CES 2010 to address tech policies

ceslogoArlington, Va. — Top policymakers will address key technology issues, including broadcast to cable, broadband to wireless and telecom to satellite at the 2010 International CES trade show, according to the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). Produced by CEA, CES 2010 is scheduled for Jan. 7-10 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Speakers will include FCC chairman Julius Genachowski, who will participate in a policy discussion with CEA president and CEO Gary Shapiro, and FCC Commissioners Meredith Atwell Baker, Mignon Clyburn and Robert McDowell, who will discuss the national broadband plan, accessibility, net neutrality and demands for more spectrum during their “Inside the FCC’s Communications Agenda” discussion.

The Tech Policy Summit will discuss critical issues including broadband deployment and spectrum allocation. Programs will include “The Spectrum Grab and Innovation,” and “The Legislative Roadmap for 2010.”

CEA has partnered with the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) to produce the CES Technology and Emerging Countries (TEC) Program. Panel discussions include: “Technology for Smart Energy,” “Healthcare Technology for Emerging Markets” and “Study Time: How Advances in Technology Improve Education Opportunities.”

Nokia’s Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo and Hisense’s Zhou Houjian will both deliver keynote addresses as part of the TEC program.

In addition, environmental policies will be addressed during the Technology and the Environment Knowledge Track. Other environmental discussion panels include “Dollars and Watts: Energy Use Information for Electronics,” with participants including California State Senator Alex Padilla, as well as executives from Best Buy, Dell and Motorola; “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About State E-Waste Laws but Were Afraid to Ask,” which will address e-waste challenges across state lines, and the “EPA Recycling Leadership Roundtable.”

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