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State of Our Industry – Where Are We Headed?
Wed – April 1
8:00 - 9:00 am | Session S01
Education Track: Industry Trends
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Richard Ventura, NEC Display Solutions of Americas
Bryan Meszaros, OpenEye Global
Harry Patz, Samsung Electronics America
Jeff Hastings, BrightSign
Laetitia Lim, Quividi
Stuart Armstrong, ComQi

How is the digital signage world transforming and evolving with new technologies and opportunities as we start a new decade? How is success measured in 2020? A dynamic panel of industry leaders will debate and analyze the current status of our marketplace, new partnerships and insights about the future.

Richard Ventura
SVP Strategy and Solutions Development
NEC Display Solutions of Americas

Richard Ventura is the Vice President of Strategy for NEC Display Solutions of America, overseeing all strategy-related activities. He works with the executive team to define the company’s vision and direction and establish initiatives that disrupt current and future markets, explore alternative solutions, and result in short- and long-term gains.

Bryan Meszaros
CEO & Founder
OpenEye Global

Bryan Meszaros is the CEO and Founder of OpenEye Global. With more than 19 years of experience, Meszaros has been recognized as a global industry leader. Meszaros maintains an active involvement in both SEGD (Board of Directors) and DSE (Advisory Board).

Harry Patz
SVP and GM Display Division
Samsung Electronics America

Harry Patz is currently the Senior Vice-President and General Manager for the Display Division at Samsung Electronics America. He is responsible for sales, customer and product marketing, business development and channel for a wide range of products such as digital signage, hospitality displays, LED signage and integrated display solutions.

Jeff Hastings

Jeff Hastings, CEO, is responsible for the company’s global strategic direction. Hastings has held leadership positions at other prominent digital media companies including Corel, M-Audio and Pinnacle Systems. As President of Rio, Hastings introduced the industry’s first MP3 player. Hastings holds a BS in computer science from Purdue University.

Laetitia Lim

Laetitia Lim is Quividi's CEO, the World #1 audience & campaign intelligence platform for Digital Signage. She started her career at L'Oréal where she held several finance and general management positions in Asia. She then co-founded CompareAsiaGroup, Asia's leading financial marketplace. Laetitia graduated from INSEAD and ESCP Europe.

Stuart Armstrong
Group President

Stuart Armstrong’s career lives at the four-way intersection of media, technology, retail and analytics. Armstrong is Group President for ComQi, a leader in digital signage and customer engagement technology. During his 15 years at ComQi, Stuart has helped many brick and mortar venues evolve and stay relevant in today’s environment.