Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association

Gary Shapiro, the president of the Consumer Electronics Association, spoke Thursday morning at InnoTech San Antonio about the need to promote innovation in the United States.
He also supports the JOBS Act, which President Obama is expected to sign into law today. That legislation contains a crowd funding provision that makes it easier for startup companies to crowd fund their operations.
Shapiro also wrote a 2011 bestselling book The Comeback: How Innovation will Restore the American Dream, outlining ways that the U.S. can compete globally with powerhouses such as China and India.
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