CES Press Release

YouTube’s Chief Business Officer Robert Kyncl to Deliver Keynote on the Future of Media at CES 2016

Arlington, VA – 10/27/2015 – 
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced the Entertainment Matters (EM) CES® 2016 keynote address will be delivered by YouTube’s Chief Business Officer Robert Kyncl on Thursday, January 7. Entertainment Matters, presented by Variety, is the hub for the entertainment and content community at CES and features exhibits, conferences and events. Owned and produced by CEA, CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, and will run January 6-9, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Kyncl’s keynote address is scheduled for 4:30 PM Thursday, January 7, in the Westgate Theater and will focus on the future of entertainment as traditional and digital media converge.  Since 2005, YouTube, a Google company, has served as an online community designed to bring together billions of people looking to discover, create and share original content across one platform.  
 
“YouTube’s success in the realm of digital content has created a platform with the goal of allowing communities to share content in a whole new way” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “We are thrilled to welcome such a unique, innovative and powerful company to the keynote stage as CES continues to expand our Entertainment Matters Program and develop new hubs like C Space – the CES experience for creative communicators, brand marketers, advertising agencies, digital publishers and social networks. We look forward to hearing Robert’s views on the role of YouTube in the content world.”
 
As Chief Business Officer of YouTube, Kyncl oversees all business functions, ensuring that the value generated by creators, viewers and advertisers is growing in lockstep as YouTube reaches more than one billion people around the world each month. Before taking on his roles with YouTube, Kyncl was vice president of content at Netflix, where he spearheaded the company’s content acquisition for streaming TV shows and movies over the Internet.  Kyncl earned his Masters of Business Administration from Pepperdine University and a B.S. in International Relations from SUNY New Paltz. 
 
CES 2016 keynotes will continue to be announced in the coming weeks. Visit CESweb.org/Keynotes for more details.
 
CES 2016 will span more than 2.3 million net sq. ft. of exhibit space and feature more than 3,600 exhibiting companies unveiling the latest products and services across the entire ecosystem of consumer technologies. After a record-breaking 2015 CES, enhanced registration credentials have been implemented to keep attendance at or below 176,000 in order to maintain a quality CES experience for all industry professionals. Visit CESweb.org  for more information.
 
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