Keynote Addresses

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The Tech Titans Keynote series is the stage where CEOs from the most powerful companies in technology present their vision for the upcoming revolutions in products, services and networks that will shape the next wave of innovation. Interpreting services in Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Spanish are available on-site.

The Technology Innovators Keynote series offers insights by innovators, thought leaders and disruptors – the ”rock stars” of their industries. It is a stage for those with big ideas that are reframing the way technology will impact our interaction with the world today and in years to come.

Technology Innovators

FutureCast:Global Innovation of Mobile

Brand Matters Keynote

Intel

Brian Krzanich

Chief Executive Officer

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich will deliver a preshow keynote address at the 2014 International CES, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Transcript (pdf)

About Brian Krzanich

Brian Krzanich was appointed chief executive officer and elected a member of Intel’s board of directors on May 16, 2013. Krzanich has held numerous positions within the company, most recently serving as chief operating officer (COO). As COO, his responsibilities included leading 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. His open-minded approach to problem solving and listening to customers' needs has extended the company's product and technology leadership.  For decades, Intel’s innovative technologies have been at the heart of connecting people around the world and bringing information into the hands of consumers.  Under Brian Krzanich’s leadership, Intel is defining a new era in which every device and every object connects and computes.

Audi AG

Rupert Stadler

Chairman of the Board of Management

Rupert Stadler, chairman of the board of management of AUDI AG, will deliver a Tech Titan keynote address at the 2014 International CES. Stadler will discuss future innovation in the automotive industry and its direct impact on the consumer technology market.

About Rupert Stadler

Mr. Stadler’s keynote address will focus on connectivity technologies and future innovation in the automotive industry and its direct impact on the consumer technology market.  Stadler was appointed Chairman of the Board of Management for AUDI AG in January 2007. Since joining AUDI AG in 1990, he has held several positions within the company including Commercial Director for Volkswagen/Audi España SA and Head of the Board of Management’s Office for the Volkswagen Group in 1997. He became a member of the AUDI AG Board in 2003 and was responsible for the company’s financial and organization division. 

Consumer Electronics Association

Gary Shapiro

President and CEO

Gary Shapiro is president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association. He will speak prior to Kazuo Hirai, president and CEO of Sony. Transcript (pdf).

About Gary Shapiro

Gary Shapiro is president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,000 consumer electronics companies, and owning and producing the world’s largest annual innovation tradeshow, the International CES. Shapiro led the industry in its successful transition to HDTV. He co-founded and chaired the HDTV Model Station and served as a leader of the Advanced Television Test Center (ATTC). He is a charter inductee to the Academy of Digital Television Pioneers, and received its highest award as the industry leader most influential in advancing HDTV. He focused on the need for and led the effort to obtain the 2009 cut-off date of analog broadcasting. Shapiro authored CEA’s New York Times bestsellers “Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World’s Most Successful Businesses” (Harper Collins, 2013) and “The Comeback: How Innovation will Restore the American Dream” (Beaufort, 2011). Through these books and television appearances, and as a columnist whose writing appears in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Washington Post, Shapiro has helped direct policymakers and business leaders on the importance of innovation in the U.S. economy.

Sony Corporation

Kazuo Hirai

President and CEO

President and CEO of Sony Corporation (“Sony”) Kazuo (“Kaz”) Hirai will deliver the opening morning Tech Titans keynote address at the 2014 International CES, bringing his unique perspective and insights about the latest innovations occurring at the intersection of content and hardware.

About Kazuo Hirai

Since April 2012, Kazuo (Kaz) Hirai has held the position of Representative Corporate Executive Officer, President and CEO, Sony Corporation and in June 2012 was appointed a Director of the Sony Board. Mr. Hirai previously served as Representative Corporate Executive Officer, Executive Deputy President, Sony Corporation and President of the Consumer Products & Services Group, overseeing Sony’s entire portfolio of consumer electronics products and digital networked services. From 2006, Mr. Hirai served as President and Group Chief Executive Officer, SCEI during which time he successfully returned the PlayStation business to profit, and drove the growth of the PlayStation Network, which provided users with revolutionary new forms of online entertainment while laying the foundations for Sony’s subsequent expansion into various online networked services.  

