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Verizon’s Hans Vestberg To Keynote CES 2019

Will explore the future of 5G

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced its fourth keynoter for CES 2019: Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg.

Vestberg’s address, which will explore the future of 5G, will take place at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, in the Venetian’s Palazzo Ballroom.

He will take a deep dive into the impact of 5G, and how it will change our world for the better — from building smart cities infrastructure and improving education, to aiding first responders and beyond, said CTA.

Watch: What You Need To Know About 5G

“Verizon is paving the way for 5G, which will improve the lives of citizens around the world, fundamentally changing how we live, work and play,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. “Only at CES can you touch, see and feel 5G’s impact across industries and hear from global experts leading the charge to harness the potential of 5G and its impact on future innovation. We welcome Hans Vestberg to the CES keynote stage and look forward to hearing Verizon’s plans for the future that will spur new markets, create new jobs and connect communities around the world.”

Vestberg was named CEO of Verizon Communications this summer, previously serving as its chief technology officer and president of Global Networks. At Verizon, Vestberg has focused on delivering seamless experiences for customers over network assets, said CTA, which consist of the U.S.’s leading and largest 4G LTE network, the world’s first commercial 5G broadband Internet service, and residential fiber networks.

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Its products and services will be on display in CES Tech West, located in the Venetian, Toscana booth 3705.

Vestberg spoke on a 5G Keynote Talk at CES 2018 and has also keynoted while CEO of Ericsson.

Other announced keynoters for CES 2019 include AMD’s Dr. Lisa Su, IBM’s Ginni Rometty and LG’s Dr. I.P. Park. Additional keynote speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

CES will be held Jan. 8-11 in Las Vegas. Registration is now open

See also: What 5G Could Mean For CE (And The Retailers Selling It)