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Here’s what you can’t miss at CES 2019

New focus areas, keynotes, conference sessions, events, speakers and more


CES 2019, easily the largest and most influential tech event in the world has arrived in Las Vegas this week. The mammoth media event is where the entire technology ecosystem gathers to conduct business, launch products, build brands and partner to solve some of today’s most pressing societal challenges.

Robot demo at CES Show.

More than 4,500 exhibitors will launch transformative tech to more than 180,000 attendees, encompassing 5G connectivity, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, smart cities and resilience, sports, robotics and more. CES 2019 will feature brand new and expanded exhibit areas, 250 conference sessions and 1,100 speakers, and more than 1,200 startups from over 50 countries.

New and Expanded Exhibit Areas

  • NEW Resilience– Discover tech keeping the world healthy, safe, warm, powered, fed and secure. (Westgate, Paradise Center)
  • NEWEnterprise Solutions – Encompasses analytics, consulting, integration, cyber security, ecommerce and mobile payment. (Westgate, Paradise Center)
  • CES Sports Zone– Explore the latest tech innovation impacting athletic performance to fan engagement and the business of sports on and off the field. The Gamespot eSports truck will also provide attendees with a firsthand experience of eSports. (Sands, Level 2 and ARIA, Level 2)
  • Self-Driving Technology – Explore the road to self-driving vehicles through ride-and-drive experiences. (LVCC, Platinum Lot)
  • C Space– Discover where tech and entertainment converge – and how tech is changing the future of brand marketing and entertainment. (ARIA)
  • Smart Cities– See how smart cities will influence policies, transportation, cities and towns, our industry and our planet. (Westgate, Pavilion and Paradise Center)
  • Eureka Park– Uncover 1,200 of the world’s most promising tech pioneers at CES’ home for startups— and maybe a few future unicorns. (Sands, Hall G)

Can’t Miss Conference Sessions and Speakers

  • Keynote Addresses
    • LG Electronics President and Chief Technology Officer  I.P. Park
    • CTA President and CEO Gary Shapiro and CES Executive Vice President Karen Chupka
    • IBM Chairman, President and CEO Ginni Rometty
    • Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg
    • AMD President and Chief Executive Officer  Lisa Su
    • S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao
    • AT&T Communications CEO John Donovanand MediaLink Chairman and CEO Michael Kassan
  • Conference Sessions
    • AI Everywhere– AI
      • Daniel Hodges, CEO and Founder, CIM ToursEric Colson, Chief Algorithms Officer, StitchfixAllende Cornejo, Project Engineer, Drone Racing LeagueJohn Teeple, Director, Advanced Technology, John Deere
    • Taking the Lead on Innovation in Cities– Innovation Policy
      • Walter Alcorn, VP, Environmental Affairs and Industry Sustainability, Consumer Technology AssociationMuriel Bowser, Mayor, Washington, DCJoe Buscaino, Councilmember, City of Los Angeles
    • CES 2019 Trends to Watch– Research Summit
      • Steve Koenig, VP, Market Research, Consumer Technology Association
    • C Space Storytellers
      • Leading brands and CMOs take to our Story Tellers stage,  including IBM’s Michele Peluso, Unilever’s Keith Weedand Proctor and Gamble’s Marc Pritchard
    • CMO Insights: Technology’s Impact on Brand Strategy– C Space
      • Jean Foster, SVP, Marketing and Communications, Consumer Technology AssociationJill Cress, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, National Geographic PartnersMeg Goldthwaite, Chief Marketing Officer, NPRRaja Rajamannar, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Mastercard
    • #NBATwitter: A Conversation with Adam Silver and Jack Dorsey– CES Sports Zone
      • Rachel Nichols, Anchor, ESPNJack Dorsey, CEO, TwitterAdam Silver, Commissioner, NBA
    • Immersive Media– CES Sports Zone
      • Michael Davies, SVP, Filed and Technical Operations, Fox Sports;William Deng, VP, Media Strategy and Business Development, NFLDanny Keens, VP, Content, NextVRSandra Lopez, VP, Intel Sports and Media, IntelGeoff Reiss, GM, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Sports / Verizon Media Group
    • Technology to Feed the World– Resilience
      • Susan McPherson, Founder and CEO, McPhersonStrategies, LLCJon Friedman, COO, Freight Farms Laura Kliman, Senior Flavor Scientist, Impossible FoodsBrigid McDermott, VP, IBM Food Trust, IBMCarl Vause, CEO, Soft Robotics
    • Future Focus: With Forbes’ Most Influential CMOs – C Space
      • Jenny Rooney, Editor, CMO Network ForbesAimee Lapic, CMO, PandoraSusan Vobejda, CMO, The Trade DeskDeborah Wahl, CMO, Cadillac
    • Technology, Jobs and the Future of Work
      • JenniferTaylor, VP, U.S. Jobs, Consumer Technology AssociationCharlie Ackerman, SVP, Human Resources – North America, BoschRobert Chiappetta, Director, Government Affairs, ToyotaBonnie Lee, VP, Property Claims, Allstate Insurance CompanyMonica Lucero, SVP, Client Services and Marketing, TeamPeople
    • SuperSessions

Exciting Events, Unconventional Keynotes and New Conference Programming

 

Robot demo at CES Show.