The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced that actor, director, author, and comedian Aisha Tyler will be the CES Ambassador for 2017.
Aisha Tyler defines the term multi-hyphenate, by working simultaneously in multiple media formats. She is host of CBS' Emmy-winning The Talk, a series regular on CBS's Criminal Minds, the voice of superspy Lana Kane in FX's Emmy-winning Archer and host the CW's comedy improv show Whose Line Is It Anyway? An avid gamer and tech enthusiast, Tyler is a one-woman content machine, in engineering, hosting, conforming, and editing her award-winning podcast, “Girl on Guy,” and also in directing, producing, shooting, and editing multiple short films, music videos, comedy specials, and recently, her first feature film.
"I can't think of a more perfect ambassador for CES than Aisha Tyler," said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, CES and corporate business strategy, Consumer Technology Association. "Aisha has torn down barriers for women and diversity in technology, effortlessly integrated and encouraged the use of tech in everyday life and redefined what it means to be a 'gamer.' CES encompasses every aspect of tech and Aisha is a superb example of how innovative technologies can be positive influences in our lives."
Aisha's podcast was chosen by iTunes as a best new comedy podcast of 2011 and has more than 17 million downloads to date. She produces and engineers the podcast with nothing more than two microphones, an iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.
"As a podcaster, author, producer, and filmmaker, I can attest to how technology has not only made my life better, but more creatively robust, dynamic, and productive in every way," Tyler said. "I recently directed my first feature film in just seven days on a microbudget, and technology played into every aspect of completing that creative mission effectively. Technological innovation is my artistic secret weapon. I am incredibly honored to be the CES ambassador for 2017."
As technology continues to evolve, so does the CES experience and what it has to offer attendees interested in the intersection of technology and media. C Space is the CES program that provides a focused setting for those in the entertainment, marketing, content, and advertising worlds to understand technology's influence on these industries. Technology is shifting how consumers access content and view advertising, and C Space provides these industries the opportunity to learn how technology impacts consumer entertainment consumption.
Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association, CES 2017 will run January 5–8 in Las Vegas, NV. CES will feature more than 3,800 exhibitors showcasing the latest innovations in consumer technology. For more information on CES 2017, visit CES.tech.