More high-profile government figures, like Federal Communications Commission chairman Michael K. Powell, and other top industry executives have said yes to CEA at deadline and will either speak or be panelists during International CES this week.
Topping the list is FCC chairman Powell, who will participate in a special session on Jan. 9 at 7:30 a.m. The location has yet to be announced.
Other CEA panel highlights include the Retail Power Panel. This will take place on Jan. 9 at 4 p.m. at the Las Vegas Hilton Theater. CEA President Gary Shapiro will moderate a panel consisting of Alan McCollough, Circuit City's chairman, president and CEO; Brad Anderson, Best Buy's vice chairman and CEO; Jeff Stone, president and CEO of Tweeter Home Entertainment Group; and Leonard Roberts, RadioShack's chairman and CEO.
Robbie Bach, chief Xbox officer and Microsoft's senior VP, home and entertainment division, will give the keynote for the Digital Games Summit at 9:15 a.m. on Jan. 7 at the Riviera Hotel Convention Center. He will be joined at the summit by Neil Young, Electronic Arts' VP/executive in charge of production and project manager for Lord of the Rings, Return of the King.
Dan Shulman, CEO of Virgin Mobile, will participate in the Wireless Supersession on Jan. 9 at 11:30 a.m. in room N257. The panel's moderator will be Richard Siber, a partner at Communications and High Tech Practice. The other panelists are Len Lauer, president and COO of Sprint and president Sprint PCS Division.
David Nagel, CEO of palmSource, will be a panelist at the Digging into the New, New Digital supersession. He is joined by moderator Tim Bajarin, president of Creative Strategies, and panelists Brad Kayton, Prismiq' business marketing VP, Bob Doris, president and CEO of Sonic Solutions, Camillo Martino, Zoran's executive vice president and COO, Louis Burns VP/general manager of Intel's desktop platform group and Scott Smyers, Sony's network and systems architecture VP.