In the 22nd year honoring the best and brightest innovators of consumer technology for good, the Hall of Fame Dinner again recognized life-changing genius. It celebrated inductees painstakingly vetted by experts and professional peers on a panel of judges that included industry leaders and media.
Launched in 2000 at CES®, the first 50 honorees were inducted into the Consumer Technology Hall of Fame. Each year since then has welcomed into this class of visionaries a new group of inventors, engineers, business leaders, retailers and journalists. We hold this dinner as a tribute to them, and to their achievements.
The Hall of Fame celebrates the rich history of the consumer technology industry by honoring the leaders who have made it all possible. Each year, nominations are submitted by manufacturers, retailers and journalists. Nominations are carefully evaluated to determine the merits of each relative to CTA standards of excellence.
Those inducted into the Hall of Fame excel as visionaries who breach boundaries against seemingly insurmountable odds to bring their ideas to market-ready fruition. Their insights and hard work have delivered to consumers, worldwide, the technologies, products and services that enrich lives and livelihoods while furthering human security and wellbeing.
Dave Heller, William Kincaid, Jeffrey Robbin: Apple Inc.
Tim Baxter: formerly Samsung
Mike May: GoodMaps, founder of Sendero Group
Wanda Gass: Texas Instruments
Joseph and Mayer Akhtarzad: Video and Audio Center
Hank Shocklee: Shocklee Entertainment
Video and Audio Center, 2015 Hall of Fame
Dealerscope, 2021 Hall of Fame
Formerly TWICE, 2016 Hall of Fame