Entertainment tech innovator will highlight the innovation and collaboration among the content and technology communities across 2015 CES and its Entertainment Matters program
Entrepreneur, actor and record producer Nick Cannon will serve as the Entertainment Matters Ambassador for the 2015 International CES®, announced the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today. Sponsored by Variety, Entertainment Matters is a content-focused CES program developed for Hollywood’s film, television and digital communities. The 2015 CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies and is scheduled for January 6-9, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Entertainment Matters Ambassador illuminates CES’ focus on collaboration between the entertainment and technology industries. Cannon will advocate for uniting entertainment thought leaders, who are at the forefront of digital content creation, with innovative executives and entrepreneurs who are developing the next generation of breakthrough technology products and services.
“As a successful entrepreneur, producer, actor and television host, Nick Cannon is the perfect ambassador for the 2015 CES Entertainment Matters program,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, events and conferences, CEA. “Nick’s multifaceted career is a vivid testimony to the importance of – and the opportunities presented by – merging content and technology to create the next-generation of entertainment. And that is what the CES Entertainment Matters program is all about.”
“I am honored to serve as the 2015 CES Entertainment Matters Ambassador,” said Cannon. “I look forward to attending CES to see the future of technology and entertainment and to do my part to make that future more entertaining and fun. I can’t wait to be in Vegas for CES this January!”
Cannon is currently the host of America’s Got Talent at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, where he has helped draw in record-breaking viewership to the show. Behind the scenes, Cannon produces TV and film projects through his multi-media company NCredible Entertainment. Some of Cannon’s current projects include TeenNick’s Annual “Halo Awards,” which honors teenagers for outstanding community service, a music countdown show hosted by Cannon called “TeenNick Top 10,” and Cannon’s first studio film directorial debut “School Dance” for Lions Gate.
Cannon transitioned from acting to producing following critically acclaimed roles in “Drumline,” “Nick Cannon Presents Wild N Out,” the Emilio Estevez film “Bobby” which earned Cannon Variety’s 2007 “Breakthrough Actor of the Year” award, and “Up All Night,” which earned Cannon 2012 NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Supporting Actor.”
Cannon has expanded on his entertainment know-how by delving into the technology sector, creating products with heavy multimedia usage in mind. His collection of Monster “NCredible” high-end headphones are marketed to sound-quality aficionados, teens, and music artists looking for a product that synergizes style and top audio quality components. Cannon also created a line of tablets sold through QVC with affordability and features that enable connectivity on-the-go.
The Entertainment Matters program, which attracted more than 29,000 content and entertainment professionals to the 2014 CES, will feature exhibits, keynotes, panels and events critical to the entertainment community, including new content and entertainment-focused conference sessions.
CEA and its partners will produce the following Entertainment Matters focused sessions: 2nd Screen Summit at CES, presented by MESA, Content and Technology, presented by CEA, Digital Disruption, presented by ANA, Digital Hollywood, Entertainment Summit, presented by Variety, High Dynamic Range, presented by the Advanced Imaging Society, Mobile Content and Monetization, presented by Digital Hollywood and Top Tech Trends, presented by CEA.
In addition to these informative conferences, the Entertainment Matters program includes a variety of content-focused events and awards including the MediaLink CES Kickoff Party Monday, January 5, Hulu Happy Hour, 4-8 PM, Wednesday, January 7, Mobile Apps Showdown, presented by Living in Digital Times, 12:30 PM, Thursday, January 8, and the Technology & Engineering® Emmy Awards, presented by NATAS, 6:30 PM, Thursday, January 8. Additional Entertainment Matters related sessions can be found on the Entertainment Matters webpage.
The 2015 CES will feature more than 20 market-specific marketplaces highlighting innovation across 20 different product categories including gaming, robotics, smart home and 3D printing. For more information on the 2015 International CES, visit CESweb.org.
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The International CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the technology trade association representing the $203 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry’s most relevant issues are addressed. Follow CES online at www.CESweb.org and through social media: www.CESweb.org/social