Top business speaker for hire Gary Shapiro is the President and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association. The CTA is a world-class trade association representing over 2,400 tech companies and owns/produces one of the world’s most renowned innovation summits, the Consumer Electronics Show held annually in Las Vegas. In addition to his work as head of the CTA, Gary is a New York Times bestselling author of the books Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World’s Most Successful Businesses and The Comeback: How Innovation Will Restore the American Dream.
Gary graduated college with a law degree from Georgetown University and worked as a lawyer and aide on Capitol Hill before joining CTA (then known as the Consumer Electronics Association) in 1982. The association partners with startups and other companies to provide services including market research, training, building strategic business relationships and corporate structure development. Gary and the CTA also own and produce CES, a top annual tech trade show that attracts innovators from all over the world to introduce new products and services of the future.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Gary has become an influential lobbyist on Capitol Hill on issues pertaining to the consumer technology industry. He is the chairman of the Home Recording Rights Coalition which has been instrumental in protecting the rights of individuals to record TV and radio broadcasts without being charged with copyright infringement. Gary also sits on the board of directors for the American Enterprise Institute Global Internet Strategy Advisory Board and the State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Communications & Information Policy.
Gary’s wide-ranging experience in the consumer technology industry and public service has made him one of the top business speakers for hire today. His ideas for the future of innovation and personal stories from his own journey provide audiences with a roadmap to success and the ability to begin to envision the endless possibilities of the future.
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