CES Highlights Home of Entrepreneurs
Panel features Will.i.am
ARLINGTON, VA. – The Consumer
Electronics Association announced a new entrepreneur-focused
keynote at the event formerly known as the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show. The Next Generation of Innovators
keynote will feature Jeff Jordan, a partner at Andreessen Horowitz, as
moderator and includes executive/founder panelists David Lieb of Bump
Technologies, Cyrus Massoumi of ZocDoc, Eric Vishira of RockMelt and will.i.am
of i.am.plus, llc. The Next Generation of Innovators keynote will be at 11
a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 in the LVH Theater.
The Eureka Park
TechZone, back for a second year, will be dedicated to showcasing
innovative startups and emerging technologies. CEA has also teamed up with the
Startup America Partnership to showcase and celebrate some of the most
innovative startup companies at the 2013 CES, including the Startup America Live Stage,
which will feature four days of start-up focused programming. The Next Generation
of Innovators keynote builds off of this solid foundation as another vital
entrepreneur-focused event to showcase innovation within the tech industry and
across the CES show floor.
Moderator- Jeff Jordan is a partner at Andreessen Horowitz where he
is responsible for managing portfolio companies and deal flow. He serves on the
boards of Airbnb, Fab.com, LikeALittle, Lookout, OpenTable, Pinterest,
Wealthfront and Zoosk. Jordan was previously CEO and
president of OpenTable where he managed accelerating domestic and international
growth, completed the acquisition of TopTable in Europe and led the development
of OpenTable's mobile initiatives.
Panelist- David Lieb
is CEO and co-founder of Bump Technologies. In 2008, the company launched the
Bump app, which lets users physically bump mobile phones together to exchange
contact information, photos and more. The Bump app has been downloaded over 100
million times around the world and is one of the most popular free apps in the
history of the App Store. Prior to founding Bump, David was a technologist
and algorithm designer at Texas Instruments
Panelist- Cyrus Massoumi is founder and CEO of ZocDoc. He has
extensive experience in the healthcare-technology nexus, web commerce and
management. Prior to ZocDoc, Cyrus served as an Engagement Manager at the
global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where he focused on
healthcare and technology.
Panelist- Eric Vishria is co-founder and CEO of RockMelt. He began
his career in investment banking at Broadview International and got his first
entrepreneurial experience as an early employee at Loudcloud and later Opsware,
where he quickly rose through the ranks in various product and marketing roles.
Panelist- will.i.am, founder and chairman of i.am.plus, llc, is a
multi-faceted entertainer and creative innovator. A seven-time Grammy Award
winner known for his work with The Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am is a founding
shareholder in Beats Electronics, the creators of the Beats by Dre™ headphones.
As an enthusiastic user of technology and in recognition of his ability to
harness technology to enhance entertainment, creativity and communication,
Intel Corporation appointed will as Director of Creative Innovation in 2011.
will.i.am is fusing the worlds of fashion, photography and mobile lifestyle by
introducing i.am+ camera accessories that are exclusively available at the
Selfridges & Co. department store in London through the 2012 Holiday
“As software continues to eat the world and reinvent industries, there’s no
shortage of ideas about ways we can reimagine the world as we know it,” said
Jordan. “I’ll be talking to some of the brightest entrepreneurs in
technology—whose companies are transforming everything from photography to
healthcare to the way we browse information—to hear their stories from the
trenches and invite them to share their vision for the road ahead.”