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Press Release | September 23, 2020

Telehealth, Travel, Ecommerce Spending to Grow Post-Pandemic, Says CTA

A new Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® study shows U.S. consumer spending on leisure travel and online retail products, and use of telehealth services will continue or grow after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides. The study, Future of Consumer Behavior Amid COVID-19, examines what U.S. adults’ spending habits will be and the lasting impacts of the pandemic – including when Americans expect a return to normal life.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | September 23, 2020

General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra Joins Keynote Lineup for CES 2021

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® today announced that General Motors (GM) Chairman and CEO Mary Barra will present the opening keynote address during the all-digital CES® 2021, the world’s most influential technology event. Barra’s keynote will share a closer look at GM’s transformational strategy to advance mobility for communities around the world. Laying the foundation for an all-electric future is just the beginning. For the first-time ever, the CES keynotes will be viewed across the globe, giving the world a front row seat to experience the future of technology.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | September 22, 2020

CTA Announces 2021 Executive Board and Board of Industry Leaders

Today, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, North America's largest technology trade association and owner and producer of CES® – the most influential tech event in the world – announced the election of its 2021 Executive Board (EB) and Board of Industry Leaders (BIL).

Arlington, VA
Press Release | September 17, 2020

Proposed Regulation of Online Free Speech Would Hurt U.S., Help China, Says CTA

The Consumer Technology Association submitted reply comments to the Federal Communications Commission arguing against the administration’s efforts to regulate online platforms hosting third-party content.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | September 16, 2020

AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su to Keynote at CES 2021

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® today announced that AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su will keynote during CES® 2021, the world’s most influential technology event. Dr. Su will present the AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) vision for the future of research, education, work, entertainment and gaming, including a portfolio of high-performance computing and graphics solutions. This will be the first time the CES keynote series will be available in real time to registered attendees around the world.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | September 14, 2020

“Dig Once” Proposal Will Create Robust Broadband Networks, Save Taxpayer Dollars, CTA Says

Statement from Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, regarding the Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration proposal to streamline broadband infrastructure deployment in rights-of-way during the completion of federal highway projects.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | September 10, 2020

SCHEDULE UPDATE: CES 2021 Moves Dates to January 11-14

CES 2021 is shifting its dates for the all-digital show.CES® 2021 will take place Monday, January 11 through Thursday, January 14, 2021.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | September 10, 2020

Verizon Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg to Deliver CES 2021 Kick-Off Keynote

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® today announced that Verizon Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg will deliver the kick-off keynote address during CES® 2021, the world’s most influential technology event. Vestberg’s keynote will discuss 5G as the framework of the 21st century, the essential tech of the present and accelerated tech of the future to move our global community forward, such as telemedicine, tele-education, and more.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | September 02, 2020

CTA Urges FCC to Protect Online Innovation and Free Speech

Arlington, VA
Press Release | August 27, 2020

CTA Names Seven Industry Leaders to the 2020 CT Hall of Fame, will also Honor Three Innovation Entrepreneurs

The Consumer Technology Association® (CTA) announced the new class of honorees into its 2020 Consumer Technology (CT) Hall of Fame created in 2000. The program celebrates technology leaders who advance innovation and develop, create, market and promote the technologies, products and services that improve consumers’ lives.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | August 25, 2020

CTA Convenes Leading Health Tech Companies on Digital Therapeutics Standard

Nearly 25 health technology companies have joined the Consumer Technology Association’s (CTA)® new initiative to develop standards for the use of digital therapeutics – an emerging field that uses software-based interventions to enhance or provide care.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | August 18, 2020

Consumer Savings Reach $7 Billion Under Set-Top Box Energy Agreement

Consumers saved nearly $2 billion in electricity costs in 2019 alone as a result of the voluntary set-top box energy efficiency agreement among the primary stakeholders in the pay-TV industry and two leading energy efficiency advocates.

Washington, DC
Press Release | August 12, 2020

3-in-4 Parents, Educators Say Tech Eases At-Home Learning Amid COVID-19, Says CTA

Three-quarters of parents (75%) and educators (73%) say technology products and services have eased at-home learning during the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a new Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® study. Looking ahead, nearly four in five (78%) parents and educators believe coronavirus restrictions will lead to more remote education for the 2020/2021 school year.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | July 29, 2020

CTA Applauds Legislation Protecting Businesses from Frivolous COVID-19 Lawsuits and Extending Telehealth Services

Statement from Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA, regarding the SAFE TO WORK Act and the American Workers, Families and Employers Assistance Act.   

Arlington, VA
Press Release | July 29, 2020

U.S. Tech Leaders are Nation’s “Crown Jewels,” Says CTA

The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, regarding the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing on competition in the digital marketplace.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | July 28, 2020

CES 2021 Moves to an All-Digital Experience

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® today announced CES® 2021 – January 6-9, 2021 – will be an all-digital experience connecting exhibitors, customers, thought leaders and media from around the world. The new format will allow participants to hear from technology innovators, see cutting-edge technologies and the latest product launches, and engage with global brands and startups from around the world.
 

Arlington, VA
Press Release | July 28, 2020

Section 230 Protects American Innovation and Online Freedom of Expression, CTA Says

Statement from Michael Petricone, Senior Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, regarding the United States Senate Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet hearing on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | July 27, 2020

CTA Statement on Beginning of FCC Process to Weaken Section 230

We welcome conversations around the best ways to protect free speech, to ensure the U.S. remains a leader in innovation and technology investment. However, these conversations should follow the appropriate process.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | July 27, 2020

Major Health, Tech Leaders Join CTA's New Initiative to Respond to Future Pandemics

To ensure an effective public sector response to future pandemics like COVID-19, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® has convened more than a dozen health care and technology leaders including Microsoft, SSM Health and CVS Health to lead a new effort – the Public Health Tech Initiative. The group will explore and create recommendations for the use of technology in dealing with and recovering from future public health emergencies.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | July 23, 2020

CTA Applauds Congressional Leadership on Spectrum Policy

Statement from Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA, regarding the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation subcommittee hearing on the state of U.S. spectrum policy.

Arlington, VA

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