Gary Shapiro, Fortune

Gary Shapiro


Detroit, MI, United States

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Past articles by Gary:

Friends don’t slap tariffs on friends. Here are the strategies that will ensure the U.S. wins the race for chips and tech supremacy, according to the Consumer Technology Association

Isolationist trade policies may sound good–but they fuel inflation and create friction with U.S. allies, according to CTA CEO Gary Shapiro. → Read More

An uncertain economy threatens startups–but caution and pessimism have no place in the tech industry

Consumer Technology Association CEO Gary Shapiro to those who are pessimistic about the future of the tech industry: "You’re getting it wrong." → Read More

I lead the Consumer Technology Association and I’ve never commented on an FTC lawsuit until now. Lina Khan’s new case against Meta is laughable

The FTC is going after Meta over the Within acquisition to protect free competition–but the CTA's Gary Shapiro says this would hurt startups the most. → Read More

4 Ways Washington Is Damaging Our Children's Future

My existential fear for our nation pertains to the decisions we are letting our leaders make, which are imperiling our children’s future. → Read More

Using technology to help heal health care disparities

The Health Equity and Access Leadership (HEAL) Coalition is examining new ways to leverage technology to mitigate health disparities. → Read More

Why the Tech Industry’s Approach to Encryption Is Right for America

Law enforcement has access to data that can keep us safer, but encryption remains necessary to protect our country and our most private information. → Read More

We Need a Federal Privacy Law – Not a Patchwork of State Laws

Concerns about data privacy – how consumer data is handled and by whom – are creating a patchwork of confusing – and conflicting – state laws that could hamper innovation. The time has come for a national privacy law. → Read More

Let’s Promote, Not Attack U.S. Innovation

Suggesting to break up tech companies is a losing proposition for her state residents, innovation, our economy and for users who would be deprived of services they rely on and enjoy. → Read More

Caution Costs: Lessons Learned From G7 in Canada

Artificial intelligence (AI) is not only the ingredient technology we see in nearly every new launch, it’s also an area that is stumping policy makers around the globe. When I returned from Davos where I had the opportunity to engage... → Read More

Trump Administration’s Smart Move to Cut Health Care Costs

The White House’s plan to lower federal drug payments and stop incentivizing doctors to use the most expensive drugs is a long-overdue, commonsense move to control our nation’s health care costs. And its implementation should be a top priority. → Read More

The U.S. risks being outpaced on innovation within the next 10 years

As other countries adopt smart policies favoring innovation, they could surpass the US -- and this could happen within the next decade. → Read More

Self-Driving Vehicles on the Road to America’s Ninja FutureThe

I've always been a voracious reader of science fiction. In 1977 — the year that brought us Star Wars: A New Hope, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and The Island of Dr. Moreau → Read More

Why CES is important to Washington

Each January, hundreds of federal, state and local government officials travel to CES – the world’s largest and most influential tech event – to share insights, debate policy and develop a leadership approach that will sustain our country for decades to come. → Read More

Five Proposals on Which Trump and House Democrats Can Agree

Preparing for January, President Donald Trump and House Democratic leaders confront a dilemma. Do they battle, get nothing done and see which side Americans choose at the polls in two years? Or do they find areas of agreement and try to move the nation forward and send bills to the Senate? I am hopeful both will conclude that they can put the nation’s interests first. Trump, though… → Read More

The 2030 Crisis in Health Care and What We Can Do to Avoid It

The debate in this country is missing the bigger picture: We’re living longer and need more health care services than ever; at the same time, we face a growing shortage of health care providers. → Read More

How 5G Makes American Innovations BetterThe

5G is the platform for our most groundbreaking innovations to come, offering connectivity speeds 100 times faster and five times more responsive than today’s networks. From digital health, to drones, to smart cities, U.S. leadership on the technologies that will transform our world depends on the development and deployment of a national 5G network. → Read More

Why the Best Patent System in the World Is Now Under Attack

Weakening IPR would compromise our nation’s edge in technology and innovation. Companies sued by patent trolls lower their investment in research and development by 25 percent on average. → Read More

China will surpass US to be world's largest economy — it's time for us to shift gears

Even the most casual visitor to China cannot help but see a nation leaping into the future. → Read More

FCC: Future Connectivity and Creativity

Federal leaders need the insight of mayors and other local officials to pinpoint how and where 5G deployment will be most effective. But if those local leaders block deployment, we could end up with a patchwork effect that prevents communities from taking advantage of all the opportunities 5G connectivity offers. → Read More

Five Reasons Why Trump Is the ‘Jobs President’The

Working-class and flyover Americans view the Trump White House as fighting successfully for them. → Read More