ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ today announced that Chen Zhang, CTO of JD.com (Nasdaq:JD), and Eric Wang, president of JD.com’s JD Smart division, will deliver a keynote address at the upcoming CES AsiaTM 2016, Asia’s premier technology event. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association and co-produced by Intex Shanghai, the second annual CES Asia will run May 11-13, in Shanghai, China - register today.
Zhang and Wang’s keynote address is scheduled for 4:15 PM, Thursday, May 12 at the Kerry Hotel, Shanghai Ballrooms 2-3. They will discuss how JD.com’s open smart platform is making consumers’ lives easier and more efficient. By leveraging its ecosystem, JD Smart is enabling products from different brands to connect seamlessly, improving value and user experience. At the event, the executives will also present new products and breakthroughs in the JD Smart ecosystem.
“As one of China’s top retailers, JD.com utilizes strategic vision and innovation to further enhance the end-user experience and grow the company’s brand,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association. “JD.com’s success in the marketplace makes it a vital component to the Chinese economy. We are thrilled to welcome Chen Zhang and Eric Wang to the CES Asia keynote stage to discuss the company’s plans for the future. They join an outstanding roster of keynoters whose participation helps demonstrate that CES Asia is the premier event in Asia for the consumer technology industry.”
As CTO of JD.com, Chen Zhang is in charge of driving R&D growth in big data and cloud computing. He also provides technical support for the daily operation of JD Mall.
As president of JD Smart, Eric Wang is committed to exploring cutting-edge technologies, building game-changing products and creating an IoT ecosystem. He is in charge of the overall management of JD Smart and related business areas.
JD.com will also serve as an official industry partner for CES Asia and have exhibit space on the show floor (SNIEC, Hall N1, Booth #1326). Their exhibit will present the achievements of JD Smart, JD Finance and JD Logistics Lab, showcasing JD Smart’s open smart ecosystem of interconnection technologies and applications, as well as the JD Smart start-up program. In addition, JD.com will demonstrate the leading technologies in the areas of smart logistics, drone delivery and artificial intelligence. Additionally, JD.com will host a launch event during CES Asia.
Returning to Shanghai for its second year, CES Asia 2016 is expanding from two exhibit halls in 2015 to four with a show floor that will span 32,000 gross square meters (16,000 net square meters). Featuring more than 350 exhibiting companies, the entire global technology industry will be represented at CES Asia across 15 product categories from 3D printing and smart home to vehicle technology and wearables.
For the latest news and information, or to register for CES Asia 2016, visit www.CESAsia.com.
About Consumer Technology Association:
Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM is the trade association representing the $287 billion U.S. consumer technology industry. More than 2,200 companies – 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world’s best known brands – enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. The Consumer Technology Association also owns and produces CES® – the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s industry services.
About CES Asia:
Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM and co-produced by Intex Shanghai, CES Asia is the premier event for the consumer technology industry, showcasing the full breadth and depth of the innovation value-chain in the Asian marketplace. Key global businesses come to this new event to grow and reinforce their brand by showcasing the latest products and technologies to consumer tech industry executives, foreign buyers, international media and a limited number of consumers from China. Attendees have exclusive access to some of the largest brands from China and around the world, while celebrating the innovation that defines the consumer technology sector.
About Intex Shanghai:
Intex Shanghai Co., Ltd is the sub joint venture company of CCPIT (China Council for the Promotion of International Trade) Shanghai, which started in 1992 and is jointly invested by Shanghai Hongqiao E&T Development Zone United Development Co., Ltd., CCPIT Shanghai and Istithmar P&O Estates FZE. As a prominent producer of tradeshows in China, Intex owns a venue in Shanghai, manages various exhibition venues outside of Shanghai and also organizes and co-organizes 10 international trade shows throughout China. Intex Shanghai is the vice chairman of SCEIA, the Deputy Director of CAEC and the member of UFI and has a stand-out reputation in the domestic exhibition industry. Find Intex Shanghai online at www.intex-sh.com.
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