CES 2013: State of the Industry and Panasonic opening keynote

CEA CEO Gary Shapiro and then Panasonic president Kazuhiro Tsuga will talk the state of the consumer electronics industry

  • James Martin 1/8/2013 4:41:28 PM
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/8/2013 4:41:38 PM
    A groundbreaking cross-industry cooperation between movie studios and consumer electronics companies: UltraViolet.
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/8/2013 4:42:10 PM
    Here's Ron Sanders, president of Warner Bros, and others execs from Sony Pictures, Universal, 20th Century Fox, and Lionsgate.
  • James Martin 1/8/2013 4:42:33 PM
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/8/2013 4:42:49 PM
    Later this year, Sanders says, those who sign up, will receive up to 10 free movies. LG, Panasonic, Philips, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba, and Vizio are the partners with Hollywood on the UltraViolet initiative.
  • James Martin 1/8/2013 4:43:08 PM
  • Marguerite Reardon 1/8/2013 4:43:15 PM
    We seem to be having problems with the live feed for the video. We are working on it. So please stay tuned and keep following Daniel's and James' great live-blog coverage!
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/8/2013 4:43:19 PM
    It allows people to link their digital purchases together so people can play them back on pretty much any device. This looks like it might sink Walmart's Vudu effort.
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/8/2013 4:43:54 PM
    Ah, no...they're also touting Vudu, so UltraViolet is not sinking Vudu.
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/8/2013 4:44:13 PM
    "We expect to hit 10 million UltraViolet sign-ups," Sanders says.
  • James Martin 1/8/2013 4:44:31 PM
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/8/2013 4:45:20 PM
    Folks, sorry for the problems with the video. The Panasonic keynote should be starting soon, after Gary Shapiro from CEA is done.
  • James Martin 1/8/2013 4:45:24 PM
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/8/2013 4:46:08 PM
    Shapiro's back. He said more than 20,000 products are being launched or announced at CES this year. That's a pretty good number. And for 2013 there will be $210 billion in sales in the industry.
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/8/2013 4:46:35 PM
    "We need the United States government to have Ninja moment of its own," he says and talks about solving problems without regard to partisan affiliation.
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/8/2013 4:46:47 PM
    "It's time our leaders...man up."
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/8/2013 4:47:04 PM
    He asks for help in fighting patent trolls.
  • James Martin 1/8/2013 4:48:02 PM
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/8/2013 4:49:20 PM
    Hey, folks...please do be patient. We're working on making the video work.
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/8/2013 4:50:30 PM
    Shapiro is touting the I Am Innovation app, which is meant to collect stories of entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/8/2013 4:51:10 PM
    Let's talk about the Ninja! The Ninja is not without advantages, he said. The Ninja may make mistakes, but he will not be defeated by them. (Remember, Shapiro's new book is called Ninja Innovation).
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/8/2013 4:52:47 PM
    Shapiro's done now. And Kazuhiro Tsuga, president of Panasonic is coming up next.
  • James Martin 1/8/2013 4:55:30 PM
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/8/2013 4:55:34 PM
    Shapiro: Please join me in welcoming the president of Panasonic, Kazuhiro Tsuga.
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/8/2013 4:55:47 PM
    Tsuga is now on stage.
  • Marguerite Reardon 1/8/2013 4:55:47 PM
    The video of the keynote should be starting in 5 minutes at 9 AM.
  • James Martin 1/8/2013 4:56:32 PM
  • James Martin 1/8/2013 4:57:23 PM
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/8/2013 4:57:43 PM
    Panasonic is an eco-engineering company powered by thousands of people around the world, Tsuga says.
  • Marguerite Reardon 1/8/2013 4:58:01 PM
    The video has started!
  • James Martin 1/8/2013 4:58:24 PM
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/8/2013 4:58:49 PM
    The answer to what drives Panasonic is customers. "Now more than ever, we are committed to creating real value for our customers. Our ability to do this is based on two fundamental things: Listening to what our customers need....In fact, there are Panasonic research centers created just to do that. Second, we are creating lasting relationships with customers that continue long after they have purchased their product."
  • James Martin 1/8/2013 4:58:57 PM
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/8/2013 4:59:06 PM
    Our future is being built on far more than a single product category, he says.
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/8/2013 4:59:38 PM
    We are focusing our business activiies on four areas: Residential, Non-residential, Mobility, and Personal. "But these distinctions have no meaning without the one thing that unites them: people."
  • James Martin 1/8/2013 4:59:54 PM
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/8/2013 4:59:58 PM
    We want to add value wherever they are, he says, from home to the car, etc.
  • James Martin 1/8/2013 5:00:16 PM
  • James Martin 1/8/2013 5:00:39 PM
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/8/2013 5:00:52 PM
    B2B2C approach: The blending of B2B and B2C, he says.
  • James Martin 1/8/2013 5:01:09 PM
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/8/2013 5:01:09 PM
    Panasonic is offering customers a more connected experience.
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/8/2013 5:01:38 PM
    But what does it really mean: a more connected world? At Panasonic, we would not presume to answer that question for you, he says. Our job is to give you the products and services that allow you to create the world you want.
  • James Martin 1/8/2013 5:01:46 PM
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/8/2013 5:02:12 PM
    Perhaps there will be a few surprises, he hints, and says we will be listening in on some customer stories.
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