The annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada is one of the largest electronics trade shows in the world, gathering the industry leaders and major companies under one roof to show off their newest products and innovations. In January 2014, president and CEO of Sony Corporation Kazuo Hirai will deliver the opening morning Tech Titans keynote address at the International CES, bringing his perspective and insights about the latest innovations occurring at the intersection of content and hardware.
“Sony is a global brand synonymous with innovation and cutting-edge technology,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the organization who brings together all of these companies and outfits yearly to Las Vegas for the CES. “There is no better way to kick off the world’s greatest innovation event than a keynote from one of the leading brands in the industry, bringing content and technology together to transform the way we live, work and play,” he added. “We are thrilled to welcome Kaz Hirai to the 2014 CES keynote stage and are excited to hear his insight surrounding the next generation of consumer technology.”
Hirai was appointed representative corporate executive officer, president and CEO of Sony Corporation in April 2012. He began his career with CBS/Sony Inc. – now called Sony Music Entertainment Japan – in 1984. In 1995 he joined Sony Computer Entertainment America, makers of the ubiquitous gaming console the PlayStation. As of April 2011, Mr. Hirai assumed responsibility for all of Sony’s consumer electronics products and services, together with its global software, sales and marketing and design platforms.
Hirai’s CES address will be part of the “Tech Titans” keynote series, designed for CEOs from the most powerful companies in technology present their vision for revolutions in products, services and networks that will shape the next wave of innovation. There will also be more keynotes at the 2014 CES under the “Technology Innovators” series, offering insight by innovators, thought leaders and disruptors of their industries.
[via Taiwan News]
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