2017 SID/DSCC Business Conference Monday, May 22, 2017 LA Convention Center
Bob O'Brien Co-Founder and President Display Supply Chain Consultants
Abstract: Bob will provide his outlook for the major display markets including TVs, phones, monitors and mobile PCs and major trends within each market Bio: Bob O’Brien is Co-Founder and President of DSCC. Bob has decades of experience turning market and business analysis into strategic insights in the display and electronics industries. Bob was at Corning for 11 years and served as Director of Market Intelligence and Strategy at Corning Display Technologies where he developed an intelligence infrastructure to inform pricing strategy, product development, marketing communications, and customer service strategy, and developed external communications for investors and customers to realize strategic Corning’s industry leading position. Bob led the CGT intelligence team in building critical tools for analysis of both short- and long-term dynamics in the LCD industry. In response to Corning’s vulnerability to supply/demand swings, Bob developed an analytical model for predicting glass demand based on the supply/demand dynamics of LCD value chain. To increase understanding of the long-term dynamics of TV replacement, Bob led the efforts on consumer survey work to understand the replacement cycle of TV. As the cover glass market matured, Bob led the effort to explore and develop the Gorilla glass business in emerging markets. Prior to Corning, Bob worked in engineering, product marketing, finance, and business intelligence for Philips Display Components and LG.Philips Displays. At Philips, Bob led a multi-division team evaluating potential opportunities in large display technologies, with comparative market and technology analysis of LCD, PDP, CRT, and projection. Bob prepared and executed financial and marketing expertise on the plasma display business for the due diligence process during the 2001 international merger, which formed LG.Philips Displays. Bob holds a BS in Applied and Engineering Physics from Cornell University and an MBA from the University of Michigan Business School.
Date: May 22-26 Society for Information Display (SID) DisplayWeek Business Track Location: Los Angeles Convention Center.