We’re all set for the New Year 2020. And, the year kickstarts for thousands of technology companies, media journalists and developers with the biggest kick-ass annual “tech event“. What better way to stir the tempest in the calendar than to attend the CES 2020 at Las Vegas Convention Center between 7 and 10 January.
In this article, we bring you the top updates from the various emerging-technology innovation companies, influencers, research analysts and trend-watchers that are attending the event.
Key Themes: People, Jobs, and Sustainability
As a race, have we lost track of our progress and let banal technologies rule our lives? When unemployment is already at its peak, most workers already live in a fear of losing jobs to robots, Automation and AI.
Some of the biggest challenges pertaining to the modern workforce arise from the lack of clear vision and innovation roadmap for unskilled, moderately skilled and agri-based workers. In the keynote session, “CTA State of the Industry Address”, CTA President and CEO Gary Shapiro and CES Executive Vice President Karen Chupka shall highlight the latest tech trends and innovations on display at CES 2020.
The key themes at CES 2020 range from preparing the modern workforce with an advanced K-12 education program to building a common consensus on climate change and environmental conservation. In a fireside chat, MediaLink Chairman and CEO Michael E. Kassan, Unilever CEO Alan Jope and Salesforce Co-CEO Marc Benioff, would come together to discuss the role of various global organizations in not just creating jobs for everyone, but also ensure these are created with purpose and sustainability as their foundational principles.
World Bank Backs CES 2020
CES and the World Bank Group have partnered to present The Global Tech Challenge. The content will focus on health, gender barriers, and technologies that prepare society against unpredictable natural and man-made disasters, including steps to stop climate change.
Makhtar Diop, World Bank VP of Infrastructure said,
“Across emerging markets and developing economies, thousands of entrepreneurs are coming up with innovative solutions to solve their countries’ most pressing development issues. In partnering with CES, we are calling on the tech community to come up with bold and practical ideas to solve specific challenges such as reducing the digital gender gap. The Global Tech Challenge is an opportunity to bring the voices of entrepreneurs from countries often under-represented to the global tech stage.”
Barbara Humpton, CEO at Siemens USA will present her keynote on how can technology companies use software and data to build more sustainable, resilient communities. Similar corporate keynotes would divulge the next roadmaps, showcasing how the future of our race depends on the symbiotic intersection of Technology, Governance, Environment, and Development.
The Sweet Spots: Emerging CES 2020 Updates on Tech versus Banal Trends
Move aside AI and Machine Learning. We got new focus areas to sneak into at the CES 2020. For the first time, a technology event would feature 50+ speakers, booths and meetings on new-age technologies such as 5G, Autonomous Driving, Personalized Vehicle Technology, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (AR VR), Cryptocurrency, Marketing and Sales Technologies, Gaming, eSports and so on.
Attendees can actually see technologies, devices and the people working with them together. Each of these would be demonstrating the next era of doing business from smart workstations.
Qualcomm’s President Cristiano Amon will share the 5G revolution will become mainstream and how it “will redefine consumer experiences and drive transformation across every industry.”
I am particularly excited about seeing these in action –
- BassMe, COMPANY: Studio Duroy
- Greenplay Biomaterial Headset, COMPANY: Pixminds
- 3D Semantic Camera, COMPANY: Outsight
- Invoxia Bike Tracker, COMPANY: Invoxia
- TALI Connected Helmets
- TCHEK Vehicle Intelligence
- Sonic Frames AR Headset, COMPANY: 5th Dimension
- PROTECTONNECT Smart City Tech
- The Valerann Smart Roads System, COMPANY: Valerann
- Lexilens: The Dyslexics Reading Aid Eyewear, COMPANY: ABEYE
- Blickfeld Cube LiDAR, COMPANY: Blickfeld
What It Would Feel Like Building and Living in a Smart City?
Well, pack your bags to the session on “Smart Future”, presented by Lisa Brown of Johnson Controls Inc., Paul Wellener (Vice Chairman, US Industrial Products & Construction – Deloitte LLP) and Mike Zeto VP of AT&T Business’ IoT Division.
Other key sessions on the era of Smart City include –
- Scaling Mobility Ecosystems, with Deloitte’s Rasheq Zarif, Betsy Price (Mayor of City of Fort Worth), and Brant Ring (VP BNSF Railway)
- Last Mile Experiences, with Brie Carere– FedEx CMO, Vineet Mehra (Global Chief Marketing Officer – Walgreens Boots Alliance), and Deloitte’s Scott Rosenberger
- Future of Travel Experience, with Delta Air’s MD Consumer Insights, Adam Malamut (Chief Customer Experience Officer, Marriott International), Paul Reh (Vice President, Customer Experience – Enterprise Holdings), and Chrissy Taylor (President and CEO- Enterprise Holdings)
- AI Designing and Algorithms, with Saleema Amershi (Microsoft Research AI), Paul Sallomi (Global Tech, Media, & Telecom Industry Leader – Deloitte), Jaime DeLanghe (Director of Product Management, Search & Discovery – Slack), Conduent Chief Technology Officer Rahul Gupta, and Jim Guszcza, US Chief Data Scientist at Deloitte
Healthcare CES 2020 Updates: The Biggest Technology Marketplace for AI, Machine Learning and DevOps
The Healthcare technology marketplace in the US and Canada is a robust ecosystem. The traditional healthcare giants are collaborating with AI startups to improve their solutions and services. With the focus on delivering real-time healthcare experiences to doctors, nurses, and patients, healthcare is slowly but surely moving to the more personalized territories of self-assessment, app-based checkups and so on.
