The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®
today announced that Netflix CEO Reed Hastings will deliver a keynote address on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at the upcoming CES® 2016
. Owned and produced by CEA, CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies and will run January 6-9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
As the world’s leading Internet TV network, Netflix has changed the way consumers enjoy content, providing viewing whenever, wherever and on whatever Internet-connected device they want. As Netflix expands to new countries, Hastings will address how the company is preparing to be nearly global by the end of 2016.
“Netflix continues to prove itself as a leading innovator by progressively changing the status quo of bringing entertainment to consumers,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA. “Reed is a talented leader, entrepreneur and a key influencer for innovation in technology. We look forward to hearing from an executive who is leading a company that has redefined viewer expectations and has quite frankly changed the way that we all consume content.”
CES’ opening day will kick off at 8:30 AM in The Venetian’s Palazzo Ballroom with Shapiro’s State of the Industry address immediately followed by Hastings’ keynote. Hastings will be joined during his remarks by Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer.
Hastings is chairman and CEO of Netflix, which he co-founded in 1997. Hastings is currently a board member of Facebook and was on the board of Microsoft from 2007-2012. He is an active educational philanthropist and currently serves on the board of several educational organizations including CCSA, Dreambox Learning, KIPP, Pahara and the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley. He was a member of the California State Board of Education from 2000-2004.
Hastings received a BA from Bowdoin College in 1983 and an MSCS in Artificial Intelligence from Stanford University in 1988. Between Bowdoin and Stanford, he served in the Peace Corps as a high school math teacher in Swaziland.
CES 2016 will feature more than 3,600 exhibitors unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services across the entire ecosystem of consumer technologies. For more information on CES 2016, visit CESweb.org
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