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Delta CEO, Ed Bastian, to keynote CES 2020

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) recently announced that the CEO of Delta Airlines, Ed Bastian, will be delivering a CES 2020 keynote. He will speak on Tuesday January 7th at 2:00 PM in the Venetian’s Palazzo Ballroom in Las Vegas, NV. This marks the first time that not only Delta but any airline will headline the CES keynote stage. During CES 2019, Bastian joined IBM Chairman, President and CEO Ginni Rometty during the opening keynote session.

CES 2020 will feature a new Travel and Tourism exhibit area to show arising technologies are providing a more enhanced, efficient and customized consumer experience. Attendees will experience the innovations are transforming travel and tourism spanning the realms of global companies to tech startups. People will also have the opportunity to hear from industry leaders in the new conference track that will explore augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) in travel and smart technology tourism.

“Biometrics, AR/VR, mobile technology and more are simplifying travel today and fundamentally changing travel in the future,” said Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of CTA. “This is a growing trillion-dollar industry supporting millions of jobs across the world. Attendees will be able to see and experience for the first time the promise technology holds for the travel and tourism industry and we look forward to hearing from Delta who is leading the way.”

Ed Bastian was named Delta’s CEO in May 2016 and since then he has expanded Delta’s leading position as the world’s most reliable airline while growing its global footprint. Bastian has led Delta’s transformation of air travel experience with generational investments in technology, aircraft, airport facilities and most importantly Delta’s employees worldwide. In 2018, Fortune magazine named Bastian among “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders,” and in 2019, he was elected to the membership of the Council on Foreign Relations.

“Travel has become an essential part of our lives, and CES is the perfect stage to show the world how technology and innovation - combined with the best employees on the planet - will transform the future travel experience for customers across all points of the journey,” Bastian said.

CES 2020, the global stage for innovation, will run Jan. 7-10, 2020, in Las Vegas and provide access to the most transformative tech across various marketplaces, such as 5G connectivity, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, smart home, smart cities, vehicles, digital health and more. Industry leaders and rising stars will come together again to pioneer future innovation driving the ever-evolving tech industry. Visit for all CES 2020 updates.

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