Keynote Addresses

CES® stands for innovators and the promise and power of technology. Keynote addresses showcase global industry leaders, offering insider insights into the technologies changing our industry and our lives.

 


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Verizon Keynote


Verizon Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg will deliver the CES 2021 kickoff keynote address, discussing 5G as the framework of the 21st century, the essential tech of the present and accelerated tech of the future to move our global community forward, such as telemedicine, tele-education and more.

SPEAKER

Hans Vesterberg, Chairman and CEO, Verizon

Hans Vestberg
Chairman and CEO, Verizon

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CTA's Vision for the Tech Industry


Join CTA President and CEO Gary Shapiro and CES Executive Vice President Karen Chupka, along with special guests, as they kick off CES 2021. They will discuss the tech trends shaping our future, how innovation has accelerated in the last year, and how to get the most out of your CES 2021 all-digital experience.

SPEAKERS

Gary Shapiro

Gary Shapiro
President and CEO, Consumer Technology Association

Karen Chupka

Karen Chupka
EVP CES, Consumer Technology Association

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General Motors Keynote


General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra will present the opening keynote address during CES 2021. Barra's keynote will share a closer look at GM's transformational strategy to advance mobility for communities around the world. Laying the foundation for an all-electric future is just the beginning.

SPEAKER

Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO, General Motors

Mary Barra
Chairman and CEO, General Motors

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AMD Keynote


AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su will keynote during CES 2021, presenting the AMD vision for the future of research, education, work, entertainment and gaming, including a portfolio of high-performance computing and graphics solutions.

SPEAKER

President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su

Dr. Lisa Su
President and CEO, AMD

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Best Buy Keynote


In this conversation with tech retailer Best Buy, CEO Corie Barry discusses her vision for the future of tech, leading through the pandemic and why diversity and inclusion is good for business.

SPEAKERS

Best Buy, CEO Corie Barry

Corie Barry
Best Buy, CEO

Alan Murray

Alan Murray
Chief Executive Officer, Fortune Media (USA) Corporation

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Future Reimagined


Tech has transformed our world and is the foundation for solving our most difficult global challenges. Hear from some of the industry’s biggest thinkers as they discuss what trends we can expect to see in the next 10 years and what excites them about tech’s future.

SPEAKERS

Michael Miebach

Michael Miebach
CEO, Mastercard

Julie Sweet

Julie Sweet
CEO, Accenture

Daniel Roth

Daniel Roth
Editor-in-Chief, LinkedIn News

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Microsoft Keynote


Microsoft President Brad Smith will examine the dual use of technology, what can be both an extraordinary tool that powers economies and communities and a formidable weapon that can undermine democracy and fundamental human rights. Join Smith as he takes you on a journey examining the role of technology in security, privacy and sustainability, the greater responsibility that tech companies and governments must bear, and how technology can help the world respond, rebuild and reimagine our collective future.

SPEAKER

President Brad Smith

Brad Smith
President, Microsoft

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Entertainment Transformed


The curtain will rise on 2021 to reveal a new entertainment landscape with evolving consumer viewing habits. As people emerge from a winter wave, they will crave fresh and brilliant programming … more than ever. An insatiable appetite for entertainment puts equal pressure on an industry that wants to meet the demand. Who is going to win the attention and hearts of the population, and how? What is entertainment going to look like in a post-pandemic environment? Warner Brothers' chair and CEO answers these questions, followed by a panel of marketers and brands sharing how they will write themselves into the narrative of entertainment transformed.

SPEAKERS

Michael Kassan

Michael E. Kassan
Chairman and CEO, MediaLink

Ann Sarnoff

Ann Sarnoff
Chair and CEO, WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group

PANELISTS

Maverick Carter

Maverick Carter
CEO, The SpringHill Company

Deborah Wahl

Deborah Wahl
General Motors, Global Chief Marketing Officer

Adrienne Lofton

Adrienne Lofton
Vice President of North America Marketing, NIKE

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Walmart Keynote


Walmart CEO Doug McMillon sits down to discuss how the turbulent nature of 2020 reinforced the company’s focus on creating meaningful value for all – from shareholders and suppliers, to customers and employees. Mr. McMillon will illustrate how Walmart is prioritizing shared value while also running a strong business through its Covid-19 response, fight for greater racial equity, and recent climate commitments.

SPEAKERS

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon

Doug McMillon
CEO, Walmart

Tiffany Moore

Tiffany Moore
Sr. VP, Political and Industry Affairs, Consumer Technology Association

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