2017 Prism Award Judges
This group of expert judges have devoted many hours to review over 150 applications for design and technology; novelty and innovation; need, market opportunity, and impact. Two rounds of scoring and a final review have produced the top 3 finalists in each of the viable categories.
Many thanks to the following judges who've made donations to SPIE altruistic activities:
Amy Eskilson, Dave Osborne, Ferechteh Teherani, Jason McClure, Jian Liu, Ken Kaufman, Laura Smoliar, Linda Smith, Marc Himel, Mickey Frish, Ray Johnson, Ryszard Romaniuk, Uri Abrams.
First, SPIE and Photonics Media would like to thank all of the 2017 Applicants. Each application gives us a glimpse of the future, via technology advances in healthcare, security, manufacturing, consumer electronics — from phones to virtual and augmented reality — and more. I’m honored to work each and every one of you.
Now, let's recognize and congratulate our finalists.
Congratulations 2017 Finalists
Finalists received 4 complimentary tickets to the Awards Banquet
on 1 February 2017.
Every applicant may receive one complimentary ticket however you must RSVP by 2 December 2016.
Winners to be announced on 1 February at the 9th annual Prism Award gala held during Photonics West, San Francisco, California, USA. Many news outlets, including Inc., cover the event.
2017 presenters include David Bohn, Microsoft HoloLens; Edgar Auslander, Oculus; Katharine Schmidtke, Facebook; Louay Eldada, Quanergy; Michelle Mihevc, FATHOM; and Sarah Boisvert, Fab Lab.
Small companies (First Light Imaging) to large (Dolby, Christie) were recognized for innovations that are driving the technologies of our future.