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Gary Shapiro
  • Top Lobbyists of 2015 and 2016, The Hill
  • 50 on Fire, DC Inno (2015)
  • Tech Titan, Washingtonian (2015)
  • American Heritage Award, the Anti-Defamation League (2004)
  • Inducted into the Academy of Digital Television Pioneers (2003)
  • International Association of Exhibitions and Events Pinnacle Award (2002)
Consumer tech titan
C2 Theme: Moonshots
Gary Shapiro has been variously described as the face of the U.S. tech market, one the most influential people in Washington and an innovation mastermind.” As head of CTA (which represents over 2,200 consumer tech companies and produces the annual CES® trade show), Gary is on the frontlines of the fight to promote innovative business models and technology-led change as national policy for spurring economic growth in the U.S. He has testified before Congress on technology and business issues more than 20 times, and spearheaded the television industry’s successful transition to HDTV. As chairman of the Home Recording Rights Coalition, Gary led the manufacturers’ battle to preserve the legality of recording technology and consumer fair-use rights. He is also author of the New York Times bestsellers Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World’s Most Successful Businesses and The Comeback: How Innovation Will Restore the American Dream. His opinion pieces have appeared in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Washington Post.
“This is the promise of our industry: to better lives and solve problems.”
Gary in CES 2016 Keynote