Yahoo!

Marissa Mayer

CEO, President and Director

Yahoo! CEO, president and director Marissa Mayer will deliver a keynote address at the 2014 International CES.

About Marissa Mayer

Marissa Mayer was named Yahoo! CEO, President and Director in July 2012. Prior to Yahoo!, Marissa was Vice President of Local, Maps, and Location Services at Google where she oversaw product management, engineering, design and strategy for the company’s suite of local and geographical products, including Google Maps, Google Earth, Zagat, Street View, and local search, for desktop and mobile. Mayer also held numerous positions including engineer, designer, product manager and executive as well as playing an instrumental role in Google search resulting in a growth of searches from a few hundred thousand to well over a billion searches per day.

Cisco

John Chambers

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Cisco Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John Chambers will deliver a keynote address at the 2014 International CES, sharing his company’s vision for the ‘Internet of Everything,’ which is the networked connection of people, processes, data and things.

About John Chambers

John Chambers is chairman and CEO of Cisco. He has helped grow the company from $70 million when he joined Cisco in 1991, to $1.2 billion when he assumed the role of CEO, to record revenues of $48.6 billion in FY13. In 2006, Chambers was named chairman of the board, in addition to his CEO role. He has received numerous awards for his leadership during his 18 years at the helm of Cisco. During his tenure as CEO, Cisco has been named to Fortune’s “America’s Most Admired Company” list since 1999, ranking number one in the Network Communications category eight times, BusinessWeek’s “Top 50 Performers” list six times, Forbes’ “Leading Companies in the World,” and is one of the top 10 places to work in the United States, China, Germany, France, India, UK, Australia, Singapore, and several other countries.

AT&T

John Donovan

Sr. Executive Vice President

The FutureCast:Global Innovation of Mobile keynote will feature these top mobile executives sharing their perspectives on the future of mobile technology and the impact it will have on consumers’ lives. The address will be part of the Technology Innovators keynote series, a stage for those with big ideas that are reframing the way technology will impact our interaction with the world today, and in years to come.

About John Donovan

John Donovan is the senior executive vice president for AT&T Technology and Network Operations at AT&T Inc., and is responsible for AT&T's technology and global network including the company's best-in-class mobile broadband network. He previously served as chief technology officer for AT&T, overseeing the company's global technology direction and innovation road map. Under Donovan's leadership, AT&T has turbo-charged its innovation programs and is  recognized as an industry leader in working with application developers and others to make AT&T's network open to collaboration and innovation.

Qualcomm

Paul E. Jacobs

Chairman and CEO

The FutureCast:Global Innovation of Mobile keynote will feature these top mobile executives sharing their perspectives on the future of mobile technology and the impact it will have on consumers’ lives. The address will be part of the Technology Innovators keynote series, a stage for those with big ideas that are reframing the way technology will impact our interaction with the world today, and in years to come.

About Paul E. Jacobs

Dr. Paul E. Jacobs is chairman and CEO of Qualcomm and a leader in the field of mobile communications for more than 25 years. He is a key architect of Qualcomm’s strategic vision and is responsible for leadership and oversight of all the Company’s initiatives and operations. Important developments under Dr. Jacobs include the first smartphone based on Palm OS®; inclusion of GPS capabilities in mobile phones; the Brew® system, enabling over-the-air downloading of applications; QChat, a voice over IP, push-to-talk system; mirasol®, a novel reflective display technology; and the Toq Smartwatch.

TechCrunch TV

Andrew Keen

Host of “Keen On”

The FutureCast:Global Innovation of Mobile keynote will feature these top mobile executives sharing their perspectives on the future of mobile technology and the impact it will have on consumers’ lives. The address will be part of the Technology Innovators keynote series, a stage for those with big ideas that are reframing the way technology will impact our interaction with the world today, and in years to come.

