Cable glitterati tapped for CES 2002

Tue, 01/01/2002 - 7:00pm
Anne Kerven

You're probably not on it, and CEDaily for sure isn't, but sponsors of 2002 International CES — Your Source for Workstyle and Lifestyle Technology have released a partial A list of guests, and CableLabs brass are high on the list.

The Jan. 8 to Jan. 11 event, sponsored by Consumer Electronics Association, will see a CableLabs-sponsored contingent that includes AT&T Broadband CEO Bill Schleyer; Chair and CEO of Time Warner Cable Glenn Britt; Jim Robbins, president and CEO of Cox Communications Inc.; Comcast Communications President Brian Roberts; Charter Communications President and CEO Carl Vogel; and Joe Collins, AOL Time Warner Interactive Video chair and CEO. Collins also is CableLabs' chair. The contingent includes all members of CableLabs' Board's executive committee, CableLabs says.

For its part, CEA says more than 60 public officials will attend the Las Vegas show, including U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chair Michael Powell — as well as all the commissioners.

Others topping the guest list include representatives Joe Barton (R-Texas); Michael Bilirakis (R-Fla.); Michael Oxley (R-Ohio) and 10 others.

CEA says the public policy sessions include Digital Download: Cracking the Code to Profitability, In the Public Interest and Eyes on the Road: Driver Focus and In-Vehicle Electronics.

Finally, two CEA staffers are hitting the road today to demo mobile electronics. Steve Gates, CEA's manager of communications and Tim McNamara, CEA staff director of communications, will drive a van from Virginia to the event in Las Vegas, with stops in Pittsburgh; Columbus, Ohio, Kansas City, Mo.; St. Louis and Denver. The van is equipped with voice-activated navigation, portable DVD, satellite radio, wireless Internet and gaming systems.


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