2007 International CES Keynote Speakers
Dec 08, 2006
The keynote addresses at the International CES offer attendees the opportunity to hear a star-studded lineup of CE industry leaders share their experience, insight and vision first-hand. This year, keynotes will move from their previous location at the Las Vegas Hilton to the more spacious Palazzo Ballroom at The Venetian. Don't miss these crowd-drawing, high-energy keynotes or this new venue.
Note about keynote seating: The Venetian ballroom reserved for this year's speeches will accommodate 3,500-4,000 attendees. This is a staggering 2,000 seats over the total capacity of our previous facility. No ticket will be required for admittance. Keynote seating will once again operate on a first-come/first-serve basis.
Pre-show Keynote Address
6:30 p.m. Sunday, January 7, 2007, The Venetian, Palazzo Ballroom
Bill Gates - Chairman, Microsoft Corp.
Bill Gates returns to CES for his ninth pre-show keynote address. Under Gates' leadership, Microsoft has continually advanced and improved software technology. With the full attention of the consumer technology world, Gates has previously used the International CES to preview products and technology on the horizon for consumers. Microsoft's previous product debuts at CES include consumer technologies such as the Xbox, Tablet PC and eBook.
Day 1 Opening Keynote Address
8:30 a.m. Monday, January 8, 2007, The Venetian, Palazzo Ballroom
Gary Shapiro - President and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
Ed Zander - Chairman of the Board and CEO, Motorola Inc.
Ed Zander kicks off day one of the 2007 International CES with an opening keynote, immediately following a State of the Industry Address by Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA.
Zander became chairman of the board and CEO of Motorola, Inc. in January 2004. Since then, Zander has successfully reorganized Motorola, overseen the introduction of several exciting new products and sharpened Motorola's focus on innovation and operational efficiency. He joined Motorola with more than 25 years of experience in the technology industry, including serving as the managing director of Silver Lake Partners and the president and COO of Sun Microsystems.
Motorola exhibited in the first CES in 1967 and has participated in the show throughout CES's 40-year history.
Day 1 Keynote Address
4:30 p.m. Monday, January 8, 2007, The Venetian, Palazzo Ballroom
Robert Iger - President and CEO, The Walt Disney Company
Robert Iger became president and CEO of the Walt Disney Company in March 2005 and has served on Disney's board of directors since 2000. In his previous role as president and COO of the Walt Disney Company, Iger helped oversee all aspects of the company's worldwide operations including its filmed entertainment, theme parks and resorts, media networks and consumer products businesses. He began his career at ABC in 1974 and held a series of senior management positions there.
Day 2 Keynote Address
9 a.m. Tuesday, January 9, The Venetian, Palazzo Ballroom
Michael Dell - Founder and Chairman, Dell Inc.
A familiar face to the International CES, Michael Dell joins this year's distinctive keynote lineup to open up the second day of the 2007 International CES.
Michael Dell founded his company in 1984 with the revolutionary idea of building relationships directly with customers. This focus has positioned Dell to sell more systems globally than any other computer company. Under Dell's leadership, Dell remains the leading technology supplier and partner, selling a comprehensive portfolio of products directly to corporations and consumers worldwide. In 1992, Mr. Dell became the youngest CEO ever of a company to earn a ranking on the Fortune 500.
Day Two Afternoon Keynote Address
4:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 9, 2007, The Venetian, Palazzo Ballroom
Leslie Moonves - President and CEO, CBS Corp.
As head of CBS Corporation, a world leader in programming and content, Leslie Moonves offers his vision for the future of programming and its unique relationship with consumer technology in his first CES keynote address.
Under Moonves' leadership, CBS has grown to the most watched television network with hit shows including, "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "Survivor" and other widely popular series such as "Everybody Loves Raymond," "Two and a Half Men," "The King of Queens" and "The Amazing Race." Moonves oversees all operations of the company, including CBS Television Network, UPN, CBS Television Stations, CBS Paramount Television, King World, Showtime, CBS Radio, CBS Outdoor, Simon & Schuster, Paramount Parks, CBS Digital Media and CBS Consumer Products.
CBS Corporation is a mass media company with operations in virtually every field of media and entertainment, including broadcast television, local television, television production and syndication, cable television, radio, advertising on out-of-home media, publishing, theme parks, digital media and consumer products.