Posted by: kurtsh | August 29, 2011

EVENT: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to deliver first keynote of CES 2012


While it shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone attending, SteveB will be keynoting CES 2012 again this year and you can bet it’ll be a good one considering Microsoft’s increasingly intense focus on consumer-side products & services.

  • Windows 8 & Slates.
  • Xbox 360 & beyond.
  • Windows Phone Mango & Apollo.
  • Kinect & Kinect innovations like Windows integration.
  • Microsoft Sync & Car Integration Technologies.
  • Bing w/ Bing Travel, Bing Maps, Bing Translator, Bing Shopping, etc.
  • Windows Live, Skydrive, and Cloud Services.
  • Skype, Lync, and other VOIP technologies.

…and so on and so on.  See you there.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to Deliver Preshow Keynote Address at 2012 CES

Jul 06, 2011 10:27:28 Steve Ballmer, Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft Corporation, will deliver a preshow keynote address at the 2012 International CES. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2012 International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, is scheduled January 10-13, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“We are pleased to welcome + MoreMicrosoft back to the CES keynote stage,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “From mobile to desktop to gaming and beyond, Microsoft has a significant impact on all aspects of the consumer technology industry, and Steve Ballmer’s keynote is a great way to kick off the exciting 2012 International CES. We are excited to hear Microsoft’s latest initiatives and Ballmer’s vision for where consumer technology is heading.”

Ballmer’s preshow keynote address is slated for 6:30 p.m., Monday, January 9, in The Venetian. Microsoft has used the CES keynote stage in previous years to unveil innovative new products, including the original Xbox and Avatar Kinect.


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