CEA Honors Three at Digital Patriots Dinner
The Consumer Electronics Association wrapped up their Washington events for the week Wednesday night with this year's Digital Patriots Dinner.
The association honored three such patriots: Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) and Dr. Robert Kahn, chairman, CEO and president of the Corporation For National Research Initiatives. All three honorees were introduced with short tribute videos, which were followed by acceptance speeches.
"Tonight we celebrate American ingenuity," CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro said in his opening speech, noting that American technology has played a part in revolutions around the world. This year, Shapiro said, "will be remembered as the year that citizens brought down tyrants using technology."