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Shawn DuBravac

Member since September 2015Contact Shawn

  • Chief Economist and Sr. Director of Research CEA
  • Twitter: @shawndubravac
  • Arlington Virginia
  • 22202 USA

Dr. Shawn DuBravac is chief economist of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,000 consumer electronics companies, which owns and produces CES®, the world’s largest gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. DuBravac is the author of CEA’s third book Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate (Regnery, 2015), which explores how the world’s mass adoption of digital technologies portends the beginning of a new era for humanity in the realms of economics, health, travel and culture. In his role as CEA’s chief economist, DuBravac provides crucial economic analysis to association and industry leaders regarding future economic activity and the relative health of the technology industry. He also contributes research on technology trends that underpin the industry.

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  • The Changing Voice Of News in AI & IoT Daily on 05/09/2017

    My childhood home was filled with the voices of Dan Rather, Tom Brokaw and Peter Jennings. Like a scene reminiscent of an old black-and-white sitcom, nearly every night our family television was tuned to CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News or ABC World News, with each of us fixed in our favorite locations around the living room. Today, the news remains cemented into my daily routine, but the voices have changed. And I don't just mean the familiarity of the anchors. A large percentage of my daily news - perhaps the vast majority of it - is spoken to me.

  • A Smart Home Saves Energy  in AI & IoT Daily on 11/11/2016

    With two months left, 2016 already has been named the hottest year on record by NASA scientists. Naturally, this news has led to increased concern about the effect we are having on the planet. There are a variety of proposed solutions to the problem, but they often miss the simple fact: Better technology can lead to a cleaner, greener planet. Take the average American home, for example. As Americans continue to embrace the Internet of Things (IoT), the home is swiftly becoming a central crossroads of digitized, connected technologies. These items are not just connected solutions that improve our quality of life.

  • What Does the Internet of Things Do to the Internet? in AI & IoT Daily on 09/15/2015

    In the 1990s, my home page was AOL. It's how I began every single Internet session. Like so many others going online in the early days of the Internet, it's where I started. The colloquial "You've got mail!" was so well-known, they named a movie after it. The colloquial "You've got mail!" was so well-known, they named a movie after it. As the Internet grew and my Internet activities evolved, I moved to Yahoo. There, I was offered a similar one-stop shop for much of the information on the Internet, but for me it catered better to my tastes and preferences around the changing Internet environment.

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