The Consumer Electronics Show, popularly known as CES, is the world’s largest gathering place for people who are interested in the business of consumer electronics technology. It has served as the showcase for innovators and breakthrough technologies for the past 50 years. CES is the global stage for the next-generation innovations before they are introduced to the marketplace.
CES was formerly known as the International Consumer Electronics Show. It is owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) that represents the $292 billion consumer technology industry in the U.S. As such, the show attracts important players and stakeholders from around the world.
CES annually showcases more than 3,900 exhibiting companies. These companies include developers, manufacturers, and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, technology delivery systems, and more. CES sponsors more than 300 conference sessions that draw more than 170 thousand attendees from 150 countries.
Attendees at CES 2019 can expect to learn many things about artificial intelligence, the hot topic that now dominates the world of technology. Artificial intelligence is changing how the world does business — from speech recognition to predictive technology. CES 2019 will showcase the latest developments in AI and demonstrate how companies are incorporating them into their businesses.
In addition to artificial intelligence, the other topics that are expected to dominate CES 2019 include machine intelligence and robotics, the Internet of Things, 5G technology, self-driving cars, and augmented and virtual reality.
Keynote speakers include several incredibly prominent technology gurus. LG Electronics President and Chief Technology Officer Dr. I.P.Park is set to instruct on the future of artificial intelligence. IBM Chairman, President, and CEO Ginni Rometty will share insights on how technology can improve the working relationships between people and businesses. Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg will discuss 5G technology, and AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su will dazzle with her new technological applications and their impact on virtual reality, gaming, and entertainment.
Other featured speakers include Molly Battin, Sherrell Dorsey, Anda Gansca, Shidan Gouran, Aimee Lapic, Mehmet Oz, Michelle Peluso, Seleta Reynolds, Marc Pritchard, Raja Rajamannar, Jenny Rooney, Ted Schilowitz, Anita Sengupta, Susan Vobejda, Thuc Vu, Deborah Wahl, and Keith Weed.
In addition to featured speakers, CES hosts several supersessions that delve deep into new uses of technology. Topics range from “Exploring Technology and Advanced Materials Innovation in Space” to “Top Trends Shaping Global Innovation.”
Businesspeople and investors look to CES to get a picture of what will be coming in the technology scene in the next 36 months. CES helps businesses make predictions based on current tech so that they can plan well for the future. Consumers also get a glimpse into the future so that they know what to expect as they make purchases.
CES 2019 will be held from January 8 to January 11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada.