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Tim Westergren to Keynote 2013 CES Leaders in Technology Dinner.

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September 21, 2012 - Tim Westergren, chief strategy officer and founder of Pandora, will deliver keynote address at 2013 International CES® Leaders in Technology (LIT) Dinner on January 9 in Las Vegas, NV. Invitation-only event honors top technologists, entrepreneurs, and policymakers instrumental in furthering technology innovation. CEA president and CEO Gary Shapiro said, "We are excited to have Tim keynote the 2012 CES LIT Dinner and look forward to hearing his vision for the future of radio."

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Pandora's Tim Westergren to Keynote the 2013 CES Leaders in Technology Dinner

Press release date: September 12, 2012

Pandora Founder Scheduled to Speak to Top Technologists, Entrepreneurs and Policymakers

Arlington, Va. – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced that Tim Westergren, chief strategy officer and founder of Pandora, will deliver a keynote address at the 2013 International CES® Leaders in Technology (LIT) Dinner. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2013 International CES, the world’s largest consumer electronics tradeshow, is scheduled January 8-11, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Leaders in Technology Dinner will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 in the Lafite Ballroom at Wynn Las Vegas. The invitation-only event honors the top technologists, entrepreneurs and policymakers instrumental in furthering technology innovation.

“Tim Westergren is a trailblazer in Internet radio and developed a game-changing, innovative platform that helps  musicians find their audience and people discover and enjoy new music, ,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “We are excited to have Tim keynote the 2012 CES LIT Dinner and look forward to hearing his vision for the future of radio.”

Westergren started the popular personalized radio service in 2000 with the Music Genome Project®. He is an award-winning composer and an accomplished musician with 20 years of experience in the music industry – spanning production, audio engineering, film scoring and live performance. Trained as a jazz pianist, his musical background spans such genres as rock, blues, jazz and classical music. In addition to guiding Pandora’s overall strategy and vision, Westergren spends most of his time as Pandora’s chief evangelist – traveling the country to connect with some of the tens of millions of people who listen to Pandora.

Former LIT Dinner speakers include Skype CEO, Josh Silverman; Netflix Co-Founder and CEO, Reed Hastings; and eBay Inc. President and CEO John Donahue.

The Leaders in Technology Program at CES allows high-level public policymakers and technologists to learn from more than 3,000 exhibitors and thousands of new products that contribute to a dynamic industry that supports an expected $1 trillion in retail sales worldwide. The program also provides information and insight to assist officials in evaluating federal policies that affect the consumer electronic industry. For more information on the Leaders in Technology Program, please contact Laura Hudson at or 703-907-7604.

The 2013 CES will feature 3,000 global technology companies unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services across 15 major product categories including the latest in audio, automotive electronics, connected home technologies, digital imaging/photography, electronic gaming, entertainment/content and more. For more information on the 2013 International CES, visit

About CEA:
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $206 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 Follow CES at and through social media:    .

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October 14-17, 2012, San Francisco, CA
• CEA Research Summit at Industry Forum
October 17, 2012, San Francisco, CA
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October 17-19, 2012, Sonoma, CA
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