Waymo CEO to Keynote CES 2019 Leaders in Technology Dinner

Krafcik to discuss the future of mobility and global transportation

ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Consumer
Technology Association
(CTA)TM today announced that Waymo
Chief Executive Officer, John Krafcik, will keynote at the CES®
2019
Leaders in Technology (LIT) Dinner, an invitation-only event
bringing together more than 600 policymakers, top technologists and
entrepreneurs. Krafcik will join FOX Business Network’s Liz
Claman
in a fireside chat to discuss the latest self-driving
applications and the future of mobility on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.
Owned and produced by CTA, CES 2019 will run January 8-11, 2019, in Las
Vegas, Nevada.

“John is revolutionizing the transportation industry through innovative
solutions in self-driving that bring greater reliability and safety to
our cars, roads and cities,” said Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, CTA.
“John and his team are committed to providing affordable and sustainable
transportation to citizens around the world, increasing greater access
to schools and jobs and improving lives. We’re thrilled to have him join
us at this year’s Leaders in Technology Dinner and look forward to
hearing his vision for the future of our roads.”

John Krafcik is the CEO of Waymo, the self-driving technology company
with a mission to make it safe and easy to move people and things
around. Under John’s leadership, Google’s self-driving car project
became Waymo, an independent Alphabet Inc. company. Since then, Waymo
has test-driven the world’s first fleet of self-driving vehicles on
public roads without a driver at the wheel, completed 10 million
autonomous miles, and struck up partnerships with Jaguar Land Rover,
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Lyft, Avis, AutoNation and more. Waymo has
tested its technology in over 25 U.S. cities and is developing an
autonomous ride-hailing network in Phoenix, Arizona. Prior to Waymo,
John was president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America, and the chief
engineer for the Ford Expedition.

The invite only Leaders in Technology Program at CES allows high-level
public policymakers and technologists to learn from CES’ 4,500
exhibitors and see thousands of new products that contribute to the $377
billion U.S. consumer technology industry. The program also provides
information and insight to assist officials in evaluating federal
policies that affect the consumer technology industry. For more
information on the Leaders in Technology Program, please contact Laura
Hudson at lhudson@CTA.tech or
703-907-7604.

Krafcik follows other influential technology leaders that have keynoted
at the LIT Dinner, including John Zimmer, co-founder and president of
Lyft; James Park, CEO and co-founder of Fitbit; and Nick Woodman,
founder and CEO of GoPro.

CES 2019, the world’s largest and most influential technology event,
will showcase life-changing technology across every major industry,
featuring 4,500 exhibitors across 2.75 million net square feet of
exhibit space. CES provides access to the very latest transformative
tech, such as 5G connectivity, artificial intelligence, augmented and
virtual reality, smart home, smart cities, sports tech, machine learning
and more. For the latest CES news and to register for the show, visit CES.tech.

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
. Follow CES online at CES.tech
and on social.

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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Contacts

Sarah Brown
703-907-4326
sbrown@CTA.tech
www.CTA.tech
or
Justin
Siraj

703-907-7415
jsiraj@CTA.tech
www.CES.tech

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