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CES 2018 Draws a Diverse Array of Industry Visionaries and Leaders
[December 14, 2017]

CES 2018 Draws a Diverse Array of Industry Visionaries and Leaders


Top global CMO's, network executives, senior U.S. government officials, television stars and former professional athletes will share their expertise, experience and insights as part of the dynamic and diverse CES 2018 conference program. Featuring more than 800 speakers across 200 sessions, the CES Conference Program highlights key trends, emerging innovation and breakthrough ideas from top influencers throughout the full expanse of consumer technology. CES® 2018, owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), runs January 9-12, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nev.

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"The excitement and value proposition of CES extends beyond the show floor and keynote stage," said Karen Chupka, CTA senior vice president CES and corporate business strategy. "Our conference sessions feature a diverse array of provocative thought leaders representing all aspects of consumer technology. These are the global key influencers and innovators who are shaping the tech-centric, highly-connected world ahead."

C Space is one of the most visible programs at CES, designed for content creators, brand marketers, advertising agencies, creative communicators and digital publishers. An executive lineup at C Space will focus on Content and Entertainment and Marketing and Advertising:

Smart city technology will be at CES for the first time in a major way as global cities look for sustainable ways to prosper through tech with these high-level influencers leading the charge:

  • Amanda Daflos, Director, Los Angeles Innovation Team
  • Rajil Kapoor, Chief Strategy Officer, Lyft
  • Sokwoo Rhee, Associate Director of Cyber-Physical Systems Innovation, National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce

Advancements in digital health are improving outcomes and saving lives. The brightest minds in this space are at CES talking about technology's influence:

The CES Sports Zone will showcase advancements in sports tech from performance enhancement products to smart venues. Players, leagues and the tech behind it all are at CES:



CES highlights the products that are at the center of today's policy debates. To date, 118 government officials are expected at CES to hear from leaders in government and policy:

CES is its own auto show with nearly 300,000 NSF of exhibit space dedicated to vehicle technology and more than 10 OEMs. Top speakers are on hand to discuss what's next:


Augmented and virtual realities (AR/VR) are impacting far-reaching industries: healthcare, agriculture, manufacturing and business. Hear what's next at CES:

Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be a key ingredient technology over the next decade. Robotics technology is disrupting markets and becoming more capable. Leaders in these fields are at CES:

  • Bridget Karlin, Chief Technology Officer and VP, IBM Global Technology Services
  • Rajat Mishra, VP, Worldwide Services Strategy & Innovation, Cisco
  • Deepu Talla, VP and GM, Autonomous Machines, NVIDIA

Consumer demand for Smart Home technology is on the rise and is expected to reach $4.25 billion in U.S. revenue in 2018, up 28 percent. Those leading the charge are at CES:

CES brings more than 170,000 industry influencers together from 150 countries for one week to advance tech through new products, innovative ideas and thought leadership. Diversity is a core part of innovation and CES features speakers of all backgrounds. CES 2018 will host Disrupting Diversity: The Inclusion Imperative a panel set to highlight the latest workplace research on gender and inclusion. Speakers include:

In addition, Turner Sports will present The Impact of Diversity: Reshaping the Future conference session focused on moving the needle on diversity in tech and sports including behavioral change, transparency, accountability, recruitment and growth.

Find your favorite speakers and companies with the CES Speaker Directory. For more information on conference programming and all things CES, visit CES.tech.

Take a look at three new areas at CES 2018. High-definition video b-roll from CES is available for easy download on CESbroll.com. See exclusive photos from the CES show floor, keynotes, conference sessions, events and award ceremonies in the CES photo gallery.

Produced by the Consumer Technology Association, Inside CES 2018 - Trends and Takeaways provides a complete overview of the entirety of CES, including exclusive CTA research and trend analysis not available anywhere else. Ensure you understand the most important trends impacting the tech industry in the year ahead. Learn more and order your copy today.

About CES:

CES® is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years-the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM it attracts the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers. Check out CES video highlights. Follow CES online at CES.tech and on social.

About Consumer Technology Association:

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ is the trade association representing the $321 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, which supports more than 15 million U.S. jobs. More than 2,200 companies - 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world's best known brands - enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CTA also owns and produces CES® - the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA's industry services.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • CES Media Days
    January 7-8, 2018, Las Vegas, NV
  • CES Unveiled Las Vegas
    January 7, Las Vegas, NV
  • CES 2018 - Register
    January 9-12, Las Vegas, NV
  • CES Asia 2018
    June 13-15, Shanghai, China


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