Activision boss Mike Griffith to give keynote at 2009 CES


Ah, CES. The Consumer Electronic Show is the last proper mega-convention, if you ask me. It's definitely the bastion of booth babes; they have no problem with even lingerie-clad women walking around to flaunt their assets.

Being a consumer electronics show, videogames only play a small role here, but Destructoid still shows up to cover what's there. This year we were privy to one of the first looks at The Force Unleashed at CES. It's always worth the trip. And, come on -- it's Las Vegas!

Activision's president and CEO of publishing, Mike Griffith, will be one of the keynote speakers at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, set to take place in Las Vegas on January 8-11. He will be joined by Dirk Meyer, president and CEO of AMD, and Anne Sweeney, co-chair, Disney Media Networks.

Griffith will speak on Friday, the 9th. He's been running the show at Activision publishing since 2005, playing a big role in making the company the major player it is today. Under him, Activision’s revenues have more than doubled, thanks to hits like the Call of Duty and Guitar Hero series.

[Bonus: I was curious about Griffith's salary. I found it here.]

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced that Anne Sweeney, co-chair, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney-ABC Television Group; Mike Griffith, president and CEO, Activision Publishing and Dirk Meyer, president and CEO of AMD will deliver addresses at the 2009 International CES® as part of the Industry Insider Series. Produced by CEA, the 2009 International CES, the world’s largest tradeshow for consumer technology, will return to Las Vegas, January 8-11, 2009.

“We are thrilled to welcome this dynamic lineup of Industry Insider speakers to the 2009 International CES stage, each representing key markets in the consumer technology industry,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “Anne Sweeney has been instrumental in merging the worlds of technology and content to allow greater access for consumers, and Dirk Meyer and Mike Griffith are true pioneers shaping the future of the respective IT and gaming markets. CES attendees will gain incredible insight from these industry leaders regarding the next generation of technology innovations.”

Dirk Meyer, president and CEO, AMD, will kick off the 2009 Industry Insider Series with an address at 11 a.m., Thursday, January 8. Anne Sweeney, co-chair Disney Media Networks and president, Disney-ABC Television Group, will deliver Thursday afternoon’s Industry Insider address at 2:30 p.m. Mike Griffith, president and CEO, Activision Publishing, will round out the series with an address at 11 a.m., Friday, January 9, 2009. All Industry Insider addresses will take place at the Las Vegas Hilton theater.

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