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.

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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

Mercedes-Benz

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.

Gary Shapiro

President and CEO

Consumer Electronics Association

Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association will deliver the State of the Industry address. 

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 owner and producer of the International CES®.

The many highlights of Gary’s career include guiding the industry in its successful transition to HDTV and leading the home recording manufacturers’ battle to preserve the legality of recording technology. Gary has testified before Congress on technology and business issues more than 20 times. 

Gary is the author of CEA’s New York Times bestsellers “Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World’s Most Successful Businesses” and “The Comeback: How Innovation will Restore the American Dream.” Through these books, as well as TV appearances and op-eds in publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Washington Post, Gary proudly extolls the importance of innovation in the U.S. economy. 

Mark Fields

President and CEO

Ford Motor Co.

Mark Fields, President and CEO of Ford Motor Co. will deliver a keynote address at the 2015 International CES. During his keynote, Fields will address what’s next for Ford and discuss the company’s commitment to innovation in all parts of its business. 

About Mark Fields

Mark Fields was elected president and CEO of Ford effective July 1, 2014. Previously, Fields served as chief operating officer, Ford Motor Co., a position to which he was named in December 2012. Fields, who joined Ford in July 1989, has served in number of leadership positions for Ford globally, having led operations in Asia, Europe and South America. From 2005 to 2012, Fields served as executive vice president, Ford Motor Company, and president, The Americas, where he was responsible for the transformation of the company’s North America operations and record profitability. Fields was named a Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in 2000 and CNBC’s Asian Business Leader – Innovator of the Year for 2001. He holds an Economics degree from Rutgers University and a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Business. 

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. 

Phil Abram

Chief Infotainment Officer

General Motors

The mobile keynote panel will feature top executives including Jan Brockmann, CTO and SVP, Electrolux, Phil Abram, Chief Infotainment Officer, General Motors, Jeroen Tas, CEO, Healthcare Informatics, Solutions and Services, Philips and Steve Mollenkopf, CEO, Qualcomm Inc. The panel discussion, moderated by CNBC’s co-host of "Squawk Alley" Jon Fortt, will explore how mobile will fundamentally change our definitions of categories like smart home, wearables, automotive and healthcare.

About Phil Abram

Abram is responsible for setting and implementing a global infotainment strategy for Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, GMC, OnStar, Opel, Vauxhaul and Holden. Abram joined GM in January 2012, after serving as president and chief operating officer for Sonos, Inc., a wireless music system for homes. At Sonos, Abram headed up product management, worldwide sales and marketing, inventory, logistics and sales operations. From 1996 to 2007, Abram held a number of positions in business development, product management and engineering.  From 2005 to 2007, he was vice president and senior general manager, marketing for Sony Electronics, responsible for Sony’s television business in the US. Prior to that, he held a number of positions at Sharp Electronics and Eastman Kodak.

Jan Brockmann

CTO and SVP

Electrolux

The mobile keynote panel will feature top executives including Jan Brockmann, CTO and SVP, Electrolux, Phil Abram, Chief Infotainment Officer, General Motors, Jeroen Tas, CEO, Healthcare Informatics, Solutions and Services, Philips and Steve Mollenkopf, CEO, Qualcomm Inc. The panel discussion, moderated by CNBC’s co-host of "Squawk Alley" Jon Fortt, will explore how mobile will fundamentally change our definitions of categories like smart home, wearables, automotive and healthcare.

About Jan Brockmann

Brockmann is responsible for product related functions including research and development, design and sustainability. With more than 3,000 people at R&D and design centers worldwide, the organization is spearheading innovation in areas like modularization, energy efficiency and connectivity. Brockmann previously held a number of senior management positions within the Volkswagen Group from 2001-2010. He then joined Electrolux as Head of R&D Major Appliances, and was appointed Group Chief Technology Officer in 2011. His earlier career includes management positions within Valeo Group, 1994–1999, and a position as Project Manager in Roland Berger Strategy Consultants GmbH, 2000–2001.

Jon Fortt

Co-host, Squawk Alley

CNBC

The mobile keynote panel will feature top executives including Jan Brockmann, CTO and SVP, Electrolux, Phil Abram, Chief Infotainment Officer, General Motors, Jeroen Tas, CEO, Healthcare Informatics, Solutions and Services, Philips and Steve Mollenkopf, CEO, Qualcomm Inc. The panel discussion, moderated by CNBC’s co-host of "Squawk Alley" Jon Fortt, will explore how mobile will fundamentally change our definitions of categories like smart home, wearables, automotive and healthcare.

About Jon Fortt

Fortt is co-host of CNBC's "Squawk Alley" and an on-air editor based at CNBC's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Fortt joined CNBC as technology correspondent in July 2010, working from CNBC's Silicon Valley bureau where he covered the companies, start-ups and trends that are driving innovation in the industry. He also contributes to CNBC.com.

