FCC and FTC Commissioners join innovation policy roundtable.

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CEA® announced that U.S. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and U.S. FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez will be featured speakers at the 2015 International CES®. For first time in CES history, full slate of commissioners from both agencies will participate in roundtable discussion on critical regulatory, law enforcement, and policy issues facing the technology industry. Hot policy topics will include spectrum allocation, privacy, accessibility, the Internet of Things, and regulatory reform.



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CEA Announces First-Ever Full Slate of FCC, FTC Commissioners to Join Innovation Policy Roundtable at CES



FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez to be Featured Speakers at the 2015 International CES



Arlington, VA – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced that U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler and U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairwoman Edith Ramirez will be featured speakers at the 2015 International CES®.  In addition, for the first time in CES history, the full slate of commissioners from both agencies will participate in a roundtable discussion on critical regulatory, law enforcement and policy issues facing the technology industry. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2015 CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, and will run January 6-9, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada.  



“For four days in January, all eyes are on the tech industry—including the eyes of regulators and policy makers,” said CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro. “This level of engagement from FCC and FTC leadership is unprecedented, and speaks to the increasing strength of CES not only as an incomparable showcase for the latest in technology innovation, but also as a hotbed for the policy discussions that will set the agenda and impact the industry for the coming year and beyond.”



FCC Chairman Wheeler will join Shapiro for what has become an annual rite of passage. The 13th consecutive FCC Chairman SuperSession at CES will be a candid discussion on spectrum issues, developments in broadband and open Internet, competition policy and other critical issues. The conversation will also recap Chairman Wheeler’s exciting and busy first year.



FTC Chairwoman Ramirez will deliver opening remarks for the conference session, “Privacy and the Internet of Things (IoT): Navigating Policy Issues,” part of the Innovation Policy conference track, which brings together top government officials, entrepreneurs and policy experts to explore the relationship between technology innovation and public policies while addressing major issues impacting American innovators and U.S. competitiveness. Chairwoman Ramirez will tee up a conversation exploring steps that manufacturers and policymakers can take to build consumer trust in devices and applications while preserving creativity and flexibility to innovate.



Also a part of the Innovation Policy conference track, FCC Commissioners Mignon Clyburn, Jessica Rosenworcel, Ajit Pai and Michael O’Rielly will join their counterparts at the FTC, Commissioners Julie Brill, Maureen Ohlhausen, Joshua Wright and Terrel McSweeny, for a roundtable discussion on hot policy topics such as spectrum allocation, privacy, accessibility, the Internet of Things and regulatory reform. They’ll also discuss how the FCC and FTC work together and separately to move policies forward.



Details of these panels include:



Jan. 6, 1-2 PM Opening Remarks by: The Honorable Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman, FTC -  Room: N254 (Innovation Policy, presented by CEA session)

Privacy and the IoT: Navigating Policy Issues

Connected devices offer control and convenience, but consumers are still learning how to navigate them. Are there steps that manufacturers and policymakers can take to build consumer trust in devices and applications while preserving creativity and flexibility to innovate?



Jan. 7, 1-2 PM Supersession One-on-One with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler - Room: N255-257

Join FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro for a candid conversation about Chairman Wheeler’s exciting first year. They will discuss spectrum issues, developments in broadband and open Internet, competition policy and other critical issues.



Jan. 7, 2:15 – 3:15 PM  2015 Preview: FCC and FTC Commissioner Roundtable - Room: N254 (Innovation Policy, presented by CEA session)

Hear what the FCC and FTC commissioners have to say about critical regulatory, law enforcement and policy issues, including: spectrum allocation, privacy, accessibility, the Internet of Things, regulatory reform, how the FCC and FTC work together (and separately), and technological convergence.



Moderator:  Julie Kearney, VP Regulatory Affairs, CEA



Panelists:

The Honorable Mignon Clyburn, Commissioner, FCC

The Honorable Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner, FCC

The Honorable Ajit Pai, Commissioner, FCC

The Honorable Michael O’Rielly, Commissioner, FCC

The Honorable Julie Brill, Commissioner, FTC

The Honorable Maureen Ohlhausen, Commissioner, FTC

The Honorable Joshua Wright, Commissioner, FTC

The Honorable Terrel McSweeny, Commissioner, FTC



For more information on the 2015 CES, please visit www.CESweb.org.



Note to Editors:  The official name of the global technology event is “International CES®.”  Subsequent references to the event can be shortened to “CES.”



About CES

The International CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the technology trade association representing the $211 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry’s most relevant issues are addressed. Follow CES online at www.CESweb.org and through social media:



Press Contacts:

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Tara Dunion

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