Keynotes from Panasonic, Verizon and Next Generation of Innovators Kick Off 2013 International CES

  Keynotes from Panasonic, Verizon and Next Generation of Innovators Kick Off
  2013 International CES

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LAS VEGAS -- January 9, 2013

Major product launches from more than 3,250 exhibitors and keynotes from the
leaders of Panasonic, Verizon and the Next Generation of Innovators panelists
kicked off the 2013 International CES® on Tuesday. Owned and produced by the
Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the 2013 International CES, the
world’s largest annual innovation event, runs through Friday, January 11 in
Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Opening day of CES was abuzz with products and technologies that allow
seamless connection to devices so that we can do everything from enjoy content
to monitor health and find smarter ways to manage our homes,” said Karen
Chupka, senior vice president of International CES and corporate business

Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA, delivered the State of the Consumer
Electronics (CE) Industry address Tuesday morning. Shapiro projected that CE
industry revenues will reach a record-high $209.6 billion, domestically, up
nearly three percent from an estimated $203.9 billion for 2012. He compared
the strength of the 2013 CES to the success of the global technology industry
which will exceed $1 trillion in 2013.

Shapiro also cited innovation as the cornerstone to global industry and
economic growth. To stay in front of the pace of innovation, he noted that top
companies must operate as an elite strike force, going beyond the ordinary to
perform truly extraordinary tasks and take risks along the way.

Panasonic Corp. President Kazuhiro Tsuga took the stage for the opening
keynote and in his address he discussed Panasonic's contribution to consumer
life beyond the living room. Solutions for home energy, in-vehicle
connectivity and energy efficiency, business, in-flight connectivity and
infotainment and energy for the community were all highlighted.

Tsuga was joined on-stage by journalist Lisa Ling, who served as a moderator
for the morning. Among others who took the stage were Panasonic CEO of North
America Joe Taylor; Tim Vanderhook, co-founder, President and CEO of Specific
Media; Phil Abram, Chief Infotainment Officer, General Motors; former CEO of
Air New Zeland Ron Fyfe and Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker. Tsuga and
Taylor showcased several new and innovative Panasonic products making their
debut at CES including the world's first 4K OLED TV and Panasonic’s 20” 4K

The Next Generation of Innovators keynote highlighted CES as the home for
entrepreneurs and featured Jeff Jordan, a partner at Andreessen Horowitz, as
moderator and included executive/founder David Lieb of Bump Technologies,
Cyrus Massoumi of ZocDoc, Eric Vishira of RockMelt and of,llc. The panel openly discussed ideas for businesses,company
culture, the role of mobile, and what the government can do to help promote
innovation. The panel agreed that kids should be encouraged to become
entrepreneurs. Much of the discussion revolved around anticipation of future
innovations and facilitating a culture and products to prepare for it.

Verizon Chairman and CEO Lowell McAdam took the stage Tuesday afternoon for
his CES keynote address. McAdam addressed the numerous ways in which Verizon’s
network is engaged including facilitating video anywhere, creating a jukebox
for the TV, working with the NFL to have the Super Bowl broadcast via mobile
in 2014, realizing machine-to-machine communication with the connected
environment and supporting Ford Sync’s open platform with the vision of having
the car get to know the driver, as opposed to the other way around.

The Digital Health Revolution: Body, Mind and Soul SuperSession was moderated
by Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post with panelists Deepak Chopra, The
Chopra Foundation; David Daly, Life Technologies; Andrew Thompson, Proteus
Digital Health, Inc.; Reed V. Tuckson, UnitedHealth Group; and Sonny Vu,
Misfit Wearables.The panelists agreed that technology must address
preventable health issues, and Huffington identified trends for what the
digital revolution means for the body, mind and soul. Panelists identified the
need for the health industry to use innovative technology to destroy
fundamental business models and projected that solutions will come from mobile

CNET’s Molly Wood and Brian Cooley presented the 10^th annual Next Big Thing
at the 2013 CES with an executive panelthat featured Mark Cuban of HDNet,
James Fishler of LG, Sheryl Connelly of Ford and Fared Adib of Sprint. The
executives debated the post-mobile future and discussed the benefits of a
connected world, how close we are from that future and the challenges of
getting there. Personalized medicine and a simple, more streamlined experience
featuring smart, connected platforms were two of the applications discussed.
The panel agreed that the post-mobile future needs to feature devices that are
easy, pervasive and affordable.

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 $209 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
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