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CES 2013: Interview roundup

CES 2013: Interview roundup
Brian Heater
Brian Heater|January 14, 2013 4:30 PM

Our CES plates were jam-packed full of eye-opening conversations this year. We had the chance to speak to top tech luminaries, entrepreneurs, celebrities and fellow journalists. Much of that opportunity arose from the return of our stage, parked right in the middle of the Las Vegas Convention Center's Grand Lobby. We blew things out this year, packing the schedule from the show's opening on Tuesday morning to its close on Friday night.

Below we have a list of the interviews we did at this year's show, both on-stage and off, so you can relive the thoughts, theories and comments that defined this year's Consumer Electronics Show.


We were fortunate enough to run the spectrum with our interviews this year, from top execs at companies like Sony to the heads of crowdfunded startups to a lawyer from non-profit digital rights organization, EFF. The conversations were fascinating and ongoing, running the gamut of the CES experience, including grizzled CES veterans and wide-eyed first timers. And then, of course, there were the demos: speedy wireless transfer, shiny new mobile operating systems, a flipping drone and some insanely cool wearables.

Sony CEO Kaz Hirai
eMusic CEO Adam Klein
RIM Vice President of Developer Relations Alec Saunders
Qualcomm SVP of Product Management Raj Talluri, SVP of Product Management
Nokia EVP, Sales and Market Chris Weber
CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro: Opener, Closer
Red Digital Cinema Co-Founder Ted Schilowitz
Samsung Director of Product Marketing Ryan Bidan
Ford Product Manager Julius Marchwicki
Mozilla VP of Products Jay Sullivan
Sony Vaio Product Specialist David Ng
TransferJet demos with Toshiba Director Analog and Imaging Business Unit Deepak Mithani / Technology Executive Tsukasa Matoba
3D Systems CEO Avi Reichental
Stern Pinball CEO Gary Stern
Texas Instruments Business Unit Manager for DLP Pico Frank Moizio
Pantech Marketing Manager Chandra Thompson
NVIDIA Director of Tegra Product Marketing Matt Wuebbling
Arm Inc. President Simon Segars
Polaroid CEO Scott Hardy
Sprint Director of Product Marketing Trevor Van Norman
MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis
Electronic Frontier Foundation Staff Attorney Julie Samuels
Toshiba VP, Product Marketing and Development, Visual Products Scott Ramirez
Lenovo Executive Director of Worldwide Product Marketing Jerry Paradise
Nuance CTO Vlad Sejnoha
Parrot CEO Henri Seydoux
AMD Director, Global Business Units Marketing John Taylor
SanDisk Vice President, Retail Product Marketing Dinesh Bahal
Myriad VP of Business Development Olivier Bartholot
OLPC VP Business Development Giulia D'Amico / CFO Bob Hacker
GM Chief Infotainment Officer Phil Abram
Sony Televisions
Verizon Director, Network and Technology Praveen Atreya
Huawei CEO Consumer Business Group Richard Yu
Wacom VP of Marketing Scott Rawlings
ZTE Global Chief Design Director Hagen Fendler
WiGig President and Chairman Ali Sadri
Samsung Mobile Application Bootcamp Award Ceremony
Razer Global Director of Product Marketing Heath Hatcher
WiTricity CEO Eric Giler
Oculus Co-Founder Palmer Luckey / VP Nate Mitchell
Formlabs Co-Founder Maxim Lobovsky
Indiegogo CEO Slava Rubin
Romotive Co-Founder and CEO Keller Rinaudo
iRobot's Craig Henricksen
Vuzix CEO Paul Travers
Sculpteo Co-Founder and CEO Clément Moreau
Ubuntu Founder Mark Shuttleworth


It wouldn't be CES -- or Vegas -- without the celebrities. We had some fascinating run-ins with the likes of Richard Dreyfuss and Danny DeVito, but it was on-stage where the famous attendees truly shined. We spoke to a sash-wearing, shirt-ripping geek icon, a headphone-hawking rapper, the spiritually fascinated founder of a blogging empire and a YouTube-famous racecar driver. And then, of course, there was an encounter with an '80s prop comic that we'll almost certainly never forget.

Felicia Day
Ken Block
Arianna Huffington
50 Cent


We may have been the official online news source of CES 2013, but believe us, we know we were far from the only media company present. To help broaden our own news-gathering perspectives, we used each night's podcast, to discuss the show's events with some of our favorite folks in the media.

Make's Matt Richardson
Ashley Esqueda, Nicole Scott and Sascha Pallenberg
Jon Rettinger and Phil DeFranco

CES 2013: Interview roundup