Arlington/Las Vegas– The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) on Wednesday announced Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President and CEO of IBM will open The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 keynote stage and kick off the annual gathering of the world’s foremost consumer technology leaders.

Rometty will speak at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at the Venetian’s Palazzo Ballroom in Las Vegas and start off by sharing a unique outlook for how technology — built on a foundation of responsibility and trust — would significantly improve how businesses operate and people work and live.

“We’re proud and excited to welcome Ginni Rometty back to the CES stage and put the work that she and her teams at IBM are doing on artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, and quantum front and centre,” Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, CTA, said in a statement.

Rometty will kick off the event by discussing how technologies such as AI and quantum — when built on a foundation of trust and transparency — will drastically change business and society for the better.

“Ginni and her IBM colleagues represent some of the very best minds in technology today, and we look forward to kicking off CES with a deeper look into her vision for a world elevated by improved connectivity, more robust data analysis and more capable artificial intelligence,” Shapiro added.

Rometty has been named among Bloomberg’s “50 Most Influential People in the World”, Fortune’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” and TIME’s most important people in technology. (IANS)