CPES2015 attracts renowned international keynote speakers for April event in Montreal

cpesspeakers-inThe Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (CPEIA), the united voice of Canada’s Printable Electronics sector, has attracted an impressive roster of international keynote speakers for its 2015 Canadian Printable Electronics Symposium (CPES2015). Over two days, about 120 attendees will have the opportunity to learn, network and develop partnerships for collaboration and business development. CPES2015 runs April 21-22 in Montreal.

The agenda includes five keynote presentations, 30 in-depth presentations by industry experts and leading Canadian researchers, two panel sessions with representatives from Canadian industry and funding organizations, and 15 academic posters from leading Canadian principal investigators and their teams. Ten organizations will also have the opportunity for up to five targeted meetings each with key academic, government, industry and investor contacts.

CPES2015 will also showcase the convergence of research and development, industry expertise, commercial effort and government support that gives Canada a tremendous opportunity in the explosive global market for printable and organic electronics (POE). “Printable and Organic Electronics truly is a technology for our future that is already here,” said Peter Kallai, Executive Director of the CPEIA. “Our fantastic keynote speakers will show that breakthroughs in materials and manufacturing are creating real products and real applications that have commercial potential today as well as for tomorrow.” The five keynote speakers are…..

Dr. Stephen Hoover.
Dr. Stephen Hoover.

Dr. Stephen Hoover, CEO, PARC. PARC is a research company owned by Xerox. Its ongoing mission is the development of innovations and new technologies, and then taking them to market in collaboration with Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies worldwide. It also works with start-ups, governments and government agencies. Dr. Hoover leads PARC’s business and research initiatives in diverse areas including networking, electronics, clean tech, innovation services and intelligent systems. He will discuss the Business of Breakthroughs.

Jennifer Ernst.
Jennifer Ernst.

Jennifer Ernst, Chief Strategy Officer, Thin Film Electronics ASA. With headquarters in Oslo, Norway, Thin Film is a global leader in the development and commercialization of printed electronics and related smart systems – including memory, sensors, displays, wireless communications and much more. It was the first to commercialize printed, rewritable memory and is currently heavily invested in the Internet of Things, an initiative to bring intelligence to everyday objects. Such integrated systems will make it possible to use electronic intelligence in applications where they have never before been affordable (for example, in disposable goods). Thinfilm is the only public company focused solely on printed electronics and Ms. Ernst leads Strategic Roadmap and Partnership Development activities at the company. Her timely presentation will review and discuss the Internet of Things.

Bernard Kippelen.
Bernard Kippelen.

Bernard Kippelen, Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. ECE’s Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics advances the science and engineering of organic and hybrid nano-structured materials and technological innovations for applications in communications, sensing, displays, energy-efficient solid-state lighting and power generation. Professor Kippelen is a leading global researcher in printable and organic electronics. He will discuss recent progress in a range of solid-state devices – including organic light-emitting diodes, organic field-effect transistors, sensors, organic solar cells and photo-detectors – and show how these advances can lead to disruptive innovations to address some of the world’s greatest challenges.

Barbara M. Fisher.
Barbara M. Fisher.

Barbara M. Fisher, Regional Manager, North America, the Organic and Printed Electronics Association (OE-A) International. The OE-A is the leading international industry association for organic electronics and printed electronics and represents the entire value chain of this emerging industry. Its 225 members include world-class global companies and institutions – from R&D institutes, component and material suppliers to producers and end-users. Ms. Fisher will present Mapping out the Future — The OE-A Roadmap for Organic and Printed Electronics. This is a bi-annual overview of current and future applications in organic and printed electronics. Technology advancements in printed electronics have accelerated greatly in the last several years, and OE-A member companies predict a 20% increase in sales volumes in 2015.

Professor Gyoujin Cho.
Professor Gyoujin Cho.

Professor Gyoujin Cho, Sunchon National University, South Korea. Sunchon National University is a national research university founded in 1935. Its Department of Printed Electronics Engineering in World Class University (WCU) program is a leader in the fields of printed RFID-USN and flexible lighting. Professor Cho is a faculty member of the Department of Printed Electronics Engineering, World Class University Program. Since 2002, his research has focused on printed electronics. He will discuss and present roll-to-roll gravure printed TFT backplanes for signage and sensors.

 

Comments

Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.