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FCC Chairman, Huffington, Vestberg Set For ’13 CES

London – Days after its New York media event the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) went on the road to give further details about the 2013 International CES and announced high-profile speakers for its SuperSession program, here. 11/15/2012 10:15:00 AM Eastern

London – Days after its New York media event the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) went on the road to give further details about the 2013 International CES and announced high-profile speakers for its SuperSession program, here.

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski, Ericsson president/CEO Hans Vestberg and the Huffington Post’s Arianna Huffington are among the headlines to appear at CES, scheduled for Jan. 8-11, 2013 in Las Vegas.

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will join CEA president/CEO Gary Shapiro for a candid conversation about the Chairman’s tenure at and vision for the FCC at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 9, in LVCC, North Hall N255-257. Session topics will include broadband, spectrum reform, competition policy and other critical issues impacting the consumer technology industry.

Hans Vestberg, president and CEO of Ericsson, will participate in the SuperSession, “The New Network Effect Changes Everything,” scheduled for noon on Wednesday, January 9, in LVCC North Hall N255-257. Vestberg will be joined by Rodney Brooks of ReThink Robotics, Ford Motor Co.’s chief technical officer Paul Mascarenas and Techonomy's David Kirkpatrick, as they discuss the relationship between people, machines and infrastructure in our ever-changing networked world.

The 2013 CES SuperSession Program, included in the Exhibit Plus Conference Pass, will address industry topics including digital health, mobile advancements and the next generation of technology with sessions including:

  • The Human Body: The Next Digital RevolutionModerated by Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, this SuperSession will discuss advances in digital health and services at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 8 in LVCC, North Hall N255-257.
  • Disruptive Technologies Impacting the Future of Games and VideoModerated by Tim Bajarin, president of Creative Strategies, this panel will explore the latest technologies in gaming and video delivery at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 8 in LVCC, North Hall N255-257.
  • TV Connect at CES This panel will assess the impact of gaming and video content on network demand and the future of content delivery at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 8 in LVCC, North Hall N255-257.
  • CNET’s Next Big Thing CNET’s Molly Wood and Brian Cooley will discuss how the consumer can stay connected through the cloud, social networks and beyond at 3 p.m. Tuesday, January 8 in LVCC, North Hall N255-257.
  • Mega Trends and Mobile First WorldLeading tech companies will discuss the most important trends in consumer Internet and a mobile-first world. Scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 9 in LVCC, North Hall N255-257.
  • Argue the Future 2: Return of the FutureModerated by The Verge's editor-in-chief Joshua Topolsky, this session will discuss into the role of hardware and software – and which ones plays a bigger part in shaping the technological landscape. Scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 9 in LVCC, North Hall N255-257.
  • The Brand Matters SuperSession: How Are Your Consumers Really Engaging with Digital Media? -MediaLink and The Intelligence Group convene a panel of young people to discuss their media consumption habits and, in the process, reveal the forces that make them increasingly elusive to marketers. Scheduled for 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, January 9 in the LVH Theater.

View the full CES conference program at CESweb.org.

CEA has now held media previews of the 2013 International CES during recent weeks in Los Angeles, Stockholm, as well as New York and London.