A leading Apple executive will deliver a keynote speech at an influential forum for business opinion leaders in consumer electronics.

Apple's vice president of worldwide product marketing for iPod Greg Joswiak will speak to business luminaries at the Forrester Research Consumer Forum 2005, which runs September 27-28 in New York.

Joswiak will speak at 14.10 on September 27. It appears Joswiak will discuss the concept of the digital home, covering a number of aspects including the use of innovation as a competitive weapon and the customer experience.

Forrester analysts will present research on the changing consumer landscape, while industry executives will share their companies' best practices for using innovative strategies and new technologies to reach new audiences, create new markets, and drive customer loyalty across channels.

Other speakers include: Jeff Fettig, Whirlpool's president, CEO and chairman; HP executive vice president, imaging and personal systems group, Vyomesh Joshi; Target vice chairman Gerald Storch and NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue.

It's not a free event. Attendance costs $1,995 for Forrester Research clients, or $2,195 for non-clients.