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Editor's Note
I T I S I N N OVAT I O N

Merging
Worlds
I have had the privilege of working with some of the best
and brightest leaders in our industry with CTA's CT Hall
of Fame program. This year we have a phenomenal class
of visionaries that will be honored at the annual dinner
held on November 7 at Capitale in New York City.

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he 2018 class includes
John Briesch, the Sony
executive who led the CD
launch; Dr. John Cioffi,
the father of DSL (Digital Subscriber
Line), Robert Cole founded World
Wide Stereo; Richard Doherty an
influential analyst; Peter Lesser
founded X-10 USA Ltd., ushering in
the smart home era; Mike
Romagnolo created high-tech DOW
Stereo/Video; and Edgar Villchur
invented the acoustic suspension
speaker. Teams include: Jim Thiel
founder and chief designer of Thiel
Audio's innovative speakers and former CTA Chair and President of
Thiel, Kathy Gornik who grew the
company into a prestigious brand;
and the Skype Team who developed the person-to-person video
phone platform in 2003. These leaders helped to shape the world. See
bios on page 31.
Our cover story profiles John
Stone, SVP, Intelligent Solutions

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Gary Shapiro

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

Jean Foster

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Cindy Loffler Stevens
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Ian Shields

Group at Deere & Company who is
leading a digital transformation at
the nexus of tech and farming. At
CES, Deere will show how sensors
and AI are equipping farmers with
smart machines that will improve all
our lives. Look for the Deere tractor
in the self-driving lot and the combine called the "interconnected factory on wheels" on the show floor.
This pre-CES issue also looks at the
enormous changes in automotive
intelligence, 5G tech, blockchain,
computing and digital health
enhancing doctor patient relationships along with some energized
startups. To see the latest innovations, join us at CES 2019, January
8-11. Please send comments to
cstevens@CTA.tech.

Cindy Loffler Stevens,
Editor-in-Chief

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