CES Returns to Las Vegas This Week with Expanded Exhibits

CES 2019, which calls itself the largest and most influential tech event in the world — “where the entire technology ecosystem gathers to conduct business, launch products, build brands and partner to solve some of today’s most pressing societal challenges” — gets underway today with a full day of conference sessions and media briefings before the millions of square feet of exhibit space opens on Tuesday, January 8. CTA, owner of the show, highlighted a number of key sessions and exhibit marketplaces that visitors to CES may want not want to miss and our team will cover this week.

The following overview was posted by CTA (we’ve modified the list to suit our audience). The complete CES 2019 schedule is available online.

New and Expanded Exhibit Areas

  • Resilience — Discover tech keeping the world healthy, safe, warm, powered, fed and secure. (Westgate, Paradise Center)
  • Enterprise Solutions — Encompasses analytics, consulting, integration, cybersecurity, e-commerce and mobile payments. (Westgate, Paradise Center)
  • CES Sports Zone — Explore 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. (Sands, Level 2 and ARIA, Level 2)
  • Self-Driving Technology — Explore the road to self-driving vehicles through ride-and-drive experiences. (LVCC, Platinum Lot)
  • C Space — Discover where tech and entertainment converge — and how tech is changing the future of brand marketing and entertainment. (ARIA)
  • Smart Cities — See how smart cities will influence policies, transportation, cities and towns, our industry and our planet. (Westgate, Pavilion and Paradise Center)
  • Eureka Park — Uncover 1,200 of the world’s most promising tech pioneers at CES’ home for startups — and maybe a few future unicorns. (Sands, Hall G)

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 Tours; Eric Colson, Chief Algorithms Officer, Stitchfix; Allende Cornejo, Project Engineer, Drone Racing League; John Teeple, Director, Advanced Technology, John Deere
  • Taking the Lead on Innovation in Cities (Innovation Policy) — Walter Alcorn, VP, Environmental Affairs and Industry Sustainability, Consumer Technology Association; Muriel Bowser, Mayor, Washington, DC; Joe Buscaino, Councilmember, City of Los Angeles
  • CES 2019 Trends to Watch (Research Summit) — 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 (C Space) — Jean Foster, SVP, Marketing and Communications, Consumer Technology Association; Jill Cress, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, National Geographic Partners; Meg Goldthwaite, Chief Marketing Officer, NPR; Raja Rajamannar, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Mastercard
  • #NBATwitter: A Conversation with Adam Silver and Jack Dorsey (CES Sports Zone) — Rachel Nichols, Anchor, ESPN; Jack Dorsey, CEO, Twitter; Adam Silver, Commissioner, NBA
  • Immersive Media (CES Sports Zone) — Michael Davies, SVP, Field and Technical Operations, Fox Sports; William Deng, VP, Media Strategy and Business Development, NFL; Danny Keens, VP Content, NextVR; Sandra Lopez, VP Intel Sports and Media, Intel; Geoff Reiss, GM, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Sports/Verizon Media Group
  • Future Focus: With Forbes’ Most Influential CMOs (C Space) — Jenny Rooney, Editor, CMO Network Forbes; Aimee Lapic, CMO, Pandora; Susan Vobejda, CMO, The Trade Desk; Deborah Wahl, CMO, Cadillac
  • Technology, Jobs and the Future of Work — Jennifer Taylor, VP, U.S. Jobs, Consumer Technology Association; Charlie Ackerman, SVP, Human Resources North America, Bosch; Robert Chiappetta, Director, Government Affairs, Toyota; Bonnie Lee, VP, Property Claims, Allstate Insurance Company; Monica Lucero, SVP, Client Services and Marketing, TeamPeople
  • Technology’s Innovators and Disruptors — Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient; Patrick Brown, CEO and Founder, Impossible Foods; Arlan Hamilton, Founder and Managing Partner, Backstage Capital; John Padgett, Chief Experience and Innovation Officer, Carnival Corporation
  • Esports: Powered by Technology — Kendra Johnson, GM, Global Content Development and Emerging Markets, Twitch; David Wan Tat Tse, Global Esports Director, Razer; Noah Whinston, Executive Chairman, Immortals
  • Top Trends Shaping Global Innovation — Izzy Santa, Director Strategic Communications, Consumer Technology Association
  • Media Partner Roundtable — Editors and reporters from leading technology media outlets discuss the hot products and trends at CES 2019
  • Last Gadget Standing, presented by Living in Digital Times — Challenges contenders to give the product demo of their lives
  • Extreme Tech Challenge Semi Finals, presented by ACTAI Global — Judges will select the Top 3 Finalists who will go to Necker Island for the XTC Finals and pitch Sir Richard Branson
  • Best of CES Awards, presented by Engadget — Engadget’s editors scour the CES show floor, choosing winners in 16 categories
  • Shark Tank Open Call — Shark Tank, the critically acclaimed show, is searching for the best entrepreneurs that CES has to offer