As presented annually by the Consumer Technology Association, CES 2020 in Las Vegas (Jan. 7-20) will rank as perhaps the world’s largest and most influential tech event, where the entire technology ecosystem will gather to conduct business, launch products, build brands, and find partners to solve some of the world’s most challenging issues.
This year's event will see more than 4,500 exhibitors launching nearly 20,000 new and transformative tech products to more than 170,000 attendees, encompassing technologies including: 5G connectivity; artificial intelligence; augmented and virtual reality; smart cities and resilience; sports; robotics and more.
According to CTA, CES 2020 will feature new and expanded exhibit areas, 300 conference sessions with 1,100 speakers, and more than 1,200 startups from 45+ countries. Per a CTA press announcement, new additions for CES 2020 will also include the following:
* Non-Traditional and New Companies – Expect the unexpected from non-traditional tech company exhibitors, including: Bell, Impossible Foods, John Deere, NBCUniversal, P&G and WWE. New exhibitors include Abbott, Bridgestone, Delta Air Lines, DuPont, Humana and Weber. CES 2020 will feature 1,550+ new exhibitors.
* Travel & Tourism – Conference programming highlighting how smarter and safer technologies are transforming the travel and tourism industries.
* New Conference Tracks – Hear from industry leaders presenting their vision for the future in the following new conference tracks at CES: Gaming and eSports; Travel & Tourism; Voice: Brands Leveraging Voice Technology; Drone Operations and Innovation; and Innovation for All.
* New at Eureka Park – See the latest product debuts from new groups in Eureka Park, including the Thailand Pavilion and Seoul Metropolitan Government. Eureka Park will also feature 14 universities, including the University of Notre Dame and University of British Columbia.
* Policy Discussions – CES will gather policymakers from across the world to discuss issues including innovations in transportation, global trade, health care and growing apprenticeships for new collar jobs.
* CME Credits Partnership with American College of Cardiology Foundation – CTA is partnering with the American College of Cardiology Foundation to offer CME credits to doctors, nurses and other medical professionals to highlight tech innovations creating solutions for patient care. Topics will include: home health care, patient-generated data, remote patient monitoring, and more. Digital Health is up nearly 25% for exhibitors, notes CTA.
* World Bank Partnership – CTA and the World Bank will partner on a Global Tech Challenge which will call for companies around the world to create or present solutions focused on three key areas: health, gender barriers and technologies that enable communities to be resilient.
* Diversity & Inclusion Conference Programming: Innovation for All – Innovation for All programming will take place across all show days on multiple stages. Conference sessions will explore Chief Diversity Officer insights, how to create inclusive products, ways that D&I is contributing to the bottom line, culture shifting/hiring differently, and investing in diversity. Key speakers will include: Harlem Capital, SoGal Ventures, Black Girl Ventures, Alice, and Google.
* Official Equality Partner: The Female Quotient – The Female Quotient (The FQ) is the official Equality Partner for CES 2020. The FQ Lounge will be an official part of CES, that will serve as “the unplugged space for conversation.”
* Sex Tech in Health & Wellness Marketplace – CES 2020 will feature innovative sex technology products within the Health & Wellness marketplace.
