CEDIA Keynote - IT Will Ultimately Encompass Everything
By Nancy Klosek
CEDIA Expo 2005 bid its most frequent host city farewell until at least 2010, hitting the road fueled by registration figures that, as of Day One Friday, had "already broken records," CEDIA Executive Director, Billilynne Keller declared. "But this show is not about being bigger—it's about trying to be the best," she told keynote breakfast attendees Friday morning. "We want to be the core component of your prosperity."
Stressing the educational over the product-introduction aspects of the Expo, CEDIA President Ray Lepper expounded, "The reason we come to Expo is to experience things that change our thinking." His remarks were the springboard for the musings of keynoter Ray Kurzweil, billed by Lepper as an entrepreneur, author and futurist.