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Press Release | April 08, 2020

Video Conferencing Use Sees Big Jump Amid COVID-19, Shows CTA’s New Weekly Tracker

U.S. household use of video and conference call platforms such as Zoom and Slack saw the biggest jump week-over-week, as Americans switch from in-person to virtual business meetings and social gatherings, according to a new weekly tracker introduced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®. 
 

Arlington, VA
Press Release | April 02, 2020

CTA, ATA Launch Directory of Telehealth Technologies Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Today, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® and American Telemedicine Association (ATA) launched a new website of telehealth technology solutions amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The website, TechHealthDirectory.com, is developed and hosted in conjunction with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and features a growing list of digital health resources – from remote monitoring to telemedicine – to assist the health care industry during the coronavirus outbreak.   

Arlington, VA
Press Release | April 02, 2020

CTA Commends New Washington State Facial Recognition Law as Model for Other States

Statement from Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, regarding the new law passed by the state of Washington allowing the use of facial recognition technology with certain restrictions.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | April 01, 2020

CTA Applauds FCC Decision to Increase Access to Unlicensed Spectrum for Tech Innovation

The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, regarding the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) upcoming vote to make 1200 megahertz of spectrum available for unlicensed use in the 6 GHz band.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | March 31, 2020

CTA Congratulates Eliott Peck on 45-Year Career at Canon U.S.A.

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® congratulates Eliott Peck, executive vice president and general manager, imaging technologies and communications group, Canon U.S.A., on his successful career and pending retirement at the end of March. The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA:

Arlington, VA
Press Release | March 27, 2020

CTA Statement on the CARES Act

The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA) ®, regarding the House of Representatives’ passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | March 27, 2020

Video Streaming, Contactless Grocery Delivery Use Soars Amid COVID-19 Outbreak, CTA Study Finds

As millions stay home during the coronavirus pandemic, American households are embracing a major lifestyle shift – by consuming video streaming services at a higher rate and adopting newer tech solutions such as contactless food/grocery delivery and fitness apps for their daily needs, according to a new study by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | March 12, 2020

CTA Introduces New, Virtual Care Principles Industry-Led by Doctor On Demand, 98point6, Livongo, Others

Today, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® introduced a new set of industry-created, voluntary principles for virtual care. The recommendations to address and advance the use of virtual care tools - such as telemedicine, remote patient monitoring and real-time communication between patients and clinicians – follow the Centers for Disease Control (Feb. 29, 2020) call for the increased use of telehealth to evaluate, triage and care for patients in the fight against pandemic outbreaks.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | March 11, 2020

CTA Statement on COVID-19

Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, issued the following statement on COVID-19.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | March 05, 2020

EARN IT Act Creates False Choice Between Child Safety and Internet Safety, says CTA’s Shapiro

Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, voiced opposition to the EARN IT Act, introduced today by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), in an op-ed on CTA.tech.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | February 28, 2020

CTA Applauds FCC Decision to Use TV White Spaces for Broadband Access

The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, regarding the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) vote to allow for improved broadband coverage in rural and underserved areas by allowing more access to “TV White Spaces” for unlicensed wireless services.

Press Release | February 25, 2020

CTA Launches First-Ever Industry-Led Standard for AI in Health Care

More than 50 organizations – from major tech giants to startups and health care industry leaders – convened by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® have developed the first-ever ANSI-accredited standard for the use of artificial intelligence in health care. This standard, part of CTA's new initiative on AI, is the first in a series that will set a foundation for implementing medical and health care solutions built on AI.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | February 11, 2020

Over 1,200 Thought Leaders at CES 2020 Prove Tech is Changing Lives and Transforming Industries

CES® 2020, the world’s largest and most influential technology event, proved that CES is the platform to show why and how companies are embracing tech in their business. CES has evolved from a traditional technology tradeshow into a global event featuring more than 300 conference sessions and 1,200 industry thought leaders across many stages at CES 2020. Industry thought leaders included top CEOs and senior leaders from the most well-known global brands and businesses on the keynote stage, government officials from around the world and business professionals from companies large and small.
 

Arlington, VA
Press Release | February 05, 2020

CTA Says Encryption 'Backdoor' Would Set Dangerous Precedent for Privacy

The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®:

Arlington, VA
Press Release | February 04, 2020

CTA Releases First-Ever Report Tracking Tech Industry’s Carbon Emissions and Efforts to Combat Climate Change

Today, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® released its 2019 Industry Report on GHG Emissions, a new report tracking the consumer tech industry’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and operational efforts to combat climate change. The report presents GHG emissions data from CTA’s consumer tech manufacturers and service providers that are publicly disclosing their data and recognizes companies’ independent environmental achievements and goal-setting initiatives. The report details CTA member company commitments – from utilizing renewable energy to building more efficient manufacturing plants – to cut emissions and reduce its impact on the environment. 

Arlington, VA
Press Release | January 31, 2020

CTA Thanks Ginni Rometty for Leadership, Vision at IBM

The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® on the retirement of Ginni Rometty as president and CEO of IBM.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | January 27, 2020

Tech Industry's Commitment to Environment Creating a More Sustainable Future, Says New CTA Report

The consumer technology industry is leading the world toward a more sustainable future through innovation and key initiatives in critical areas including waste reduction, energy efficiency, responsible recycling and more, according to the Consumer Technology Association’s (CTA) 2019 Sustainability Report. The latest report outlines how innovators have become a driving force in sustainability by establishing greener operations and creating products that are doing more while using less energy and materials and lasting longer.  

Arlington, VA
Press Release | January 27, 2020

Tech Industry’s Commitment to Environment Creating a More Sustainable Future, Says New CTA Report

The consumer technology industry is leading the world toward a more sustainable future through innovation and key initiatives in critical areas including waste reduction, energy efficiency, responsible recycling and more, according to the Consumer Technology Association’s (CTA) 2019 Sustainability Report. The latest report outlines how innovators have become a driving force in sustainability by establishing greener operations and creating products that are doing more while using less energy and materials and lasting longer.  

Arlington, VA
Press Release | January 21, 2020

CTA Announces Brian Moon as Vice President of Sales and Business Development

Today, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® announced Brian Moon as its new vice president of sales and business development for CES®. Brian had been CTA’s vice president of international sales since 2014 and previously served as CTA’s national accounts manager from 2003-2009.

Arlington, VA
Press Release | January 15, 2020

CTA Applauds Launch of Congressional Future of Work Caucus

The following statement is attributed to Tiffany Moore, senior vice president, political and industry affairs, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®,  on today’s launch of the Congressional Future of Work Caucus, a bipartisan working group of U.S. Representatives committed to helping lawmakers and their staffs make informed policy decisions on workforce development issues.

Arlington, VA

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