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CEA announces 2014 International CES SuperSession program

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced a dynamic lineup for its 2014 International CES SuperSession conference program. Covering modern technologies and trends, SuperSessions spotlights well-known industry experts and out-of-the-box ideas and discussions. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2014 CES will run Jan. 7-10, 2014, in Las Vegas.

“From sensors and robotics to 3D printing and the rise of the Second Screen, the 2014 SuperSessions will cover industry developments that are changing the way we consume and interact with technology,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, events and conferences, CEA. “With industry leaders, tech executives, futurists and innovators, CES SuperSessions will feature the voices that are shaping our industry.”

The 2014 CES SuperSession program will address industry topics including the Second Screen experience, sensor-based hardware, inspiring innovation and emerging technologies with sessions including:

The Brand Matters SuperSession: Technology as Muse – Inspiring Innovation, Jan. 7
Throughout history, muses have inspired artists to create their greatest. Could technology be today’s version of the muse? In this SuperSession, visionaries from the worlds of entertainment, education, publishing and advertising discuss how technology pushes them to test the boundaries of their creativity.

Second Screens Are Reinventing the TV Experience, Jan. 7
The proliferation of Second Screen tablets and smartphones has given TV programmers, operators and marketers a new way to reach viewers with a treasure trove of data, and new personalization and recommendation capabilities. Join these Second Screen pioneers who, by adding a companion “little” screen experience to sports, reality series, awards shows and prime time programming, are making the “big” connected screen even bigger. Current panelists include Tracey Garvin, senior vice president, Sony Home Entertainment; Luis Goicouria, senior vice president, PGA Tour; and Anthony Zuiker, creator and executive producer, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.”

CNET’s Next Big Thing: The New Hardware, Jan. 7
Sensor-based hardware innovation is thriving in unexpected places. Startups and companies with no tech history are developing whole new device types for our homes, cars and bodies. This panel investigates where traditional manufacturers stand and which new players are leading the hardware revolution. Current panelists include Mike Bell, VP and GM, new devices, Intel; Julie Larson-Green, EVP, devices and studios, Microsoft; and Sonny Vu, CEO and founder, Misfit Wearables.

CES 2015: How Today’s Emerging Technologies Will Affect Tomorrow’s Devices, Jan. 8
This session from Engadget will feature some of the top names in the world of 3D printing, alternative interfaces, wearables, robotics, transportation and home automation to separate the fads of today from the game changing technologies of tomorrow. Brian Heater, director of media, Engadget, is slated to moderate the SuperSession.

The CES SuperSessions are part of the 2014 CES conference program, featuring keynote addresses from leaders of Audi, Cisco, Intel, Sony and Yahoo. The 2014 program will also include a robust lineup of conference tracks, sessions and speakers exploring innovations and trends in the tech industry. The 2014 CES will feature more than 3,200 exhibitors unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services across 15 product categories.

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