CES Tech Talk Podcast

Get excited for CES 2020 with the CES Tech Talk podcast. Each episode features industry experts talking about the latest consumer technology trends and what to expect at this year's CES.

You'll be counting down the days till you arrive in Las Vegas with CES Tech Talk.

This podcast is brought to you by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, producers of CES.

Season 3

Accessibility Tech: How Do You Use Tech When You Can’t See?

September 17, 2019

In this episode, we do a deep dive into accessibility technology. We get a first-person perspective on what a day is like engaging with tech when visually impaired. We also hear from an association that takes a proactive approach to preparing people to use the tech they will need as they age.

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How Resilient Societies Use Tech to Adapt

September 10, 2019

In this episode, we are excited to have two guests, who both work for a trust fund housed within the World Bank, discussing their vision for a world where resilient societies manage and adapt to ever-changing disasters. We get an in-depth look at how they are piloting different and innovative ways to manage disaster risks using technology.

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New Trends in Digital Health

September 4, 2019

On this episode, we are talking about a key emerging technology—digital health. From this broad category, we are fortunate to have two guests, each representing a very different and very exciting element within this sector. The CEO and founder of NEOFECT discusses the personal reasons for why he started his company and the Chief Digital Health & Analytics officer at Humana talks about the ways her company is putting an emphasis on data-driven health results. 

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Tech in Education

August 20, 2019

This week we are talking all about education in technology. Our first guest is the Founder and CEO of a cutting edge startup that focuses on using robotics in early education. She will be talking about how important it is to introduce technology to children in a way that will be both fun and meaningful. We also have the Director of Research for the Consumer Technology Association talking about new research from CTA that is focused on how students are using technology to access education anytime and anywhere.

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The Rapid Growth of Pet Tech

August 7, 2019

This episode is all about a segment of technology that has seen exponential growth — pet tech. Two innovative companies who are trying to make their names in this space are on the podcast today. One company helps your pets live healthier lives and the other bills itself as "23 and Meow."

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Response Tech: How Technology Is Shaping Resilience

July 24, 2019

This week’s episode is all about resilience. We are discussing how to bounce back operationally during a crisis and how technology is helping develop innovations that help keep the world healthy, safe and secure.

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The State of the Cryptocurrency Industry

July 3, 2019

Cryptocurrency and blockchain. Constantly in the news but where is it all headed? Today we talk to two industry experts as we take a deep dive into this complex but interesting topic.

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How Is Gaming Ripe for Disruption?

June 20, 2019

Did you know that 45% of U.S. homes have a video game console? And that number is rapidly increasing — CTA research indicates that gaming hardware sales will grow 3% year over year. Today, we take a look at this evolving and important sector with perspectives from two elements of the gaming industry that are different but also highlight how the industry is ripe for innovation.

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Get Ready for CES Asia

June 10, 2019

Did you know that CES also puts on a show in Shanghai? Join us this week as we discuss what to expect at CES Asia. From Automotive to AI, 5G and more, we discuss all the exciting exhibitors, keynotes and conference sessions happening next week at CES Asia. Ritch Wood from Nu Skin will be joining us to share why the Asian market is especially relevant today for his company.

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Talking Tech and Policy with Rep. Hurd

May 23, 2019

CES Tech Talk kicks off Season 3 with a discussion on the policy behind some of the most important tech trends today. Plus, we learn why Capitol Hill staff have him to thank for their Uber and Lyft rides.

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Season 2

Recap of CES 2019

Feb. 1, 2019

We wrap up CES 2019 with great discussions from media and breakout exhibitors to learn what this year’s CES meant to them.

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Day Three of CES 2019

Jan. 10, 2019

Reporters and editors from some of the top technology media outlets discuss the hot trends and products for the day at CES 2019.

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Day Two of CES 2019

Jan. 9, 2019

Reporters and editors from some of the top technology media outlets discuss the hot trends and products for the day at CES 2019.

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Day One of CES 2019

Jan. 8, 2019

Editors and reporters from leading technology media outlets discuss the hot products and trends for the day at CES 2019.

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Are You CES Ready?

Jan. 4, 2019

Tune in for conversations with the experts on CES who are talking about key areas to visit at CES 2019, exhibitors to see and programming to add to your schedule.

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The Importance of Design and Sourcing for Tech Products

Jan. 2, 2019

The Design & Source Showcase at CES is a place for attendees and companies large and small to find partners to help with product design, sourcing and more. Our guests on this episode run the gamut from a major global sourcing company to an American design expert discussing the importance of design in tech products.

