Gary Shapiro

President and CEO, Consumer Technology Association

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®. 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 skilled immigration, free trade and eliminating regulatory and tax burdens on innovators that delay, restrict or ban products and services. CTA does not seek government funding for industry. Shapiro has testified before Congress on technology and business issues dozens of times and led the industry through its successful transition to HDTV. As chairman of the Home Recording Rights Coalition, Shapiro led the manufacturers’ battle to preserve the legality of recording technology and consumer fair-use rights and was an early opponent in the fight to defeat SOPA and PIPA in Congress – legislation that would silence free speech online. He co-founded and chaired the HDTV Model Station, served as a leader of the Advanced Television Test Center and is a charter inductee to the Academy of Digital Television Pioneers, receiving its highest award as the industry leader most influential in advancing HDTV. Most recently, Shapiro testified on a Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee hearing on the risks to innovation caused by over-regulation.

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