|[December 16, 2013]
AT&T Senior Executive Vice President John Donovan, Ericsson President and CEO Hans Vestberg, and Qualcomm Chairman and CEO Paul Jacobs to Keynote on Mobile Innovation at 2014 International CES
ARLINGTON, Va. --(Business Wire)--
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced
that executives from mobile industry leaders AT&T, Ericsson and Qualcomm (News - Alert)
Inc. will participate in the FutureCast:Global Innovation of Mobile
keynote panel at the 2014 International CES®. Owned and
produced by CEA, the 2014 CES (News - Alert), the world's largest mobile technology
event, will run January 7-10, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The FutureCast keynote, slated for 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 7, in
the Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center (LVCC), North Hall,
N255, 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 big ideas that are reframing
the way technology will impact our interaction with the world today, and
in years to come.
"Advancements in mobile technology are transforming the industry, and
driving innovation at every level of society, from transportation and
smart cities, to disruptive startups and the office of the future," said
Gary Shapiro (News - Alert), president and CEO, CEA. "We're excited to welcome these
visionary leaders to the CES stage to share their insights on these
critical changes and the next big wave of mobile innovation."
The FutureCast panel underscores the strength of the mobile sector at
CES. With more than 1,300 mobile and wireless exhibitors, new TechZones
and dozens of conference sessions dedicated to mobile and wireless
innovation, the 2014 CES is the world's largest mobile technology event.
Sales of mobile connected devices, namely smartphones and tablets,
continue to drive industry growth. These devices will represent almost
one third of industry revenue in 2013. Dramatic growth is on the horizon
with 50 billion smart mobile devices expected by 2020.
Moderated by Andrew Keen, host of "Keen On" from TechCrunch TV, the
FutureCast keynote will explore how mobile technology is driving change
in critical areas such as disruptive innovation, smart cities,
transportation, healthcare and the workplace.
FutureCast keynote paneliss include:
John Donovan (News - Alert) is the senior executive vice president for
Technology and Network Operations at AT&T Inc. He 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 (News - Alert), overseeing the company's global technology
direction and innovation road map. Under Donovan's leadership, the
company 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.
Hans Vestberg is president and CEO of Ericsson Group. Under his
direction, Ericsson has become the main driver toward the "networked
society" where connectivity fuels 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
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 of 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.
The 2014 CES will feature more than 3,200 exhibitors unveiling the
latest consumer technology products and services across 15 product
categories. For more information on the 2014 International CES, visit CESweb.org.
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The International CES is the world's gathering place for all who thrive
on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving
ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40
years-the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced
to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES
features all aspects of the industry. And because it is owned and
produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the technology
trade association representing the $203 billion U.S. consumer
electronics industry, it attracts the world's business leaders and
pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry's most relevant issues
are addressed. Follow CES online at www.CESweb.org
and through social media: http://www.cesweb.org/social.
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