venture, Chris was with the NEC side of the business where he was the LCD monitor product line manager for the market leader, NEC Technologies, where he helped create the early LCD desktop monitor market and launch what was then the world’s largest commercially available LCD monitor: a 20” SXGA display (circa 1998). Before NEC Technologies, Chris served as the portable computer group product manager for Zenith Data Systems' notebook computers and related peripherals, including the first removable LCD computer displays. He began his career in the value-added reseller channel with Veritechnology Electronics (Heath/Zenith), where he held positions in systems engineering and marketing support.
Karl DeManss, Group Manager, Panasonic Solutions Company
As group manager for flat panel displays at Panasonic Solutions for Business, Karl DeManss is responsible for business development and sales of digital signage solutions nationwide, with a focus on evolving the professional display group into an integrated solution sales company.
Karl joined Panasonic in 2006, helping expand and innovate Panasonic’s role in the professional display market through new products. Karl has nearly 25 years of experience in the electronics industry, participating in a number of industry standards activities, including VESA, CEA, and Secure Digital Music Initiative (SMDI). Karl attended the New Jersey Institute of Technology for Electrical Engineering.
Scott Hagermoser, Global Marketing and Business Development Manager, 3M Touch Systems
Scott Hagermoser, global marketing and business development manager for 3M Touch Systems (Methuen, MA), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the 3M Company (St. Paul, MN), is the company’s multi-touch technology evangelist. An 18-year touch industry veteran, Scott has previously led Touch Systems’ worldwide gaming group and new business development efforts for emerging touch technologies.
Before joining 3M, Scott was the Director of Business Development for MicroTouch Systems (Methuen, MA), holding various positions including product management for the MicroTouch resistive touch screen and monitor product lines. Prior to MicroTouch, Scott held positions at several information technology start-up companies. Scott graduated from Babson College (Wellesley, MA) with concentrations in Finance and Economics.
Hidetoshi Himuro, Director, IT & FPD Market Research Japan, DisplaySearch
Hidetoshi Himuro is the Director of IT & FPD Market Research at DisplaySearch. He is responsible for market research and analysis for large-area LCD applications, including monitor, notebook PCs and public display/digital signage. Hidetoshi also forecasts monthly large-area LCD panel pricing. With his background in engineering, he also covers the LCD panel technology roadmap.
Before joining DisplaySearch, Hidetoshi held a number of positions at NEC in both Japan and the US. At NEC, his diverse responsibilities included strategic planning, project management, LCD panel and monitor set procurement, design verification, vendor relationships and hardware development for notebook PCs and LCD monitors and their LCD panels.
Kris Konrath, Director of Marketing Convergent Media Systems, a Sony Company
Kris Konrath is the Director of Marketing at Convergent Media Systems, a Sony Company. Kris has been actively involved in the digital signage industry for nearly eight years and has helped Convergent establish itself as one of the leading providers of end-to-end digital signage solutions. Kris is responsible for helping set the marketing strategy for Convergent and works closely with the Sony display group.
David Levin, President and CEO, Four Winds Interactive (FWi)
David Levin co-founded Four Winds Interactive (FWi) six years ago and serves as the company’s President and CEO. Under his leadership, FWi has achieved consistent growth, both in revenue and number of employees, year after year. Much of this growth can be attributed to the innovative approach Four Winds Interactive has taken to content management.
David’s previous experience at SageCircle and in the software industry has resulted in a keen understanding of consumer needs, specifically in regards to integration with data systems and inherent processes within the verticals Four Winds pursues. Prior to launching FWi, David was an Associate at Colorado-based Cornerstone Ventures and co-founded SageCircle.
David holds a BS in Business with an emphasis in Marketing and Entrepreneurship Small Business Management from the University of Colorado.
David A. Loeber, Business Director, Large Cover Glass Corning Specialty Materials
David Loeber is business director of the Large Cover Glass business within Specialty Materials. He is responsible for existing TV-cover business as well as developing new business opportunities in electronic white boards and other large-size Gorilla® Glass applications.
David joined Corning in 1997 and has held positions in the management and development of business and technology. Most recently, he worked as business director of the green laser program, following his role as technology director of the program. David built the technology organization then relocated to Taiwan to ensure the successful manufacturing transfer to the contract manufacturer. He returned to New York upon accepting the role of business director.
David previously worked at Corning Lasertron as technology director and as a program manager. He held positions in business development for Aegis Semiconductor and as a staff engineer for the MITRE Corporation.
David holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from New Mexico State University. He received a master’s degree and a doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is currently located in Tokyo.
Mike Marusic, Senior Vice President, Sharp Imaging & Information Company of America
Mike Marusic is senior vice president of Sharp Imaging & Information Company of America. As SVP of Sharp’s Business Solutions Group, he is responsible for the US marketing of all Sharp business products including copiers/MFPs, printers, point of sale systems, projectors, LCD monitors, interactive display systems and calculators. Mike has more than 20 years of experience and a highly successful track record within the electronics industry. At Sharp, he directs product planning, marketing and sales channel strategies, product market research, advertising and public relations programs. Prior to joining Sharp, Mike worked for Panasonic where he held a variety of positions in sales analysis and product planning as well as director of marketing.
Mike holds an MBA from Fordham University.
Daniel Smith, Director of Digital Signage Sales, LG Electronics USA Commercial Displays
Dan Smith is the Director of Digital Signage Sales for LG Electronics USA. LG’s Home Electronics B2B Division is a global leader and technology innovator in the digital signage, lodging and hospitality, systems integration, healthcare, education, government, and industrial markets.
Prior to joining LG, Dan was National Sales Manager for Magenta Research, and prior to that was the National Sales Manager for Samsung’s Pro A/V business. Dan carries a passion for continuous learning and growing businesses by combining his electronics and MBA academic experiences with his experiences in the A/V, signage, and IT marketplaces.
Maarten Tobias, CEO, Philips / Dimenco
Maarten Tobias founded Dimenco in 2010 and continues to serve as CEO. Dimenco focuses on auto-stereoscopic 3D display technology. Prior to this, Maarten served in business development as a sales manager at Philips 3D Solutions. He became senior strategic manager of TVs in 2009 within the Philips TV-division.
Maarten studied strategic management at Tilburg University.
Keven Yue, Senior Manager, Business Development, Ingram Micro
Keven Yue has more than 15 years of digital signage and management experience. He worked previously for Delphi Display Systems, a leading software and hardware digital display manufacturer. In his six years of senior management roles in information technology and business development, Keven was instrumental in helping grow the company exponentially.
In 2007, Keven joined Ingram Micro and was part of the original Digital Signage division. The division has grown and expanded its focus and is now Ingram Micro’s Pro AV/Digital Signage business unit. For four consecutive years, the business unit has experienced double-digit Y/Y growth.
Keven graduated from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management with an Executive MBA, which included an emphasis on international studies.