2015 International CES Keynote Addresses

2015 International CES Keynote Addresses


Arlington, VA—Thought leaders and visionaries from the consumer electronics industry will once again take the keynote stage at the 2015 International CES. Keynote addresses will take place in three locations: the Venetian’s Palazzo Ballroom within CES Tech West; Westgate’s Theater within CES Tech East; and the Cosmopolitan’s Chelsea Theater.

January 5, 2015
6:30–7:30 p.m., Venetian

Boo-Keun Yoon, President and CEO, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
Boo-Keun Yoon currently heads Samsung’s Visual Display, Digital Appliances, Printing Solutions and Health & Medical Equipment Business. In addition, he acts as the company’s chief design officer. Progressing through a series of leadership roles, Yoon headed Samsung’s Visual Display Business from 2007, seeing its revenue double while maintaining the company’s no. 1 global TV market share for eight consecutive years. Yoon was appointed head of Consumer Electronics in December 2011 to bring fresh perspectives to the Digital Appliances Business. He drove a broad transformation of Digital Appliances’ factories, supply chain and product lineups.

8:00–9:00 p.m., Cosmopolitan
Dieter Zetsche, Chairman, Board of Management Daimler AG/Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars
Dr. Zetsche will discuss autonomous vehicle technology and its impact on society, mobility and environment, as well as raise ideas and questions for the future. In addition to his insights on the future of Daimler Intelligence Drive, his keynote will feature the world-debut of a new car concept.

Zetsche has served as a member of the board of management of Daimler AG since December 1998 and as chairman of the board since January 2006. He is also head of the Mercedes-Benz Cars division. In July 2009 he joined the supervisory board of RWE AG.

January 6, 2015
8:30–10:00 a.m., Venetian

Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association
Gary Shapiro will deliver the State of the Industry address.

The many highlights of his career include guiding the industry in its successful transition to HDTV and leading the home recording manufacturers’ battle to preserve the legality of recording technology. Shapiro has testified before Congress on technology and business issues more than 20 times. He is the author of CEA’s New York Times best sellers Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World’s Most Successful Businesses and The Comeback: How Innovation will Restore the American Dream.

Mark Fields, President and CEO, Ford Motor Co.
During his keynote, Fields will address what’s next for Ford and discuss the company’s commitment to innovation in all parts of its business.

Fields was elected president and CEO of Ford on July 1, 2014. Previously, he served as COO, Ford Motor Co., a position to which he was named in December 2012. Fields, who joined Ford in July 1989, has served in a number of leadership positions for Ford globally, having led operations in Asia, Europe and South America. From 2005–2012, he was executive vice president, Ford Motor Company, and president, The Americas, where he was responsible for the transformation of the company’s North America operations and record profitability.

4:30–5:30 p.m., Venetian
Brian Krzanich, Chief Executive Officer, Intel Corporation
During his keynote, Krzanich will address what’s next in computing innovation, the forces driving the next wave of consumer technology, and the company’s plans for “bringing amazing experiences that redefine computing to life.”

Krzanich was appointed CEO of Intel and elected a member of the board of directors on May 16, 2013. He progressed through a series of technical and leadership roles at Intel, most recently serving as COO since January 2012. As COO, his responsibilities included leading an organization of more than 50,000 employees spanning Intel’s Technology and Manufacturing Group, Intel Custom Foundry, supply chain operations, the NAND Solutions group, human resources, information technology and Intel’s China strategy. In 2006, Krzanich drove a broad transformation of Intel’s factories and supply chain, improving factory velocity by more than 60%. He is also involved in advancing the industry’s transition to lower cost 450mm wafer manufacturing through the Global 450 Consortium as well as leading Intel’s strategic investment in lithography supplier ASML. cesweb.org