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IBM CEO Ginni Rometty to Open CES 2019 with Keynote Address


The Consumer
Technology Association (CTA)
today announced that IBM Chairman,
President and CEO, Ginni Rometty, will headline the CES®
keynote stage, kicking off the annual gathering of the world's
foremost consumer technology leaders. Rometty will speak at 8:30 AM on
Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 at the Venetian's Palazzo Ballroom in Las Vegas.
Rometty will open CES by sharing a unique outlook for how technology –
built on a foundation of responsibility and trust – will significantly
improve how businesses operate and people work and live.

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 IBM CEO Ginni Rometty (Photo: Business Wire)

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty (Photo: Business Wire)

"We're proud and excited to welcome Ginni Rometty back to the CES stage
and put the work that she and her teams at IBM are doing on artificial
intelligence, cloud computing, and quantum front and center," said Gary
Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. "Ginni and her IBM colleagues represent
some of the very best minds in technology today, and we look forward to
kicking off CES with a deeper look into her vision for a world elevated
by improved connectivity, more robust data analysis and more capable
artificial intelligence."

Rometty has been named among Bloomberg's 50 Most Influential People in
the World, Fortune's 50 Most Powerful Women in Business and TIME's
most important people in tech.

IBM is a leader in solving global challenges with advanced technology
built and applied responsibly. CES 2019 will be a unique moment for tech
companies and businesses from around the world to envision a smarter
future – one with enormous potential for improving people's lives.
Rometty will kick off the event by discussing how technologies such as
AI and quantum – when built on a foundation of trust and transparency –
will drastically change business and society for the better.

IBM is trusted with the data and insights of thousands of companies
around the world, using IBM Watson AI technology to make everything
smarter and improve how people live and work. Additionally, IBM was the
first to build the first working 50
prototype processor and the first to make a quantum computer –
IBM Q – available to businesses, researchers and developers for
exploring its use in practical business and science applications.

CES 2019 will showcase life-changing technology across 24 product
categories, featuring solutions that will transform how we live, work
and play. The show provides access to the very latest transformative
tech such as 5G connectivity, artificial intelligence, augmented and
virtual reality, smart home, smart cities, sports, machine intelligence
and more. CES is the largest and most influential technology event on
the planet, and in 2019 industry leaders and rising stars will come
together again to pioneer future innovation. Registration will open
later this year. Visit the CES
to sign up to be notified about registration and other CES
2019 updates.

Check the CES
Keynote Schedule
page regularly for updates on the keynote lineup.

About CES:

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 50 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. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM,
it attracts the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers. Check
out CES
video highlights
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About Consumer Technology Association:

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ is the trade association
representing the $377 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, which
supports more than 15 million U.S. jobs. More than 2,200 companies – 80
percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world's
best-known brands – enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including
policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry
promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and
strategic relationships. CTA also owns and produces CES®
the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of
consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA's
industry services.


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    January 8-11, 2019, Las Vegas, NV

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