CTA Names 2016 Class for the Consumer Technology Hall of Fame
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) revealed its latest class of honorees that will be inducted to its Consumer Technology Hall of Fame. The CT Hall of Fame, created in 2000, pays tribute to the leaders who have advanced innovation and developed a foundation for the consumer technologies that are enjoyed today and others that are still to come, CTA explained.
"The CT Hall of Fame celebrates our rich history of innovation," CTA President and CEO Gary Shapiro said in a statement. "This year's class represents leaders who laid the cornerstones for many of today's hottest products and trends - from immersive television delivered where and when we want, to the developer of the wireless Bluetooth standard that we rely on daily to exchange data over short distances. From a satellite-based navigation system to the early days of the smart home and video games, these leaders followed their visions creating, selling, distributing and promoting products that improve consumers' lives."
The 2016 class of CT Hall of Fame inductees includes a range of creative and innovative individuals. Among them: inventors, business executives, a distributor, a retailer, and a journalist. The class also includes two teams who combined their individual efforts to make a lasting contribution to the consumer technology industry. Here’s the rundown: