CEA CEO, Gary Shapiro, to keynote 6Sight Future of Imaging Conference at CE Week 2012

Press Release   •   Apr 18, 2012 16:39 EDT

JACKSON, Mich. – 6Sight Conferences LLC, announced Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® and author of the New York Times best-selling book, The Comeback: How Innovation Will Restore the American Dream, will deliver the keynote address at the 6Sight Future of Imaging Conference, Tuesday, June 26, at 9 a.m. 6Sight will lead off CE Week on June 25-26, 2012, at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City.

Shapiro will speak about innovation in the imaging industry. CEA, a U.S. trade association representing more than 2,000 consumer electronics companies, owns and produces the continent’s largest annual tradeshow, the International CES®.

“There is so much innovation taking place in the imaging industry today from connected cameras to 41-megapixel smart phone cameras and mirrorless cameras,” says Joe Byrd, president, 6Sight Conferences. “We’re compelled to dedicate this year’s conference to imaging innovation. When I read Gary’s book, I knew that there was no better person to speak on innovation than this best-selling author who has been an important part of many of the consumer electronics innovations we have today.”

The 6Sight conference program will also focus on major growth opportunities and top trends in the imaging ecosystem including connected imaging devices, image sharing, mobile apps, smart imaging technology such as GPS and facial or scene recognition, sensors and processors, optics, and displays.

The 6Sight conference will be part of 2012 CE Week, a five-day citywide event including CEA Line Shows and Digital Downtown Conference, organized in association with CEA, along with Martin Porter Associates and Consumer Technology Publishing Group/NAPCO, publisher of Dealerscope, Photo Industry Reporter, Custom Retailer and E-Gear magazines.

This 6Sight Future of Imaging Conference is co-hosted by Invest in Skåne, and mobile imaging developer Scalado and supported by CEA and PMA, the Worldwide Community of Imaging Associations.

About CEA:
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $195 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at, and through social media.

About the 6Sight Future of Imaging Conference:
6Sight®’s series of executive conferences focus on the impact the imaging industry and its technologies have on society, and the revenue possibilities they enable. The conference, being held as part of CE Week presented by CEA on June 25-26, 2012 in NY, NY, brings together technologists, marketers, mass merchants, industry and financial analysts, educators, high-volume users, and members of the media. The participants preview breakthrough technologies, forecast innovative uses, and spark new ideas and alliances that benefit current and potential customers, participating companies, and the imaging industry as a whole. The program emphasizes interactivity, rich media presentations, and high-level networking among participants. 

6Sight also publishes the 6Sight Report, a weekly email digest, and the bimonthly 6Sight Magazine covering imaging trends and technologies with in-depth analysis and interviews. 

About PMA – The Worldwide Community of Imaging Associations
As a professional trade association, PMA® helps the worldwide photo imaging community achieve business success and adapt to new technologies. Its commitment to members in 100-plus countries is part of an 86-year legacy that connects business owners to a network of knowledge and support. PMA furthers this purpose through the development of educational programs, marketing research, publications, and trade shows. As a not-for-profit organization, any success PMA achieves in its endeavors directly benefits the industry, providing the means to continually develop services and activities for members.

Founded in 2000, Scalado™ is a world leader in the mobile imaging industry, thanks to a long history of developing innovative platform-independent imaging solutions. Based on Scalado’s unique Random Access JPEG and more than 50 patent and patent pending technologies, these innovations are currently being used by the world's leading global telecom and platform players in over 1 billion devices to date, a figure that's  growing with over 500 million devices each year.

Scalado™ is headquartered in Lund, Sweden, and has regional commercial and development facilities in USA, Korea, China (mainland), Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. For any inquiries, please visit