2012 CES Innovation Power Panel to Feature CEOs of Xerox, Verizon and...

2012 CES Innovation Power Panel to Feature CEOs of Xerox, Verizon and Ford


Arlington, VA—Ursula Burns, Xerox chairman and CEO; Verizon’s president and CEO, Lowell McAdam; and Ford Motor Co.’s president and CEO, Alan Mulally, will join the 2012 International CES keynote lineup as participants in the CES Innovation Power Panel.

“This unique keynote panel, one of our most popular events at the 2011 CES where it debuted, will bring together business leaders whose ingenuity helps to fuel the global economy,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “The technology industry is powering the global marketplace, and the chief executives of these marquee companies will give CES attendees a unique perspective on the power of innovation.”

The CES Innovation Power Panel will take place at 9 a.m., January 11 in the Las Vegas Hilton Theater. In a discussion moderated by Shapiro, these visionary executives will discuss how a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship has made them global leaders in their industries.

Ursula Burns, chairman and CEO of Xerox, joined the company in 1980 as a mechanical engineering summer intern and worked her way up to lead various organizations, including Xerox’s global research as well as product development, marketing and delivery. She became CEO in July 2009 and has been instrumental in driving the acquisition of Affiliated Computer Services, which has transformed Xerox into a leading enterprise for business process and document management. Both Fortune and Forbes magazine’s Most Powerful Women lists have recognized Burns for her leadership. Also, under her watch, Xerox has been named to Bloomberg Businessweek’s The World’s 25 Most Inventive Companies.

Lowell McAdam was named president and CEO of Verizon Communications in August 2011, having previously served as its president and COO. He also held key executive positions at Verizon Wireless since its inception in 2000 and built the company into one of the industry’s leading wireless providers. McAdam currently serves as chairman of the Verizon Wireless board of representatives and on the board of directors of Verizon Communications.

Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Ford Motor Co., joined Ford in 2006, after serving as executive vice president of The Boeing Company and president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. He is known for his innovative and focused industry leadership, while working to transform Ford into a lean, global enterprise. He has served as a past president of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and is a former president of its foundation. Mulally was named Chief Executive magazine’s CEO of the Year in 2011, Businessperson of the Year by the readers of Fortune magazine in 2010 and one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2009. ce.org