CES Press Release

FCC and FTC Chairs, U.S. CTO and CEOs Steve Case and Nick Woodman to Explore Future of Innovation During CES 2016

Arlington, VA – 12/15/2015 – 
Leaders from the government sector and technology industry will address current events and the future of innovation during a series of SuperSessions at CES 2016. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology.
 
The SuperSessions series lineup includes:
 
Wednesday, January 6  
 
Insights with the FTC and FCC
11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Consumer Technology Association President and CEO Gary Shapiro interviews FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler about their challenges in navigating the changing technology landscape.
 
An Inside Look: Industry Innovators and Government Join Forces
1-2 PM
U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith and Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation Tom Kalil discuss how collaborations are moving the needle on key topics including entrepreneurship, smart cities and inclusion.
 
The Next Big Thing: Is Typing Dead?
3:30-4:30 PM
Presented by CNET and led by Tim Stevens and Brian Cooley, a panel of linguists, artificial intelligence specialists, and industry experts will discuss the future of our relationship between devices and people.
 
Thursday, January 7
 
IoT Business Strategies: Partnerships for the Sharing Economy
9-10 AM
Presented by Internet of Things World, panelists will focus on maximizing marketing channels, creating value for IoT, and partnership models.
 
Forecasting the Future of Entrepreneurship
 
11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Rebecca Jarvis, chief business and economics correspondent, ABC News, will moderate a discussion with Stewart Butterfield, CEO and co-founder, Slack; Steve Case, chairman and CEO, Revolution; and Nicholas Woodman, founder and CEO, GoPro to predict the next big categories in tech and the opportunities and risks ahead for future leaders.
 
Making Disney Magic: Connecting Digital and Physical Worlds
1-2 PM
Leaders from Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, ESPN, ABC Television Group and Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media explore the evolution of physical experiences in a digital world.
 
Global Innovation  
2:30-3:30 PM
Alan Murray, editor, Fortune Magazine conducts a discussion with global political and business leaders, including Neelie Kroes, special envoy, StartupDelta, exploring and identifying the most beneficial political climates for innovation and where these environments can be found in today’s society.
 
All SuperSessions will be held in LVCC, North Hall Upper Level, Room N257.
               
For more information on CES 2016, please visit CESweb.org.
 
Note to Editors:  The official name of the global technology event is “CES®.”  Please do not use “Consumer Electronics Show” or “International CES” to refer to the event.
About CES

 

CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for almost 50 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM – formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® – the technology trade association representing the $285 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry’s most relevant issues are addressed. Check out CES video highlights. Follow CES online at www.CESweb.org and on social.
 
About Consumer Technology Association:
Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, formerly Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, is the trade association representing the $285 billion U.S. consumer technology industry. More than 2,200 companies – 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world’s best known brands – enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CTA also owns and produces CES® – the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s industry services.
 

 

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