Steve Mollenkopf

CEO

Qualcomm Incorporated

The mobile keynote panel will feature top executives including Jan Brockmann, CTO and SVP, Electrolux, Phil Abram, Chief Infotainment Officer, General Motors, Jeroen Tas, CEO, Healthcare Informatics, Solutions and Services, Philips and Steve Mollenkopf, CEO, Qualcomm Inc. The panel discussion, moderated by CNBC’s co-host of "Squawk Alley" Jon Fortt, will explore how mobile will fundamentally change our definitions of categories like smart home, wearables, automotive and healthcare.

About Steve Mollenkopf

Mollenkopf began his career at Qualcomm as an engineer and for more than 20 years, has helped define and implement Qualcomm’s strategy and technologies. He also serves on the company’s board of directors. Mollenkopf has held a variety of leadership positions including President & COO and President of QCT. As the leader of the Company’s chipset business, Mollenkopf launched the Companies 4G/LTE systems; and drove Qualcomm’s technology leadership position in smartphones.

Jeroen Tas

CEO HISS

Philips

The mobile keynote panel will feature top executives including Jan Brockmann, CTO and SVP, Electrolux, Phil Abram, Chief Infotainment Officer, General Motors, Jeroen Tas, CEO, Healthcare Informatics, Solutions and Services, Philips and Steve Mollenkopf, CEO, Qualcomm Inc. The panel discussion, moderated by CNBC’s co-host of "Squawk Alley" Jon Fortt, will explore how mobile will fundamentally change our definitions of categories like smart home, wearables, automotive and healthcare.

About Jeroen Tas

Jeroen Tas has over 30 years of global experience as an entrepreneur and senior executive in information technology. Previously he was the Group CIO of Royal Philips, leading IT worldwide to become a fundamental enabler of growth for Philips as a real-time, connected company through internet enabled services like the recently announced HealthSuite digital platform and device cloud services for third parties. He co-founded and served as President, COO and vice-chairman of the Board for MphasiS, an IT and Business Processing Outsourcing company. In the mid-nineties he led Citibank’s Tech Lab, Transaction technology Inc.

John Chambers

Chairman and CEO

Cisco

The Fast Innovation keynote and will feature a discussion on the evolution of the connections between people, data, business and innovation as enabled by the Internet of Everything and a connected society.

About John Chambers

Chambers has helped grow the company from $70 million when he joined Cisco in January 1991, to $1.2 billion when he assumed the role of CEO, to $47 billion in fiscal year 2014. In 2006, Chambers was named Chairman of the Board, in addition to his CEO role. Chambers has received numerous awards for his leadership over his past 18 years at the helm of Cisco, including the 2012 Bower Award for Business Leadership from the Franklin Institute, Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People,” one of Barron’s’ “World’s Best CEOs,” the “Best Boss in America” by 20/20, one of BusinessWeek’s “Top 25 Executives Worldwide,” “CEO of the Year” by Chief Executive Magazine, the Business Council’s “Award for Corporate Leadership,” and “Best Investor Relations by a CEO” from Investor Relations Magazine three times.

David Kirkpatrick

Founder, host, and CEO

Techonomy

The Fast Innovation keynote and will feature a discussion on the evolution of the connections between people, data, business and innovation as enabled by the Internet of Everything and a connected society.

About David Kirkpatrick

Kirkpatrick is a journalist, commentator about technology, and author of the bestselling book “The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company that is Connecting the World,” published in 32 countries. He spent 25 years at Fortune, and founded and hosted its Brainstorm and Brainstorm Tech conferences. In addition to writing for Techonomy, he contributes to Forbes and Vanity Fair and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. 

Neil Smit

President and CEO

Comcast Cable

The Fast Innovation keynote and will feature a discussion on the evolution of the connections between people, data, business and innovation as enabled by the Internet of Everything and a connected society.

About Neil Smit

In this role, Smit is responsible for all business aspects of the Company’s cable operations. Smit joined Comcast in March 2010 from Charter Communications where he served as CEO and director since 2005. Prior to joining Charter, Smit was the president of Time Warner’s America Online Access Business, where he oversaw Internet access services, including America Online (AOL), CompuServe and Netscape ISPs. He also served at AOL as Executive VP, member services, and COO of MapQuest. Smit also was a regional president with Nabisco and served in a number of management positions at Pillsbury. For five and a half years, Smit served on active duty with the Navy SEAL Teams and retired from the service as a Lieutenant Commander.

Werner Struth

Chairman

Robert Bosch LLC

The Fast Innovation keynote and will feature a discussion on the evolution of the connections between people, data, business and innovation as enabled by the Internet of Everything and a connected society.

