The Society for Information Display Joins Cowen and Company To Host Annual Investors Conference During Display Week 2013

Final Conference Agenda Unveiled with Focus on Emerging Display Technology Markets

May 02, 2013, 09:00 ET from Society for Information Display (SID)

CAMPBELL, Calif., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society for Information Display (SID), the leading global organization dedicated to the advancement of electronic display technology, in collaboration with Cowen and Company ("Cowen"), today unveiled the final agenda for its annual Investors Conference.  To be held immediately following the Display Week keynote presentations on Tuesday, May 21, this year's conference will concentrate on "Trendspotting in the Emerging Display Technology Ecosystem."  This one-day event has been structured to showcase key topics and drive audience participation and discussion, while also highlighting emerging technology stories that are enabling new markets and impacting the global display ecosystem.

"With the prevalence of displays among consumers, the display industry continues to garner interest among investors," stated Brian Berkeley, SID President.  "The Investors Conference coupled with the other events being held during Display Week will provide attendees with a comprehensive look at how our industry is centered around innovation.  We are truly excited to be joining forces with Cowen and Company for the ninth year in a row."

According to Josh Epstein, Managing Director at Cowen and Head of Cowen's Digital Media and Emerging Technologies investment banking practice, "We are pleased to co-host this event with SID once again.  We are confident that the presentations will be a valuable opportunity for the audience to hear thoughts from key industry innovators regarding market trends, the future of the display industry and the roles they hope to play within that industry."

Josh Epstein will open the event and display industry expert and conference co-chairman, Dr. Elliott Schlam, Director, New Visual Media Group, will moderate the first two panels and subsequent Q&A session. 

The agenda is as follows: 

Whose Got Next: Part I – OLEDs, the Technology of Tomorrow is Here

  • Andy Hannah, CEO, Plextronics
  • Sidney Rosenblatt, EVP & CFO, Universal Display
  • Conor Madigan, CEO, Kateeva

Whose Got Next: Part II – Quantum Dots Poised to Extend LCDs Dominance

  • Jason Carlson, CEO, QD Vision
  • Jason Hartlove, CEO, Nanosys

Luncheon Keynote: The Cross Platform, Cross Device, Expanding Focus on Next Generation Computing Technologies and Applications

  • Achin Bohwmik, Director of Perceptual Computing, Intel Corporation

Display Innovations Emerging in New Markets

  • Dr. John Fan, CEO, Kopin
  • Indro Mukerjee, CEO, Plastic Logic
  • Alexander Tokman, President & CEO, Microvision
  • Craig Ciesla, CEO, Tactus Technology
  • Roger Hajjar, Co-founder & CTO, Prysm

Afternoon Keynote: New Materials to Drive Next Generation Displays

  • Dr. Roman Maisch, SVP Marketing & Sales, Performance Materials Division – Liquid Crystals Business Unit, Merck KGaA

Advanced Technologies and Materials Impacting the Display Ecosystem

  • John LeMoncheck, President & CEO, Cambrios Technologies
  • Boo Nilsson, CEO, CBRITE
  • Bob Berg, Vice President of Global Sales, Uni-Pixel
  • Stanley Kao, Director of Business and New Product Development, Luminit

Closing Presentation: Looking into the Crystal Ball: An Industry Prognosticator Talks about the Future of the Display Industry

  • Paul Semenza, Senior Vice President, DisplaySearch

Cowen continues to be the leading growth investment banking firm focused on the display supply chain as well as the technology and IP ecosystem around it, serving as an active underwriter, advisor and placement agent for companies in the industry and focusing investor attention on the sector as it continues to evolve.  This is the ninth year that Cowen has sponsored and hosted this event in conjunction with Display Week.

More information on the Investors Conference is available at  An evening networking and cocktail reception will take place immediately following DisplaySearch's presentation.  The cost to attend the Conference is $195.  Please note that this fee is waived for media.  Media interested in attending should contact with their credentials.

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 or follow us on Twitter at @DisplayWeek.  Display Week-related tweets can be created, viewed, and shared using the hash tag #SID2013.

About Cowen and Company
Cowen and Company, the broker-dealer business of Cowen Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: COWN), provides industry focused investment banking for growth-oriented companies, domain knowledge-driven research services and a robust sales and trading platform to companies and institutional investor clients.  Sectors of focus for the business include healthcare, technology, telecommunications, aerospace and defense/industrials, consumer, energy, metals and mining and transportation.  Founded in 1918, Cowen Group is headquartered in New York and has offices located in major financial centers around the world.   For more information, visit

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

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