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CES 2019 Officially Kicks Off In Las Vegas

CES 2019 Officially Kicks Off

Techies from across the globe have descended on Las Vegas for the largest tech event on the planet.

The mammoth operation includes more than 4,500 exhibitors, an estimated 180,000 attendees, 50 conference sessions, and a record 1,200 startups with more than 20,000 products launching this week from the show floor.

Topics up for discussion are everything from sports, robotics, smart cities, 5G connectivity, artificial intelligence, and much more. Must-attend keynotes are IBM Chairman, President and CEO Ginni Rometty; Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg; and CES Executive Vice President Karen Chupka, among others.

An exhibitor sets up for CES Unveiled Las Vegas (image courtesy of CES)

The Technology’s Innovators and Disruptors supersession is also one to watch. Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient moderated the panel with Patrick Brown, CEO and Founder, Impossible Foods; Arlan Hamilton, Founder and Managing Partner, Backstage Capital; and John Padgett, Chief Experience and Innovation Officer, Carnival Corporation & plc.

“CES embodies the innovative spirit that defines the consumer technology industry – and the products and services launching here this week will empower citizens around the globe and change our world for the better,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA.

LG President and CTO Dr. I.P. Park delivers a keynote address at CES 2019 (image courtesy of CES)

“The entire technology ecosystem is gathered at CES 2019, with the latest in 5G, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, smart cities, sports tech, 8K video technology, robotics and more. With every major and emerging industry here at the show, CES 2019 is truly the global hub for innovation.”

While CES opens today, the full week of innovation kicked off on Sunday and Monday with Media Days, CES Unveiled, and a preshow keynote from LG. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), CES 2019 runs through Friday, January 11 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 




    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.