Consumer Technology Association Keynote Address

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ President and CEO Gary Shapiro will present a keynote address on Thursday, Jan. 5.

Read the keynote transcript. (PDF)

President and CEO

CTA

8:30-10 AM January 5

Venetian, Level 5, Palazzo Ballroom

Gary Shapiro is president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,200 consumer technology companies and which owns and produces CES® — The Global Stage for Innovation.

Shapiro directs a staff of more than 160 employees and thousands of industry volunteers, leading his organization’s promotion of innovation as a national policy to spur the economy, create jobs and cut the deficit. CTA advocates for a lower deficit, skilled immigration, free trade and policies that support innovative new business models. CTA does not seek government funding for industry.

Shapiro authored CTA’s New York Times best-sellers, Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World’s Most Successful Businesses (Harper Collins, 2013) and The Comeback: How Innovation will Restore the American Dream (Beaufort, 2011). Through these books and television appearances, and as a columnist whose more than 500 opinion pieces have appeared in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Washington Post, Shapiro has helped direct policymakers and business leaders on the importance of innovation in the U.S. economy. He is considered an "influencer" on LinkedIn and has more than 170,000 followers.