President & CEO
Consumer Technology Association
Gary Shapiro is president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,200 consumer technology companies, which owns and produces CES® – The Global Stage for Innovation. The many highlights of Gary’s career include guiding the industry in its successful transition to HDTV and leading the home recording manufacturers’ battle to preserve the legality of recording technology. Gary has testified before Congress on technology and business issues more than 20 times. Gary is the author of CTA’s New York Times bestsellers Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World’s Most Successful Businesses and The Comeback: How Innovation will Restore the American Dream. Through these books, as well as TV appearances and op-eds in publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Washington Post, Gary proudly extolls the importance of innovation in the U.S. economy.