Joins US FPD Smart Devices Conference Line-Up

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Stephen Baker, NPD and Terrance Oliver, to Engage in One-on-One Discussion about the Retailing of Smart Devices

“Mr. Oliver and Mr. Baker are invaluable additions to our speaker line-up for this year’s US FPD Smart Devices Conference,” said Paul Semenza, senior vice president, NPD DisplaySearch

NPD DisplaySearch today announced has been added to its US FPD Smart Devices Conference line-up. Senior Director of Electronics, Media and Wireless, Terrance Oliver, will join Stephen Baker, Vice President of Industry Analysis at The NPD Group, for a discussion about planning, marketing, and selling smart devices.

During the one-on-one session Oliver and Baker will address retailer opportunities for selling smart devices, how the approach to selling smart devices differs online and in-store, and explore some of the business models for selling smart devices and content from a retail point-of-view.

“Mr. Oliver and Mr. Baker are invaluable additions to our speaker line-up for this year’s US FPD Smart Devices Conference,” said Paul Semenza, senior vice president, NPD DisplaySearch. “Their insight and knowledge of technology retailing will complement the sessions on devices, operating platforms, consumer behavior, and business models.”

“With devices becoming smarter, the way we sell and market these devices needs to become smarter as well,” said Stephen Baker, vice president of industry analysis at NPD. “As the market expands, retailers, device companies, and content makers need to provide a collaborative and compelling rationale for the mainstream consumer to prefer that all of their devices are smart.”

Terrance Oliver is the Senior Director of Electronics, Media and Wireless at His tenure in the electronics industry, which includes several roles at as well as a Buyer role at Fry’s, spans across all major consumer device categories, and his experience offers a look at the industry through the coveted retailer lens. His role challenges him to balance both cutting edge and mainstream technology trends, with the end goal of helping his customers to save money and live better.

The session; A conversation with, is scheduled for March 19 at 2:30pm.

The US FPD Smart Devices Conference is the display industry’s longest running business event. This year, the conference will focus on examining technologies and business models for the connected device market in the new multi-screen era. The conference, now in its 15 year, has moved to San Jose, California at the Fairmont Hotel. The conference runs from March 18 -19.

To view the latest conference agenda and register for the US FPD Smart Devices Conference, visit

For more information about conferences and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Laura Castellano at 1.408.418.1904 or laura.castellano(at)displaysearch(dot)com.

Note to Editors: Media interested in attending the conferences should contact Stacey Voorhees-Harmon at 1.925.336.9592 or media(at)displaysearch(dot)com.

About is a lot like your neighborhood Wal-Mart store. We feature a great selection of high-quality merchandise, friendly service. We help people save money so they can live better. We also have another goal: to bring you the best shopping experience on the Internet. Founded in January 2000, is a subsidiary of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Our headquarters is on the San Francisco Peninsula near Silicon Valley, where we have access to the world's deepest pool of Internet executive and technical talent. But we think of ourselves, first and foremost, as a retailer. So our ties to Bentonville, Ark. — where Sam Walton opened the first store that bore the Walton name and where Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., is still based — give us our foundation.

About NPD DisplaySearch
NPD DisplaySearch, part of The NPD Group, provides global market research and consulting specializing in the display supply chain, including trend information, forecasts and analyses developed by a global team of experienced analysts with extensive industry knowledge. NPD DisplaySearch supply chain expertise complements sell-through information from The NPD Group, thereby providing a true end-to-end view of the display supply chain from materials and components to shipments of electronic devices with displays to sales of major consumer and commercial channels. For more information, visit us at Read our blog at and follow us on Twitter at @DisplaySearch.

About The NPD Group, Inc.
The NPD Group provides global information and advisory services to drive better business decisions. By combining unique data assets with unmatched industry expertise, we help our clients track their markets, understand consumers, and drive profitable growth. Sectors covered include automotive, beauty, entertainment, fashion, food / foodservice, home, office supplies, sports, technology, toys, video games, and wireless. For more information, visit and Follow us on Twitter: @npdtech and @npdgroup.

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