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Aneesh Chopra To Keynote CEA Forum

8/30/2011 10:10:42 AM Eastern
Arlington, Va. - Aneesh Chopra, U.S. Chief Technology Officer, will deliver the luncheon keynote on Tuesday, Oct, 25, at the Consumer Electronics Association's (CEA) 2011 Industry Forum.

The Forum is scheduled to run Oct. 23-26 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego.

"We are delighted to have Aneesh keynote our Industry Forum event, allowing our attendees to hear from the Obama administration's top technology and innovation evangelist," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA. "We look forward to Aneesh sharing his vision for the government's open data initiative and for how the administration is leveraging technology to keep our country innovative and competitive."

As Assistant to the President and Associate Director for Technology within the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Chopra works to advance the president's technology agenda by fostering new ideas and encouraging government-wide coordination to help the country meet its goals from job creation, to reducing health care costs, to ensuring national security.

Prior to his appointment in 2009, Chopra served as Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia from January 2006 until April 2009. He previously served as managing director with the Advisory Board Company, a publicly traded healthcare think tank.

Event highlights include a major, new digital health and fitness program and several major research announcements, including Five Technologies to Watch and the 2011 Holiday Sales and Forecast report, as well as a Monday lunch keynote from Don Jones, wireless health VP, Qualcomm.

To register to attend the 2011 Industry Forum, visit www.ce.org/events.
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