Chambers to Share Cisco's Vision for the 'Internet of Everything'
Arlington, Va., November 12, 2013 - Cisco Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John Chambers will deliver a keynote address at the 2014 International CES®, sharing his company's vision for the 'Internet of Everything,' which is the networked connection of people, processes, data and things. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the 2014 CES, the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, will run January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas.
Chambers' keynote is slated for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 7 in The Venetian's Palazzo Ballroom. His address will be part of the Tech Titans keynote series, where CEOs from the most powerful companies in technology present their vision for revolutions in products, services and networks that will shape the next wave of innovation.
"The Internet of Everything is changing everything, creating greater opportunities for organizations, individuals, communities and countries than we saw with the first wave of the Internet," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. "John Chambers is an industry visionary, and we are excited to welcome him back to the CES stage to share Cisco's strategy for innovation to drive this market transition and create value as 'everything' comes online."
Chambers has helped grow the company from $70 million when he joined Cisco in January 1991, to $1.2 billion when he assumed the role of CEO, to record revenues of $48.6 billion in 2013. In 2006, Chambers was named Chairman of the Board, in addition to his CEO role. Chambers has received numerous awards for his leadership over his past 18 years at the helm of Cisco, including the 2012 Bower Award for Business Leadership from the Franklin Institute, Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential People," one of Barron's' "World's Best CEOs," the "Best Boss in America" by 20/20, one of BusinessWeek's "Top 25 Executives Worldwide," "CEO of the Year" by Chief Executive Magazine, the Business Council's "Award for Corporate Leadership," and "Best Investor Relations by a CEO" from Investor Relations Magazine three times.
In addition to Chamber's keynote address, Cisco will also host the Internet of Everything (IoE) TechZone in Central Hall where attendees can experience IoE in action and learn about the unprecedented opportunities it creates.
The 2014 CES will feature more than 3,200 exhibitors unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services across 15 product categories. For more information on the 2014 International CES, visit CESweb.org.