Gary Shapiro: “We Only Support Candidates Who Support Innovation"
The press conference for CES Unveiled in NYC yesterday did not ignore the 800-pound gorilla in the room. Even before the floor was open for questions, President and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Gary Shapiro spoke to the crowd about what a Trump presidency could mean for the industry and why it might be better than some might think.
Shapiro pointed to the fact that there will be a more pro-business atmosphere in the next administration – something that could potentially make a big difference in the industry, as 80% of companies in CTA are small businesses or start-ups.
Shapiro also noted that Trump will have a Republican Senate majority, making it easier to get things done than with the previous administration.