Shawn G. DuBravac (Moderator), Chief Economist and Senior Director of Research , Consumer Electronics Association
Shawn DuBravac is the Chief Economist and Senior Director of Research for the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $195 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. DuBravac provides crucial economic analysis to association and industry leaders regarding future economic activity and the relative health of the technology industry. He also contributes research into technology trends that underpin the industry. He was the primary driver of the industry’s new smartphone index, developed in partnership with NASDAQ, and the CE consumer confidence index, in partnership with CNET. In 2012, DuBravac was named to Dealerscope’s 40 under 40 list of people to watch in the consumer technology industry. DuBravac has been widely published on the topics of finance, economics, and technology. His keen insights regarding the economic drivers of the global consumer electronics industry have made him a highly sought-after speaker and commentator. DuBravac travels both internationally and domestically to meet with tech industry leaders and make presentations about technology and the economy. In addition, his analysis has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Los Angeles Times, Barron’s, CNN, MSNBC, and other media outlets. DuBravac has taught as an Adjunct Professor in George Washington University’s MBA program, George Mason University’s MBA program, and at Mary Washington. Prior to joining CEA, DuBravac was head research analyst in the Economic Analysis Group of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. He holds economic degrees from Brigham Young University and George Mason University. DuBravac is an active member of a number of professional organizations including the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) where he is on the Board of Directors and the National Business Economic Issues Council (NBEIC). He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a past president of the CFA Society of Washington, DC. In his free time, he volunteers in the community by providing financial education through the Virginia Cooperative Extension. You can follow Shawn on Twitter at @twoopinions.