"Can’t Miss" sessions and speakers at CES 2020, per CTA's announcement, will include the following:
* Samsung Keynote Address – Monday, Jan. 6 at 6:30 PM
Samsung Consumer Electronics Division President and CEO Mr. Hyun-Suk Kim
* Daimler Keynote Address – Monday, Jan. 6 at 8:30 PM
Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars Ola Källenius
* CTA State of the Industry Address – Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 8:30 AM
CTA President and CEO, Gary Shapiro and CES Executive Vice President, Karen Chupka
* Delta Air Lines Keynote Address – Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 8:30 AM
Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian
* Fireside Chat with FCC and FTC Chairmen SuperSession – Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 11:30 AM
FTC Chairman Joseph Simons, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and CTA’s Gary Shapiro
* Chief Privacy Officer Roundtable SuperSession – Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 1 PM
VP, Public Policy and Chief Privacy Officer, Policy, Facebook, Erin Egan; Senior Director of Global Privacy, Apple, Jane Horvath; Global Privacy Officer, The Procter & Gamble Company, Susan Shook; Commissioner Federal Trade Commission, Rebecca Slaughter; moderated by Partner and Head of Research, Wing Venture Capital, Rajeev Chand
* The Path to the Future of Work – Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 2 PM
Advisor to the President, Ivanka Trump and CTA’s Gary Shapiro
* IoT: Moving into an Anticipatory Tech World SuperSession – Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 3 PM
Co-founder, Loup Partners, Doug Clinton; Executive Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Cindy Cohn; Editor-at-Large, CNET, Brian Cooley; Co-Founder and CEO, Affectiva, Rana el Kaliouby; Sr. Director, product management, Smart Home Ecosystem, Google Nest, Michele Turner; SVP, Content Strategy, CBS Interactive Tech Sites, Lindsey Turrentine
* Good for Business, Good for the Planet: How Companies Drive Positive Impact, Presented by MediaLink – Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 4 PM
Salesforce Chairman and co-CEO Marc Benioff, Unilever CEO Alan Jope and MediaLink Chairman and CEO Michael E. Kassan
* Quibi Keynote Address – Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 9:30 AM
Quibi CEO Meg Whitman and Founder and Chairman of the Board Jeffrey Katzenberg
* Predictions: How 5G Will Change Your Life SuperSession – Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 10:30 AM
President, Qualcomm Inc., Cristiano Amon
* U.S. Department of Transportation Keynote Talk – Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 11:30 AM
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao
* What’s Next for the Fourth Industrial Revolution? SuperSession – Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 2 PM
CEO, Siemens USA, Barbara Humpton
* Enter The Quantum Decade – Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 3 PM
Director, IBM Research, Dario Gil; Senior Manager for Quantum Applications, Algorithms and Theory, IBM Research, Jeannette M. Garcia; Senior Manager for Battery Research and Technology, Mercedes-Benz Research & Development, Daimler AG, Andreas Hintennach; Vice President of Research and Development, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company, Vijay Swarup
* NBCUniversal Keynote Address – Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 4 PM
NBCUniversal Chairman of Advertising and Partnerships Linda Yaccarino with special guests including Terry Crews, Ester Dean, Kate del Castillo, Mandy Moore, and Natalie Morales
Additional conference sessions will include the following topics:
Many travel companies use virtual assistants to answer questions, facial recognition software to read customer sentiment and virtual reality to tour venues, among other advanced technological functions. In a saturated market, are artificial intelligence and VR the only way to stay competitive?
Brands are benefiting from backing esports. In fact, research shows that 39% of brand exposure in esports broadcasts came from companies not related to gaming. Esports also offers direct access to a prime consumer group: 18- to 35-year-olds who may have already cut the cord to traditional TV. Hear how brands are successfully engaging customers through esports and gaming.
How do we address bias or blind spots in artificial intelligence? Panliests will explore why this bias exists and the opportunities for change in AI applications and software to recognize skin tones, gender and more.
As we move to a future of autonomous vehicles, smart cities and an IoT-enabled future, how do companies and tech innovators work together to focus on security?
2020 will be the year our homes are filled with more than just smart speakers. Trends on the rise include smart screen command centers, smart mirrors, smart-enabling devices for your basic devices and energy efficiency expansion.
In the cities of the future, how will public transit continue to innovate? Keep pace with the advancement of technology in buses and trams, scooters and rideables and the blue sky —transportation methods we haven’t even started productizing yet.
Health care management in the home is rapidly growing, from patient comfort and convenience to costs savings. Hear from the technology companies creating solutions for health in the home, as well as the payers and clinicians deploying it.