What To Expect at CES and Its Enterprise Solutions Marketplace
New solutions for businesses, robotic technologies, and plans for tomorrow's smart cities are just some of the things that will be headlining the CES 2016 show in Las Vegas next month. The conference, owned and organized by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), will run from January 6-9.
One of the core themes of the conference this year will be technology that is having an impact on the health and safety of the world, rather than just consumer product technology. That will include mobile technology, Internet connectivity and clean cooking technology in the developing world, and the uses of 3D printing in surgery and prosthetics.
Intel CEO Back for Third Keynote
CES 2016 will span more than 2 million square feet of exhibit space and feature more than 3,600 exhibiting companies unveiling products and services across the entire ecosystem of consumer technologies. After breaking attendance records last year, CES said that it had taken steps to ensure attendance stayed at or below 176,000 this year to avoid overcrowding.
Intel Corp. CEO Brian Krzanich (pictured) will deliver a keynote address on Tuesday, January 5, focusing on ways the consumer world is being reshaped by the expanding boundaries of technology. The 2016 show will be the third consecutive time Krzanich has given the keynote address at CES.
“After inspiring keynote addresses at CES in 2014 and 2015, we broke precedent and asked him to return for a third year to share his vision on how Intel continues to shape the future,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. “With the IoT standing as a major theme of our upcoming show, Brian’s comments will be particularly timely, insightful and instructive.”
New Enterprise Solutions Marketplace
CES 2016 will also feature a new Enterprise Solutions Marketplace showcasing a variety of B2B (business-to-business) solutions. The marketplace will feature companies showcasing the latest cloud models, business transformations and best practices, with exhibitors such as Amazon Business, Capital One Spark Business, Dom 360 and Ubiquiti Networks.
Among the enterprise solutions to be featured in the marketplace are business analytics, technology consulting, integration, and cybersecurity. “These services are integral for businesses seeking to grow and improve operations and logistics.,” Shapiro said. “We are pleased to offer CES 2016 attendees this unique forum designed to help them efficiently connect with leaders in this vital sector.”
A separate marketplace for e-commerce companies will be hosted by Mastercard. The E-Commerce Marketplace will showcase the next wave of innovation transforming the shopping experience. Among the technologies to be featured will be mobile payment apps, shopping platforms and business solutions.
Robots and other autonomous devices will also be showcased at CES this year, with the Robotics Marketplace set to grow 71 percent in exhibition space. More than 20 different exhibitors are expected to attend, displaying robot technologies in business, health, education, and housekeeping.
Image credit: Photo of CEO Brian Krzanich courtesy of Intel; Artist's Concept.
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