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Learn How Arlington County Is a Digital First County

Dec. 28, 2018


Arlington County in Virginia made national news this year when it was selected as one of two locations for Amazon’s new HQ2. Learn how this county drives innovation and the platform technologies involved to make this transition complete.

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AR and VR at CES and Beyond

Dec. 27, 2018

Today we are focusing on an evolving category in the tech world, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). They both have remarkable potential and applications across many industries – healthcare, agriculture and retail to name a few.

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Drones at CES and Beyond

Dec. 18, 2018

Drones can save lives, deliver packages and even collect whale snot (yes, you read that right) for analysis. Today we talk to DJI, a globally known innovator in the drone sector, about drone's potential and the Federal Aviation Administration about what their approach is to bringing to life the benefits of drones.

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Every Company Is a Tech Company

Dec. 13, 2018

Every company is a tech company, or at least needs to be. Today two major exhibitors from two diverse sectors — agriculture and health and beauty — join us. Both are longtime brands who see the benefits of driving technology.

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Smarter Tech in Smarter Homes

Dec. 10, 2018

Not only are our homes becoming energy efficient; they are also easier than ever for us to use. Our guests dive into how 5G, AI, voice activation and more are helping manufacturers develop the tech that is powering our homes.

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How Robotics Will Impact Our Homes

Dec. 4, 2018

One of the most exciting sectors of the artificial intelligence industry is robotics. Discussing the future for robotics and how it will improve our lives, we talk to a new company and an established organization about what to expect for the robotic industry, particularly applications in our homes.

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How Diversity Is Shaping Tech

Nov. 28, 2018

Sponsored by AARP

Hear from two CEOs in the tech space about how they are using their diverse backgrounds to shape and improve the industry. Carolyn Rodz of Alice talks about how her company democratizes opportunities for entrepreneurs, and Elizabeth Vilchis discusses how her engineering background and startup experience helped her create latinoTech.

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A Look at the Latest Trends in Streaming Content

Nov. 20, 2018

C Space is a destination at CES for all disruptive trends that are changing the future of entertainment. This week we focus on a section that is critical to how we view content: streaming. Our guests include a pioneer in the streaming music sector and a new disruptor in video streaming.

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Smart Cities: How They Evolve and the Benefits They Bring

Nov. 13, 2018

Guests from Intel and the Smart Cities Council dive deep into how smart cities from 5G to AI - can help improve our lives.

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The Intersection of Technology and Sports

Nov. 6, 2018

CES is where you will find the intersection of professional athletes and sports technology. Our two guests, the partner and CEO of HYPE Sports Innovation and a professor of sports management from George Washington University, talk about eSports, immersive fan experiences, the quantified athlete, technology for sports venues and more.

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How Is AI Shaping Our Future?

Oct. 30, 2018

Did you know that companies adopting artificial intelligence technology report higher profit margins? Top brands talk about their AI initiatives, ranging from biometrics to predicative analytics to the future of transportation. We also talk about how consumers are getting more familiar with AI too (hint: smart speakers play a role).

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Redefining the Experience of Flight with Bell

Oct. 25, 2018


Sponsored by Bell

Learn what you get when you add up self-driving vehicles, drones and the sharing economy.

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The Future of Work

Oct. 23, 2018

Nine out of 10 small businesses say that they have a growing need for skilled tech workers. What are the expectations of these companies for the workers that they need? What are the skills employees should have for the centuries ahead? Guests from two of the county’s biggest employers answer these questions and more.

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How to Stand Out As a Startup at CES

Oct. 16, 2018

A must-listen for startups coming to CES, this week's episode features two companies who have great advice for entrepreneurs. The first is a Fortune 500 company, Arrow Electronics, and we learn what they are looking for in startups and how they are supporting the ones they meet at CES. The second is a major funding company, Indiegogo, who talks about what they are excited to see from the entrepreneurs at Eureka Park.

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When Will We See Self-Driving Cars on the Road?

Oct. 9, 2018

Tired of driving your own car? Want to know when self-driving vehicles will actually be available? This week we talk to two experts in the autonomous vehicle industry about everything from the policies being created for the cars to the technology being created to go in the cars.

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Resilience: Securing New Tech for a Safer World

Oct. 2, 2018

Hear from two experts in the resilience field as they discuss the ways that cities and corporations can use new technology to prepare for a safer world.

