– Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, Nokia’s CEO, will make a return engagement to
International CES as a keynote speaker during the 2010 event in Las Vegas this January.
Kallasvuo, who was the keynote speaker at the Leaders In
Technology dinner, hosted by show producer the Consumer Electronics Association
(CES) during CES this year, will speak at the third annual Technology and
Emerging Countries (TEC) program, which focuses on technology’s role in
furthering economic and sustainable development.
Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA, said in a prepared
statement, “We are thrilled to welcome Kallasvuo to the CES keynote stage as
part of the 2010 TEC program and look forward to hearing his vision for
furthering sustainable development in emerging markets.”
Kallasvuo will kick off the TEC Program at the 2010 International
CES with a keynote address at 9 a.m., Friday, Jan. 8, in the Hilton Theater.
Kallasvuo joins other CES keynote speakers including Microsoft’s
Steve Ballmer and Intel’s Paul Otellini, as well as Hisense chairman Zhou
Houjian, who will also deliver a TEC keynote address.
To broaden the scope of the TEC Program at the 2010 CES, CEA has
also partnered with the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA). In addition
to sponsoring delegates from six emerging economies, USTDA will host and
sponsor three panel discussions focusing on energy efficiency, health and
education. A complete agenda for the 2010 TEC Program will be available in the
fall at www.cesweb.org.
For more information, or to register for the 2010 International
CES, which returns to Las Vegas
Jan. 7-10, 2010, visit www.cesweb.org.