Virtual Reality

Mary Lou Jepsen, Facebook, Head of Display Technologies, Oculus

The way that we engage with our connected environments is evolving radically. How will the growing use of virtual reality solutions intersect with expectations for augmented capabilities in the real world?

Mary Lou Jepsen, Executive Director of Engineering, Facebook, Head of Display Technologies, Oculus

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 products with Asia’s largest manufacturers. Her recent work has been leading display and hardware development at Facebook/Oculus and at Google [x]; she previously led the architecture and manufacturing of the One Laptop per Child “$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 cofounded three companies, serving as CTO and/or CEO at all of them. She is ranked in the top 50 female computer scientists of all time by the Anita Borg Institute, and Time magazine inducted her into its “Time 100,” naming her one of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2013, CNN named her one of its "CNN 10: Thinkers."

Topics

Business Impact
How technology advances are changing the economy and providing new opportunities in many industries.

Connectivity
What it means to be constantly connected with each other and vast sources of information.

Intelligent Machines
Artificial intelligence and robots are transforming how we work and live.

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