Ross Young


Automotive and Display Industries Converge at SID/DSCC Automotive Display Market Focus Conference, Display Week 2018 MFC to Feature Senior Automotive Experts from General Motors, BMW, JD Powers, Strategy Analytics and More


The Society for Information Display (SID), together with Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC), today announced the full conference agenda for the upcoming Automotive Display Market Focus Conference (MFC), to be held on Tuesday, May 22nd, at the Los Angeles Convention Center during Display Week 2018. This conference, part of Display Week’s powerful Business Track, will bring together display and automotive industry experts to examine a broad range of topics associated with the vehicle display ecosystem.

Commenting on the MFC’s outstanding group of industry experts in the automotive space, DSCC Co-Founder & President Bob O’Brien said, “We’ve gathered experts across the automotive display supply chain, and some of the most insightful analysts of the automotive industry, to share their vision with conference attendees. From new material advances, to the development of new display technologies, to the system integration by Tier 1 suppliers, to the requirements and vision of the industry’s leading OEMs, this conference puts together a comprehensive view of the automotive display space.”

The conference will kick off immediately following the morning’s general Display Week keynote sessions. Attendees at the MFC will hear from an array of industry leaders addressing hot automotive display topics in four sessions. Full conference agenda and details are below.

11:10 AM – 12:30 PM Session 1: The Opportunity in Automotive Display

1:30 – 2:15 PM Session 2: Displays in Autonomous Vehicles

  • DSCC’s Bob O’Brien will lead a Q&A panel session including Karlheinz Blankenbach, Kristin Kolodge, Tara Akhavan, Roger Lanctot, and Tom Seder from GM

2:15 – 3:45 PM Session 3: Flat Panel Displays Reshape the Auto Interior

4:00 – 5:30 PM Session 4: Head-up Displays and Augmented Reality

Conference fees include lunch, refreshments, access to the Display Week exhibit hall and Tuesday morning keynotes, along with electronic copies of the presentation material and admission to the Monday evening networking reception. Tianma Microelectronics has sponsored the conference in 2017 and again in 2018 as a Silver Sponsor.

About Display Week 2018
The 55th SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, or Display Week 2018, will take place May 20-25 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, Calif. Display Week is the premier gathering of system integrators, designers, consumers, scientists, engineers and manufacturers in the field of electronic information displays. For more information on Display Week 2018, visit or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @DisplayWeek (hashtag #DisplayWeek18), Instagram @siddisplayweek or the Display Week YouTube Channel.

About DSCC

Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) was formed by experienced display market analysts from throughout the display supply chain and delivers valuable insights through consulting, syndicated reports and events. The company has offices in the US, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the UK. DSCC is on the web at and can be reached in the US at