Dr. Mary Lou Jepsen is one of the world’s foremost display innovators, with an exceptional track record of inventions paralleled by years of execution delivering breakthrough product with Asia’s largest manufacturers. Her recent work has been leading display and hardware development at Facebook / Oculus and at Google. She previously led the architecture and manufacture of the One Laptop Per Child’s “$100 laptop,” which transformed the lives of millions of children throughout the developing world, and catalyzed the creation of the low-cost laptop category called netbooks.
She has co-founded three companies and served as CTO and/or CEO at all of them: MicroDisplay, OLPC and Pixel Qi. She is ranked in the top 50 female computer scientists of all time by the Anita Borg Institute, Time Magazine inducted her into its “Time 100” as one of the 100 most influential people in the world and CNN named her one of the top 10 thinkers in 2013.