Audi Chairman to Keynote at CES

Rupert Stadler, the chairman of the board of Audi AG, will deliver a keynote address at January’s International CES. Stadler takes the “auto executive” slot in the CES keynote lineup filled in the past two years by the CEOs of General Motors and Ford.

Stadler will speak at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6. He is the fourth keynote speaker announced for the show, after Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg and Samsung CEO Boo-Keun Yoon.

“Through Rupert Stadler’s leadership, Audi has become a global leader in the automotive industry, providing consumers with a high-quality driving experience through innovative design and technology,” Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA, said as part of the announcement.

“Advanced technology is at the heart of Audi’s DNA and is contributing to their continuing gains in global market share. We are excited to welcome Rupert to the CES stage and look forward to hearing his outlook on the future of Audi and the ongoing relationship between the consumer technology and automotive markets.”

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