CTA announces the CES 2017 keynote line up

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has now announced the keynote line up for CES 2017. Including inspiration and insight on a wide range of topics from NVIDIA, Carnival, Nissan, Qualcomm, and Under Armour.  Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association, CES 2017 will run 5th – 8th January 2017 in Las Vegas, USA.


NVIDIA – Wednesday 4th January, 6.30pm

Jen-Hsun Huang co-founder and CEO

“NVIDIA plays a central role in some of the most important technology forces changing our world today,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association. “Its work in artificial intelligence, self-driving cars, VR and gaming puts the company on the leading edge of the industry. Mr. Huang is a visionary CEO who consistently anticipates trends well before their arrival. I am especially pleased to welcome him to the keynote stage given the growth we’ve seen in these areas on the CES show floor.”


Carnival – Thursday 5th January, 8.30am

Arnold Donald, CEO

“We are thrilled to embark on this voyage with Carnival Corp. as we welcome Arnold Donald to the CES stage,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association. “Carnival Corp.’s visibility at CES reflects our focus on groundbreaking innovation and underscores that technology no longer has strict, defined boundaries. It disrupts traditional business sectors and empowers consumers in ways never before imagined. A recent CTA study found that consumers overwhelmingly use technology to enhance their travel experiences. Mr. Donald’s address will demonstrate how Carnival Corp. and its cruise line brands, in turn, is using innovative tech to provide a more personalised and enhanced experience for its consumers.”


Nissan – Thursday 5th January, 4.00pm

Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO

“Carlos Ghosn is a major figure in the advancement of the global automotive industry. It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome him to our keynote stage,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association. “By championing innovation, Mr. Ghosn expanded Nissan into new international markets and committed Nissan to a future where technology innovation improves the lives of everyone, not just the few. We cannot wait to hear how Nissan will continue to revolutionise our automotive experience and our future.”


Qualcomm – Friday 6th January, 9.00am

Steve Mollenkopf, CEO

“Steve Mollenkopf is a leader in the mobile world,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. “He has been instrumental in propelling smartphones into the mainstream by bringing the latest technologies into mobile devices, and strengthening Qualcomm’s global leadership. In a world that is driven by mobile devices and connectivity, Qualcomm is at the forefront of innovation.”


Under Armour – Friday 6th January, 3.00pm

Kevin Plank, Founder and CEO

“Kevin Plank is a true innovator,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association. “His story began as a college football player whose dislike of sweaty cotton t-shirts led to the founding of what is now one of the fastest growing athletic performance companies in the world. He continues to innovate by putting technology front and center at Under Armour. The company’s participation in CES underscores the ever-expanding breadth of our show and the consumer tech industry overall. We can’t wait to welcome Kevin to our keynote stage and hear what he has in store for a company that has already invested close to $1 billion in bolstering the digital health and fitness communities.”



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