NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang To Take Lead Keynote Center Stage At CES 2017

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is one of the world’s largest if not THE largest tech expo held each year. Well over 100,000 tech enthusiasts and press congregate in Las Vegas every January to see the latest computer hardware, gadgets, and high-tech automobiles that companies have to offer. One Silicon Valley company in particular that has diversified itself quite nicely in the past few years will be among those invited to help kick off the festivities at CES 2017.

Jen-Hsun Huang helped to co-found NVIDIA in 1993 and currently serves as the company’s CEO. Huang will deliver a preshow keynote address during which he is expected to talk about not just the graphics prowess that the company has always been known for, but its forays into deep learning, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and autonomous vehicles.

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“NVIDIA plays a central role in some of the most important technology forces changing our world today,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association. “Its work in artificial intelligence, self-driving cars, VR and gaming puts the company on the leading edge of the industry. Mr. Huang is a visionary CEO who consistently anticipates trends well before their arrival. I am especially pleased to welcome him to the keynote stage given the growth we’ve seen in all of these areas on the CES show floor.”

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In the past few months alone, NVIDIA has successfully launched a top-to-bottom lineup of Pascal-based GPUs for both desktop and mobile systems. The company announced its Tesla P100 GPU accelerator (which has super-fast High Bandwidth 2 memory onboard) for deep learning applications, and it pulled back the veil on the Parker processors that power its Drive PX 2 autonomous car processing engine (which was announced at CES 2016).

We don’t know what next-generation products Huang will have on display for us at CES 2017, but if this year is any indication, we’ll be in for quite a show.