The Society for Information Display And IHS Announce Keynote Speakers For Business Conference At Display Week 2013

CAMPBELL, Calif., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society for Information Display (SID), the leading global organization dedicated to the advancement of electronic display technology, in collaboration with IHS, today unveiled the keynote speakers for its Business Conference taking place during Display Week 2013 (May 19-24) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  The keynotes for this must-attend event are Zane Ball, Intel's vice president of architecture and general manager of PCCG global ecosystem development, and Mike Lucas, senior vice president at Sony Electronics. 

The theme of this year's Business Conference is the identification of trends that can improve the health of the industry, and the keynote addresses focus on two of the most exciting areas of opportunity.   It will kick off with Zane Ball giving a keynote that centers on "Touch Everywhere."  Ball will examine the efforts to drive touch across a broad spectrum of computing platforms, including PCs, Ultrabooks, low-cost notebooks and all-in-one PCs—unlocking new opportunities for product differentiation and application areas.

As the second keynote of the day, Mike Lucas will focus on "4K and the Resolution Revolution."  Specifically, he will discuss the "next big thing", 4K Ultra High Definition display technology and content, which offer four times the resolution of full HD.  4K technology and content has been available in projectors for home theaters since 2011 and is a staple in the cinema industry.  4K television displays are just making their entrance into the home.  While the transition from HD to 4K somewhat mirrors the transition a decade ago from SD to HD, Lucas will assess the many significant differences as well, with the availability of native 4K content being paramount.

The Business Conference will be held on Monday, May 20 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Vancouver Convention Center.  A networking cocktail reception will follow.  For more information on how to register, visit www.displayweek.org.  The cost to attend this event is $650; registered media may attend at no cost. 

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Bob Perez at bob.perez@ihs.com.  Media interested in attending Display Week can contact Kelly Loughlin or Marie Labrie at DisplayWeekPR@mcapr.com.

About IHS
IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape today's business landscape. Businesses and governments in more than 165 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 more than 6,000 people in 31 countries around the world.

About Display Week
The 50th SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, Display Week 2013, will take place May 19-24, 2013, at the Vancouver Convention Center in Vancouver, Canada.  Display Week is the premier international gathering of scientists, engineers, manufacturers and users in the field of electronic information displays.  For more information on Display Week 2013, visit www.displayweek.org or follow us on Twitter at @DisplayWeek.  Display Week-related tweets can be created, viewed, and shared using the hash tag #SID2013.

About SID
The Society for Information Display (SID) is the only professional organization focused on information displays.  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.  With more than 6,000 members worldwide, 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 www.sid.org.

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