Aneesh Chopra, U.S. Chief Technology Officer, to Keynote 2011 CEA Industry Forum

Keynote Expands Event Attractions Which Include New Digital Health and Fitness Program

Arlington, Va., August 29, 2011 - The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced today that Aneesh Chopra, United States Chief Technology Officer, will deliver the luncheon keynote on Tuesday, October 25 at CEA's 2011 Industry Forum. The 2011 CEA Industry Forum is scheduled to run October 23 -26 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California.

"We are delighted to have Aneesh keynote our Industry Forum event, allowing our attendees to hear from the Obama Administration's top technology and innovation evangelist," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA. "We look forward to Aneesh sharing his vision for the government's open data initiative and for how the administration is leveraging technology to keep our country innovative and competitive."
As Assistant to the President and Associate Director for Technology within the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy, Chopra works to advance the President's technology agenda by fostering new ideas and encouraging government -wide coordination to help the country meet its goals from job creation, to reducing health care costs, to ensuring national security. Prior to his appointment in 2009, Chopra served as Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia from January 2006 until April 2009. He previously served as Managing Director with the Advisory Board Company, a publicly -traded healthcare think tank. Chopra was named to Government Technology magazine's Top 25 in their Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers issue in 2008.
Chopra's luncheon keynote address is slated for noon on Tuesday, October 25 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. The 2011 CEA Industry Forum connects and educates consumer technology professionals, analysts and media on industry trends, emerging technologies, technical standards and legislation affecting the CE industry.
Event highlights include a major, new digital health and fitness program and several major research announcements, including Five Technologies to Watch and the 2011 Holiday Sales and Forecast report, as well as a Monday lunch keynote from Don Jones, vice president wireless health, Qualcomm.
To register to attend the 2011 Industry Forum information visit Registration for media is free.
About CEA:
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $190 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES - The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA's industry services. Find CEA online at and www.Innovation

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