Gary Shapiro Quotes

Gary Shapiro is president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, which represents more than 2,400 tech companies and owns and produces CES. Shapiro authored of the New York Times best-selling book s Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World’s Most Successful Businesses and The Comeback: How Innovation Will Restore the American Dream. Through these books, media interviews, and hundreds of opinion pieces in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Washington Post, Shapiro explains the economic importance of innovation. He is considered an “influencer” on LinkedIn, and is a highly sought-after speaker, having taken the stage at conferences including DLD, Milken, The Next Web and SXSW.

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Gary Shapiro


Connectivity and technologies are not only solving some of the biggest problems in the world, but they're also enhancing the experience for everyone.

Gary Shapiro


Technology affects everyone, from agriculture to broadcasting to automotive to content to travel to leisure to everything, so we're seeing an incredible array of CEOs from every different industry.

Gary Shapiro


Technology changes rapidly and there's definitely a shift toward connectivity that provides 24-hour access to information aligned with individual needs. That's one of the driving trends and that's going to impact every industry in a very big way.

Gary Shapiro


“I think 1997 will be a year of value for the consumer, ... For instance, the average price of a 31-inch TV set price is $400 less today than it was at the same time last year.”

Gary Shapiro


“Plain ceilings are so boring.”

Gary Shapiro


“The unfortunate result of accelerating the tuner mandate deadlines for all sets would be to decrease the number of (digital TV) tuners in the marketplace, which clearly does not serve the transition.”

Gary Shapiro


“The unfortunate result of accelerating the tuner mandate deadlines for all sets would be to decrease the number of [digital TV] tuners in the marketplace, which clearly does not serve the transition.”

Gary Shapiro


“Personal computers are wonderful products, and they'll be very successful for a long time. But computers are $1,000-plus items, and there's cheaper ways of getting to (the Internet).”

Gary Shapiro


“The products have pretty much converged together. You are seeing simplicity built more into computers, and more memory built in TVs -- so that the clean division between the two doesn't exist anymore.”

Gary Shapiro


“[This year's edition of Five Technologies to Watch forecasts endless possibilities for the consumer electronics industry.] These five technologies truly illustrate the progress of technology in the digital age. They stood out in our extensive research process as the most likely to make the biggest splash in the consumer market in the year ahead, ... Every year the industry continues to make strides toward improvement, and it is clear that the consumer electronics industry has a bright future.”

Gary Shapiro


“The numbers say it all. The consumer electronics industry is hot.”

Gary Shapiro


“American consumers now have more ways to receive video programming than ever. The vast majority of Americans receive local and network broadcast signals via cable and satellite and soon via telephone, mobile, wireless broadband and power lines, ... CEA research shows that currently only 32.7 million of the 285 million television sets in the U.S. are used to view over-the-air television programming.”

Gary Shapiro


“The CEA Industry Forum is a gathering place for more than 350 industry visionaries, technology experts and retail executives to come together to focus on the market trends and issues affecting the CE industry, ... This year's keynoters will bring unprecedented value to our attendees in terms of business strategy and information they can use to give their businesses a competitive edge in the marketplace. Needless to say, we are extremely pleased with the heavy hitters in this year's line-up.”

Gary Shapiro


“With his entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to innovation, Page is a natural fit for CES.”

Gary Shapiro


“Consumer electronics sales are consistently growing, breaking records every year, because our industry is constantly changing to provide products that consumers love and can't live without.”

Gary Shapiro