CES 2016 Launches Breakthrough Innovation to the World
World’s Largest Innovation Event Features Ground-Breaking Technologies, Global Tech Leaders and Entertainment Elite
Arlington, VA – 01/21/2016 – CES® 2016 shined a spotlight on innovation that will transform our world with 3,887 exhibiting companies showcasing ground-breaking technologies, and launching some 20,000 new products at the event. CES 2016, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, brought together tech and other business leaders from around the world, policymakers and Hollywood’s foremost influencers for a star-studded event that brought the next-generation of innovation to the global stage. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, CES 2016 ran January 6-9 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“CES 2016 marked the largest unveiling of game-changing innovation in the world, with the largest show floor – more than 2.47 million net square feet – in CES history,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association. “The products that debuted at CES will address many of the world’s most pressing problems, making improvements in healthcare, agriculture, transportation, manufacturing, entertainment, retail and beyond, while creating new markets, new opportunities and new jobs.”
Some of the most buzzed-about tech innovation unveiled at CES 2016 included:
Casio 2.5D Printing Technology
Jacoti Hearing Suite
NuEyes ODG Smart Glasses
Bang & Olufsen Beolab 90 Speaker
Philips Fidelio E6
Chevy Volt EV
Faraday Future FFZero1
Nvidia Drive PX 2
Volkswagen e-Golf Touch
Samsung Notebook 9 Windows 10 Laptop
Razer Blade Stealth Ultrabook
Dell Latitude 13 7370
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga
Fitness & Sports/Health & Biotech
Misfit Ray and Specter
Withings Thermo and Go
Sleep Number It Bed
OAXIS Wellness Line
Segway Advanced Personal Robot
Mother from Sen.se
Somabar Robotic Bartender
Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator
Ehang 184 Autonomous Aerial Vehicle
Yuneec Typhoon H Drone
Panasonic’s DX900 4K LED TV
LG Signature OLED G6
LG Rollable Display
Samsung SUHD TV Lineup
Oculus Virtual Reality
HTC Vive Pre
DAQRI Smart Helmet
Under Armour Health Box
Carl Zeiss Smart Lenses
Huawei Watch Jewel
Owlet Smart Sock
Recon Empire EVS
Ouraring’s ŌURA Wellness Ring
“CES is the premier event underscoring the trend in consumers choosing experiences over products,” said Bridget Karlin, managing director, Internet of Things, Intel. “CES brings innovations from every corner of the world, made possible by both large and small companies. Intel is excited and pleased to be part of CES.”
Top executives from major global brands took to the CES stage to introduce products, make company announcements and provide insight into the future of innovation, including keynotes from GM’s Mary Barra, IBM’s Ginni Rometty, Intel’s Brian Krzanich, Netflix’s Reed Hastings, Samsung’s Dr. WP Hong, Volkswagen’s Dr. Herbert Diess, YouTube’s Robert Kyncl, NBCUniversal’s Steve Burke and an all-star lineup of panelists, including Bosch’s Dr. Volkmar Denner, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, Qualcomm’s Steve Mollenkopf and Mobileye’s Prof. Amnon Shashua who discussed the future of urban mobility. Additionally, the CES 2016 Conference Program featured more than 300 sessions with more than 1,000 speakers representing every major industry from automotive, retail, entertainment, engineering, software and more.
CES 2016 also was a must-attend event for policymakers and regulators to engage with the technology companies driving innovation and the global economy. Twenty-seven international, federal, state and local government officials delivered remarks or spoke on panels, including Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta, every member of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), four members of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith, Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Michelle Lee, Sens. Dean Heller (R-NV) and Mark Warner (D-VA), Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and France’s Minister of Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs, Emmanuel Macron. In total, more than 160 top policymakers, regulators and staff attended CES 2016.
“CES 2016 continues to be the premier showcase of innovation in the world, offering a multifaceted experience to the visitors,” said Ximena Hartsock, founder and president, Phone2action. “It gets bigger and better every year.”
Major Hollywood executives, top celebrities, sports legends, musicians and TV personalities attended CES 2016 to promote the latest innovations and witness the next generation of technologies coming to market. Some of the hottest names on the CES show floor included TV/ radio host, producer and entrepreneur Ryan Seacrest; radio/ TV personality Nick Cannon; entrepreneur and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban; sportscaster Ernie Johnson; NBA legends Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith, Scottie Pippen and Charles Barkley; MLB superstars Alex Rodriguez and Cal Ripken Jr.; Olympian Michael Phelps and TV stars Jenny McCarthy, Donnie Wahlberg, Chelsea Handler, Krysten Ritter and Will Arnett.
Technologies showcased at CES 2016 spanned the entire tech ecosystem from the latest in 3D printing, sensors, wearables, robotics, automotive, smart home and the Internet of Things. The show floor featured more than 25 technology-specific Marketplaces, including Eureka Park, which featured a record-breaking 500 startups from 29 countries.
CES is independently audited and verified attendance numbers will be available in the spring. For trending video coverage of the hot products unveiled at CES 2016, visit http://CES.waywire.com/. Visit CESweb.org for the latest CES news.
CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for almost 50 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM – formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® – the technology trade association representing the $287 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry’s most relevant issues are addressed. Check out CES video highlights. Follow CES online at www.CESweb.org and on social.
About Consumer Technology Association:
Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, formerly Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, is the trade association representing the $287 billion U.S. consumer technology industry. More than 2,200 companies – 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world’s best known brands – enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CTA also owns and produces CES® – the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s industry services.
SOURCE: Consumer Technology Association