Moderated by Bob Raikes, Principal and Managing Editor, Meko, Ltd.
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Mini, Micro, Meta
Effective CEOs must be able to focus on the details as well as the big picture – and everything in between. Join our 2022 panelists, Nikhil Balram of Mojo Vision, Brett Moyer of WiSA Technologies, Inc., and Jon Stark of Peratech Holdco Limited at Display Week in San Jose to hear their stories about managing at the mini, micro, and meta level.
Nikhil Balram is SVP and GM for displays at Mojo Vision, Inc. Previously, he was CEO of EyeWay Vision, Inc. (EVI), a start-up developing immersive AR glasses. Prior to that he led the Display Group at Google, which was responsible for developing display systems for all Google consumer hardware, including AR and VR. Other past roles include CEO of Ricoh Innovations Corporation, VP and GM of Digital Entertainment BU at Marvell, and CTO of the Display Group at National Semiconductor. He has received numerous awards including the Otto Schade Prize from the Society for Information Display (SID) and a Gold Stevie Award for Executive of the Year in the Electronics category. Balram has been a Fellow of the SID since 2012 and was program chair for Display Week 2019 and general chair for Display Week 2021. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University
Brett Moyer is a founding member of WiSA Technologies, Inc., and has served as the president and chief executive officer of the company and as a member of its board since August 2010. From August 2002 to July 2010, Moyer served as president and chief executive officer of Focus Enhancements, Inc., a developer and marketer of proprietary video technology and UWB wireless chips. From February 1986 to May 1997, he worked at Zenith Electronics, Inc., a consumer electronics company, where he was most recently the vice president and general manager of its commercial products division. Between August 2017 and October 2019, Moyer served as a member of the board of directors of DionyMed Brands, Inc., a company that operated a multi-state, vertically integrated operating platform that designed, developed, marketed, and sold a portfolio of branded cannabis products. From June 2016 to November 2018, he served as a member of the board of directors of Alliant International University. From 2003 to December 2015, he served as a member of the board of directors of HotChalk, Inc., a developer of software for the educational market, and from March 2007 to September 2008, as a member of the board of directors of NeoMagic Corporation, a developer of semiconductor chips and software that enable multimedia applications for handheld devices. Moyer received a B.A. in economics from Beloit College in Wisconsin and a master’s of business administration with a concentration in finance and accounting from Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Jon Stark is CEO and director of Peratech Holdco Limited, a tactile-sensing solutions company that provides next-generation human-machine interfaces. He and his team are driving ground-breaking developments in mobile devices, tablets, and notebooks to democratize human-machine interaction. Prior to Peratech, Stark was VP of printed electronics at MFLEX, where he successfully led multiple new-technology commercialization efforts. During his tenure at MFLEX, Stark also held executive-level positions in corporate strategy and marketing. Jon has held interim executive and consultative roles in strategy, change management, innovation and communications in a variety of industries including software, mobile communications, banking, and healthcare.
Bob Raikes is an experienced sales and marketing specialist in distribution and in the displays business in particular. From 1982 he was involved in the sales, marketing, and distribution of computer displays, including seven years with Japanese monitor and graphic board maker Eizo, initially as sales director and later for five years as managing director of the company’s UK subsidiary. He established Meko, Ltd., a specialist market research consultancy, in 1994. As well as being managing editor of (and a writer for!) Large Display Monitor, Mobile Display Monitor and Display Daily, Raikes was for several years the displays editor for The Peddie Report and a regular contributor to Computer Shopper and other titles including SID’s Information Display magazine. He has appeared on TV and radio, including BBC World and BBC Radio 4.