Lynnette Cooke (Global CEO, Health), Knut Mager (Head Global Data Privacy – Novartis AG), and Dr.Christopher P. Boone (VP Global Medical Epidemiology & Big Data Analysis, Pfizer Inc) will participate in digital health summit. They will discuss the role of Big Data and Analytics in improving Healthcare services.
Cigna‘s EVP & Global CIO Mark Boxer will huddle with his colleague Dr. Glen Stettin (SVP & Chief Innovation Officer) and Jill Gilbert (Producer- Digital Health Summit). The troika will discuss the shifting paradigm in Healthcare built on the premise of advanced technologies and best practices.
Notable exhibitors at CES 2020 will include-
- Procter & Gamble
- Omron Healthcare
- Verily Health Platforms
- Tour de Heart
- Osso VR
We are hoping to see and meet members of CTA’s Health and Fitness Technology Division.
Karen Chupka, EVP of CES stated –
“The digital health presence at CES 2020 will jump by 25% and welcome leading health care providers, technology companies and more. CES is the only place where attendees experience the full ecosystem of digital health and get hands-on experience with tech that tackles real world issues with remote monitoring products, digital therapeutics, artificial intelligence and more.”
In a key announcement in December, The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® – owner and producer of CES®, announced they will partner with the American College of Cardiology. Together, they are slated to host the Disruptive Innovations in Health Care conference. This conference will act as a forum for the intersecting worlds of healthcare and tech at CES 2020.
The Disruptive Innovations in Health Care conference will provide the opportunity to earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits during CES 2020. So, CES 2020 will become the only place in the US where attendees can experience the full ecosystem of tech and learn how they are shaping the medical industry.
Where’s My Car, Dude?
Imagine the experience of steering your car (or, for that matter a submarine or a drone) without actually touching it. The tactile experiences for vehicle driving and its safety would be on show at CES 2020. New-age technologies such as tactile simulation, automation, LiDAR, Robotics, and mobile device control could transform the way car-makers make and sell their products to consumers. In the era of Voice and AR VR, it’s going to be a hugely exciting decade ahead, especially when we see a majority of developed and developing nations looking for hybrid and e-vehicles. In addition to showcasing a fleet of improved sensor data analytics dashboards, camera and image recognition, and computer vision techniques, CES 2020 updates would highlight the massive improvements in mobility and road safety – all part of the evolution toward delivering a smart vehicle and city traffic management.
Key session on autonomous vehicle development and governance include the one from Eric Allison (Head of Uber Elevate – Uber), Robin Lineberger (US & Global Aerospace & Defense Leader Deloitte Consulting LLP), Parimal Kopardekar (Director, NASA Aeronautics Research Institute – NASA), Scott Drennan (VP of Innovation – Bell | Textron Inc., and Jodi McCarthy of the Federal Aviation Administration.
Hey, Are you Eves-Dropping on Us?
CES 2020 is the first major tech event after CCPA comes into effect. I will wage very high money on which companies are ready with the CCPA preparedness and their intent to protect consumer interest. As we see Data Privacy becoming a strategic imperative for all consumer businesses, let’s hear from the leaders about the ease of doing business in 2020.
Let’s hope, the global Tech Leaders say “Aye”, finally in unison, when it comes to applying Privay Policies effectively.
You can attend the “Chief Privacy Officer Roundtable: What Do Consumers Want?” to understand the Data Privacy “Star Wars”. Key speakers include Erin Egan (Chief Privacy Offer for Policy – Facebook), Jane Horvath (Senior Director, Global Privacy – Apple), Susan Shook (Global Privacy Officer – The Procter & Gamble Company), and Rebecca Slaughter (Commissioner – Federal Trade Commission).
Combiz Abdolrahimi, Emerging Technology & Innovation Leader of Deloitte will deliver a unique session on privacy for mobile payments, e-wallets, and digital currency and Blockchain. Combiz will be joined by CoinDesk’s Michael Casey, and Thomas Maxon, Head of U.S. Operations at CoolBitX.
Climate Change, Why is Everything a Melt Down?
CES 2020 would continue to recognize and reward companies, agencies, and individuals for their fight on climate change.
The winners of CTA’s third-annual CES Eureka Park Climate Change Innovators contest were announced recently.
The CES 2020 Eureka Park Climate Change Innovators are:
- ST Engineering Innosparks’ Airbitat Compact Cooler
- RideSVP’s Green Carpool Network
- Green Systems Automotives
- Omniply Technologies’ Mekal
Walter Alcorn, Vice President of environmental affairs and industry sustainability, CTA, said –
“Innovation is one of the most valuable assets we have in our efforts to combat climate change. These innovators show how our industry is creating new opportunities and improving existing efforts across the world to reduce our impact on the environment. From sustainable ridesharing options to more efficient cooling systems for city dwellers, this year’s winners reflect our industry’s commitment to protecting the planet for generations to come.”
You can find the link to the CES 2020 Speakers Directory here.
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