Navigating the Entrepreneurial Journey

Our 2024 CEO Forum at Display Week features three technology leaders who bring a wealth of experience in display industry startups to our Center Stage. Please join us as we discuss the entrepreneurial journey, including fundraising and recruitment. 

Panelists will answer these and other questions: 

How do you recruit the right people?

  • What qualities do you look for when hiring?
  • How do you retain talent at a small company?

How do you handle fundraising in the current environment? 

What are your thoughts about the market for OLEDs, uLEDs, and 3D displays? 

What personal habits keep you going?

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Time: 3:30 pm
Room: Center Stage


Randolph Chan
X Display


Randolph Chan has more than 25 years of industry experience at the executive level for both start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. He has served as CEO of CLEARink Displays and Natrix Separations, and as a key advisor to Aquacue. Earlier, he was a venture partner at DE Shaw Venture Capital Group in Silicon Valley, where he worked closely with Solaicx and Infinite Power Solutions. Before that, he was executive vice president at E Ink Corp., where he led the business and product development groups that introduced the first paper-like electronic display found in the Amazon Kindle. Chan received his MS in materials science and engineering from Stanford University and his BS in chemistry from the University of California, Davis. He serves on the board of advisors of the materials science department at Stanford University School of Engineering, and is a mentor at StartX, a community of the best start-up founders out of Stanford, as well as an executive in residence (EIR) at Plug and Play Tech Center. Additionally, Chan is a board member of Imagica and Sepion Technologies, and a co-founder and advisor to SEM Plus.

Krzysztof (Kris) Czaplicki

Krzysztof (Kris) Czaplicki serves as chief operating officer and board member at Noctiluca, a leading technology company specializing in the development of groundbreaking OLED emitter materials. These chemical compounds form the core of OLED displays, positioning Noctiluca as a significant player in the next generation of display technology. Czaplicki is a serial entrepreneur and investor with a portfolio spanning Poland, the US, Southeast Asia, the European Union, Africa, and LATAM. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated an ability to navigate diverse markets and capitalize on global opportunities. His expertise also extends to leading seed and venture capital investment funds, where he has successfully bridged the gap between science and business. His dedication to commercializing scientific breakthroughs, fostering collaboration between academia and industry, and accelerating the growth of new technologies underscores his commitment to innovation. His professional journey includes positions at renowned financial institutions such as the World Bank Group (IBRD, IFC, MIGA), and employer organizations. Under his leadership, Noctiluca has expanded its scope beyond the development of next-generation OLED emitter materials to provide custom synthesis and R&D services as a chemical contract research organization (CRO). Czaplicki has a degree in biotechnology from the University of Warmia and Mazury and also holds a degree from the Warsaw School of Economics.

Shawn Frayne
Looking Glass Factory


Inspired by science fiction movies in the ‘80s and ‘90s, Shawn Frayne has been reaching toward the dream of the hologram for over 20 years. He got his start with a classic laser interference pattern holographic studio he built in high school, followed by training in advanced holographic film techniques at MIT. He has earned dozens of patents around the world, as well as numerous awards for inventions he contributed to, including the Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award and TIME Best Inventions list. Frayne works between Brooklyn and Hong Kong, serving as co-founder and CEO of Looking Glass Factory.


Jeff Anderson
Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Pixelligent

Jeff Anderson serves as vice president of sales and marketing at Pixelligent, a leader in high-refractive-index materials for display, XR, and sensor applications. Anderson has worked in sales, business development, and business management roles at leading global material companies including Saint-Gobain, 3M, and CoorsTek. He holds a BS in ceramic engineering and an ME in ceramic and materials engineering, both from Clemson University in South Carolina. His MBA degree is from the Charles H. Lundquist College of Business at the University of Oregon.