Keynote Addresses

CES stands for innovators and the promise and power of technology.

Thought-leaders and visionaries from the CE industry will once again take the keynote stage at the 2015 International CES. Don’t miss what these exciting executives have to say about the future of their company and consumer technology. Keynote addresses will take place in three locations: The Venetian’s Palazzo Ballroom within CES Tech West, Westgate's Theater within CES Tech East and the Cosmopolitan’s Chelsea Theater.

Boo-Keun Yoon

President and CEO, Consumer Electronics

Samsung Electronics

Boo-Keun Yoon, president and CEO of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., will deliver a keynote address at the 2015 International CES.

About Boo-Keun Yoon

Boo-Keun Yoon is the President and CEO of Consumer Electronics at Samsung Electronics. He currently heads Samsung’s Visual Display, Digital Appliances, Printing Solutions and Health & Medical Equipment Business. In addition, he also acts as the company’s Chief Design Officer.
Progressing through a series of leadership roles at Samsung Electronics, Yoon headed Samsung’s Visual Display Business from 2007, seeing its revenue double while maintaining the company’s No. 1 global TV market share for 8 consecutive years. During his leadership, Yoon focused on design and investment in R&D to commercialize market-leading television products such as LED, 3D and Smart TV.
In recognition of his leadership at Visual Display, Yoon was appointed Head of Consumer Electronics in December 2011 to bring fresh perspectives to the Digital Appliances Business. He drove a broad transformation of Digital Appliances’ factories, supply chain as well as product line-ups, improving market presence and responsiveness globally. Yoon recently focused on innovating the kitchen with the “Chef Collection”, a premium product line-up that delivers future oriented, high-end design and technology.
Yoon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Hanyang University, Korea.

Dieter Zetsche

Chairman, Board of Management/Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars

Daimler AG

Dr. Zetsche will discuss autonomous vehicle technology and its impact on society, mobility and environment, as well as raise ideas and questions for the future. In addition to his insights on the future of Daimler Intelligence Drive, Dr. Zetsche’s 2015 CES keynote will feature the world-debut of a new car concept.

About Dieter Zetsche

Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG/ Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars
Dr. Dieter Zetsche has served as a member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG since December, 1998, and as Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG since January, 2006. He is also Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars Division, which includes passenger car brands Mercedes-Benz, Maybach, smart and Mercedes-Benz AMG. In July, 2009 Dr. Zetsche joined the supervisory board of RWE AG.
Dr. Zetsche was born in Istanbul, Turkey, on May 5, 1953. After completing his Abitur (university entrance examination) in Frankfurt, he went on to study at the University of Karlsruhe, graduating as an electrical engineer in 1976. That same year he joined the research department of the then Daimler-Benz AG, launching a career with the company that now spans more than three decades.Dr. Zetsche completed a doctorate in engineering in 1982 at the University of Paderborn.

Brian Krzanich

Chief Executive Officer

Intel Corporation

Intel Corporation CEO Brian Krzanich will deliver a keynote address at the upcoming 2015 International CES. During the keynote, Krzanich will address what’s next in computing innovation, the forces driving the next wave of consumer technology, and the company’s plans for bringing amazing experiences that redefine computing to life.

About Brian Krzanich

Brian M. Krzanich was appointed chief executive officer of Intel Corporation and elected a member of the board of directors on May 16, 2013. He is the sixth CEO in the company's history. Krzanich has progressed through a series of technical and leadership roles at Intel, most recently serving as the chief operating officer (COO) since January 2012. As COO, his responsibilities included leading an organization of more than 50,000 employees spanning Intel's Technology and Manufacturing Group, Intel Custom Foundry, supply chain operations, the NAND Solutions group, human resources, information technology and Intel's China strategy.

In 2006, Krzanich drove a broad transformation of Intel's factories and supply chain, improving factory velocity by more than 60 percent and doubling customer responsiveness. He is also involved in advancing the industry's transition to lower cost 450mm wafer manufacturing through the Global 450 Consortium as well as leading Intel's strategic investment in lithography supplier ASML. Prior to becoming COO, Krzanich held senior leadership positions within Intel's manufacturing organization. Krzanich began his career at Intel in 1982 in New Mexico as a process engineer. He holds a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from San Jose State University and has one patent for semiconductor processing.