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Microsoft and Intel to Keynote at the 2010 International
Microsofts Steve Ballmer and Intels Paul Otellini to Keynote Worlds Largest Consumer Technology Tradeshow
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced today that the top executives at Microsoft and Intel will deliver keynote addresses at the 2010 International CES®. The worlds largest consumer technology tradeshow is scheduled for January 7-10, 2010, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
This years CES is more important for the technology industry than ever. These two business leaders will provide actionable direction on what it takes to succeed in the global marketplace, said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. CES is the must-attend event where business gets done and where the Microsoft and Intel chiefs will share with CES attendees a strategic vision for business success.
Steve Ballmer will kick off the 2010 International CES keynote lineup at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6, in the Hilton Center. Ballmer joined Microsoft in 1980 after being the first business manager hired by Bill Gates and was named chief executive officer in 2000. With Microsoft's goal of delivering an integrated platform to enable a seamless experience for consumers across PCs, devices and services, Ballmer is focused on continuing Microsoft's leadership across the company's seven businesses. He is known for his strong passion for the technology industry and energetic leadership style.
Paul Otellini is president and chief executive officer of Intel Corporation and will speak at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 7, in the Hilton Center. He became the companys fifth CEO in 2005, succeeding Craig R. Barrett. Otellini previously had served as Intel's president and chief operating officer, positions he held since 2002, the same year he was elected to Intel's board of directors. Since joining Intel in 1974, Otellini has managed several Intel businesses, including the company's PC and server microprocessor division and the global sales and marketing organization. Under Otellinis guidance, Intel has been accelerating the PC globally by delivering innovative, energy-efficient products. Otellini is now focused on continuing Intel growth by extending Intel Architecture into adjacent market segments of embedded, handhelds and consumer electronics and to continue building new businesses by tackling big problems.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $172 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,200 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also sponsors and manages the International CES Where Entertainment, Technology and Business Converge. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEAs industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org.
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UPCOMING CEA EVENTS
With more than four decades of success, the International CES reaches across global markets, connects the industry and enables CE innovations to grow and thrive.
The International CES is produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the consumer technology industry. CEA represents more than 2,000 corporate members involved in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and integration of consumer electronics products. All profits from CES are reinvested into industry services, including technical training and education, industry promotion, engineering standards development, market research and legislative advocacy.