Ford Motor Co. president and CEO Mark Fields will deliver a keynote address at the 2015 International CES, joining Samsung, Intel, and Merceds. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the 2015 CES will run January 6-9, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Fields’s keynote address immediately follows the State of the Industry address by Gary Shapiro, CEA’s president and CEO which begins at 8:30 AM, Tuesday, January 6, 2015, in The Venetian’s Palazzo Ballroom. During his keynote, Fields will address what’s next for Ford and discuss the company’s commitment to innovation in all parts of its business.
“Ford is a global leader in delivering innovative technology solutions that enhance the experience of owning, driving and riding in cars,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “From launching in-car connectivity systems to pioneering new safety technologies, Ford continues its impressive legacy of embracing innovation. We are excited that Mark is joining us at the 2015 CES. As automobiles increasingly become mobile technology platforms, we look forward to hearing his vision for the future.”
Mark Fields was elected president and CEO of Ford on July 1, 2014. Fields had served as chief operating officer since December 2012. Having joined Ford in July 1989, Fields has served in a number of leadership positions for Ford globally, leading operations in Asia, Europe, and South America. From 2005 to 2012, Fields served as executive vice president and president, The Americas, where he was responsible for the transformation of the company’s North American operations and record profitability. Fields was named a Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in 2000 and CNBC’s Asian Business Leader – Innovator of the Year for 2001. He holds an Economics degree from Rutgers University and a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.
Fields joins Samsung Electronics president and CEO Boo-Keun Yoon, chairman of the board of management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Dr. Dieter Zetsche, and Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, as part of the 2015 International CES keynote lineup. Additional details are available at: . The 2015 CES will feature more than 3,500 exhibitors unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services across the entire ecosystem of consumer technologies.