About Andrew Keen

Ericsson Group

Hans Vestberg

President and CEO

The FutureCast:Global Innovation of Mobile keynote will feature these top mobile executives sharing their perspectives on the future of mobile technology and the impact it will have on consumers’ lives. The address will be part of the Technology Innovators keynote series, a stage for those with big ideas that are reframing the way technology will impact our interaction with the world today, and in years to come.

About Hans Vestberg

Hans Vestberg is President and CEO of Ericsson Group. Under his direction, Ericsson has become the main driver toward the Networked Society, where connectivity is the fuel of progress. Vestberg is a leading advocate of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, and for the potential of mobility and broadband to tackle some of the world’s most compelling issues such as poverty, health, education and climate change. He is a founding member of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development, where he chairs the task group on the post-2015 development agenda.

Twitter

Dick Costolo

CEO

This year’s panel will focus on: “All for One; and One for All.” MediaLink’s Michael Kassan will interview Publicis and Twitter CEOs Maurice Lévy and Dick Costolo, exploring the two hottest business stories of 2013 and the marketing trends that surround them: consolidation, data, and the interplay of computation and communication. Following this interview, Kassan will moderate a panel with senior industry executives from Facebook, Ford, MillerCoors and Salesforce.com, discussing how these themes are impacting their interactions with their customers.

About Dick Costolo

Costolo became CEO in 2010 and since then the global active user base has quadrupled to more than 200 million monthly active users; the company has tripled in size, and has opened offices around the world. Under Mr. Costolo’s leadership, Twitter introduced "Promoted Tweets" — contextual advertising based on user interests displayed in Tweets — to increase revenue for the company. Twitter is today renowned as a real-time platform that enables people and organizations to publicly share brief messages instantly around the world, a vital tool in an increasingly global society.

Salesforce, ExactTarget

Scott Dorsey

CEO

This year’s panel will focus on: “All for One; and One for All.” MediaLink’s Michael Kassan will interview Publicis and Twitter CEOs Maurice Lévy and Dick Costolo, exploring the two hottest business stories of 2013 and the marketing trends that surround them: consolidation, data, and the interplay of computation and communication. Following this interview, Kassan will moderate a panel with senior industry executives from Facebook, Ford, MillerCoors and Salesforce.com, discussing how these themes are impacting their interactions with their customers.

About Scott Dorsey

Dorsey co-founded ExactTarget in 2000 with a vision to help organizations use the then-emerging medium of email to connect with their customers and drive business results. Since its founding, the company and its technology have grown to power the digital marketing campaigns of many of the world’s leading brands across email, mobile, social media, and the Web. Mr. Dorsey has led ExactTarget from startup to one of the largest cloud IPOs on the New York Stock Exchange in March of 2012. Following salesforce.com’s $2.5 billion acquisition of ExactTarget in July 2013, Mr. Dorsey was named the CEO of the salesforce.com Marketing Cloud, which now includes Radian6, Buddy Media, social.com, and ExactTarget’s suite of digital marketing products.

MillerCoors

Andy England

Exec. Vice President & CMO

This year’s panel will focus on: “All for One; and One for All.” MediaLink’s Michael Kassan will interview Publicis and Twitter CEOs Maurice Lévy and Dick Costolo, exploring the two hottest business stories of 2013 and the marketing trends that surround them: consolidation, data, and the interplay of computation and communication. Following this interview, Kassan will moderate a panel with senior industry executives from Facebook, Ford, MillerCoors and Salesforce.com, discussing how these themes are impacting their interactions with their customers.

About Andy England

England is responsible for leading the company’s efforts in marketing, communications, strategy, planning, and government affairs. Previously, he was chief marketing officer of Coors Brewing Company. Before joining Coors in February 2006, Mr. England spent more than 20 years in marketing and operations, driving profitable growth for some of the world’s most recognized brands. Most recently, he was vice president of international marketing and strategy at The Hershey Company.

