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Thumbs up Premier TV brand to keynote Soceity for Information Display and IMS Conferences TV m - 05-May-2010, 15:40

Premier TV brand to keynote Soceity for Information Display and IMS Conferences TV market focus conference

The worlds #1 TV brand, Samsung Electronics, will fittingly keynote the inaugural Market Focus Conference Series on TV 3.0: The Future of TVs organized by the Society for Information Display (SID) and IMS Conferences, a unit of IMS Research. The TV market series will be held in Seattle on May 26-27 during Display Week 2010 (May 23-28).

John Revie, Senior Vice President of Home Entertainment Product Marketing at Samsung Electronics America, will open the first annual SID/IMS TV 3.0: Future of TVs Conference with a keynote talk on the outlook for 3D and Internet TVs. Both 3D and Internet-connected TVs have the opportunity to not only significantly enhance the user experience, but also to improve the existing TV business model. Revie will also discuss Samsungs view of these emerging consumer segments along with the challenges and opportunities they present to both manufacturers and retailers.

Revie has played a key role in Samsung becoming the dominant TV brand in the U.S. and the world. After 20 years at Sony Electronics, where he ran their consumer TV business as General Manager and had responsibility for their direct marketing and business planning, Revie joined Samsung in late 2005 as the Vice President of TV Marketing. Promoted to his current role as Senior Vice President in 2008, Revie has responsibility for product marketing of Samsungs entire TV line-up, including its LCD, plasma, LED and 3D TVs, as well as Samsungs home entertainment Blu-Ray, HTIB and A/V receiver products. Since joining Samsung, the company has risen from #4 to #1 in LCD TVs and has more than doubled its global TV revenue share. Prior to that, Revie spent 20 years at Sony, where he held various positions including running their U.S. consumer TV business as General Manager. Revie holds a bachelors degree in accounting from Fairleigh ****inson University and a masters degree in business administration from Iona College. He is also a licensed CPA in New Jersey.

According to IMS Research Senior Vice President Ross Young, Given Johns extensive experience and impressive track record in the TV market, he is the ideal person to keynote our inaugural event. He is a sought-after speaker on the TV market, and we are thrilled he is participating. I am sure he will provide significant value and insight to our attendees.

The participation of the leadership of so many major TV brands and major retailers in our Future of TVs Conference provides an authoritative view of the television market, said Paul Drzaic, SID President. John Revie is ideally positioned to provide a vision for the potentially explosive impact that new technology and new content will have on driving new consumer demand, and its effect on participants within this marketplace.

In addition to Samsung, the event will feature presentations from other leading TV brands, the #1 TV retailer and smaller regional retailers, providing attendees a well-rounded view of the opportunities and challenges associated with developing and merchandising 3D and Internet TVs.

Other participating TV brands include:

Tim Alessi, Director of New Product Development, LG Electronics

Dave Naranjo, Director of Product Development, Mitsubishi Electronics

Jim Sanduski, Senior Vice President of Sales, Panasonic

Ken Lowe, VP and Co-founder, VIZIO

Participating retailers include:

Steve Bosch, Director of TV Strategy, Best Buy

Bjorn Dybdahl, President, Bjorns Audio Video

Dave Workman, Executive Director, PRO Group

Zoran is a Silver Sponsor of the event. For more information about the Future of TVs Conference, which has 1-day or 2-day registration options, or other Market Focus Conference events on Lighting and Touch, please visit

About Display Week

The 48th SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, or Display Week 2010, will take place May 23-28, 2010, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Display Week is the premier international gathering of scientists, engineers, manufacturers and users in the field of electronic-information displays. For more information on Display Week 2010, visit, become a fan on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @DisplayWeek. Share Display Week-related tweets using the hash tag #SID2010.
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