The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) kicks off this week in Las Vegas. Each year, this show rings in the New Year with all of the innovations in electronics, gadgets, and gizmos that we should expect to see in the coming year and future. It is where many companies launch their new innovations and new technology is introduced to the world. CES is a combination of an exhibition hall and a conference with speakers and discussions on important topics in the electronics industry.
The conference portion of the show features keynote addresses, super sessions, and speakers talking about over 40 different subjects within the electronics industry. There are over 40 keynote addresses given by executives from the top consumer technology companies in the world. Hear from CEOs and executives from companies like Samsung, Intel, IBM, YouTube, Netflix, and General Motors. Keynote topics include “The Future of Urban Mobility” and C Space. Some of the Super Session topics are “Insights with the FCC and FTC”, “IoT Business Strategies: Partnerships for the Sharing Economy”, “Forecasting the Future of Entrepreneurship”, and “Making Disney Magic: Connecting Digital and Physical Worlds”.
The amount of exhibitors is so vast and the exhibition so great, there are three separate exhibitons Halls. Tech West is the Sands Expo connected to The Venetian, The Palazzo, Wynn Las Vegas, and Encore at Wynn hotels. Tech South is located at ARIA, Cosmopolitan, and Vdara (C Space Headquarters). Tech East is located in the Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center (LVCC), Westgate Las Vegas and Renaissance Las Vegas. If you have every been to a trade show in Vegas, you understand how vast this is and how much space the exhibitors actually take up. If you are wondering what to expect from these exhibitors, you will see an array of consumer electronic products including televisions, wearables, cars, smart home technology purveyors, rideables, head phones, drones, phones, cameras, tablets, and laptops. However, one of the biggest areas to look out for is the Internet of Things. New IoT consumer goods and IoT services are expected to make a big impact at CES this year.
Stay tuned and we will be posting a review of CES soon!