#CES2018 Draws Array of Industry Visionaries & Leaders

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Top global CMO’s, network executives, senior U.S. government officials, television stars and former professional athletes will share their expertise, experience and insights as part of the dynamic and diverse #CES2018 conference program.

Featuring more than 800 speakers across 200 sessions, the CES Conference Program highlights key trends, emerging innovation and breakthrough ideas from top influencers throughout the full expanse of consumer technology.

Karen Chupka, CTA senior vice president CES and corporate business strategy told us “The excitement and value proposition of CES extends beyond the show floor and keynote stage. Our conference sessions feature a diverse array of provocative thought leaders representing all aspects of consumer technology. These are the global key influencers and innovators who are shaping the tech-centric, highly-connected world ahead.”

  • C Space is one of the most visible programs at CES, designed for content creators, brand marketers, advertising agencies, creative communicators and digital publishers. An executive lineup at C Space will focus on Content and Entertainment and Marketing and Advertising:

    Tim Armstrong, CEO, Oath, Verizon
    Jordan Bitterman, Chief Marketing Officer, IBM Watson Advertising, IBM
    Charlie Collier, President, AMC Networks
    Baron Davis, CES Ambassador: NBA All-Star and Producer, Issa Rae’s Feud
    Tara DeVeaux, Chief Marketing Officer, BBDO New York
    Anda Gansca, CEO and Cofounder, Knotch
    Stephanie McMahon, Chief Brand Officer, WWE
    Diana O’Brien, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Deloitte
    Raja Rajamannar, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Mastercard
    Norman Reedus, Star, The Walking Dead
    Maggie Suniewick, President, NBC Universal Digital Enterprises

  • Smart city technology will be at CES for the first time in a major way as global cities look for sustainable ways to prosper through tech with these high-level influencers leading the charge:
    Amanda Daflos, Director, Los Angeles Innovation Team
    Rajil Kapoor, Chief Strategy Officer, Lyft
    Sokwoo Rhee, Associate Director of Cyber-Physical Systems Innovation, National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Advancements in digital health are improving outcomes and saving lives. The brightest minds in this space are at CES talking about technology’s influence:
    Dr. Bettina Experton, CEO, Humetrix
    Ranndy Kellogg, President & CEO, Omron Healthcare, Inc.
    Rebecca Madsen, Chief Consumer Officer, United Healthcare
    Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD, Professor of Surgery, Columbia University
    Sandi Peterson, Executive Vice President, Group Worldwide Chairman, Johnson & Johnson
  • The CES Sports Zone will showcase advancements in sports tech from performance enhancement products to smart venues. Players, leagues and the tech behind it all are at CES:
    Lisa Borders, President, WNBA
    David Hagan, CEO, Boingo Wireless
    Sophie Goldschmidt, CEO, World Surf League
    Michelle McKenna-Doyle, CIO, NFL
    Steve Nash, Two-time NBA MVP
    Chris Overholt, CEO, Secretary General, Canadian Olympic Committee
    Shelley Pisarra, SVP of Research & Insights, Wasserman
    Angela Ruggiero, CEO, Sports Innovation Lab and former U.S. Olympic hockey player
    Jared Smith, President, Ticketmaster North America
  • CES highlights the products that are at the center of today’s policy debates. To date, 118 government officials are expected at CES to hear from leaders in government and policy:
    Administrator David J Redl, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
    Chairman Ajit Pai, FCC
    Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen, FTC
    Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, FCC
    Commissioner Michael O’Rielly, FCC
    Commissioner Brendan Carr, FCC
    Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, FCC
    Commissioner Terrell McSweeny, FTC
  • CES is its own auto show with nearly 300,000 NSF of exhibit space dedicated to vehicle technology and more than 10 OEMs. Top speakers are on hand to discuss what’s next:
    Andrew Poliak, VP Product Planning and Business Development, Panasonic
    Anita Sengupta, SVP, Systems Engineering, Hyperloop
    Nick Sugimoto, CEO, Honda Innovations
  • Augmented and virtual realities (AR/VR) are impacting far-reaching industries: healthcare, agriculture, manufacturing and business. Hear what’s next at CES:
    Jennifer Chavarria, Head of Studio, Kite and Lightning
    Steven Kan, Head of Global AR/VR Strategy, Google
    Ariella Lehrer, Ph.D., President, HitPoint Studios
    Susan Panico, SVP Strategic Solutions, Pandora
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be a key ingredient technology over the next decade. Robotics technology is disrupting markets and becoming more capable. Leaders in these fields are at CES:
    Bridget Karlin, Chief Technology Officer and VP, IBM Global Technology Services
    Rajat Mishra, VP, Worldwide Services Strategy & Innovation, Cisco
    Deepu Talla
    , VP and GM, Autonomous Machines, NVIDIA
  • Consumer demand for Smart Home technology is on the rise and is expected to reach $4.25 billion in U.S. revenue in 2018, up 28 percent. Those leading the charge are at CES:
    Meg Goldthwaite, Chief Marketing Officer, NPR
    Jeff Hamel, Head of Energy Partnerships, Nest Labs
    Laurie Jennings, Director, Good Housekeeping Institute
    Thomas Rockmann, Vice President Smart Connected Home, Deutsche Telekom AG

#CES2018 brings more than 170,000 industry influencers together from 150 countries for one week to advance tech through new products, innovative ideas and thought leadership. Diversity is a core part of innovation and CES features speakers of all backgrounds.

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