The Future of Consumer Electronics and the Big Shift: Margins vs. Innovation
If there is a single person in the world who represents the cutting edge of consumer technology – and the forces that drive the many markets involved – it is Gary Shapiro. As the head of CEA's International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), he provides the largest platform in the world for entrepreneurs and companies to test and sell their latest, most innovative products. There may be no other individual who combines such a commanding and yet objective role on the inventing side of the world, and also has so much interest and commitment to the global political search for encouraging invention and protecting it from copying, re-engineering, and/or theft.