Gary Shapiro is president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association (formerly the Consumer Electronics Association), the U.S. trade association representing over 2,000 consumer electronics companies and owning and producing CES®, the global stage for innovation.
He led the industry in its successful transition to HDTV. He co-founded and chaired the HDTV Model Station and served as a leader of the Advanced Television Test Center (ATTC).
Shapiro authored CTA’s best-selling books Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World’s Most Successful Businesses (Harper Collins, 2013) and The Comeback: How Innovation will Restore the American Dream (Beaufort, 2011).
Shapiro sits on the Board of Directors of the Northern Virginia Technology Council and the Economic Club of Washington. He serves on the State Department's Committee on International Communications and Information Policy. He has served on the Board of George Mason University. He received degrees from Georgetown University Law Center and Binghamton University.
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