Facebook

Carolyn Everson

Vice President

This year’s panel will focus on: “All for One; and One for All.” MediaLink’s Michael Kassan will interview Publicis and Twitter CEOs Maurice Lévy and Dick Costolo, exploring the two hottest business stories of 2013 and the marketing trends that surround them: consolidation, data, and the interplay of computation and communication. Following this interview, Kassan will moderate a panel with senior industry executives from Facebook, Ford, MillerCoors and Salesforce.com, discussing how these themes are impacting their interactions with their customers.

About Carolyn Everson

Vice President, Global Marketing Solutions - Everson leads Facebook’s relationships with its top marketers and agencies across the globe. She oversees a team of regional leaders and the teams focused on global partnerships, Global agencies and Facebook’s Creative Shop. Prior to Facebook, Ms. Everson was the Corporate Vice President of Microsoft’s Global Advertising Sales and Trade Marketing Teams.

Ford Motor Co.

James D. Farley

Executive Vice President

This year’s panel will focus on: “All for One; and One for All.” MediaLink’s Michael Kassan will interview Publicis and Twitter CEOs Maurice Lévy and Dick Costolo, exploring the two hottest business stories of 2013 and the marketing trends that surround them: consolidation, data, and the interplay of computation and communication. Following this interview, Kassan will moderate a panel with senior industry executives from Facebook, Ford, MillerCoors and Salesforce.com, discussing how these themes are impacting their interactions with their customers.

About James D. Farley

Exec. Vice President, Global Marketing, Sales and Service and Lincoln - Farley leads Ford’s drive to connect even more closely with customers through integrated global marketing, advertising, digital communications, brand development and research. In addition to his global marketing role, he leads the company’s global sales and service operations. Prior to joining Ford, Farley was group vice president and general manager of Lexus, responsible for all sales, marketing and customer satisfaction activities for Toyota’s luxury brand.

MediaLink

Michael E. Kassan

Chairman & CEO

This year’s panel will focus on: “All for One; and One for All.” MediaLink’s Michael Kassan will interview Publicis and Twitter CEOs Maurice Lévy and Dick Costolo, exploring the two hottest business stories of 2013 and the marketing trends that surround them: consolidation, data, and the interplay of computation and communication. Following this interview, Kassan will moderate a panel with senior industry executives from Facebook, Ford, MillerCoors and Salesforce.com, discussing how these themes are impacting their interactions with their customers.

About Michael E. Kassan

Michael E. Kassan is the Chairman and CEO of MediaLink, a leading Los Angeles- and New York City-based advisory and business development firm that provides critical counsel and direction on issues of marketing, advertising, media, entertainment and digital technology.

Publicis Groupe

Maurice Lévy

Chairman & CEO

This year’s panel will focus on: “All for One; and One for All.” MediaLink’s Michael Kassan will interview Publicis and Twitter CEOs Maurice Lévy and Dick Costolo, exploring the two hottest business stories of 2013 and the marketing trends that surround them: consolidation, data, and the interplay of computation and communication. Following this interview, Kassan will moderate a panel with senior industry executives from Facebook, Ford, MillerCoors and Salesforce.com, discussing how these themes are impacting their interactions with their customers.

About Maurice Lévy

Lévy joined Publicis in 1971 and was named Chairman and CEO in 1987, thus becoming Publicis Groupe's second CEO since 1926. Under his stewardship the Groupe has been transformed into a global powerhouse of advertising and marketing agencies, notably via the 2000 acquisition of Saatchi & Saatchi and 2002 merger with Bcom3 (Leo Burnett, Fallon, and StarcomMediaVest). He is also responsible for the Groupe’s strategic focus on digital communication, with acquisitions of Digitas in 2007, Razorfish in 2009, Rosetta in 2011 and LBi in 2012 — leading to the 2013 creation of DigitasLBi.