About Werner Struth

Struth has been a member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH and Chairman, Robert Bosch LLC since January 2012. In these capacities, he is responsible for Bosch activities in North and South America, global manufacturing coordination, production system development, investment planning and environmental protection. He is also responsible for the Group’s Industrial Technology business sector including the Packaging Technology and Drive and Control Technology divisions. During his 25-year career at Bosch, Struth has held a variety of positions with increasing responsibility in engineering, human resources, manufacturing and operations, purchasing, quality and management in Germany and Japan. Struth joined the Fraunhofer Society’s Institute for Production Technology (IPT) and earned his PhD in general and theoretical mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen.

Randy Freer

President and COO

Fox Networks Group

Michael Kassan, Chairman and CEO, MediaLink will kick off the keynote with a one-on-one interview with Leslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corp.

Immediately following this exclusive interview, Wenda Harris Millard, MediaLink's President and COO, will moderate a lively panel discussion with these top executives:

About Randy Freer

In this role, Mr. Freer directly oversees revenue, distribution, and operations for the Fox Broadcasting Company as well as FNG’s 44 owned-and-operated and joint venture TV networks, video-on-demand and non-linear media platforms. He is also responsible for rights acquisitions and team and league relationships on behalf of FOX Sports. Prior to being named to his current position, Mr. Freer served as Co-President and COO, FOX Sports Media Group, where he focused on growing and enhancing FOX Sports’ prestigious portfolio of league, conference, and team media rights. In recent years, he oversaw the negotiations that led to new long-term agreements with the National Football League, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, and the USGA, as well as with the Pac-12, Big 12, and Big East Conferences. He was instrumental in Fox’s landmark acquisition of the World Cup and helped found the company’s new national sports network, FOX Sports 1. Mr. Freer holds a BA in History and Business from St. John’s College.

Margo Georgiadis

President of Americas

Google

Michael Kassan, Chairman and CEO, MediaLink will kick off the keynote with a one-on-one interview with Leslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corp.

Immediately following this exclusive interview, Wenda Harris Millard, MediaLink's President and COO, will moderate a lively panel discussion with these top executives:

About Margo Georgiadis

Ms. Georgiadis leads the company's commercial operations in the US, Canada and Latin America, which provide digital solutions to Google's large and small clients. Previously, from 2009 to 2011, she was VP of Global Sales Operations with responsibility for driving Google’s global sales operations and strategies, global technology support teams, and new businesses in local and commerce. Prior to her current role, Ms. Georgiadis was the Chief Operating Officer of Groupon, Inc. and before that, she spent five years as Executive Vice President of Card Products and Chief Marketing Officer of Discover Financial Services, where she led a radical turnaround of business performance and revitalized its rewards leadership. Ms. Georgiadis has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Wenda Harris Millard

President and COO

MediaLink

Michael Kassan, Chairman and CEO, MediaLink will kick off the keynote with a one-on-one interview with Leslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corp.

Immediately following this exclusive interview, Wenda Harris Millard, MediaLink's President and COO, will moderate a lively panel discussion with these top executives:

About Wenda Harris Millard

Ms. Millard is a renowned digital pioneer and media executive currently serving as President and COO at MediaLink, which guides leading media, marketing, technology and entertainment companies through an increasingly fragmented marketplace. Ms. Millard was previously Co-CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc., chief sales officer at Yahoo!, president of Ziff Davis Internet, and a founding member of the executive team at DoubleClick, where she served as executive vice president. Ms. Millard holds an MBA from Harvard University and a BA from Trinity College.

Michael Kassan

Chairman & CEO

MediaLink

Michael Kassan, Chairman and CEO, MediaLink will kick off the keynote with a one-on-one interview with Leslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corp.

Immediately following this exclusive interview, Wenda Harris Millard, MediaLink's President and COO, will moderate a lively panel discussion with these top executives:

About Michael Kassan

Michael E. Kassan helps bridge the gaps between media, marketers, and technologists.
 
Kassan founded MediaLink in 2003 to be a transformational partner to the world’s leading media, marketing, and technology companies. Bringing these groups together while balancing strategic insight with pragmatic execution, MediaLink guides its clients through an increasingly fragmented media landscape. As Chairman and CEO, Kassan has led the firm’s expansion from strategic advisory into multiple business lines including executive search, financial due diligence, agency benchmarking/reviews, and trade marketing. With a culture focused on both confidentiality and transparency, MediaLink now sits at the epicenter of major cross-industry initiatives and legislation helping to build consensus between government, marketers, and publishers.
 
