CES 2017 To Become The Hub For Policymakers

Posted: Dec 17 2016, 12:17pm CST | by , in CES


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CES 2017 to Become the Hub for Policymakers

Over 170 policymakers to join Consumers Electronics Show 2017

The Consumers Electronics Show (CES) 2017 will be the highlight of the upcoming year. Many a number of electronics makers are coming to the event in order to showcase a number of innovative product.

The interesting thing is that many companies are focusing on a number of products that will bring changes in lot of laws and rules as well. As a few companies are focusing on autonomous technology and drones to help them too that can be a part of regulations in the future.

This is the reason that many policymakers are coming to the show as well. According to the data provided by conference officials, over 170 policy makers are turning towards CES 2017 this year in order to take a look at the proceedings.

There are a number of famous ones that will be making an appearance in the show but a few most noteworthy policy makers are as follows.

Michael Huerta from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and FTC Commissioners Terrell McSweeny and Maureen Ohlhausen,

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler and FCC Commissioners Mignon Clyburn, Michael O’Reilly and Ajit Pai

Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Michelle Lee, and

U.S. Representatives Darrell Issa (R-CA), Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and Will Hurd (R-TX).

Along with this a number of government officials will be over seeing the progress of actives at CES 2017 too. They will be collecting data and will keep an eye on the potential favorable things that will be delivered at the event. This is the reason that a number of government officials will be speaking at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 as well.

There will be a number of featured speakers from government that include:

U.S. Department of Transportation Chief Information Officer Richard McKinney,

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Chief Information Officer Luke McCormack,

U.S. Department of Agriculture Chief Data Officer Bobby Jones,

FCC Chief Information Officer David Bray, and

Federal Emergency Management Agency Chief Information Officer Adrian Gardner

Other than that more than 170 international and federal officials will be attending the CES 2017 including ministers from Canada, France and England among many others.

“Technology and innovation are major drivers of the U.S. economy and generate economic activity that amounts to over 10 percent of U.S. GDP and supports 15 million jobs. Our industry promotes a better future by creating jobs and providing solutions to global challenges. 2017 will be a critical year for ensuring government and tech work together on common goals,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA.

“We are proud that CES continues to provide the best forum for open dialogue among all levels of government and leaders in technology.”

Returning to Las Vegas January 5-8, CES 2017 will celebrate 50 years as the global stage for innovation.

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