After four days of demonstrating the bright future made possible by technology, CES® 2019 (www.CES.tech) closed on January 11, 2019. More than 4,500 exhibitors showcased the latest tech innovations to some 180,000 attendees across more than 2.9 million net square feet of exhibit space in Las Vegas. From global brands to visionary startups, these companies set the world abuzz with the promise of technology. CES is owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, the licensee for the World Trade Center Las Vegas.
"CES showcases the power of innovation to solve global problems and improve lives around the world,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA). “The passion, ideas and business connections at CES make this the most significant global tech event – and the most inspirational week of the year.”
“Every business must now embrace technology to succeed,” said Karen Chupka, executive vice president, CES. “And companies like Proctor & Gamble, John Deere and Raytheon proved that at CES 2019.”
The CES 2019 keynote stage featured some of the biggest names in tech, including AMD, AT&T Communications, IBM, LG and Verizon. CTA released its 2019 International Innovation Scorecard (http://www.cta.tech/scorecard) grading countries on how well they support innovation, and announced it will invest $10 million (https://www.ces.tech/News/Press-Releases/CES-Press-Release.aspx?NodeID=5985cce0-f01f-4ab5-b0c0-85238a825a1d) in venture firms and funds focused on women, people of color and other underrepresented startups and entrepreneurs. CTA also released its newest book, Ninja Future, (http://www.ninjafuture.com/) exploring the skills needed to remain competitive in the rapidly-changing future.
CES connects businesses. “Here, you see opportunities to collaborate across industries, and the result is an extraordinary showcase of innovations delivered across a broad range of consumer technology platforms,” said Dr. David Rhew, chief medical officer and vice president/general manager enterprise health care, Samsung Electronics America. “You get that at CES, and nowhere else.”
Save the date for CES 2020, January 7-10, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (www.CES.tech)