Cathy Engelbert will speak at virtual CES 2021 conference

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The Consumer Technology Association’s annual CES conference, which typically takes place in Las Vegas every year, is going all-digital this year in adapting to the coronavirus pandemic.

This year’s conference is scheduled to take place from January 11-14 and the WNBA will once again have a presence this year as it has in previous years.

WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert was announced as one of the featured speakers for this year’s CES conference. She, along with several other speakers, will be part of a panel discussion talking about how technology and trends in how fans consume sports is having an impact on the future of the industry.

The panel will also include WWE’s Stephanie McMahon, Angela Ruggiero of the Sports Innovation Lab and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman.

In 2017, the Seattle Storm’s Sue Bird participated in a Sports Business Innovation panel hosted by Turner Sports that also included NBA on TNT’s Ernie Johnson, NCAA president Mark Emmert, NBA commissioner Adam Silver and Grant Hill of TNT and NBA TV. That panel focused on how social media has changed sports.

The following year, Elena Delle Donne of the Washington Mystics was part of a Players Only panel that also touched on how social media has bridged the gap between players and fans. Baron Davis, Chris Webber, Isiah Thomas (former New York Liberty president and part owner) and Dennis Scott – all former NBA players that turned NBA on TNT/NBA TV analysts shared the stage with Delle Donne for that seminar.

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