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CES kicks off in Las Vegas

CES 2016

The massive CES show is in full swing this week with the latest, greatest and newest innovations in technologies that everyone is going to be talking about over the coming months.

As the largest hands-on event of its kind, the annual consumer electronics convention is set to showcase more than 20,000 new products and services from across the globe, from virtual reality to wearable tech and self-driving cars. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the yearly event is expected to attract at least 170,000 attendees, from business gurus and celebrities to those eager to get their hands on the latest gadgets.

“From robotics, 3D printing and unmanned systems to automotive tech, wearables and beyond, our world is changing as technology connects us all and works to solve the impossible,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, in a company statement. “It is incredible we get to bring together so many industry visionaries, influencers and entrepreneurs this week at CES to showcase how tech is changing the world. The energy in Las Vegas right now is palpable.”

Keynote speakers include the heads of big brand names such as GM, IBM, Netflix, Intel, YouTube and Samsung. This year also sees a host of media personalities promoting the latest innovations and trends. Household names such as Ryan Seacrest, Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Shaquille O’Neal, Dr. Deepak Chopra and Nick Cannon will all be on the ground.

CES has served as an important platform for innovators and breakthrough technologies for almost 50 years, a global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.

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Kunbi Tinuoye
Kunbi Tinuoye
Kunbi Tinuoye is the founder and CEO of UrbanGeekz. Previously, she worked as a News Correspondent for NBC’s theGrio. Prior, she was a senior broadcast journalist for the BBC in London. Tinuoye currently sits on the SXSW Pitch Advisory Board and CES Conference Advisory Board. She is a key player in the Atlanta tech startup ecosystem and serves as a mentor for Comcast NBCUniversal’s The Farm Accelerator. Tinuoye has received several awards and accolades, including being honored with a Resolution from the Georgia Legislative.
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