U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez to Deliver Session Keynote; SuperSession Panelists Include Officials from
"Consumers' access to broadband networks, the availability of wireless spectrum and the transition to digital broadcasting are all critical factors driving products and services on exhibit at the 2007 International CES," said CEA president and CEO Gary Shapiro. "Our International SuperSession will explore which country or region is best prepared to handle the convergence of voice, video and the Internet, and which policies best support industry growth and sales of high tech consumer products and services."
With a focus on technology policy challenges and success stories in
Following Gutierrez's address will be the International SuperSession panel, moderated by Financial Times technology correspondent Christopher Nuttall. Panelists include Brazilian Minister of Communications Hélio Costa; Japanese Senior Vice Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Norihisa Tamura and Ambassador David A. Gross, U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, U.S. Department of State.
The 2007 International CES will feature more than 175 conference sessions, including eight SuperSessions, where CES attendees will hear from top industry executives and policy makers on key consumer technology trends and developments. Other CES SuperSessions include Understanding Consumer Digital Ecosystems: What it Takes to Succeed, Get Ready for the End of Analog TV and Content and CE Partnerships: Breaking New Ground.
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