Sweeney To Deliver ‘Insider’ Address at CES Show


Anne Sweeney, co-chair of Disney Media Networks and president of the Disney-ABC Television Group, will be giving an address at the 2009 International CES next January, the Consumer Electronics Association said Tuesday.

Mike Griffith, president and CEO of Activision Publishing and Dirk Meyer, president and CEO of AMD, will also deliver addresses at the show as part of the Industry Insider Series.

Produced by CEA, the 2009 International CES, the world’s largest tradeshow for consumer technology, will return to Las Vegas from Jan. 8 to 11.

“We are thrilled to welcome this dynamic lineup of Industry Insider speakers to the 2009 International CES stage, each representing key markets in the consumer technology industry,” Gary Shapiro, CEA president and CEO, said in a prepared statement “Anne Sweeney has been instrumental in merging the worlds of technology and content to allow greater access for consumers, and Dirk Meyer and Mike Griffith are true pioneers shaping the future of the respective IT and gaming markets. CES attendees will gain incredible insight from these industry leaders regarding the next generation of technology innovations.”

Meyer will kick off the 2009 Industry Insider Series with an address at 11 a.m. on Jan. 8. Sweeney will deliver her Industry Insider address later that day, at 2:30 p.m. Mike Griffith, president and CEO, Activision Publishing, will round out the series with an address at 11 a.m. on Jan. 9. All Industry Insider addresses will take place at the Las Vegas Hilton theater.