The 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, in Las Vegas is finally ready to open its doors to the public. But before the convention officially begins, the presidents of the Consumer Electronics Association, or CEA, and Panasonic, Gary Shapiro and Kazuhiro Tsuga, respectively, are planning to take the stage on Tuesday morning to give a keynote about the state of the consumer electronics industry.
The CES 2013 keynote, featuring both chiefs, is set to begin Monday at 11:15 a.m. EST.
We won’t be able to provide any live streaming video, but thankfully, our friends at CNET have been very busy recording and streaming video from the five full days at CES, including the convention’s various press conferences, keynotes, interviews and booth tours. On Tuesday, CNET will begin to live stream the Panasonic and CEA keynote starting at exactly 11:15 a.m. EST sharp.
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While CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro is expected to simply welcome all attendees to the convention, the president of Panasonic is expected to discuss the current state of consumer electronics, likely tying his predictions into his company’s own product line, which was unveiled yesterday.
Panasonic is fresh from its successful press conference on Monday, which introduced a new lineup of Viera Smart TVs that seamlessly blend mobile and television experiences with voice command, facial recognition features and smart messaging and sharing.
"Traditional TV has finally become your TV," Shiro Katajima, president of Panasonic's consumer marketing in North America, said. "We know that content is what drives the consumer home experience, and moving into 2013 our consumer product innovations are focusing on ... personalization and ease of access for content on your TV."
Expect Tsuga to echo his colleague’s sentiments about television and the convergence of multimedia platforms during Monday's Panasonic keynote.
There are more than 50,000 exhibitors, 500 speakers and 1,000 industry analysts attending CES 2013 in Las Vegas.