Huawei CEO Richard Yu will deliver a keynote speech at CES 2017.
In a statement announcing the address, Huawei suggested that Yu’s speech will focus on fostering more regional collaboration across the globe to promote technological innovation, and that it would also outline future plans on Huawei’s part involving “artificial intelligence, virtual reality and connected technologies”.
Gary Shapiro, the CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, which organizes the annual Consumer Electronics Expo, called Yu “a leading visionary in the technology industry” who has helped to establish Huawei “among the pioneers of mobile technology”.
That reputation has likely been burnished further with a couple of Huawei’s recent smartphones, the Mate 9 Porsche Design and the Mate 9 Pro. They’re among the first smartphones on the market to bring the fingerprint sensor under the glass face of the front of each device – potentially a first step toward sensors embedded within smartphone displays.
It’s an achievement that may well get a mention in Yu’s keynote address, which will take place on January 5th, the first day of the three-day expo.
November 25, 2016 – by Alex Perala