CTA Foundation at CES 2021

The Consumer Technology Association Foundation is thrilled to be able to highlight the ways technology is helping people of all ages and abilities during CES 2021. Join us for our programming or meet with us to connect at CES.

Programming

On CES Partner Day we will host the CTA Foundation Tech Improving Lives Forum. Sign up for a series of incredible discussions and highlights from industry, nonprofits, academia and others using technology to help people live, work and play independently.

Register to attend for free. 

Scheduled events

SESSION

TIME

Welcome

Providing Connection in Philadelphia

  • Andrew Buss, Deputy CIO for Innovation Management, City of Philadelphia
  • Eric Reed, Vice President of Entertainment and Tech Policy at Verizon
  • Stephen Ewell, Executive Director, Consumer Technology Association Foundation

12:00 PM EST

Conversation with Lex Gillette, US Paralympic athlete and world record holder

12:30 PM EST

Administration for Community Living MENTAL Health Innovation Challenge Announcement and Highlight of the winners

  • Lance Robertson, Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging, Administration for Community Living, HHS
  • Leith States, Chief Medical Officer, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
  • Ed Bartholme, Associate Bureau Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs, FCC
  • Amanda Purnell, Emerging Tech Data Specialist, Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Stephen Ewell, Executive Director, Consumer Technology Association Foundation
  • Lisa Marsh Ryerson, President, AARP Foundation
  • Siddhartha Chaturvedi, Health and Responsible AI, AI for Society, Microsoft
  • Sara Link, No Wrong Door Virginia
  • Matthew Aliberti, United Way Worldwide

12:50 PM EST

Conversation with Jacqueline Baker, Vice President of Startup Programming at AARP Innovation Labs

1:30 PM EST

Connection and Representation in Baltimore

  • Torrey Smith, two time Super Bowl Champion and President of Level82
  • Eric Reed, Vice President of Entertainment and Tech Policy at Verizon
  • Stephen Ewell, Executive Director, Consumer Technology Association Foundation

1:50 PM EST

Conversation with Elizabeth Lindsey, CEO of Byte Back

2:15 PM EST

Supporting the Las Vegas community: conversation with Adam Joseph, VP of Philanthropy and Cassie McIntyre, Grants Manager at Opportunity Village

2:30 PM EST

SESSION

TIME

Welcome

Providing Connection in Philadelphia

  • Andrew Buss, Deputy CIO for Innovation Management, City of Philadelphia
  • Eric Reed, Vice President of Entertainment and Tech Policy at Verizon
  • Stephen Ewell, Executive Director, Consumer Technology Association Foundation

12:00 PM EST

Conversation with Lex Gillette, US Paralympic athlete and world record holder

12:30 PM EST

Administration for Community Living MENTAL Health Innovation Challenge Announcement and Highlight of the winners

  • Lance Robertson, Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging, Administration for Community Living, HHS
  • Leith States, Chief Medical Officer, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
  • Ed Bartholme, Associate Bureau Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs, FCC
  • Amanda Purnell, Emerging Tech Data Specialist, Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Stephen Ewell, Executive Director, Consumer Technology Association Foundation
  • Lisa Marsh Ryerson, President, AARP Foundation
  • Siddhartha Chaturvedi, Health and Responsible AI, AI for Society, Microsoft
  • Sara Link, No Wrong Door Virginia
  • Matthew Aliberti, United Way Worldwide

12:50 PM EST

Conversation with Jacqueline Baker, Vice President of Startup Programming at AARP Innovation Labs

1:30 PM EST

Connection and Representation in Baltimore

  • Torrey Smith, two time Super Bowl Champion and President of Level82
  • Eric Reed, Vice President of Entertainment and Tech Policy at Verizon
  • Stephen Ewell, Executive Director, Consumer Technology Association Foundation

1:50 PM EST

Conversation with Elizabeth Lindsey, CEO of Byte Back

2:15 PM EST

Supporting the Las Vegas community: conversation with Adam Joseph, VP of Philanthropy and Cassie McIntyre, Grants Manager at Opportunity Village

2:30 PM EST

Close 

3:00 PM EST


More from CES 2021

Interviews

See short interviews with leaders from industry, nonprofits, academia and other innovators using technology to improve the lives of people in need. 

Roundtable Discussions

The CTA Foundation hosts invite only roundtable discussions between industry and advocacy organizations. This year’s all digital roundtable will enable us to reach an even more diverse group of leaders as we highlight opportunities and challenges and build the relationships that will enable better technology for all consumers.

Pitch Event

Join us for our third CTA Foundation Pitch Event sponsored by AARP Innovation Lab. See eight innovative companies pitch our industry experts and the audience will select the winner. Details to follow soon. 

CES 2021 CTA Foundation Interviews


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Provide a Connection

Put the money you saved from a Las Vegas business meal or taxi ride to good use. Make a donation at www.SupportCTAF.org and your contributions will go towards programs using technology to help older adults and people with disabilities such as these examples.