|[December 18, 2012]
Next Generation of Innovators Keynote Highlights CES as the Home of Entrepreneurs
ARLINGTON, Va. --(Business Wire)--
The Consumer Electronics Association® (CEA) today announced a
new entrepreneur-focused keynote at the 2013 International CES (News - Alert)®.
The Next Generation of Innovators keynote will feature Jeff Jordan, a
partner at Andreessen Horowitz, as moderator and includes
executive/founder panelists David Lieb of Bump Technologies, Cyrus
Massoumi of ZocDoc, Eric Vishira of RockMelt and will.i.am of i.am.plus,
llc. The Next Generation of Innovators keynote will be at 11 a.m.
Tuesday, January 8 in the LVH Theater.
Owned and produced by CEA, the 2013 CES is the world's largest annual
innovation event scheduled for January 8-11 in Las Vegas. CES offers an
array of entrepreneur focused exhibits, events and conference sessions
for technology entrepreneurs.
"The size and scope of CES makes it one of the top global networking
events for entrepreneurs and CES attendees overall," said Karen Chupka,
senior vice president of International CES and Corporate Business
Strategy. "With a full slate of exhibits, sessions and events focused on
innovation, the 2013 CES will have a more robust entrepreneur presence
than ever before. We are thrilled to have these influential
entrepreneurs on the CES keynote stage and look forward to hearing their
views and experiences."
Park TechZone, back for a second year, is dedicated to showcasing
innovative startups and emerging technologies. CEA has also teamed up
with the Startup America Partnership to showcase and celebrate some of
the most innovative startup companies at the 2013 CES, including the Startup
America Live Stage, which will feature 4 days of start-up focused
programming. The Next Generation of Innovators keynote builds off of
this solid foundation as another vital entrepreneur-focused event to
showcase innovation within the tech industry and across the CES show
Jordan is a partner at Andreessen Horowitz where he is responsible
for managing portfolio companies and deal flow. He serves on the boards
of Airbnb, Fab.com, LikeALittle, Lookout, OpenTable, Pinterest,
Wealthfront and Zoosk (News - Alert). Jeff was previously chief executive officer and
president of OpenTable where he managed accelerating domestic and
interntional growth, completed the acquisition of TopTable in Europe
and led the development of OpenTable's mobile initiatives.
Lieb is CEO and co-founder of Bump Technologies. In 2008, the
company launched the Bump app, which lets users physically bump mobile
phones together to exchange contact information, photos and more. The
Bump app has been downloaded over 100 million times around the world and
is one of the most popular free apps in the history of the App
Store. Prior to founding Bump, David was a technologist and algorithm
designer at Texas Instruments (News - Alert).
Massoumi is founder and CEO of ZocDoc. He has extensive experience
in the healthcare-technology nexus, web commerce and management. Prior
to ZocDoc, Cyrus served as an Engagement Manager at the global
management consulting firm McKinsey & Company (News - Alert), where he focused on
healthcare and technology.
Vishria is co-founder and CEO of RockMelt. He began his career in
investment banking at Broadview International and got his first
entrepreneurial experience as an early employee at Loudcloud and later
Opsware, where he quickly rose through the ranks in various product and
founder and chairman of i.am.plus, llc, is a multi-faceted entertainer
and creative innovator. A seven-time Grammy Award winner known for his
work with The Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am is a founding shareholder in
Beats Electronics, the creators of the Beats by Dre™ headphones. As an
enthusiastic user of technology and in recognition of his ability to
harness technology to enhance entertainment, creativity and
communication, Intel (News - Alert) Corporation appointed will.i.am as Director of
Creative Innovation in 2011. will.i.am is fusing the worlds of fashion,
photography and mobile lifestyle by introducing i.am+ camera accessories
that are exclusively available at the Selfridges & Co. department store
in London through the 2012 Holiday season.
"As software continues to eat the world and reinvent industries, there's
no shortage of ideas about ways we can reimagine the world as we know
it," said Jordan. "I'll be talking to some of the brightest
entrepreneurs in technology-whose companies are transforming everything
from photography to healthcare to the way we browse information-to hear
their stories from the trenches and invite them to share their vision
for the road ahead."
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.
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
Follow CES at www.CESweb.org
and through social media: http://facebook.com/InternationalCES,
2013 International CES
January 8-11, 2013, Las Vegas, NV
March 8-10, 2013, Snowmass, CO
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