CES 2020, one of the most important dates in the diary for the world of electronics is getting ever closer. The Consumer Electronics Show, organised by the CT (Consumer Technology Association), will take place in Las Vegas from the 7th to the 10th of January.
The 2020 show promises to be even more awe-inspiring than previous events: there are set to be exhibitors from over 4,400 companies in an exhibition space of more than 270 thousand square metres, and 20,000 new products are expected to be launched.
You can already get a flavour of some of the big news and previews by taking a peek at the event’s official website and the links.
Future trends on the CES stage
Over 100,000 participants have already registered to attend, over 35,000 of whom are international.For four days they will be able to dive into a jam-packed programme of conferences with over 250 keynote speeches set to cover some of the hot topics right now:
- Gaming, augmented and virtual reality
- The revolutions of 5G and 8K display
- Robotics and autonomous machines connected to the Internet of Things
- Cryptocurrency and blockchain
- Privacy and data analytics
Then there are speeches focused on tourism, mobility, health and wellness.
The features of a successful keynote speech according to the CTA
Las Vegas will welcome over 1000 speakers and all have been selected according to very specific criteria:
- The speech must present “takeaways”, i.e. key concepts to take home;
- The speaker must have a unique point of view on technological trends, in terms of inspiration or an educational example;
- The speaker must be highly motivated and enthusiastic about the topic in order to engage the audience.
As you can see, a great deal of attention is paid to selecting figures who are reference models in the tech world, as well as a focus on ensuring there is a diverse range of speakers, also in terms of female leadership, who are well represented this year.
The first great leaders on the CES 2020 stage
Guests announced so far include Michelle Mckenna, Chief Information Officer of the NFL, in charge of the technological strategy of the American football league; Andrea Mallard, Pinterest‘s Chief Marketing Officer, who oversees the marketing and creative teams responsible for story telling the brand to Pinners and advertisers around the world; and also Erin Egan, Vice President and Head of Facebook Privacy.
There will also be Ola Källenius, head of Mercedes-Benz, Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta, considered the most reliable airline in the world; and Colin Angle, founder and CEO of iRobot, who transformed the company from a MIT startup to a world leader in consumer robots.
Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman, respectively the founder and CEO of Quibi, will present a preview of this new platform dedicated to young video enthusiasts, who will have premium mobile content dedicated to them in the form of “quick bites” (which is also the meaning of the name).The platform will be officially launched in April 2020.
The world of gaming is looking forward to the keynote speech by Lisa Su, President and CEO of AMD, the American company that is one the world leaders in the production of CPUs, workstations and graphics chips for the BtoC market.
Another confirmed appointment is with Hyun-Suk Kim, Co-President and Co-CEO of Samsung and President of the Consumer Electronics division. It is highly likely that the customary Samsung show at CES this year will feature the “Zero Bezel” QLED TV, a name registered last October for a new line that could also include gaming monitors.
It is, therefore, set to be an event not to be missed, with illustrious names and a host of new technological innovations set to star in this amazing show. But don’t worry, if you are not among the lucky ones getting ready to jet off to Nevada, you can follow the event on social media through the Facebook page and Instagram stories, as well as on Twitter following the hashtag #CES2020.