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Pandora’s Westergren to Speak at 2013 CES

Founder scheduled to give keynote at Leaders in Technology Dinner

The Consumer Electronics Association announced that Tim Westergren, chief strategy officer and founder of Pandora, will deliver a keynote address at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show Leaders in Technology Dinner.

The 2013 International CES is scheduled for Jan. 8–11, 2013 in Las Vegas, and the LIT Dinner will take place at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9, 2013, in the Lafite Ballroom at Wynn Las Vegas. According to the CEA, the invitation-only event honors technologists, entrepreneurs and policymakers furthering technology innovation.

“Tim Westergren is a trailblazer in Internet radio and developed a game-changing, innovative platform that helps musicians find their audience and people discover and enjoy new music,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA.

Westergren started the personalized radio service in 2000 with the Music Genome Project. He is also a composer and musician — including production, audio engineering, film scoring and live performance.

According to the CEA the LIT program gives policymakers and technologists the opportunity to learn from exhibitors and products. It also provides information to assist officials in evaluating federal policies that affect the consumer electronic industry.