Brett Gaines Vice President, Business Development VIA Optronics
Abstract: VIA optronics is a provider of interactive display system solutions that include displays enhanced for high brightness and low reflection, optical bonding using its proprietary MaxVU™ process and material, projected capacitive touch/display modules based on VTS™ copper metal mesh touch sensors, and recently acquired automotive camera module development capability. Customized solutions available for automotive, industrial and consumer electronics applications include features such as hover, gesture and proximity detection, finger sliding, and haptic/force feedback. Automotive camera modules include in-cabin designs for occupant monitoring and front sensing applications as well as exterior designs for driver assistance and surround view. Mr. Gaines will discuss key Automotive HMI trends and technologies from VIA’s perspective.
Bio: Brett Gaines currently serves as vice president of business development at VIA optronics where he has revenue, product development and strategic relationship responsibilities for the maker of interactive display solutions for the consumer, industrial and automotive segments. Prior to VIA, Gaines was with Atmel and Unipixel where he served as head of marketing and business development for a pioneering line of flexible metal mesh touch sensors. Earlier in his career, Gaines served as vice president of business development at Silicon Image and the inaugural president of HDMI Licensing, LLC where he was a key member of the team that introduced and promoted the now-ubiquitous HDMI consumer electronics interface. Mr. Gaines holds a bachelors in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Stanford.