Here’s what to expect from the biggest tech show of the year – KSL.com
LAS VEGAS — Over the next week, nearly 200,000 people will descend on Las Vegas for the biggest tech show of the year.The Consumer Electronics Show — or CES, as its known — hosts companies, investors, journalists and techies with a spare $300-$1,700 to spend on a weeklong tech extravaganza that will signal the coming…
LAS VEGAS — Over the next week, nearly 200,000 people will descend on Las Vegas for the biggest tech show of the year.
The Consumer Electronics Show — or CES, as its known — hosts companies, investors, journalists and techies with a spare $300-$1,700 to spend on a weeklong tech extravaganza that will signal the coming trends of the year.
Lately, however, CES has gotten a bad rap for being a lot of smoke and no fire. Critics say a good portion of what is announced at CES is never released, and that’s kind of true.
Major tech companies like Apple, Facebook, Samsung, Microsoft and Google either don’t come to the show or save their big announcements for their own tech conferences. And yes, CES attendees will see a lot of tech that will never make it to market (and probably for the best).
But CES does give smaller companies, especially startups, the opportunity to publicize their products without getting too drowned out by the bigger voices in the room. The conference is also a fairly reliable snapshot of where tech is going: what is possible, marketable and, ultimately, sellable. It’s essentially a window into the future, albeit a little smudged.
This is my fourth year attending CES as KSL.com’s tech reporter. I’ll be releasing my predictions for the top tech trends of 2020 tomorrow, but in the meantime, let’s take a look at what you can expect from CES this year.
President Donald Trump’s daughter and White House advisor will be a CES keynote speaker Tuesday. This announcement sparked a good bit of controversy and a lot of questions like, “why?” and “what does Ivanka Trump have to do with tech?”
Apparently, she’ll be talking about the future of work. So we’ll see what happens there.