Apple's iPod product marketing chief is to appear in a panel discussion with other leading industry figures in the US next month.

Greg Joswiak, Apple's vice president, iPod products, worldwide product marketing will participate in a panel discussion during the Digital Life exhibition, which begins October 14.

Panelists will: "Demonstrate a number of hot new products and talk about the highlights of this year's holiday tech shopping season," the show organisers said.

The panel also includes: HP executive vice president, Todd Bradley, Motorola's senior director of product operations James Burke; Adobe senior vice president of its digital imaging and video business unit, Bryan Lamkin and Netgear chairman and CEO Patrick Lo.

Keynote speakers at the show include Microsoft corporate vice president Peter Moore, who will present a keynote called: "Xbox 360: The Next Generation Is Here" and Intel vice president and general manager of the company's Digital Home Group Don McDonald.

McDonald will offer attendees a preview of never before seen technologies that Intel is launching this Christmas, with a particular focus on products for the digital home.

DigitalLife will be held October 14-16, 2005 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.