CES Press Release

CEA Announces New ‘Experience CEA Stage’ with Pandora Founder Tim Westergren, Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky, Rapper 50 Cent and Other Tech Guests and Authors, with Interviews by Wall Street Journal and USA Today Writers

Stage to be located in the LVCC Grand Lobby at the 2014 International CES®

Arlington, VA – 12/23/2013 – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced the addition of the ‘Experience CEA Stage’ at the 2014 International CES. The stage will feature live interviews with Gary’s Book Club authors and top industry guests -- some conducted by Wall Street Journal and USA Today writers--along with keynote replays on the big screen and much more. The stage will be located in the Experience CEA booth in the Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center (LVCC) Grand Lobby.  Owned and produced by CEA, the 2014 CES, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, will run January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“There are so many highlights of the 2014 CES that we want to bring them as front and center to as many attendees as possible,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president of corporate business strategy and the International CES, CEA. “CEA’s mission is to foster innovation and grow the CE industry and this stage provides the perfect opportunity for us. It provides a high-level CES experience where attendees can stop by and hear directly from some of the CE industry’s top leaders and most prominent authors.”  

A preliminary schedule of stage events follows. The schedule is subject to change and additional content may be added. Please visit CESweb.org for the most recent schedule.  

Tuesday, January 7

10:30 -11 a.m. Interview: Larry Downes and Paul Nunes
Interviewer: Shawn Dubravac

11:00 a.m. – Noon Book Signing: Big Bang Disruption: Strategy in the Age of Devastating Innovation

11 -11:30 a.m. Interview: Boris Sofman, Ph.D., Co-Founder, CEO, Anki
Interviewed by Wall Street Journal Personal Technology Editor Wilson Rothman


11:30 - Noon Interview: Eric Migicovsky, CEO, Pebble
Interviewed by Wall Street Journal Personal Technology Columnist/Reviewer Joanna Stern

Noon-12:30 p.m. Interview: Robert Scoble and Shel Israel
Interviewer: Jeff Joseph

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Book Signing: Age of Context: Mobile, Sensors, Data and the Future of Privacy

12:30 -1:30 p.m. Tech Titan Keynote: Replay of Intel Keynote

3 -4 p.m. Interview: Talking Tech with USA Today’s Jefferson Graham
Interviewed by Pandora Founder Tim Westergren


4-5 p.m. CEA Foundation: Short interviews will be conducted with CEA Foundation Board of Trustees members, grant recipients, and companies changing the world through their products and philanthropy.

5:15-6 p.m. Trending CES - Presented by Fleishman Hillard: CES’ social media command center sponsor Fleishman Hillard analyzes the day’s top social media trends giving you guidance on what's making a splash on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and more at CES.

Wednesday, January 8

9-10 a.m. Tech Titan Keynote: Replay of Sony Keynote

10-10:30 a.m. Interview: Genevieve Bell, Director of Intel’s User Experience Research
Interviewed by Wall Street Journal Personal Technology Editor Wilson Rothman


10:30-11a.m. Interview: Ben Kaufman, CEO, Quirky
Interviewed by Wall Street Journal Personal Technology Columnist/Reviewer Geoff Fowler

11:30 – Noon Interview with Author: Eric Taub
Interviewer: Sean Murphy

Noon-1:00 p.m. Book Signing: Does This Plug into That?: Simplify Your Electronic Life

Noon-12:30 p.m. Interview with Author: Nolan Busnell
Interviewer: Shawn Dubravac

1:00 -2:00 p.m. Book Signing: Finding the Next Steve Jobs: How to Find, Hire, Keep, and Nurture Talent

1:30-2:00 p.m. Interview with Author: John Dearie and Courtney Geduldig
Interviewer: Sean Murphy

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Book Signing: Where the Jobs Are: Entrepreneurship and the Soul of the American Economy

3-4 p.m. Talking Tech with USA Today’s Jefferson Graham
USA TODAY tech reporters Jefferson Graham, Ed Baig and Mike Snider


4:15-4:45 p.m. Maria’s take on CES: Armed with a camera and pictures from her show floor exploits the day before, Maria Menounos sits down with CEA’s Shawn DuBravac to show some of the coolest things she encountered on the show floor.

5:00 – 5:30 p.m. Interview with Author: Randi Zuckerberg
Interviewer: Andrea Smith

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Book Signing: Dot Complicated: Untangling Our Wired Lives

5:30-6:00 p.m. Trending CES - Presented by Fleishman Hillard: CES’ social media command center sponsor Fleishman Hillard analyzes the day’s top social media trends giving you guidance on what's making a splash on twitter, Facebook, Instagram and more at CES.

Thursday, January 9

9 -10 a.m. Tech Influencer: Replay of previous day’s Technology Influencer keynote

10 -11 a.m. Tech Titan Keynote: Replay Yahoo Keynote

11 – 11:30 a.m. Interview with Author: Gary Shapiro
Interviewer: Brent Weinstein

11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Book Signing: Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World's Most Successful Businesses

11:30-Noon Alex Hawkinson, CEO, SmartThings
Interviewed by Wall Street Journal Personal Technology Columnist/Reviewer Joanna Stern


Noon-12:30 Greg Duffy, CEO, Dropcam
Interviewed by Wall Street Journal Personal Technology Columnist/Reviewer Geoff Fowler

12:30-1 p.m. CEA Foundation Informational Video

1 -1:30 p.m. Interview with Author: Gary Beach
Interviewer: Steve Koenig

1-30-2:30 p.m. Book Signing: The U.S. Technology Skills Gap: What Every Technology Executive Must Know to Save America's Future

1:30-2:30 p.m. Tech Titan Keynote: Replay of Cisco’s Keynote

3-4 p.m. Talking Tech with USA Today’s Jeff Graham and Rapper 50 Cent

4-5 p.m. CEA Foundation Interviews

5:15-6 p.m. Trending CES - Presented by Fleishman Hillard: CES’ social media command center sponsor Fleishman Hillard analyzes the day’s top social media trends giving you guidance on what's making a splash on twitter, Facebook, Instagram and more at CES.

Friday, January 10

9-10 a.m. Tech Titan Keynote: Replay of Intel’s Keynote

11-Noon Trending CES - Presented by Fleishman Hillard: CES’ social media command center sponsor Fleishman Hillard analyzes the day’s top social media trends giving you guidance on what's making a splash on twitter, Facebook, Instagram and more at CES.

Noon-2 p.m. Technology Innovators Keynote: Replay of previous keynotes

For more information on all 2014 International CES events, visit CESweb.org.
 
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