Kazuo Hirai, President and CEO of Sony Corporation, was awarded the EMMY Technology & Engineering Lifetime Achievement Award. He was introduced by Chris Dodd, former Senator, currently Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America.
Mr. Hirai graciously accepted the awarded with a wry reflection on Sony’s recent hacking ordeal. He noted how the Christmas holidays can be a stressful time–but certainly not as bad as his.
He concluded, “And fundamental to continuing our legacy of innovation, creativity, and artistic expression is our conviction that freedom of speech, freedom of expression and freedom of association are the lifeblood of this industry and the work at Sony.”