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Technology and the Future of Advertising

Sept. 25, 2018

Data, metrics, transparency, blockchain, AI — all of these and more are trends technology is bringing to the ad world. This week, tune in to hear from the tech editor at Ad Week and the CEO of a company on the cutting edge of all of these trends.

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The Future with 5G

Sept. 17, 2018

Steve Koenig of CTA and Dr. Derek Peterson of Boingo Wireless dive into all the ways 5G is going to affect our lives, both from a business and consumer perspective.

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Digital Health

Sept. 11, 2018

Dr. David Rhew of Samsung and Matthew Stoudt of appliedVR discuss the ways that digital health is evolving and leading to better health outcomes for consumers and doctors.

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Sports Tech and CES

Sept. 4, 2018

Tune in to hear how the exciting world of sports technology is rapidly changing and evolving. An NBA All-Star, an NFL player and Olympic Gold Medalist all discuss how they made the transition from athlete to tech entrepreneur.

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Eureka Park Startup Success Stories

Aug. 28, 2018

Sponsored by EMD Performance Materials

We are kicking off Season Two of CES Tech Talk with an exciting lineup of guests who all have one major thing in common: they saw startup success at CES in Eureka Park.

We will hear from Robbie Cabral, the founder of BenjiLock, about his Shark Tank experiences; Xyla Foxlin about what it is like to exhibit at CES twice before turning 21; and Jonathon Perrelli about what it takes to get a major beverage company to make a multimillion-dollar investment in your company.

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Season 1

CES 2018 Media Round Table (Day 3)

Jan. 11, 2018

A group of reporters from various tech media publications share their thoughts on the best finds of CES 2018, recommendations on not-to-miss exhibits, and insights into trends they see in the consumer technology industry.



CES 2018 Media Round Table (Day 2)

Jan. 10, 2018

A group of reporters from various tech media publications share their thoughts on the best finds of CES 2018, recommendations on not-to-miss exhibits, and insights into trends they see in the consumer technology industry.



CES 2018 Media Round Table (Day 1)

Jan. 9, 2018

A group of reporters from various tech media publications share their thoughts on the best finds of CES 2018, recommendations on not-to-miss exhibits, and insights into trends they see in the consumer technology industry.



A Look at CES 2018 with President and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, Gary Shapiro

Jan. 2, 2018

Sponsored by Dell

Gary Shapiro discusses what to expect at this year’s shows. Get ready because CES 2018 is right around the corner!



C Space at CES

Dec. 27, 2017

Sponsored by Sirius

Jeremy Legg, CTO of Turner; Paul Peterman, Head of Industry, Technology and Connectivity at Facebook; and Karen Chupka, Sr. Vice President of Corporate Business Strategy for the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), discuss the role technology plays in content marketing.



The Future of Artificial Intelligence

Dec. 19, 2017

Sponsored by JP Morgan

From big data analytics to speech recognition to predictive technology, artificial intelligence is changing how we do business. Hear from CTA's Steve Koenig and Buzz Radar's Patrick Charlton as they discuss the future of AI and where to see it at CES.



The Future of Technology in Cars

Dec. 12, 2017

Sponsored by Sirius

Join Jeff Joseph as he interviews Hilary Cain of Toyota and Ram Vasudevan of University of Michigan and talks about the future of self-driving cars.



A Look Inside Digital Health Trends

Dec. 5, 2017

Join us for an in-depth discussion with Robin Raskin and Jill Gilbert of Living in Digital Times about what we can expect to see in the digital health space at CES 2018.



The Intersection of Sports and Tech

Nov. 28, 2017

Sponsored by Gracenote

Join us as we discuss sports, technology and CES with two great interviews. First, we are talking with the founders of The Sports Innovation Lab on the latest trends. Then we discuss how technology is influencing the players with the NFL Players Association.



The Future of Smart Cities

Nov. 21, 2017

Sponsored by Dell

Check out our new podcast, CES Tech Talk. Our first episode is going to tell you all you need to know about the trends and future for Smart Cities. It features interviews with John Kwant of Ford Smart Mobility, Frank Sgambati of Bosch and Steve Koenig of CTA.



Welcome to CES Tech Talk

Nov. 14, 2017

Every week leading up to CES on January 9th, Jeff Joseph of the Consumer Technology Association (Producers of CES) will talk with the leading minds of the technology world to find out what the upcoming industry trends are and what to expect at CES 2018.