The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today announced that Tim Westergren, chief strategy officer and founder of Pandora, will deliver a keynote address at the 2013 International CES Leaders in Technology Dinner.
The Leaders in Technology Dinner will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 in the Lafite Ballroom at Wynn Las Vegas. The invitation-only event honors the top technologists, entrepreneurs and policymakers instrumental in furthering technology innovation.
"Tim Westergren is a trailblazer in Internet radio and developed a game-changing, innovative platform that helps musicians find their audience and people discover and enjoy new music," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. "We are excited to have Tim keynote the 2012 CES LIT Dinner and look forward to hearing his vision for the future of radio."
Westergren started the popular personalized radio service in 2000 with the Music Genome Project. He is an award-winning composer and an accomplished musician with 20 years of experience in the music industry - spanning production, audio engineering, film scoring and live performance. Trained as a jazz pianist, his musical background spans such genres as rock, blues, jazz and classical music. In addition to guiding Pandora's overall strategy and vision, Westergren spends most of his time as Pandora's chief evangelist - traveling the country to connect with some of the tens of millions of people who listen to Pandora.
Owned and produced by CEA, the 2013 International CES, the world's largest consumer electronics tradeshow, is scheduled January 8-11, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.