CES 2016: Things to Expect

Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the most awaited technology show of upcoming new year is above to arrive in Las Vegas starting from next month Jan.4.

During a press release, Gary Shapiro, CEO of the event said, "We are thrilled to have produced such a phenomenal, record setting International CES," He further adds, "Our event offers a one of a kind, 'can't miss' experience that allows our global attendees to see how different technologies from a range of industries impact each other. The International CES remains the single best place to experience the products, services and trends that will be driving the global industry in the months and years to come."

Without mentioning any specific products, Shapiro said that he is eager to see examples of how tech solves real-world problems at the four-day event.
“There will be a lot of focus on how you get the content from one device to another and how you control your home,” he told FoxNews.com during a phone interview.
“There’s so much going on in solving big problems – sensors are changing the world in a number of ways,” he explained. “There’s a tremendous focus that we’re seeing from healthcare providers on how health can be affected and improved by people using devices.”
Shapiro cited, in particular, how data from wearable and mobile devices can be aggregated and analyzed for health benefits. Companies such as Apple, for example, have touted the ability to harness wearable devices like the Apple Watch for health and fitness monitoring.  
In addition to health, a number of other industries will also be in the spotlight at CES. “We’re heading to driverless cars, we’re heading to wireless health, we’re heading to robots that will make our life easier,” said Shapiro.
Keynote speakers at CES include Samsung President WP Hong, General Motors chief Mary Barra, Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, Johnson Global CMO Alison Lewis, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty and Johnson & Netflix CEO Reed Hastings.
BlackBerry CEO John Chen will also use CES as platform to brief media and attendees on how the smartphone maker is enabling secure communication across the Internet of Things. One of the major technology trends of recent years, the Internet of Things aims to link a bewildering array of products, from cars and containers to devices in the home.

This year's CES 2016 will set a new record in terms of its footprint, taking up over 2.4 million square feet across a number of Las Vegas venues, compared to 2.25 million square feet last year.

About 3,600 companies are expected to participate in the event. And some 500 startups will be in the show's Eureka Park exhibit area, compare to 375 last year.
The conference organizers’ goal is to minimize the number of attendees this year between 150,000 and 170,000, compared to 176,000 last year. “We want it to be a good experience for everyone who comes,” explained Shapiro, noting the logistical challenges involved in such a massive event. “We don’t want people waiting an hour for a cab – it’s for the comfort of our guests.”
Source: FoxNews.com
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An Electronics Engineer by education, a part-time blogger by passion. He loves everything about technology, hence he writes about it. Interest includes Technology, Startups and Mobile Applications.
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