Speakers are listed by topic order.

Speaker's Name C.L. Liu
Job title Chairperson Company name TrendForce Corp.
Topic Opening
C.L. Liu received his Sc.D. degree (1962) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was on the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1962-72) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1972-98), and served as President and Professor of Computer Science at the National Tsing Hua University in Hsinchu, Taiwan from 1998 to 2002. In addition, he serves as Board member and consultant at a number of high tech companies in Taiwan, and is active in educational as well as charitable services on a worldwide basis. His expertise is in the semiconductor area, particularly in the design and manufacturing aspects. He is a member of Academia Sinica, a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.

Speaker's Name Eric Chiou
Job title Senior Research Director Company name TrendForce Corp.
Topic Development of Touch Module in Mobile Devices
Mr. Eric Chiou, with a MBA degree from California State University, is a former sales representative in display division of ChungHwa Picture Tube and PM in LCD TV division of BenQ. Mr. Chiou is currently the senior research director in display division of TrendForce, focusing on analysis of LCD market trend as well as developments of AMOLED and touch module. He has been working in panel industry for nearly 10 years. With a full experience in upstream, midstream and downstream of the supply chain, he is an expert in analyzing changes and trends from various perspectives.

Speaker's Name James Bruce
Job title Director of Mobile Solutions Company name ARM
Topic Expanding the Mobile Experience
James Bruce is ARM’s Director of Mobile Solutions working with major handset manufacturers, carriers, ecosystem players, and ARM’s silicon partners worldwide for marketing promotion and cooperation. James has over 15 years experience in the mobile and consumer electronics market.

Speaker's Name Mark Shedd
Job title Director of Marketing
for Qualcomm
Technologies, Inc
Company name Qualcomm Inc.
Topic The Rise of 4K for Mobile
Mark Shedd is Director of Marketing for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. where he leads Qualcomm Snapdragon marketing for high tier 800 and 600 tier processors. In addition to product marketing, new product introductions and leading blogger workshops, Mark provides regular marketing and technical briefings for key industry analysts and influencers.
Shedd has over 20 years of of communications industry experience spanning wireless infrastructure, mobile software, applications and devices. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Shedd held a variety of senior marketing and product management positions at Microsoft, RealNetworks, Kyocera Wireless, Nortel Networks and GTE (Now Verizon). Shedd holds an MBA from Duke University and BS in Finance from the University of Southern Maine.

Speaker's Name Sean Yang
Job title Assistant Vice President Company name TrendForce Corp.
Topic eMMC
Sean Yang, assistant vice president at DRAMeXchange, is research head of NAND Flash research Division. Besides the NAND Flash market analysis, Sean also covers downstream hardware from mobile PC, tablet PC, smartphone and other consumer electronics. Before joining TrendForce, He served at Etron Technology as an investor relationship administrator and a finance administrator. Mr. Yang received his MBA degree from University of California, Riverside in 2007.

Speaker's Name Avril Wu
Job title Assistant Vice President Company name TrendForce Corp.
Topic Mobile DRAM
Avril Wu, Assistant Vice President at DRAMeXchange, is in charge of DRAM industry market analysis, with a focus on upstream wafer suppliers, DRAM makers, module packaging and testing industries. Before joining TrendForce, she has worked at ASUSTek and department of strategic marketing at SK Hynix . She received a Master of Internal Management Degree (2006) from Portland State University and is currently attending the GMBA program at National Taiwan University.

Speaker's Name Sebastien Taveau
Job title Chief Evangelist, Synaptics, Inc. Company name Synaptics
Topic The Human Interface for Effective Authentication: A story of sensors, FIDO and new security
Sebastien’s technical and professional experience spans more than 20 years in various industries. He has shaped ecosystems and products around POS, mobile payment, mobile security, mobile identity and consumer solutions even when he was told it was not possible.
Sebastien was Chief Technology Officer at Validity and assumes a similar role at Synaptics as Chief Evangelist with a particular focus on ecosystem strategy and development positioning Synaptics at the forefront of the pack with its best-in-class Human Interface technology.
Prior to Validity, Sebastien led the Mobile Ecosystem and Technology Integration effort at PayPal. He was also a member of the exclusive eBay Inventors Club for his multiple contributions to the patent portfolio (15 patents pending/filed) as well as a 2-times recipient of the PayPalian Award.
He also founded and led Fluctuat LLC for more than 5 years and has held senior management positions for starts-up and Fortune companies such as Cardsoft, Renesas (Hitachi/Mitsubishi), Ridgerun (a Texas Instruments venture), Motorola SPS (now Freescale) and others.

Speaker's Name Jack Kuo
Job title Assistant Research Manager Company name TrendForce Corp.
Topic LED Applications for Mobile Devices
Jack Kuo's research field is focus on both LED backlight and LED driver. He entered the tier one LED package company in Taiwan when LED industry took off in the end of 2007. And Jack transferred to Samsung LED system to be product manage job while Samsung start to sale LED TV in 2010.He totally grasp the LED backlight included: supply chain, LED company, product roadmap and industry dynamic,etc. Depend on Jack's LED experience and background,Jack expand his research area to LED lighting, like driver and power.

Speaker's Name Duff Lu
Job title Research Manager Company name TrendForce Corp.
Topic Battery
Research manager Lu Li Shun once a participant of 2015 Green Vehicle Project, More Electronic Cars to Emerge in 2020. globalized government projects focusing on industrial technology, business models and government policy to utilize industry research.


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