As in past years, along with a strong conference program, CES 2022 will present its all-important keynote sessions. The keynote addresses will showcase industry leaders who will provide insider insights into the technologies that will change our lives. All CES 2022 keynote as well as conference sessions are seated on a first-come, first-served basis.
CES 2022 Keynote Sessions
January 4, 2022
Samsung Preshow Keynote
6:30 p.m-7:30 p.m., Venetian, Level 5, Palazzo Ballroom
Jong-Hee (JH) Han, president of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics, will present the company’s vision for the Age of Togetherness. The theme reflects that technology needs to exist together with people and for the planet.
Moreover, the keynote is a call to action to mitigate climate change. Samsung will show how everyone can do their part in building a sustainable planet. Han will also present how customized and connected experiences will enrich people’s lives.
Prior to his current role, Han served as the business’s head of R&D for four years. Since joining Samsung in 1988, he has been a prolific figure in the development of a wide range of market-leading products; for example, micro LED, QLED, lifestyle TVs, smart signage, cinema LED as well as gaming monitors. Furthermore, Han has played a pivotal role in taking Samsung’s TV business to a top position in the global TV market and maintaining it for 15 consecutive years since 2006.
January 5, 2022
CTA State of the Industry
8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m., Venetian, Level 5, Palazzo Ballroom
Join Gary Shapiro, CTA president and CEO, and Karen Chupka, CES executive vice president, at this State of the Industry address.
They will discuss the tech trends shaping our future; the innovation policy landscape; as well as how to get the most out of your CES 2022 experience.
General Motors Keynote
9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m., Venetian, Level 5, Palazzo Ballroom
Mary Barra, chair and CEO of General Motors, will discuss how GM’s vision of the all-electric era will create opportunities for mobility experiences to serve the planet and the people.
Barra has served as CEO of GM since January 2014 as well as chair of the GM board of directors since January 2016. What’s more, under her leadership, GM envisions a world with zero crashes, to save lives; zero emissions, so future generations can inherit a healthier planet; and zero congestion, so customers get back a precious commodity—time.
She began her career with GM in 1980 as a co-op student at the Pontiac Motor Division. Barra has since held various roles within the company. They include executive vice president of Global Product Development, Purchasing & Supply Chain; vice president of Global Human Resources; as well as vice president of Global Manufacturing Engineering.
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m., Venetian, Level 5, Palazzo Ballroom
Mike Sievert, president and CEO of T-Mobile, will reveal how 5G will enable people to efficiently work, communicate and learn. Also a member of T-Mobile’s board of directors, Sievert leads a customer-crazed team of disruptors and innovators. They have work tirelessly over the last eight years to change the rules of wireless. Subsequently, T-Mobile is emerging as the fastest-growing company in the industry.
Moreover, as CEO, Sievert is responsible for leading T-Mobile into the 5G future as it combines operations with Sprint to supercharge the successful Un-carrier strategy. His focus is on ensuring that T-Mobile provides the best network and best experiences, delivered by the best team.
To do this, they are all about unlocking the potential of the combined companies’ increased scale. It is expected to result in more than $43 billion in synergies. This would also enable the ability to deliver more to customers, at lower prices. What’s more, a centerpiece of that focus is building the world’s best 5G network—with massive increases in network capacity and 5G coverage.
Bold Solutions for a Changing World: Keynote Conversation
4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m., LVCC, West Hall, W228-233
Carolyn Rodz, founder and CEO of Hello Alice, will moderate this panel. She will be joined by Jenny Abramson, founder/managing partner, Rethink Impact; and Stacy Brown-Philpot, founding member of the Softbank Opportunity Fund.
This keynote conversation will discuss how improving our environment, providing access to economic opportunity and revolutionizing healthcare are all massive opportunities needing bold solutions. You will hear from leading investors who are looking in new places to find the next big ideas.
January 6, 2022
Abbott Labs Keynote
9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m., Venetian, Level 5, Palazzo Ballroom
Abbott is the first healthcare company to keynote CES. Robert Ford, president and CEO, will share how the technology revolution in healthcare empowers patients to improve lives.
Content to Commerce: How Technology Flipped the Customer Experience
11:00 a.m.–11:40 a.m., ARIA, Level 2, Mariposa 5
This C Space keynote will feature a panel discussion with Carolyn Everson, president, Instacart; Tariq Hassan, chief marketing & digital officer, McDonald’s; Edward Kummer, chief digital officer, General Motors; as well as Cara Sylvester, executive vice president and chief marketing/digital officer, Target. Furthermore, Michael Kassan, CEO and chairman of MediaLink, will moderate.
They will discuss how digital transformation has completely reshaped consumers’ expectations of two things they love to indulge in. Those are watching entertaining content and shopping. Amid the global pandemic, people were restricted from shopping in their favorite stores; visiting with friends; watching box office releases in theaters; and so much more.
As a result, brands, technology platforms and entertainment companies were forced to innovate—and innovate again—to keep up with consumers. From new methods of gathering data as well as insights, building homegrown tools or inking new partnerships, hear how marketers have ramped up efforts to offer experiences that put consumers right at the center where they belong.