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2013 International CES SuperSession Program Features FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg and Huffington Post's Arianna Huffington
[November 15, 2012]

2013 International CES SuperSession Program Features FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg and Huffington Post's Arianna Huffington

LONDON --(Business Wire)--

The Consumer Electronics Association (News - Alert) (CEA)® today announced a robust SuperSession lineup as part of the 2013 International CES® conference program, with participants including U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC (News - Alert)) Chairman Julius Genachowski, Ericsson President and CEO Hans Vestberg and the Huffington Post's Arianna Huffington. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2013 International CES, the world's largest annual innovation event, is scheduled January 8-11, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"The CES SuperSessions feature top technology and policy experts who share their insight and vision for the future of our industry, and we are thrilled to welcome the incredible panelists slated for the 2013 program," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. "I am very excited to have Chairman Genachowski, Ericsson's Hans Vestberg (News - Alert) and Arianna Huffington join our dynamic SuperSession lineup and we look forward to hearing these experts share their thoughts on the next generation of technology."

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will join Shapiro for a candid conversation about the Chairman's tenure at and vision for the FCC at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 9, in LVCC, North Hall N255-257. Session topics will include broadband, spectrum reform, competition policy and other critical issues impacting the consumer technology industry.

Hans Vestberg, president and CEO of Ericsson (News - Alert), will participate in the SuperSession, "The New Network Effect Changes Everything," scheduled for noon on Wednesday, January 9, in LVCC North Hall N255-257. Vestberg will be joined by Rodney Brooks of ReThink Robotics, Ford Motor Co.'s Chief Technical Officer Paul Mascarenas and Techonomy's David Kirkpatrick, as they discuss the relationship between people, machines and infrastructure in our ever-changing networked world.

The 2013 CES SuperSession Program, included in the Exhibit Plus Conference Pass, will address industry topics including digital health, mobile advancements and the next generation of technology with sessions including:

  • The Human Body: The Next Digital Revolution - Moderated by Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, this SuperSession will discuss advances in digital health and services at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 8 in LVCC, North Hall N255-257.
  • Disruptive Technologies Impacting the Future of Games and Video - Moderated by Tim Bajarin, president of Creative Strategies, this panel will explore the latest technologies in gaming and video delivery, including on-demand services at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 8 in LVC, North Hall N255-257.
  • TV Connect at CES - This panel will assess the impact of gaming and video content on network demand and the future of content delivery at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 8 in LVCC, North Hall N255-257.
  • CNET's Next Big Thing - Technology experts Molly Wood and Brian Cooley will discuss how the consumer can stay connected through the cloud, social networks and beyond at 3 p.m. Tuesday, January 8 in LVCC, North Hall N255-257.
  • Mega Trends and Mobile First World - Leading tech companies will discuss the most important trends in consumer Internet and a mobile-first world, including how mobile, social, cloud, content and devices will converge for new services. Scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 9 in LVCC, North Hall N255-257.
  • Argue the Future 2: Return of the Future - Moderated by The Verge's Editor-in-Chief Joshua Topolsky, this dynamic session will dive into the role of hardware and software - and which ones plays a bigger part in shaping the technological landscape. Scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 9 in LVCC, North Hall N255-257.
  • The Brand Matters SuperSession: How Are Your Consumers REALLY Engaging with Digital Media MediaLink and The Intelligence Group convene a panel of young people to discuss their media consumption habits and, in the process, reveal the forces that make them increasingly elusive to marketers. Immediately after, senior management from major digital media, marketing and/or emerging media platform companies respond to what they just heard. Scheduled for 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, January 9 in the LVH Theater.

The CES SuperSessions are part of the full 2013 CES conference program, comprised of 300 panel sessions and featuring 800 speakers, including keynote addresses from the leaders of Qualcomm, Panasonic, Verizon (News - Alert) and Samsung. View the full CES conference program at CESweb.org

The 2013 CES will feature 3,000 global technology companies unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services across 15 major product categories including the latest in audio, automotive electronics, connected home technologies, digital imaging/photography, electronic gaming, entertainment/content and more. For more information on the 2013 International CES, visit CESweb.org.


Note to Editors: The official name of the global technology event is "International CES." Subsequent references to the show can be shortened to "CES." Please do not use "Consumer Electronics Show" to refer to the International CES.

About CEA:

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $206 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES - The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA's industry services. Find CEA online: www.CE.org and www.DeclareInnovation.com. Follow CES at www.CESweb.org and through social media:

http://facebook.com/InternationalCES

http://twitter.com/IntlCES

http://blog.ce.org/.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • CES Unveiled LONDON
  • November 15, 2012, London, UK
  • 2013 International CES
  • January 8-11, 2013, Las Vegas, NV


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