Drawing on a combination of experience, relationships, and insights, Kassan writes extensively as a noted blogger and serves frequently as a moderator and keynote speaker at global industry conferences. He has built instrumental partnerships with the Consumer Electronics Show and the Cannes Lions. He also produces and hosts a radio show on WOR 710 AM and Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio, “Medialinked — Inside Advertising and Media with Michael Kassan.”

Leslie Moonves

President and Chief Executive Officer

CBS Corporation

Michael Kassan, Chairman and CEO, MediaLink will kick off the keynote with a one-on-one interview with Leslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corp.

Immediately following this exclusive interview, Wenda Harris Millard, MediaLink's President and COO, will moderate a lively panel discussion with these top executives:

About Leslie Moonves

Leslie Moonves is President and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Corporation, one of the world's leading media enterprises. In this role, he oversees all operations of the Company, including the CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group (CBS Studios International and CBS Television Distribution), CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Films, CBS Interactive, Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, TVGN (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Radio and CBS EcoMedia.
 
Moonves came to CBS in 1995 as President of Entertainment, after serving as president of Warner Bros. Television. Moonves was promoted to President and CEO of CBS Television in 1998 and became Chairman in 2003. He was later named Co-President and Co-Chief Operating Officer of Viacom and Chairman of CBS in 2004. In 2006, when Viacom split its businesses into two publicly traded companies, Moonves was named President and CEO of the newly formed CBS Corporation.

Jay Rasulo

Sr. EVP and CFO

The Walt Disney Co.

Michael Kassan, Chairman and CEO, MediaLink will kick off the keynote with a one-on-one interview with Leslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corp.

Immediately following this exclusive interview, Wenda Harris Millard, MediaLink's President and COO, will moderate a lively panel discussion with these top executives:

About Jay Rasulo

Rasulo oversees the company’s worldwide finance organization, corporate strategy and development, brand management, acquisitions, corporate alliances, investor relations, treasury and risk management activities, controller functions, information systems, corporate outreach, real estate and taxes. Mr. Rasulo began his current role on January 1, 2010. Mr. Rasulo has overseen a major expansion of Disney’s California Adventure at Disneyland Resort, which culminated with the opening of Cars Land in 2012 and the opening of Hong Kong Disneyland. He led negotiations with the Chinese government for a new theme park in Shanghai. Mr. Rasulo joined Disney in 1986 as Director, Strategic Planning and Development, advancing to more senior positions and later became Senior Vice President, Corporate Alliances. Mr. Rasulo has a degree in economics from Columbia University and both an MA in economics and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Bob Sauerberg

President

Condé Nast

Michael Kassan, Chairman and CEO, MediaLink will kick off the keynote with a one-on-one interview with Leslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corp.

Immediately following this exclusive interview, Wenda Harris Millard, MediaLink's President and COO, will moderate a lively panel discussion with these top executives:

About Bob Sauerberg

Condé Nast is a premier media company renowned for producing the highest quality content for the world's most influential audiences. Attracting more than 263 million consumers in 30 markets around the world, its industry-leading print, digital and video portfolio comprises some of the most iconic brands in media including Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, Wired and The New Yorker, among others. Under the leadership of Mr. Sauerberg, Condé Nast has reached record profits, tripling its topline growth and exponentially expanding its content distribution. Mr. Sauerberg also served in a number of leadership roles at Fairchild Publications, Inc., including chief operating officer and chief financial officer. Earlier in his career, Mr. Sauerberg spent 18 years with The New York Times Company in senior finance and administrative roles in the newspaper and magazine divisions, culminating in his being named chief financial officer of The New York Times Magazine Group. Mr. Sauerberg holds an MBA from Mercer University and a BSBA in Finance from the University of Arkansas.

Deborah Wahl

Chief Marketing Officer

McDonald's USA

Michael Kassan, Chairman and CEO, MediaLink will kick off the keynote with a one-on-one interview with Leslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corp.

Immediately following this exclusive interview, Wenda Harris Millard, MediaLink's President and COO, will moderate a lively panel discussion with these top executives:

About Deborah Wahl

As a member of the McDonald’s U.S. Leadership Team, Ms. Wahl plays an integral role in the development of the company’s growth strategies and overall brand positioning. She is responsible for leading, developing and overseeing execution of fully integrated marketing plans to drive and sustain long-term growth for McDonald’s USA, while expanding and strengthening partnerships externally and internally with franchisees, suppliers and agency partners. Before assuming her current role, Ms. Wahl was senior vice president and chief marketing officer of home builder, PulteGroup Inc. She joined PulteGroup following a long and successful history in the automotive industry with brands such as Lexus, Toyota and Ford. Ms. Wahl earned a MBA from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and a Master of International Studies from The Lauder Institute. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Wellesley College.