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02 Jan 2015 15:22
Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association, the 2015 CES is described “as the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies”. (Robyn Beck, AFP)
The Consumer Electronics Association has announced that the 2015 International CES will feature the largest ever showcase of products, services and technologies that make up the “Internet of Things” (IoT), with more than 900 exhibitors planning to share innovations that harness the power of the network to connect everyday devices.
Owned and produced by CEA, the 2015 CES is described “as the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies”. It will run from January 6 to 9, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“The ‘Internet of Things’ is the hottest topic in tech right now,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, International CES and corporate business strategy, CEA.
“It’s all about the opportunity to connect everyday items like cars, home security systems and kitchen appliances to networked devices like PCs and smartphones for greater control and management of our everyday lives.
The Sensors Marketplace will highlight one of the key technologies that is enabling the IoT. Exhibitors participating in the marketplace include eyeSight Mobile Technologies, Logbar and QuickLogic Corp. In addition, the Smart Home Marketplace will showcase a smarter, more efficient home accelerated by smartphones and tablets interacting with a myriad of connected objects and devices, from basic security systems to connected lighting systems. Some of the 2015 CES exhibitors expected to showcase IoT technologies include Bosch, Lowe’s, Konnect Labs, iDevices, Muzzley and Blinksight among many others.
2015 CES keynoters Boo-Keun Yoon, president and CEO of Samsung Electronics, and Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel, are expected to share their insights on IoT innovations. Other CES conference programming will also explore the future of this trend with the following sessions:
Privacy and the IoT: Navigating Policy Issues
Manufacturers and policymakers discuss steps that each can take to build consumer trust in devices and applications while preserving creativity and the flexibility to innovate. This panel will feature opening remarks from Edith Ramirez, chairwoman of the FTC.
The Impact of the Internet of Things
Experts will discuss the impact of IoT products, including what application areas are going to have the biggest adoption or change.
The State of the Internet of Things
Part of the Research Summit conference track, this session will explore where the Internet of Things stands today and what its defining trends suggest about the road ahead.
The 2015 CES will feature more than 3,500 exhibitors unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services across the entire ecosystem of consumer technologies.
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