Skip to main content

Upcoming CES has International SuperSession

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced that senior technology policy makers from Brazil, Japan and the United States will participate in an International SuperSession at the 2007 International CES.

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez will kick off the SuperSession with an opening keynote address focused on international competitiveness in the 21st century. Produced by CEA, the 2007 International CES, the world's largest technology trade show, returns to Las Vegas January 8-11 to celebrate its 40th anniversary.

"Consumers' access to broadband networks, the availability of wireless spectrum and the transition to digital broadcasting are all critical factors driving products and services on exhibit at the 2007 International CES," said CEA president and CEO Gary Shapiro.

"Our International SuperSession will explore which country or region is best prepared to handle the convergence of voice, video and the Internet, and which policies best support industry growth and sales of high-tech consumer products and services."

With a focus on technology policy challenges and success stories in Brazil, Japan and the United States, the International SuperSession is slated for 1:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 9 at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), North Hall N262.

Following Gutierrez's address will be the International SuperSession panel, moderated by Financial Times technology correspondent Christopher Nuttall. Panelists include Brazilian Minister of Communications Helio Costa; Japanese Senior Vice Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Norihisa Tamura and Ambassador David A. Gross, U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, U.S. Department of State.

The 2007 International CES will feature more than 175 conference sessions, including eight SuperSessions, where CES attendees will hear from top industry executives and policy makers on key consumer technology trends and developments. Other CES SuperSessions include 'Understanding Consumer Digital Ecosystems: What it Takes to Succeed', 'Get Ready for the End of Analog TV' and 'Content and CE Partnerships: Breaking New Ground'.

Popular posts from this blog

Digital Transformation Investment at $3.4 Trillion

Business technology leadership matters. Across the globe, more leaders have been pursuing bold Digital Transformation (DX) initiatives with the goal of creating new sources of business value through digital products, services, and experiences. As an additional benefit, the COVID-19 pandemic revealed that digital transformation efforts improve an organization's resilience against global market disruptions. Global DX investment is forecast to reach $3.4 trillion in 2026 with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.3 percent, according to the latest worldwide market study by International Data Corporation (IDC). Digital Transformation Market Development "Despite strong headwinds from global supply chain constraints, soaring inflation, political uncertainty, and an impending recession, investment in digital transformation is expected to remain robust," said Craig Simpson, senior research manager at IDC . The benefits of investing in DX technology -- including aut

Artificial Intelligence for National Border Security

National border protection agencies are under pressure to provide the highest level of security in the face of growing threats, such as increasing illegal migration and international terrorism. Now, government agencies are embracing advanced border security technologies to aid in effectively and reliably securing national borders. These solutions look to detect and identify potential threats and prevent them from escalating to a point that may jeopardize security. Security Surveillance Market Development Traditional border security patrols and Closed-circuit Television (CCTV) surveillance systems aren't adequate protection, and agencies must increasingly deploy new solutions to stay ahead of criminals and other potential threats to ensure the safety of a country’s borders. According to the latest market study by Juniper Research, the value of the border security technology market will exceed $70 billion globally in 2027 -- that's rising from $48 billion in 2022. Growing by 47 p

How to Apply Sustainability to Drive Value Creation

Global climate change policy initiatives have been an emerging topic for CEOs and their leadership teams, as they look to the future. Many organizations are preparing to play their part and help reduce carbon emissions. Eighty-seven percent of business leaders expect to increase their organization’s investment in sustainability over the next two years, according to the latest worldwide market study by Gartner. Customers are the stakeholder group creating pressure for these organizations to invest or act on sustainability issues -- selected by 80 percent of executives, followed by investors (60 percent) and regulators (55 percent). Sustainability Market Development "Sustainability enables businesses to cope with disruption," said Kristin Moyer, VP analyst at Gartner . "Economic uncertainty, geopolitical conflict and escalating materials and energy costs are forcing businesses to reexamine all forms of expenditure." According to Gartner, this focus on essentialism --