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Delivering the opening keynote address at the 2014 International CES, a gathering for those interested in the business of consumer technologies, is the president and CEO of Sony Corp. 

Kazuo “Kaz” Hirai will bring his unique perspective and insights about the latest innovations occurring at the intersection of content and hardware at the show, which runs Jan. 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas. Hirai’s CES address will be part of the Tech Titans keynote series, where CEOs from the most powerful companies in technology present their vision for revolutions in products, services and networks that will shape the next wave of innovation.

His address is slated for 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 7 in The Venetian’s Palazzo Ballroom, following a State of the Industry Address by Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA.

“Sony is a global brand synonymous with innovation and cutting-edge technology,” said Shapiro. “There is no better way to kick off the world’s greatest innovation event than a keynote from one of the leading brands in the industry, bringing content and technology together to transform the way we live, work and play. We are thrilled to welcome Kaz Hirai to the 2014 CES keynote stage and are excited to hear his insight surrounding the next generation of consumer technology.”

Hirai was appointed representative corporate executive officer, president and CEO of Sony in April 2012 and was appointed director of the Sony board in June 2012. He began his career with CBS/Sony Inc., now Sony Music Entertainment Japan, in 1984. In 1995, he joined Sony Computer Entertainment America, and in 1999, he was appointed president and chief operating officer, SCEA with responsibility for overall operational management of the U.S. game business. As of April 2011, Hirai assumed responsibility for all of Sony’s consumer electronics products and services, together with its global software, sales and marketing and design platforms.

Additional keynotes at the 2014 CES will be held as part of the Technology Innovators keynote series. This new series will offer insight by innovators, thought leaders and disruptors – the “rock stars” of their industries. It is a stage for those with big ideas that are reframing the way technology will impact our interaction with the world today and in years to come.

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