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CES EXPOSED: 2013 Technology Trend Forecast

1/31/2013 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


2013 Technology Trend Forecast

Come join our next CommNexus Consumer Electronics SIG event, “CES Exposed,” on Thursday, January 31st 2013, featuring moderator Mike Freeman, the San Diego U-T tech reporter, along with our featured guest San Diego entrepreneur Gary Rayner, founder and CEO of LifeProof, as they discuss the good, the bad and the ugly they experienced first-hand at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show.

Mike has been covering the movers and the shakers in the consumer tech space, as well as the CE product winners and the losers for decades.

Gary is a renown industry visionary, business creator, and product designer with five international patents to his credit. Gary also founded DriveCam, Inc., which was noted by The Wall Street Journal as the nation’s No. 30 Top Ranked Venture Backed Company.

Don’t miss this always popular post-CES CommNexus CE SIG event. Reserve your spot today, seats will sell out!


Gary Rayner

Founder and CEO, LifeProof

Gary Rayner is the founder, visionary, and CEO of LifeProof. A highly successful serial entrepreneur and designer for more than 17 years, Rayner has started and grown four different USA-based high-tech ventures with products that have grossed more than $150 million in revenues. His successful ventures include DriveCam, Inc., which was recently ranked #30 ‘Top Ranked Venture Backed Company’ by the Wall Street Journal. Rayner has been awarded five international patents and has held leadership roles as Founder, Chairman of the Board, CEO, and Director. Rayner received his Masters of Business Administration (Concentration Marketing) and his Masters of Engineering Science from Queensland University of Technology, one of Australia’s top universities.


Mike Freeman

Reporter-Technology, Union-Tribune

Mike Freeman covers technology for the U-T, where his coverage includes Qualcomm, San Diego's largest publicly traded company. Mike started at the U-T in 1999, covering the golf and action sports industries. Over the years, Mike has reported on commercial real estate, the housing bubble, banking and defense contractors. He also covered the Pinnfund Ponzi scheme and several real estate scams. He is one of the few journalists in the country who researches and writes a special section on executive compensation. Before joining the U-T, Mike was business editor of a daily newspaper in Bend, Ore. He graduated from Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore. with a bachelor's degree in communications.


Phil Baker, Columnist, San Diego Daily Transcript, Co-Founder, Think Outside, Former Director, Apple, & Developer, Polaroid & Seiko

Rick Clancy, Head of Public Relations, Covario, Former SVP, Corporate Communications, Sony Electronics & Past-chair, Communications Committee, Consumer Electronics Association

Louis Kim, Vice President, Advanced Platforms Group, Hewlett-Packard

Uma Jha, Sr. Director, JD Power and Associates


January 31st, 2013


5:30PM Registration/Networking/Refreshments

6:00PM Program Begins

7:30PM Program Ends


Pre-Registration: (Please pre-register by noon on 1/30/13)

$10.00 - CommNexus Sponsor

$20.00 - Non-Sponsor

FREE - Mentor Sponsor

At the Door:

$20.00 - CommNexus Sponsor

$30.00 - Non-Sponsor

FREE - Mentor Sponsor

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