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.


Verizon Keynote

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January 11, 6:30-7:30 PM EST

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.

Hans Vesterberg, Chairman and CEO, VerizonHans Vestberg is chairman and chief executive officer of Verizon Communications, a leading provider of wireless, fiber-optic and global Internet networks and services.

Prior to assuming the role of CEO in August 2018 and the role of Chairman in March 2019, Vestberg served as Verizon’s chief technology officer and president of Global Networks from 2017, with responsibility for further developing the architecture for Verizon’s fiber-centric networks.

At Verizon, he has focused on delivering seamless experiences for customers over network assets consisting of the country’s leading 4G LTE network, the largest 5G test-bed in the U.S., the nation’s biggest residential fiber network, a global internet backbone and undersea cable network carrying much of the world’s internet traffic, and fiber assets in 45 of the top 50 markets in the U.S.

Verizon Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg and CTA President and CEO Gary Shapiro announce the CES 2021 Verizon keynote presentation.

General Motors Keynote

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January 12, 9-10 AM EST

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.

Mary BarraMary Barra has served as CEO of GM since January 15, 2014, and Chairman of the GM Board of Directors since January 4, 2016.

Barra began her career with GM in 1980 as a co-op student at the Pontiac Motor Division and has since held various roles within the company, including executive vice president of Global Product Development, Purchasing & Supply Chain, vice president of Global Human Resources, and vice president of Global Manufacturing Engineering.

AMD Keynote

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January 12, 11 AM-12 PM EST

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.

Dr. Lisa SuDr. Lisa Su has held the position of AMD president and chief executive officer since October 2014, and she serves on the AMD Board of Directors.

In 2014, Dr. Su was chief operating officer responsible for integrating AMD's business units, sales, global operations and infrastructure enablement teams into a single market-facing organization responsible for product strategy and execution.

Dr. Su joined AMD in January 2012 as senior vice president and general manager, global business units and was responsible for driving end-to-end business execution of AMD products and solutions.

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