Congratulations to the 2019 Legend of the Industry,
Shapiro is President and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,200 consumer technology companies, which owns and produces CES® – The Global Stage for Innovation. He directs a staff of about 200 employees and thousands of industry volunteers, leading his organization’s promotion of innovation as a national policy to spur the economy, create jobs and cut the deficit. CTA advocates for a lower deficit, skilled immigration, free trade and policies that support innovative new business models. CTA does not seek government funding for the industry.
Shapiro is a New York Times bestselling author, whose books include Ninja Future: Secrets to Success in the New World of Innovation (HarperCollins, 2019), Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World’s Most Successful Businesses (HarperCollins, 2013) and The Comeback: How Innovation will Restore the American Dream (Beaufort, 2011). Through these books and television appearances, and as a columnist whose more than 1,000 opinion pieces have appeared in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Washington Post, Shapiro has helped direct policymakers and business leaders on the importance of innovation in the U.S. economy. He is considered an “influencer” on LinkedIn and has more than 300,000 followers.
“It is an honor to be selected as the 2019 IAEE Legend of the Industry,” Shapiro said. “Exhibitions and the tech industry are all about innovation, change and pushing the envelope. Thanks to the many relationships we’ve developed through IAEE, we’ve been able to learn and apply what we learned to ensure CES remains the global stage for innovation and an excellent experience for all who attend.”