First CES 2017 Keynote Announced: NVIDIA CEO to Address Latest in Artificial Intelligence, Self-Driving Cars, Virtual Reality, Gaming

ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#CES–The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ today announced its first
keynote speaker for CES®
: NVIDIA co-founder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, who will deliver the
event’s preshow address at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, Jan. 4. Owned and
produced by the Consumer Technology Association, CES will run Jan. 5-8,
2017, in Las Vegas, NV.

“NVIDIA plays a central role in some of the most important technology
forces changing our world today,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO,
Consumer Technology Association. “Its work in artificial intelligence,
self-driving cars, VR and gaming puts the company on the leading edge of
the industry. Mr. Huang is a visionary CEO who consistently anticipates
trends well before their arrival. I am especially pleased to welcome him
to the keynote stage given the growth we’ve seen in all of these areas
on the CES show floor.”

The Autonomous Vehicle Marketplace—formally known as Vehicle
Intelligence—has grown by 75 percent since its inception at CES 2014.
NVIDIA will exhibit alongside automotive manufacturers in the North Hall
at CES 2017. Plus, more than a dozen CES conference sessions are
dedicated to autonomous vehicles and vehicle technology.

Huang co-founded NVIDIA in 1993 and has served since then as president,
chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors. Noted by
Harvard Business Review as one of the world’s 100 best-performing CEOs,
he is a recipient of the Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award
from the Global Semiconductor Association and has received other
accolades, most notably the Daniel Epstein Engineering Management Award
from the University of Southern California, and an honorary doctorate
from Oregon State University. He is also a founding honoree of the U.S.
Immigrant Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.

has spent the last two decades pioneering graphics processing unit (GPU)
computing. It invented the GPU in 1996 and has evolved it into a
computer brain that gives humans the power to simulate virtual worlds
and gives computers the intelligence to understand the real world.
NVIDIA is now the world leader in AI computing—turning science fiction
into reality.

For a sneak-peek into Huang’s CES keynote address, check out what NVIDIA
has to say about
. Registration for CES 2017 is now
. Visit
for more information.

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About CES:

CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of
consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for
innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years—the global stage
where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As
the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the
industry. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM,
it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers.
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association representing the $287 billion U.S. consumer technology
industry. More than 2,200 companies – 80 percent are small businesses
and startups; others are among the world’s best known brands – enjoy the
benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research,
technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the
fostering of business and strategic relationships. The Consumer
Technology Association also owns and produces CES® – the
world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer
technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s industry


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