CES 2015: CEA’s Shawn DuBravac to Brief ETC December 4

ETC@USC begins its coverage of the 2015 International CES with a special Entertainment Technology Roundtable featuring Dr. Shawn DuBravac, chief economist and senior director of research for the Consumer Electronics Association, on December 4 at the ETC quarterly meeting at Paramount Pictures Studios. DuBravac is expected to highlight leading CE trends and innovations and preview indicators from his State of the Industry Report, the traditional kick-off of CES media briefings.

CES considers itself as the “world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies” and “a proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies… a global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.”

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With more than two million square feet of exhibit space, high-profile keynote presentations, and extensive conference sessions to cover at CES January 6-9 in Las Vegas, ETC’s team of reporters and analysts will be publishing daily throughout the show with a sharp focus on ETC member interests.

In addition to the December 4 briefing from DuBravac, ETC will publish a series of pre-show reports identifying key trends, anticipated product announcements and entertainment industry-specific perspectives. Immediately following CES, ETC will publish a complete report and analysis. (The 2014 report is still available online.)

Immersive entertainment, UHD, increasingly smarter televisions, the mobile Web, the Internet of Things, wearable technology, and trends in automotive are a few of the areas already in sight.

Policy and regulation are also on the program at CES. Both FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez will be featured speakers. The rapidly evolving landscape for the Internet of Things will be a focus for Ramirez when she delivers opening remarks at the conference session, “Privacy and the Internet of Things: Navigating Policy Issues,” part of the conference track on Innovation Policy.

Wheeler, finishing his first year as FCC chairman, is expected to discuss spectrum issues, developments in broadband and open Internet and competition issues.