The entire consumer-electronics world will be focused on Las Vegas this week as the 2013 International CES kicks off in Las Vegas. Today is about major press conferences from the industry's leading companies, but tomorrow, the eyes of the industry will be on the opening keynote address from incoming Panasonic President Kazuhiro Tsuga, who will follow brief remarks on the state of the industry by CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro. The event starts at 8:30 a.m. PT (11:30 a.m. ET) on Tuesday, January 8, and CNET will be there covering it live. We'll have a live video stream and a live blog filled with news, photos, and analysis, as it happens.
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"Prior to taking on this leadership role for Panasonic...Tsuga was president of AVC Networks Company, the internal arm responsible for Panasonic's audiovisual and information technology equipment business," the CES Web site explains. "Concurrently, he served as senior managing director and was a member of the board. From 2008 to 2011...Tsuga served as president of Panasonic's Automotive Systems Company and was also the managing executive officer of the corporation. During this time, he revived Panasonic's automotive electronics business and laid the foundation for its expansion, taking it in new directions, including devices and systems for more eco-responsible vehicles."