MANHASSET, N.Y. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has lined up keynote speakers from within its own ranks as well as from the automotive and semiconductor industries for the 2008 International Consumers Electronics Show.
Rick Wagoner, chairman and CEO of General Motors Corp., will deliver a keynote address at the show, slated for Jan. 7-10 in Las Vegas. Wagoner joins Microsoft's Bill Gates, Panasonic's Toshihiro Sakamoto and Intel's Paul Otellini as confirmed keynoters.https://cm004.cmpnet.com/iw-cc/formspub/images/btn_repliadd.gif
Wagoner's speech, slated for Tuesday, Jan. 8, will mark General Motors' first keynote address at the International CES. Recent shows have served as a launch pad for in-vehicle technologies and innovations, according to CEA president and CEO Gary Shapiro.
The CEA asserts that in-vehicle technology continues to play a dominant role in the growth of the consumer technology industry. Total revenues in the mobile-video and navigation categories are forecast to increase 41 percent in 2007, reaching nearly $2.3 billion.