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TMCNet:  Next Generation of Innovators Keynote Highlights CES as the Home of Entrepreneurs

[December 18, 2012]

Next Generation of Innovators Keynote Highlights CES as the Home of Entrepreneurs

ARLINGTON, Va. --(Business Wire)--

The Consumer Electronics Association® (CEA) today announced a new entrepreneur-focused keynote at the 2013 International CES (News - Alert)®. The Next Generation of Innovators keynote will feature Jeff Jordan, a partner at Andreessen Horowitz, as moderator and includes executive/founder panelists David Lieb of Bump Technologies, Cyrus Massoumi of ZocDoc, Eric Vishira of RockMelt and will.i.am of i.am.plus, llc. The Next Generation of Innovators keynote will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 8 in the LVH Theater.

Owned and produced by CEA, the 2013 CES is the world's largest annual innovation event scheduled for January 8-11 in Las Vegas. CES offers an array of entrepreneur focused exhibits, events and conference sessions for technology entrepreneurs.

"The size and scope of CES makes it one of the top global networking events for entrepreneurs and CES attendees overall," said Karen Chupka, senior vice president of International CES and Corporate Business Strategy. "With a full slate of exhibits, sessions and events focused on innovation, the 2013 CES will have a more robust entrepreneur presence than ever before. We are thrilled to have these influential entrepreneurs on the CES keynote stage and look forward to hearing their views and experiences."

The Eureka Park TechZone, back for a second year, is dedicated to showcasing innovative startups and emerging technologies. CEA has also teamed up with the Startup America Partnership to showcase and celebrate some of the most innovative startup companies at the 2013 CES, including the Startup America Live Stage, which will feature 4 days of start-up focused programming. The Next Generation of Innovators keynote builds off of this solid foundation as another vital entrepreneur-focused event to showcase innovation within the tech industry and across the CES show floor.

Moderator- Jeff Jordan is a partner at Andreessen Horowitz where he is responsible for managing portfolio companies and deal flow. He serves on the boards of Airbnb, Fab.com, LikeALittle, Lookout, OpenTable, Pinterest, Wealthfront and Zoosk (News - Alert). Jeff was previously chief executive officer and president of OpenTable where he managed accelerating domestic and interntional growth, completed the acquisition of TopTable in Europe and led the development of OpenTable's mobile initiatives.


Panelist- David Lieb is CEO and co-founder of Bump Technologies. In 2008, the company launched the Bump app, which lets users physically bump mobile phones together to exchange contact information, photos and more. The Bump app has been downloaded over 100 million times around the world and is one of the most popular free apps in the history of the App Store. Prior to founding Bump, David was a technologist and algorithm designer at Texas Instruments (News - Alert).

Panelist- Cyrus Massoumi is founder and CEO of ZocDoc. He has extensive experience in the healthcare-technology nexus, web commerce and management. Prior to ZocDoc, Cyrus served as an Engagement Manager at the global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company (News - Alert), where he focused on healthcare and technology.

Panelist- Eric Vishria is co-founder and CEO of RockMelt. He began his career in investment banking at Broadview International and got his first entrepreneurial experience as an early employee at Loudcloud and later Opsware, where he quickly rose through the ranks in various product and marketing roles.

Panelist- will.i.am, founder and chairman of i.am.plus, llc, is a multi-faceted entertainer and creative innovator. A seven-time Grammy Award winner known for his work with The Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am is a founding shareholder in Beats Electronics, the creators of the Beats by Dre™ headphones. As an enthusiastic user of technology and in recognition of his ability to harness technology to enhance entertainment, creativity and communication, Intel (News - Alert) Corporation appointed will.i.am as Director of Creative Innovation in 2011. will.i.am is fusing the worlds of fashion, photography and mobile lifestyle by introducing i.am+ camera accessories that are exclusively available at the Selfridges & Co. department store in London through the 2012 Holiday season.

"As software continues to eat the world and reinvent industries, there's no shortage of ideas about ways we can reimagine the world as we know it," said Jordan. "I'll be talking to some of the brightest entrepreneurs in technology-whose companies are transforming everything from photography to healthcare to the way we browse information-to hear their stories from the trenches and invite them to share their vision for the road ahead."

Note to Editors: The official name of the global technology event is "International CES." Subsequent references to the show can be shortened to "CES." Please do not use "Consumer Electronics Show" to refer to the International CES.

About CEA:

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $206 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES - The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA's industry services. Find CEA online: www.CE.org and www.DeclareInnovation.com. Follow CES at www.CESweb.org and through social media: http://facebook.com/InternationalCES, http://twitter.com/IntlCES, http://blog.ce.org/.

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