Sony’s Kazuo Hirai and the 49ers’ Jed York: The Full D11 Interview (Video)

The two execs talk about a new connected sports stadium at the D11 conference.


President & CEO
Sony Corporation

As CEO of consumer electronics giant Sony, Kazuo (Kaz) Hirai faces an uphill battle in turning around the fortunes of the once-dominant Japanese company. While advancing mobile, digital imaging, videogames and network services, he is also preparing for the debut of Sony’s next-generation PlayStation 4 gaming console. Hirai began his career with CBS/Sony Inc. (now Sony Music Entertainment Japan), where he was involved in the marketing of international music in Japan, and later headed the international business affairs department. He then moved to Sony Music Japan’s New York office, where he led the marketing of the company’s artists in the U.S.

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Yahoo’s Mayer, Cisco’s Chambers Join Lineup of CES 2014 Keynote Speakers

The Consumer Electronics Association said Tuesday that Cisco CEO John Chambers and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will be among the keynote speakers at CES 2014 in Las Vegas next January. Chambers and Mayer join Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, Audi Chairman Rupert Stadler and Sony CEO Kaz Hirai.


Sony Struggles to Stay in the Game

In just three months, Sony Corp. went from a company on the mend to one whose recovery is now in serious doubt.


Sony’s Kazuo Hirai Says Third Point Campaign Was “A Good Thing”

Hedge-fund investor Dan Loeb’s campaign to persuade Sony to spin off part of its entertainment business was beneficial for the company, Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai said, making one of his first public comments since rejecting the proposal.


Sony’s New Board Considers Dan Loeb’s IPO Proposal

Sony Corp. said its newly appointed board of directors will take its time to “appropriately” consider the proposal from U.S. hedge-fund investor Daniel Loeb to list part of its entertainment business as a way to lift the company’s stock price.


Loeb Raises His Sony Stake, Drive for Entertainment IPO

Hedge-fund investor Daniel Loeb’s firm has boosted its stake in Sony Corp., ratcheting up a campaign to persuade the Japanese electronics company to launch an initial public offering of its entertainment division.

What Happens When You Wear Your Computer? D11 Speakers Sound Off. (Video)

So, what happens when you put powerful computer technology on even smaller devices, like glasses, watches and other stuff you wear?

Sony’s Kazuo Hirai and the 49ers’ Jed York: The Full D11 Interview (Video)

The two execs talk about a new connected sports stadium at the D11 conference.

49ers’ York and Sony’s Hirai: Get Off the Couch and Into Our Connected Stadium

The San Francisco 49ers chief and the Sony CEO talk about their upcoming connected sports stadium.

D11: Welcome to the Post-PC World, for Real This Time

The PC has peaked, the focus has shifted to mobile devices, software and services, and we have a lineup of major players to talk about the implications of this inflection point.

Let the D11 Speakers Begin: Sandberg, Silbermann, Costolo, Woodside, Immelt and More!

With many more to come, too!

Meet the New Sony CEO, Kaz Hirai (Video)