The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) TM today announced that Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg will deliver a keynote address at the upcoming CES® 2019. CES is the global showcase for 5G driving innovation across industries, from smart cities to self-driving vehicles, digital health and telecom. Vestberg’s address will take place at 4 PM on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 in the Venetian’s Palazzo Ballroom. Owned and produced by CTA, CES 2019 will run Jan. 8-11, 2019 in Las Vegas.
5G networks will be 100 times faster and five times more responsive than today, with an extremely high data rate and low latency - transforming industries and providing endless possibilities for new services and applications. At CES 2019, the world’s most influential tech event, Vestberg will explore the future of connectivity through 5G as it fuels new technologies and services that will blend our physical and digital worlds. Vestberg will take a deep dive into the impact of 5G that will change our world for the better – from building smart cities infrastructure to improving education, aiding first responders and beyond.
“Verizon is paving the way for 5G, which will improve the lives of citizens around the world fundamentally changing how we live, work and play,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. “Only at CES can you touch, see and feel 5G’s impact across industries and hear from global experts leading the charge to harness the potential of 5G and its impact on future innovation. We welcome Hans Vestberg to the CES keynote stage and look forward to hearing Verizon’s plans for the future that will spur new markets, create new jobs and connect communities around the world.”
Vestberg was named chief executive officer of Verizon Communications, a leading provider of wireless, fiber-optic and global Internet networks and services, in August of 2018. He previously served as Verizon’s chief technology officer and president of Global Networks, with responsibility for further developing the architecture for Verizon’s fiber-centric networks. At Verizon, Vestberg has focused on delivering seamless experiences for customers over network assets. These assets consist of the U.S.’s leading and largest 4G LTE network, the world’s first commercial 5G broadband internet service, and residential fiber networks. As a global internet backbone, Verizon’s undersea cable network carries much of the world’s internet traffic, and fiber assets in 45 of the top 50 markets in the country. Verizon’s latest products and services will be on display at CES 2019 in CES Tech West, located in the Venetian, Toscana #3705.
Vestberg spoke on a 5G Keynote Talk at CES 2018 and has also keynoted while CEO of Ericsson. He joins a dynamic lineup of confirmed CES 2019 keynote speakers, including AMD’s Dr. Lisa Su, IBM’s Ginni Rometty and LG’s Dr. I.P. Park. Additional keynote speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.
CES features 4,500 exhibitors across 2.75 million net square feet of exhibit space. The 2018 event attracted 182,198 attendees, including a record 63,784 international attendees, according to the official show audit. Conducted by Vault Consulting, LLC, the CES audit provides absolute verification of exhibition records, including direct on-site observation, examination of registration systems and testing of attendee records.
CES 2019 will showcase life-changing technology, with leaders in the 5G revolution such as AMD, Ericsson, Intel, Nvidia, Qualcomm, Sprint and T-Mobile showcasing their latest 5G applications. The show also provides access to the very latest transformative tech such as artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, smart home, smart cities, sports, quantum computing and more.