Event

Consumer Technology Hall of Fame Dinner

The first 50 honorees into the Consumer Technology Hall of Fame were inducted in 2000 at CES. Each year, a new group of inventors, engineers, business leaders, retailers and journalists are inducted at CTA’s annual awards dinner. The Innovation Entrepreneur Award winners are also honored at the dinner. 

Hall of Fame Dinner | 11/11/2021

The awards dinner will be held on Thursday evening, November 11 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. Both the 2020 and 2021 Hall of Fame and Innovation Entrepreneur Award inductees will be honored during the ceremony. Registration will open in October.

Overview

The CT Hall of Fame (HOF) Program

The Hall of Fame celebrates the rich history of the consumer technology industry by honoring the leaders that have made it possible. Each year nominations are submitted online by manufacturers, retailers and journalists. These nominees are reviewed by a panel of judges that include industry professionals and media.

The entrepreneurs in the Hall of Fame are an extraordinary group. Although their achievements are different, they each had a vision, and their imaginations and hard work have created technologies, products and services to help solve some of the world’s biggest challenges. 

The 2021 Hall of Fame Awards nomination period is now closed.

The Innovation Entrepreneur Awards (IEA) Program

Sponsored by It Is Innovation (i3) magazine and the CTA Small Business Council, the Innovation Entrepreneur Awards program recognizes inspiring entrepreneurs, leading businesses and exceptional startups in the consumer technology industry with revenues under $30 million. 

Awardees demonstrate innovation, dedication to the industry, community outreach and the tenacity to persevere through business and economic challenges. One consumer technology company, one startup company and one individual consumer technology executive are selected by a panel of industry judges for the Innovation Entrepreneur Awards each year.

The 2021 Innovation Entrepreneur Awards nomination period is now closed.


Hall of Fame Honorees

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Hall of Fame Honorees

2021

Mike Fasulo: Sony Electronics
Nancy Klosek: Dealerscope
Bill and Barbara Pearse: Ultimate Electronics
Hank Shocklee: Public Enemy/SOPA/PIPA
Roberta Williams: Sierra Online

2020

Vint Cerf: TCP/IP
Frank Conrad: 
Westinghouse
Peter Fannon: 
Panasonic
Kazuo Hirai: 
Sony Corp.
Robert Kahn: 
TCP/IP
James Meyer: 
Sirius/XM, RCA, DirecTV
Robin Raskin: 
LIDT/journalist

2021 Hall of Fame Judges

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Lancelot Braithwaite

Journalist, 2011 HOF 

Carol Campbell

Technology Insider Group 

Henry Chiarelli

Chiarelli and Associates, 2019 HOF

Peter Fannon

Former Panasonic Corp., 2020 HOF 

Deena Ghazarian

Austere

Jeremy Kaplan

Future

Mara Lewis

ID8 Innovation

Daniel Pidgeon

Sears Home Services

Megan Pollock

Samsung Electronics America

John Shalam

VOXX International

Murray Slovick

Tech writer

Steve Smith

Former editor-in-chief, TWICE, 2016 HOF 

2021 Hall of Fame Judges

Lancelot Braithwaite

Journalist, 2011 HOF 

Carol Campbell

Technology Insider Group 

Henry Chiarelli

Chiarelli and Associates, 2019 HOF

Peter Fannon

Former Panasonic Corp., 2020 HOF 

Deena Ghazarian

Austere

Jeremy Kaplan

Future

Mara Lewis

ID8 Innovation

Daniel Pidgeon

Sears Home Services

Megan Pollock

Samsung Electronics America

John Shalam

VOXX International

Murray Slovick

Tech writer

Steve Smith

Former editor-in-chief, TWICE, 2016 HOF 

John Taylor

LG Electronics USA

Stewart Wolpin

Technology writer/historian


Innovation Entrepreneur Award Honorees

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Innovation Entrepreneur Award Honorees

2021

Executive: Dr. James (Jim) Mault
Company: Nuheara
Startup: ROYBI  

2020

Executive: Vicki Mayo 
Company: re:3D Inc.
Startup: Nuro

2021 Innovation Entrepreneur Award Judges

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2021 Innovation Entrepreneur Award Judges

Kim Folsom: Founders First Capital Partners LLC

Connie Guglielmo: CNET

Robert Heiblim: Bluesalve Partners

Jeremy Kaplan: Future

Mara Lewis: ID8 Innovation

Frank Parrotto: Matrix Advisors

John Quain: Tech writer

Larry Richenstein: WePower Technologies

Gary Yacoubian: SVS | Specialty Technologies