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International CES organiser CEA has announced a new 'Experience CEA Stage' at the 2014 show featuring rapper and SMS Audio majority owner 50 Cent.

Pandora Founder Tim Westergren, Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky and other tech guests and authors will feature on-stage, with Interviews by Wall Street Journal and USA Today writers.

These join other keynote speakers including Sony president Kaz Hirai, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, Cisco CEO John Chambers, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and more (see the full keynote list here).

The new stage will be located in the Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center (LVCC) Grand Lobby at the 2014 International CES, which takes place next week from January 7th to 10th. 

“There are so many highlights of the 2014 CES that we want to bring them as front and center to as many attendees as possible,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president of corporate business strategy and the International CES, CEA.

“CEA’s mission is to foster innovation and grow the CE industry and this stage provides the perfect opportunity for us. It provides a high-level CES experience where attendees can stop by and hear directly from some of the CE industry’s top leaders and most prominent authors.”

The preliminary schedule of 'Experience CEA stage' events is as follows (note the US Las Vegas times listed below are PST - Pacific Standard Time - which is eight hours behind UK GMT): 

Tuesday, January 7th

10:30 -11 a.m.Interview: Larry Downes and Paul Nunes 
Interviewer: Shawn Dubravac
11:00 a.m. – Noon Book Signing: Big Bang Disruption: Strategy in the Age of Devastating Innovation

11 -11:30 a.m. Interview:Boris Sofman, Ph.D., Co-Founder, CEO, Anki
Interviewed by Wall Street Journal Personal Technology Editor Wilson Rothman

11:30 - NoonInterview: Eric Migicovsky, CEO, Pebble
Interviewed by Wall Street Journal Personal Technology Columnist/Reviewer Joanna Stern

Noon-12:30 p.m. Interview: Robert Scoble and Shel Israel 
Interviewer: Jeff Joseph
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Book Signing: Age of Context: Mobile, Sensors, Data and the Future of Privacy

12:30 -1:30 p.m. Tech Titan KeynoteReplay of Intel Keynote

3 -4 p.m.Interview: Talking Tech with USA TODAY’s Jefferson Graham 
Interviewed by Pandora Founder Tim Westergren

4-5 p.m.CEA Foundation: Short interviews will be conducted with CEA Foundation Board of Trustees members, grant recipients, and companies changing the world through their products and philanthropy.

5:15-6 p.m.Trending CES- Presented by Fleishman Hillard: CES’ social media command center sponsorFleishman Hillard analyzes the day’s top social media trends giving you guidance on what's making a splash on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and more at CES.

Wednesday, January 8th

9-10 a.m.Tech TitanKeynoteReplay of Sony Keynote

10-10:30a.m.Interview: Genevieve Bell, Director of Intel’s User Experience Research 
Interviewed by Wall Street Journal Personal Technology Editor Wilson Rothman

10:30-11a.m.Interview:Ben Kaufman, CEO, Quirky 
Interviewed by Wall Street Journal Personal Technology Columnist/Reviewer Geoff Fowler

11:30 – Noon Interview with Author: Eric Taub 
Interviewer: Sean Murphy
Noon-1:00 p.m. Book Signing: Does This Plug into That?: Simplify Your Electronic Life

Noon-12:30 p.m. Interview with Author: Nolan Busnell 
Interviewer: Shawn Dubravac
1:00 -2:00 p.m. Book Signing: Finding the Next Steve Jobs: How to Find, Hire, Keep, and Nurture Talent

1:30-2:00 p.m. Interview with Author: John Dearie and Courtney Geduldig 
Interviewer: Sean Murphy 
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Book Signing:Where the Jobs Are: Entrepreneurship and the Soul of the American Economy

3-4 p.m.Talking Tech with USA TODAY’s Jefferson Graham 
USA TODAY tech reporters Jefferson Graham, Ed Baig and Mike Snider

4:15-4:45 p.m.Maria’s take on CES: Armed with a camera and pictures from her show floor exploits the day before, Maria Menounos sits down with CEA’s Shawn DuBravac to show some of the coolest things she encountered on the show floor. 

5:00 – 5:30 p.m.Interview with Author: Randi Zuckerberg
Interviewer: Andrea Smith

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.Book Signing: Dot Complicated: Untangling Our Wired Lives

5:30-6:00 p.mTrending CES- Presented by Fleishman Hillard: CES’ social media command center sponsorFleishman Hillard analyzes the day’s top social media trends giving you guidance on what's making a splash on twitter, Facebook, Instagram and more at CES.

Thursday, January 9th

9 -10 a.m.Tech Influencer: Replay of previous day’s Technology Influencer keynote

10 -11 a.m.Tech TitanKeynote: Replay Yahoo Keynote

11 – 11:30 a.m. Interview with Author: Gary Shapiro 
Interviewer: Brent Weinstein 
11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Book Signing:Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World's Most Successful Businesses

11:30-NoonAlex Hawkinson, CEO, SmartThings 
Interviewed by Wall Street Journal Personal Technology Columnist/Reviewer Joanna Stern

Noon-12:30Greg Duffy, CEO, Dropcam 
Interviewed by Wall Street Journal Personal Technology Columnist/Reviewer Geoff Fowler

12:30-1 p.m.CEA Foundation Informational Video

1 -1:30 p.m. Interview with Author: Gary Beach 
Interviewer: Steve Koenig
1-30-2:30 p.m. Book Signing: The U.S. Technology Skills Gap: What Every Technology Executive Must Know to Save America's Future

1:30-2:30 p.m.Tech TitanKeynote: Replay of Cisco’s Keynote

3-4 p.m.Talking Tech with USA TODAY’s Jeff GrahamandRapper 50 Cent

4-5 p.m. CEA Foundation Interviews

5:15-6 p.m.Trending CES- Presented by Fleishman Hillard: CES’ social media command center sponsorFleishman Hillard analyzes the day’s top social media trends giving you guidance on what's making a splash on twitter, Facebook, Instagram and more at CES.

Friday, January 10th

9-10 a.m.Tech Titan Keynote: Replay of Intel’s Keynote

11-NoonTrending CES- Presented by Fleishman Hillard: CES’ social media command center sponsorFleishman Hillard analyzes the day’s top social media trends giving you guidance on what's making a splash on twitter, Facebook, Instagram and more at CES.

Noon-2 p.m.Technology InnovatorsKeynote: Replay of previous keynotes

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