Pandora’s Tim Westergren To Keynote CEA Dinner

Tim Westergren, chief strategy officer and founder of Pandora, will deliver a keynote address at the 2013 International CES Leaders in Technology (LIT) Dinner.
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Arlington, Va. Tim Westergren, chief strategy officer and founder of Pandora, will deliver a keynote address at the 2013 International CES Leaders in Technology (LIT) Dinner.

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), which owns and produces the 2013 International CES, is scheduled January 8-11, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Leaders in Technology Dinner will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 in the Lafite Ballroom at Wynn Las Vegas.

The invitation-only event honors the top technologists, entrepreneurs and policymakers instrumental in furthering technology innovation.

“Tim Westergren is a trailblazer in Internet radio and developed a game-changing, innovative platform that helps  musicians find their audience and people discover and enjoy new music, ,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “We are excited to have Tim keynote the 2012 CES LIT Dinner and look forward to hearing his vision for the future of radio.”

Westergren started the popular personalized radio service in 2000 with the Music Genome Project. He is an award-winning composer and an accomplished musician with 20 years of experience in the music industry – spanning production, audio engineering, film scoring and live performance. Trained as a jazz pianist, his musical background spans such genres as rock, blues, jazz and classical music. In addition to guiding Pandora’s overall strategy and vision, Westergren spends most of his time as Pandora’s chief evangelist – traveling the country to connect with some of the tens of millions of people who listen to Pandora.

The Leaders in Technology Program at CES allows high-level public policymakers and technologists to learn from more than 3,000 exhibitors and thousands of new products that contribute to a dynamic industry that supports an expected $1 trillion in retail sales worldwide. For more information on the Leaders in Technology Program, please contact Laura Hudson at lhudson@CE.org or 703-907-7604.

For more information on the 2013 International CES, visit CESweb.org.

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