Orange County's top CES Recap program.
The 2013 International CES was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 8-11, 2013.
CES is the largest consumer technology trade show in the world. The 2013 International CES featured more than 2,700 exhibitors across the 1.7 million net square feet of exhibit space.
With this many exhibitors, products, and attendees, it was almost impossible to see it all. That is where OCTANe and CEA can help. The 2013 International CES Recap presented by OCTANe will give you the opportunity to hear and discuss the trends, topics, hot products, and latest news that was announced at the International CES. Whether you attended CES or not, you will find this fun and intereractive program a great way to pull it all together and stay ahead of the tech news of 2013.
Ken Lowe - Vice President and Co-Founder, VIZIO Inc.
VIZIO Inc. is a leading Consumer Electronics company in Flat Panel HDTVs, Surround Sound Bars and BluRay players. With 40 years of experience in television and monitor design, Mr. Lowe has a proven record of developing innovative, cost effective designs to meet consumer requirements. His passion for picture quality in lower energy sustainable designs has earned him the reputation as an industry leader. Prior to founding VIZIO Inc., a leading Consumer Electronics company in Flat Panel HDTVs, Surround Sound Bars and BluRay players, he held key management and design positions with Princeton Graphic Systems and MAG Innovision in the USA, Philips and Electrohome in Canada, Philips Television and Decca Radio & TV in the UK. A member of the Video Board Division and the Board of Industry Leaders in the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the Board of the Washington Materials Management and Financial Authority (e-Recycling), the Advisory Board of the California Plug Load Research Center (CalPlug) initiative of Calit2 at the University of California Irvine (UCI), Mr. Lowe holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from Middlesex University, London, England, and is a member of the Institution of Engineering Technology (IET), Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Jon Rettinger - President, TechnoBuffalo
Jon Rettinger is a regular face in the tech world, as a commentator on CNBC and Fox Business, as well as a contributing writer to Wireless Week. As President of TechnoBuffalo, he brings consumer electronic news to over 15 million viewers per month. He ranks in the top 5% globally in social media influence, and was one of OC Metro’s top 40 under 40 for 2010. Jon brings a business oriented approach to TechnoBuffalo, having earned his MBA from the University of California at Irvine.
George Stepancich – Executive Board and Industry Board of Leaders of Consumer Electronics Association; CEO of Invisionate.
George Stepancich is the CEO of Invisionate, LLC a Sourcing Advisory Consulting Company located in Dana Point, CA. Previously, he ran GoldLantern, LLC, and a Consumer Electronics Company and was the chief architect of vision and strategy for a start up venture funded by Goldman Sachs. Prior to that Stepancich was Director of Business Development for the Telecom division of Siemens AG that generated $2 billion in sales. Mr. Stepancich joined Siemens from NETCOM an Internet Service Provider which was acquired for $256 million. Before that he developed and directed GTE’s Internet Services strategy and served as Associate Director of Telecommunications for the University of California at San Diego. Mr. Stepancich received a BA degree in Business from Cal State Long Beach and attended courses from faculty and staff associated with Harvard, MIT, Stanford, and Yale. Mr. Stepancich is presently serving on the CEA Consumer Electronics Association Accessory Board, Wireless Division Board, CEA Executive Board, and Industry Board of Leaders.
Moderator, Luis Vasquez - VP Entrepreneurship at OCTANe
Luis is responsible for OCTANe’s LaunchPad initiative. In this role, he brings together OCTANe’s resources and network to evaluate, mentor, and guide entrepreneurs and start-up companies. He has worked with over 700 companies and developed a network of over 800 people who are eager to provide resources to help LaunchPad companies achieve success. Prior to joining OCTANe, Luis was the CEO of a start-up nanotechnology sensor company created to commercialize technology developed at Caltech. He also has extensive experience in sales development, marketing, and operations in the defense, industrial, and energy markets. Luis has a BS from UC Riverside and an MBA from UC Irvine.
Denise Yohn - President, Denise Lee Yohn, Inc.
Ms. Yohn has been inspiring and teaching companies how to operationalize their brands to grow their businesses for over 20 years. World-class brands and leading CE, health, and fitness companies including Sony, Denon, ANT+, New Balance, and Road Runner Sports have called on Denise, an established speaker, author, and consulting partner.
Location: The Dodge film school is located on the corner of Palm and Cypress which is about 2 blocks from Chapman campus. The program will be held in the Lawrence & Kristina Dodge Theatre.
Parking: Free along Palm and Cypress streets. Under $5 in the front parking lot of the Dodge Theatre.
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