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Mary Lou Jepsen

founder and CEO, Pixel Qi

Mary Lou Jepsen is the founder and CEO of Pixel Qi: a company developing e-paper screens with both color and video. Pixel Qi will start mass production of its first product in December 2009. These screens will be seen in netbooks, e-readers and touch-screen tablets in early 2010. Previously Mary Lou was the founding chief technology officer of One Laptop per Child and led the engineering, hardware architecture and screen development of the "$100 laptop" in this role. She was named one of the hundred most influential people in the world by Time Magazine in 2008 for her work in creating One Laptop per Child (OLPC). Previously, Mary Lou has founded 4 companies, and has served in group executive management at Intel Corporation. Mary Lou holds a Ph.D. in Optical Sciences, a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a B.A. (req.) in Art all from Brown University as well as a Master of Science from the MIT Media Lab.