LIT Dinner to Honor Top Technologists and Policymakers Instrumental in Advancing Technology InnovationThe Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced that John Donahoe, president and CEO of eBay Inc., will deliver a keynote address at the Leaders in Technology Dinner (LIT), to be held at the 2012 International CES®. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2012 International CES, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, is scheduled January 10-13, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Leaders in Technology Dinner will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 11, 2012, in the Lafite Ballroom at The Wynn. This invitation-only event honors the top technologists, entrepreneurs and policymakers instrumental in furthering technology innovation.
"John Donahoe is an innovative leader whose admirable drive and entrepreneurship has contributed to eBay’s global business success," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. "We are thrilled to have John keynote the 2012 CES LIT dinner and look forward to hearing his vision for how technology is changing the future of global commerce."
As President and CEO since 2008, John Donahoe leads eBay Inc., a global ecommerce and payments leader with revenues of $9.2 billion in 2010 and hundreds of millions of users in nearly every country on Earth. John has driven a strong focus on innovation and customers across eBay Inc.’s core businesses, which include eBay, PayPal, GSI Commerce and X.commerce, the company’s platform division. Under his watch, the company has aggressively grown payments, made major strides in reinvigorating its core marketplace business, and established an early lead in mobile commerce.
Previous Leaders in Technology speakers include Netflix Co-Founder and CEO Reed Hastings, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington and Josh Silverman, CEO of Skype.
The Leaders in Technology Program at CES allows high-level public policymakers and technologists to learn from the more than 2,700 exhibitors and thousands of new products that contribute to a dynamic industry that supports $936 billion in retail sales worldwide. The program also provides information and insight to assist officials in evaluating federal policies that affect the consumer technology industry. For more information on the Leaders in Technology Program please contact Laura Hudson at lhudson@CE.org or 703-907-7604.
For more information on, or to register for, the 2012 International CES, visit CESweb.org.
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