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CEA Sets More Keynoters, Events For 2012 CES


The Consumer Electronics Association
(CEA), owner and producer of International
CES, revealed two more keynoters, and it announced
winners of a contest and “university” classes for the
show, which will be held in Las Vegas Jan. 10-13.

Robert Kyncl, global content partnerships VP at You-
Tube, will deliver the Entertainment Matters keynote
address at CES. In his keynote, Kyncl will discuss the
tremendous opportunity for the web as a distribution
vehicle, and how the entertainment ecosystem will
evolve over time. The keynote is slated for 10 a.m. PT
on Thursday, Jan. 12, in the Las Vegas Hilton Theater.

Entertainment Matters at CES is sponsored by Variety
and Ericsson, with the Screen Actors Guild as
an associate sponsor. Back for a second year, EntertainmentMattersatCES
is designed by and for Hollywood’s
film, television and digital communities and
will feature exhibits, events and conference programs
for entertainment professionals interested in the convergence
of content and technology.

Gary Strumolo, global manager of health, wellness,
interiors and infotainment for Ford research and innovation
of Ford Motor Company, will be the Day One
Luncheon Keynote on Jan. 11 at 12:25 p.m. for the
Digital Health Summit at CES.

The “Doctor in Your Car” keynote by Strumolo will
shed discuss several advanced research projects
that Ford is working on with established and startup
health care service providers. Strumolo will also
announce a new health care research project involving
another unexpected, yet well-known technology
partner, CEA said.

At the 2012 CES, Ford will be showcasing (North
Hall, Grand Lobby, 2230) its in-car health and wellness
services, as well as Sync’s connected services
and applications.

To register for the Digital Health Summit, visit


Winners of the third annual “Visit Me at CES” 2012
exhibitor video contest have been announced: Cherple,
Dotz in a partnership with Paris Business Products, Sonomax Technologies, Urban Green Energy and Wilson

Each of these 2012 International CES exhibiting
companies are having their award-winning videos featured

for the month leading up to
the 2012 CES.

And CEA will host its “Developer University” event
on January 12, which will provide the more than
12,000 applications developers attending CES one
place to go for all the latest updates on developer programs,
software developer kits, tools and application
programming interfaces (API) from leading companies,
CEA said.

More than a dozen companies, including AT&T,
Google, Intel, LG Electronics, Netgear, Qualcomm,
Sony Ericsson and TiVo, will present in back-to-back
30-minute sessions encompassing TV apps, device
APIs, third-party APIs, web apps, desktop apps, mobile
apps and more.

The program is geared toward third-party developers;
system integrators; entrepreneurs; start-ups;
software, game and communication developers and
companies; content producers, publishers, distributors
and aggregators; media companies; advertising
agencies; students and others looking to broaden their
understanding and skills to develop apps.

The Developer University event will take place from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 12, 2012, in the Las Vegas Convention
Center room S228. For more details, including
full session listings visit:

. The event is free for attendees, but requires
CES registration and an event RSVP at