CEA Summit Has Record Attendance
The Consumer Electronics Association’s annual CEO Summit, held last week in Santa Barbara, Calif., had the largest turnout in the 11-year history of the event, as more than 100 executives convened to discuss industry issues.
According to the CEA’s report on the event, the group’s CEO, Gary Shapiro, gave an opening keynote address on the industry’s current public policy priorities, mostly in relation to the DTV transition, and energy standards. The next morning featured Darrel Rhea, chief executive of Cheskin, on “How Design Fits Into the Evolving Digital World.” The final keynote saw Robyn Waters of RW Trend LLC on “new trend landscapes.”
On a manufacturing panel the next day, top executives of Sony, Dell, Philips and Panasonic discussed the importance of creating value through personalization, partnerships, and meeting the needs of consumers.