CES Press Release

Whose Ideas are Shaping the Future at CES 2016?

Arlington, VA – 12/11/2015 – 
As technologies and disruptive markets impact nearly every area of our lives, Living in Digital Times looks at the context that surrounds the products in a series of exciting conference sessions at CES® 2016 designed to create new and better business opportunities. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, CES will run from January 6- 9, 2016, in Las Vegas, NV.
 
“A product can be the coolest thing in the world,” stated Robin Raskin, founder and president, Living in Digital Times, “but without the context to surround its use, without an educated consumer audience and with the appropriate distribution channels, it’s destined for failure. Anyone looking to position their products in the broader context of lifestyle can attend our conferences for discussion and market insight.”
 
The conference programs cover technology in a variety of lifestyle categories including beauty, fitness, babies, family and kids, digital health and money.
 
Conference highlights include:
 
CyberSecurity Forum presented by CyberVista:  Wednesday, January 6, 8:30 AM-5 PM, Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4301.
 
  • Kor Adana, writer from USA Network’s Mr. Robot, will participate in a discussion to explore how reality translates into authentic storytelling.
  • David Auerbach, Bitwise Columnist, Slate Magazine will examine the impact on cyber security as connected devices enter all aspects of our homes and offices.
  • Ann Barron-DiCamillo, Director, US-CERT, US Department of Homeland Security will discuss how to make sure your company is protected and prepared for a cyber attack.
  • Brian Krebs, Author, Spam Nation and Editor of KrebsOnSecurity will host a tech talk.
  • Suzanne Spaulding, Under Secretary, The National Protection and Programs (NPPD), U.S. Department of Homeland Security, addresses how to get the C-suite on board when it comes to cyber security.
  • John Sileo, CEO & President, The Sileo Group will share how to protect data, devices and identity.    
Beauty Tech Sessions: Wednesday, January 6, 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM, 3 PM, Venetian, Level 2, Venetian Ballroom G.
 
  • Jenna Blaha, tech editor, Marie Claire, will lead sessions on “High Tech Beauty Makeovers,” with companies including Glo, Iluminage and Wired Beauty; and “The Business of Beauty: Online, Retail and Mobile,” featuring companies such as HairMax and guest speaker Moj Mahdara, CEO of Beautycom Media.
  • Rachel Rothman, technical and engineering director, the Good Housekeeping Institute US, will lead a panel to showcase “Beauty + Brains: Top Tech Innovations.”  Orig3N, Foreo, and Jenu will participate.
FitnessTech Summit: Wednesday, January 6, 8 AM-5 PM, Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4303
 
  • Amy McDonough, vice president and general manager of Fitbit Wellness will show off the other side of the multi-faceted Fitbit in her conversation with Jeremy Kaplan, editor-in-chief of Digital Trends when they discuss corporate wellness partnerships and examine the way fitness devices give us practical and actionable information on our current digital health. 
  • Stacey Burr, GM, Digital Sports, adidas, will leverage the company's long-standing expertise in sports science, providing an insider's view of how technology is changing the sports experience both on and off the field.
  • Brian Kirkbride, managing director of Fieldhouse Ventures, a startup lab focused on sports technology and human performance, and Dr. Steven LeBeouf, president and co-founder of Valencell, an inventor/co-inventor of dozens of foundational patents in the field of accurate wearable sensors, will examine the impact of the accumulation of fitness data and the integration of that information into our complex lifestyles.
  • Dr. Riaan Conradie, COO, LifeQ will demonstrate how understanding physiology informs sleep, nutrition and stress.
 
Baby Tech Sessions: Thursday, January 7, 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM, 3:30 PM, Venetian, Level 2, Venetian Ballroom G.
 
  • The winners of The Bump Best of Baby Tech Awards 2016 will be announced in a special ceremony celebrating the best in fertility, pregnancy and baby tech.
  • Sessions including “High Tech Nursery and Breakthroughs in Health and Safety will showcase the latest in technology for babies including companies such as Philips Avent, Mimo Baby, Hatch Baby, Mahmee, CliniCloud, 6Sensor Labs and more.
Kids@Play and FamilyTech Summit: Thursday, January 7, 9 AM-5 PM
FamilyTech Summit: 1-5:30 PM, Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4301
 
  • Cognitoys, a smart toy powered by IBM Watson, will deliver opening remarks. 
  • David Pogue, founder, Yahoo! Tech, will provide tips for families surviving life - from finding their cars to their kids.
  • Mary Lou Jepsen, executive director of engineering at Facebook and head of display technologies at Oculus, will discuss the role multi-screens play in family life.
  • Disney/ABC Studios will take us on a tour of how AR/VR is changing family news and entertainment.
 
Digital Health Summit: Thursday, January 7- Friday, January 8, 9 AM-5 PM, Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4303.
 
  • The New York Times bestselling authors Dr. Deepak Chopra, founder, The Chopra Foundation and Dr. Rudy Tanzi, professor of neurology, Harvard University, will discuss a provocative topic of moving beyond our genetic codes.
  • IBM Watson Health will present Dawn of the Cognitive Era, a look at taking digital health to the “beyond intelligent’ world utilizing cognitive computing.
  • Ben Hwang, CEO, Profusa will give a skin crawling demonstration of the power of digital health showing how an actual sensor, injected under the skin, can deliver real-time data.
  • Dr. Dave Albert, chief medical officer and founder, AliveCor and Marco Daouro, director of product management & marketing, FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc., will discuss the 21st century transformation in the good old doctors bag.
Digital Money Forum, presented by MasterCard: Friday, January 8, 9 AM-2 PM, Venetian, Level 4, Marcello  4404.
 
  • MasterCard will showcase new products and solutions from its research and innovation lab with the theme: buy anything, anytime, anywhere and from any device! 
  • Jeff Miles, vice president, business development, global payment solutions at NPX, will take us under the hood to look at how mobile payments provide life changing experiences. 
  • Halsey Minor, founder of CNET, will take attendees on a journey telling his life story woven together with the history of currency.
  • Digital currency mavens Matt Roznak, Michael Terpin, Brock Pierce share their visions for a disruptive digital currency future
TransformingEDU Summit: Friday, January 8, 8:30AM-5 PM, Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4301
 
  • Hall Davidson, senior director, global learning initiatives, Discovery Education and Dan White, CEO, will take a look at how technologies like augmented reality, artificial intelligence and robotics are impacting education.
  • John Katzman founder of The Princeton Review and CEO of Noodle Companies will discuss the next generation in online learning.
  • Stefano Corazza, sr. principal scientist, digital imaging, Adobe, will demonstrate some of the hottest educational products shaping movements including project-based learning, robotic tutors, and gamification in the Products Shaping Educational Movements panel.
A complete list of speakers can be found here.  Additional speakers will be announced prior to CES.
 
Note to Editors:  The official name of the global technology event is “CES®.”  Please do not use “Consumer Electronics Show” or “International CES” to refer to the event.
About CES

CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for almost 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. And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM – formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® – the technology trade association representing the $285 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry’s most relevant issues are addressed. Check out CES video highlights. Follow CES online atwww.CESweb.org and on social.
 
About Consumer Technology Association:
Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, formerly Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, is the trade association representing the $285 billion U.S. consumer technology industry. 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 technology. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s industry services.

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