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Five Minutes With … Gary Shapiro on the Spectrum

Gary Shapiro

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Smart phones use 20 times the data of traditional devices and tablets use considerably more – all of which is taking a toll on spectrum resources.

In this installment of “Five Minutes With …,” Consumer Electronics Association President/CEO Gary Shapiro reveals that the situation will grow grave by 2014 if more spectrum isn’t made available. He has a solution in mind, but you’ll need to listen to our conversation on spectrum availability to find out what it is.

 

About our guest: Gary Shapiro is president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, which represents more than 2,000 consumer electronics companies and also owns and produces the continent’s largest annual trade show, the International CES. Gary has also co-founded and chaired the HDTV Model Station and served as a leader of the Advanced Television Test Center (ATTC). He is a charter inductee into the . He’s a regular on The Hill‘s “top lobbyist” list and Washington Life magazine has named him as one of the 100 most influential people in Washington, D.C.

This interview was hosted by Dennis McCafferty, Director of Content for W2 Communications, high tech PR agency. Find out more about our full service communications offerings. Subscribe to our “Tech Connections: Five Minutes With …” series on iTunes.

Dennis McCafferty, Vice President of Content

As Vice President of Content, Dennis McCafferty brings more than 20 years of experience in editorial, working in all forms of content: metro/national newspapers, regional/national magazines, custom publications/content marketing, radio, TV, blogs and social media. Since joining W2 Communications, Dennis’s projects have included white papers, industry-publication byliners, blogs, op-eds, podcasts and case studies for the range of the agency’s clients.

Previously, he launched his own B2B/B2G/custom-publishing business, DM Enterprises, and worked with clients such as IBM, Advanced Micro Devices, USAA, Nationwide, Amtrak, Ritz-Carlton, MasterCard, GM and many others for their content marketing needs. He has also contributed to Baseline, CIO Insight, Washington Technology and VARBusiness magazine, among other titles.

From September 1997 through March 2010, he served as Senior Writer at USA WEEKEND, for which he interviewed newsmakers such as Presidents Bush and Clinton, Caroline Kennedy, Donald Trump and Web founder Tim Berners-Lee. Before WEEKEND, he was a staff writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where he won a national, first-place award for investigative reporting.

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