Mary Lou Jepsen
2016 Keynote Speaker
Executive Director of Engineering at Facebook and Head of Display Technologies at Oculus
Mary Lou is one of the world’s foremost display innovators, with an exceptional track record of leadership and inventions, paralleled by years of working with Asia’s largest manufacturers.
She currently leads advanced consumer electronics, opto-electronic and display design and manufacturing efforts at Facebook and Oculus. Previously she had a similar role at Google and Google[x] where she was also a close advisor to Sergey Brin. She co-founded One Laptop per Child (OLPC) with Nicholas Negroponte, and was the lead inventor and architect of the $100 laptop. She built OLPC’s partnerships throughout Asia to deliver the $100 laptop into high volume production. She has worked extensively with the Asian manufacturing hubs in Taiwan, China, Japan and Korea, living in Taiwan for years. Her startup CEO experience includes the world’s only fabless display screen company, which was based in Taipei.
She has been globally recognized with many awards including the Innovation ABIE Award, TIME magazine’s “Time 100” as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, a CNN top 10 thinker, and by the leading global professional societies in optics, display and electronics. She has broad advisory experience including in Peru, China, Uruguay, Taiwan, Brazil, USA, the White House and the United Nations.