Arlington, VA—The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced that industry veteran Karen Chupka is leaving the organization. A longtime CTA exec, Chupka will launch her own consulting practice.
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What’s more, Chupka, currently chief strategy officer at the Consumer Technology Association, will welcome CTA as her first client. Chupka joined the Consumer Technology Association in 1989 as a registration assistant.
Furthermore, during her tenure with CTA, she headed marketing and had responsibility for membership. In addition, Chupka eventually ran all of the CES show, among the most influential technology events.
“Karen has accomplished many things for CES and for other parts of the association,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. “She is a cofounder of who we are today. And her wisdom is imbued in our culture.
“Not only did she launch our wireless division, but she expanded CTA’s membership and was a visionary for CTA’s overall strategy. Karen also created our Unveiled events, expanded our European presence, launched CES Asia, helped create Eureka Park as well as shifted us to digital during Covid.
“We will miss Karen as a CTA executive but expect to stay close to her as a consultant to our organization.”
Karen Chupka’s last day with the Consumer Technology Association is December 13, 2022.
Owned and produced by CTA, CES 2023 will take place in Las Vegas on Jan. 5-8, 2023. Attendees will experience new technologies from global brands as well as hear about the future of technology from thought leaders. They will also collaborate face-to-face with other attendees. The show will highlight how innovations in sustainability, transportation and mobility, digital health, the metaverse and more are addressing the world’s greatest challenges.