A CES 2019 Preview: In a Nutshell

CES 2019 starts now.

If you’ve ever walked the floors of CES, you’ll know there is too much to be seen. Let’s sum up what you can expect to come out of the massive show, in a nutshell.

New and Expanded Exhibit Areas

  • NEW Resilience: Tech keeping the world healthy, safe, warm, powered, fed and secure.
  • NEW Enterprise Solutions: Encompasses analytics, consulting, integration, cybersecurity, e-commerce and mobile payment.
  • CES Sports Zone: The latest tech innovation impacting athletic performance to fan engagement and the business of sports on and off the field. The Gamespot eSports truck will also provide attendees with a firsthand experience of eSports.
  • Self-Driving Technology: Ride-and-drive experiences.
  • C Space: Tech and entertainment converge. How tech is changing the future of brand marketing and entertainment.
  • Smart Cities: See how smart cities will influence policies, transportation, cities and towns, our industry and our planet.
  • Eureka Park: 1,200 of the world’s most promising tech pioneers at CES’ home for startups— and maybe a few future unicorns.

    CES 2019 preview
    Shot from CES 2018. (Image via CES)

Can’t-Miss Conference Sessions and Speakers

  • Keynote Addresses
    • LG Electronics President and Chief Technology Officer Dr. I.P. Park
    • CTA President and CEO Gary Shapiro and CES Executive Vice President Karen Chupka
    • IBM Chairman, President and CEO Ginni Rometty
    • Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg
    • AMD President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Lisa Su
    • U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao
    • AT&T Communications CEO John Donovan and MediaLink Chairman and CEO Michael Kassan
  • Conference Sessions
    • AI Everywhere
      • Daniel Hodges, CEO and Founder, CIM ToursEric Colson, Chief Algorithms Officer, StitchfixAllende Cornejo, Project Engineer, Drone Racing LeagueJohn Teeple, Director, Advanced Technology, John Deere
    • Taking the Lead on Innovation in Cities 
      • Walter Alcorn, VP, Environmental Affairs and Industry Sustainability, Consumer Technology AssociationMuriel Bowser, Mayor, Washington, DCJoe Buscaino, Councilmember, City of Los Angeles
    • CES 2019 Trends to Watch 
      • Steve Koenig, VP, Market Research, Consumer Technology Association
    • C Space Storytellers
      • Leading brands and CMOs take to our Story Tellers stage,  including IBM’s Michele Peluso, Unilever’s Keith Weed and Proctor and Gamble’s Marc Pritchard
    • CMO Insights: Technology’s Impact on Brand Strategy 
      • Jean Foster, SVP, Marketing and Communications, Consumer Technology AssociationJill Cress, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, National Geographic PartnersMeg Goldthwaite, Chief Marketing Officer, NPRRaja Rajamannar, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Mastercard
    • #NBATwitter: A Conversation with Adam Silver and Jack Dorsey
      • Rachel Nichols, Anchor, ESPNJack Dorsey, CEO, TwitterAdam Silver, Commissioner, NBA
    • Immersive Media
      • Michael Davies, SVP, Filed and Technical Operations, Fox Sports; William Deng, VP, Media Strategy and Business Development, NFLDanny Keens, VP, Content, NextVRSandra Lopez, VP, Intel Sports and Media, IntelGeoff Reiss, GM, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Sports / Verizon Media Group
    • Technology to Feed the World
      • Susan McPherson, Founder and CEO, McPherson Strategies, LLCJon Friedman, COO, Freight FarmsDr. Laura Kliman, Senior Flavor Scientist, Impossible FoodsBrigid McDermott, VP, IBM Food Trust, IBMCarl Vause, CEO, Soft Robotics
    •  Future Focus: With Forbes’ Most Influential CMOs 
      • Jenny Rooney, Editor, CMO Network ForbesAimee Lapic, CMO, PandoraSusan Vobejda, CMO, The Trade DeskDeborah Wahl, CMO, Cadillac
    • Technology, Jobs and the Future of Work
      • Jennifer Taylor, VP, U.S. Jobs, Consumer Technology AssociationCharlie Ackerman, SVP, Human Resources – North America, BoschRobert Chiappetta, Director, Government Affairs, ToyotaBonnie Lee, VP, Property Claims, Allstate Insurance CompanyMonica Lucero, SVP, Client Services and Marketing, TeamPeople
  • SuperSessions

Stay tuned for more CES updates all week long here at eeDesignIt.

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