Top Tech Innovation Trends for 2014
Join leading technology insiders as they share the latest and hottest trends in tech innovation, consumer electronics, services, social media and startups – and unveil a top-level view of what’s coming in the near and long-term future. How will our lives and businesses be changed by driverless cars, wearable technology and computers, sensors, 3d printers, curated content, and robotics? What will privacy and personal identity mean within the evolving context of the hyper-connected, always-on age of mobile and big data – and how will this impact channels, choices and purchases? What are the coming trends in health care using a new range of sensors and contextual SDKs (software developer kits) that will sit on our smart phones and other devices we’ll wear? What kind of new devices will we see in the future, and what are the devices that we’re using now that will become much less relevant? What will entertainment look like – and how will we consume it? Kevin O’Malley will moderate.
Pres & CEO
Consumer Electronics Association
Gary Shapiro is president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,000 consumer electronics companies, and owning and producing the world’s largest annual innovation tradeshow, the International CES®.
Shapiro led the industry in its successful transition to HDTV. He co-founded and chaired the HDTV Model Station and served as a leader of the Advanced Television Test Center (ATTC). As chairman of the Home Recording Rights Coalition (HRRC), Shapiro led the manufacturers’ battle to preserve the legality of recording technology, consumer fair use rights, and opposing legislation like PIPA and SOPA, harmful to a robust Internet.
Shapiro authored CEA’s New York Times bestseller “The Comeback: How Innovation Will Restore the American Dream” (Beaufort, 2011) and “Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World’s Most Successful Businesses” (Harper Collins), which was released in January 2013 and immediately became a bestseller on multiple lists. Through these books and television appearances, and as a weekly Forbes.com columnist and regular contributor to the Huffington Post, Daily Caller and other publications, Shapiro has helped direct policymakers and business leaders on the importance of innovation in the U.S. economy.
Chairman of the Business and Leadership Forum at the Commonwealth Club of California; developing, producing and moderating programs and series on a variety of topics.
With an international background in cross-cultural communications and linguistics, Kevin applies unique training and coaching skills and partnership building to the world of corporate speaking and events as President of TechTalk / Studio. His approach successfully brings disciplines such as deconstruction and semiotics into executive development and face to face interactions with targeted audiences.
Startup Liaison Officer
As Startup Liaison for Rackspace, the Open Cloud Computing Company, Scoble travels the world looking for what's happening on the bleeding edge of technology for Rackspace's startup program. He's interviewed thousands of executives and technology innovators and reports what he learns in books ("The Age of Context," a book coauthored with Forbes author Shel Israel, will come out in Q4 of 2013), YouTube, and many social media sites where he's followed by millions of people.