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23 March 2016: Light the Future with Mary Lou Jepsen of Facebook and OSA Fellow

23 March 2016: Light the Future with Mary Lou Jepsen of Facebook and OSA Fellow

Mary Lou Jepsen, Executive Director of Engineering, Facebook, OSA Fellow, explored the future of mobile communications on 23 March 2016 during a public presentation at OFC 2016.

About the Speaker

Mary Lou Jepsen is one of the world’s foremost display innovators, with a 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. Mary Lou co-founded One Laptop per Child (OLPC) with Nicholas Negroponte, and she 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 TIME magazine’s “Time 100” — named one of the 100 most influential people in the world — and The CNN 10: Thinkers, as well as recognitions from the leading global professional societies in optics, display and electronics. She has broad advisory experience including at the head of state/ministry level in Peru, China, Uruguay, Taiwan, Brazil, USA, the White House and the United Nations.
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