SuperSessions

Covering what’s next and what’s big, SuperSessions offer a spotlight for showcasing out-of-the-box ideas. These free sessions featured the voices shaping our industry, from C-level executives and CE industry leaders to futurists and innovators.

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The Brand Matters SuperSession: Technology as Muse – Inspiring Innovation

January 7, 2014, 9:45-11 a.m.
LVCC, North Hall N255-257

Throughout history, muses have inspired artists to create their greatest works: Dora Maar to Picasso, Zelda to F. Scott Fitzgerald, Yoko to John. Could technology be marketing's muse? MediaLink will bring visionaries from the worlds of entertainment, education, publishing and advertising to discuss how technology pushes them to test the boundaries of their creativity.

Keynote

Michael Kassan, Chairman & CEO, Media Link LLC

Keynote

Russell Simmons, Partner, All Def Digital

Moderator

Wenda  Harris Millard, President, MediaLink

Panelist

Tim Castelli, President of National Sales, Marketing, & Partnerships, Clear Channel Media + Entertainment

Panelist

Janine Gibson, Editor in Chief, The Guardian

Panelist

Ben Lerer, Founder, Thrillist

Panelist

Eddy Moretti, Chief Creative Officer, Vice

Panelist

Fred Santarpia, Chief Digital Officer, Condé Nast Entertainment

Panelist

David Shing, Digital Prophet, AOL

Panelist

Freddie Wong, Co-Founder & Partner, Rocketjump Studios

Instructor

Keith Weed, CMO, Unilever

2nd Screens Are Reinventing the TV Experience

January 7, 2014, 1-2 p.m.
LVCC, North Hall N255-257

Apps are changing the way viewers consume and interact with television. The proliferation of 2nd screen tablets or smartphones is giving programmers, operators and marketers a new way to reach viewers. Join 2nd screen pioneers who, by adding a companion "little" screen experience programming, are making the "big" connected screen even bigger.

Moderator

Guy Finley, Executive Director, MESA/2nd Screen Society

Panelist

David Bishop, President , Sony Home Entertainment

Panelist

Luis Goicouria, Senior Vice President, PGA Tour

Panelist

Ivan Perez-Armendariz, Chief Digital Officer, Crispin Porter + Bogusky

Panelist

Scott Schiller, Executive Vice President, Digital Advertising Sales, NBCUniversal

CNET's Next Big Thing: The New Hardware

January 7, 2014, 3-4 p.m.
LVCC, North Hall N255-257


Smartphone and tablet designs have stagnated, but sensor-based hardware innovation is thriving in unexpected places. Startups and companies with no tech history are developing whole new device types for our homes, cars, and bodies. This panel investigates where traditional manufacturers stand and which new players are leading the hardware revolution.

Moderator

Brian Cooley, Editor at Large, CNET

Moderator

Tim Stevens, Editor-at-Large, CNET

Panelist

Mike Bell, VP and GM New Devices Group, Intel Corporation

Panelist

James Buczkowski, Technical Fellow and Director, Electrical and Electronics Systems, Research and Advanced, Ford

Panelist

Julie Larson-Green, EVP, Devices and Studios , Microsoft

Panelist

Sonny Vu, CEO and Founder, Misfit Wearables

CES 2015: How Today's Emerging Technologies Will Affect Tomorrow's Devices

January 8, 2014, 10-11 a.m.
LVCC, North Hall N255-257

The week of CES sets the stage for the year's product launches, but it can be difficult to tell the fads from the future. We've tapped some of the top names in the world of 3D printing, alternative interfaces, wearables, robotics, transportation and home automation to separate the fads of today from the game changing technologies of tomorrow. Which emerging technologies are set to take center stage for CESes to come and how will they impact our lives?

Moderator

Brian Heater, Director of Media, Engadget

Panelist

Michael Buckwald, Co-Founder and CEO, Leap Motion

Panelist

Brendan Iribe, CEO, Oculus VR

Panelist

Eric Migicovsky, CEO, Pebble Technology

Panelist

Avi Reichental, CEO, 3D Systems, Inc.

Innovation: Keeping America Open for Business

January 8, 2014, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
LVCC, North Hall N255-257

The Obama Administration and Commerce Department are spurring economic and job growth through innovation, data, and trade and investment. Discover the core priorities of Secretary Pritzker's new "Open for Business Agenda," which includes boosting innovation and our digital economy, driving R&D, protecting ideas, unleashing data, expanding trade, and growing a highly-trained workforce.

Presenter

The Honorable Penny Pritzker, Secretary, US Commerce

Presenter

Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)

One-on-One with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler

January 8, 2014, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
LVCC, North Hall N255-257

Join new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler and CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro for a candid conversation about Chairman Wheeler's new post as Chairman of FCC and his visions for his tenure at one of the nation's leading regulatory agencies. They will discuss spectrum issues, developments in broadband, competition policy and other critical issues impacting the consumer electronics industry.

Presenter

Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)

Presenter

Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)