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Photonics West Preview: The Future

Wrap up the experience with a look toward the future and the positive impact the photonics industry can make in the world. Hear about exciting new products from Prism finalists, learn how leaders are addressing diversity during the pandemic, and start thinking about what comes next.

Next Steps, and a Look ahead, for XR Hardware

Bernard Kress, Microsof Hololens
Welcome and opening
Thursday 28 January 2021
10:30 AM  - 12:00 PM PST (US & CANADA)
Bernard Kress
Partner Optical Architect at Microsoft / Hololens

10:40 am - Opening by the Chair, Maria Pace


Maria Pace Mary Lou Jepsen, CEO of Openwater Svetlana Samoilova

Maria Pace

Sr. Hardware Engineer Architect, Hololens at Microsoft

Mary Lou Jepsen
CEO at Openwater

Svetlana Samoilova
CTO at NewSight Reality

Nataliya Kosmyna Naamah Argaman Carole Sabas
Nataliya Kosmyna
CEO at Braini & Researcher on Brain-Computer Interfaces + Ethical AI

Naamah Argaman
Sr. Director of Display Product Management at Mojo
Carole Sabas
UX Tech and Design at Vogue Paris

2021 Prism Finalists: How did they get here

The 2021 Prism finalists have been selected as leaders in innovations. Hear their stories about how they got to where they are today and what they see for the future.

Session runs 1:00 - 2:30 am PST


TBD Mary Lou Jepsen, CEO of Openwater Svetlana Samoilova



Sponsored by

Optics.org magazine: AR VR MR focus

Product launches Thursday 28 January

Coming soon


Hamamatsu Lumedica Konica Minolta Sensing America TRUMPF

Particpating organizations

Aerospace Corp AEye BD Biosciences Coherent
Dartmouth Duke FLIR Hamamatsu Photonics
ISASI/CNR Laser Zentrum Hannover Lumedica MIT
Medizinische Wien Mega1 Microsoft Mojo Vision
Muquans Precision Quantum NewSight Reality NIH NIST
Openwater OSRAM OS Princeton Univ. Quanta Computer
Rutgers University STMicroelectronics The Univ. of Arizona Toptica
TRUMPF Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Vogue Paris