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Innovation at CES 2019 Unites Industries, Fuels Global Economy

BWW News Desk
January 10, 2019

Technology innovation across every major and emerging industry has been unveiled this week at a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttp3A2F2Fwwwcestech2Fampesheet51924157ampnewsitemid20190110005483amplanenUSampanchorCESC2AE2019ampindex1ampmd51856b081f48a5ca3b19541f481a68866 relnofollowCES 2019a including the latest in AI 5G entertainment sports automotive resilience and smart cities With keynotes from the leaders of AMD and ATampT sessions featuring executives from Twitter the National Football League Walmart and Intel along with thousands of product debuts CES is the global hub for innovation that will transcend industries and fuel economic growth Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association CTA CES 2019 runs through Friday January 11 pblockquotep idpullquotepblockquote p Dr Lisa Su president and CEO of AMD took to the CES keynote stage Wednesday morning and announced the new Radeon VII processor Available in February for 699 its the first 7nm processor built for gaming and ensures impeccable performances running smoothly during live demos for the upcoming games iDevil May Cry 5i and iTom Clancysi iThe Division 2i The Radeon VII is not only proof of AMDS dedication to highperformance gaming computers but also its applications for creatives and students Dr Su shared how Radeon VII and other AMD products will be used by the esports team Fnatic and in a STEMfocused high school in New York Its our job to bring power computing to the largest ecosystem we can Su told attendees p p Later in the day the New Frontiers in Mobile keynote gave attendees a glimpse into the future of 5G MediaLink Chairman and CEO Michael Kassan kicked off the keynote by declaring to the crowd that CES 2019 is for all intents and purposes the dawn of 5G Kassan was joined on stage by ATampT Communications CEO John Donovan and the two discussed ATampTs efforts to make 5G a reality Imparting on the crowd the significance of 5G Donovan told attendees This network really simply stated is not just faster and more efficient which weve grown to appreciate its a realtime network So its a gamechanger The two discussed the recent launch of ATampTs 5G Evolution network as well as ATampTs work to make Rush Hospital in Chicago the first 5Genabled hospital p p Following their discussion Philip Thomas chairman of Cannes Lions moderated a panel discussing the possibilities of 5G Executives from Adobe Deloitte Digital Magic Leap iNational Geographici and The Stagwell Group explored how 5G will impact our lives The panelists agreed that beyond supporting technologies such as selfdriving cars and VR 5G promises to transform areas such as storytelling and marketing p p During the keynote talk The New Mobility Revolution Chris Urmson cofounder and CEO of Aurora stated Were here to stop fatalities on Americas roads and globally The status quo is not acceptable and we should do something about it Aurora along with the other panelists from Audi Intel and the National Safety Council are members of the newlylaunched PAVE coalition which aims to educate the US public on the benefits of selfdriving vehicles From a global perspective Amnon Shashua president and CEO MobilEye said the best area for mobility as a service to launch is the US but we could not wait for the right regulations In Israel weve had a lot of support from government p p Reinforcing the benefits of selfdriving vehicle technology Waymo CEO John Krafcik touted the safety and societal changes that selfdriving vehicles will create at CTAs Leaders in Technology Dinner on Wednesday evening Once put into action selfdriving vehicles have a chance to eliminate the 94 percent of car accidents caused by human error making our roads much safer This technology has the chance to really make a difference and thats why we are so excited to expand Krafcik said Interviewed by Fox Business News anchor Liz Claman Krafcik described how Waymos selfdriving cars can take riders home safely no matter the weather road condition or traffic As selfdriving cars gain more popularity Waymo plans to continue developing their technology expanding the number of cities they have a presence in and introducing electric cars into their fleet p p The intersection of 5G AI and vehicles was a recurrent theme throughout Wednesdays conference sessions The Connected Car with 5G session moderated by Julian Mitchell of Forbes included executives from BlackBerry Certicom RenaultNissanMitsubishi TomTom and Flex The panelists deliberated how 5G will transform future cars into a private data center touching on topics such as smart cities affected industries autonomous vehicles mobility and privacy protection p p The Applied AI session held in Eureka Park and hosted by Bruno Morency Techstars Karen Holst LinkedIn Learning Instructor Gregory Pal Automat and Allan Benchetrit Algolux delved into the complex AI space within the tech industry Panelists tackled personalizing the AI experience for the consumer and having the capability to interpret share and apply data across the entire tech ecosystem Building relationships with consumers is key in educating the public about AI and deep learning in a time when everyone advertises themselves as an AI company If everyone claims they are an AI company then no one truly is an AI company said Gregory Pal CBO Automat p p Examining the effects 5G will have on the storefront the What IoT and 5G Bring to Retail session featured a discussion between Michelle Grant international head of retailing at Euromonitor and Dr Charis Christopoulos GlobalLogic SVP CTO and EMEA The two discussed IoT and smart homes impact on retail and how shopping via home appliances is becoming embraced in everyday life Following the discussion Dan Tynan of Improbable Ventures moderated a panel featuring executives from Verizon which looked at how shopping will be affected by the emergence of 5G p p Delving into the international retail landscape Understanding the Asian Retail Market featured moderator Deborah Weinswig CEO and cofounder of Coresight Research and executives from Tencent and JDcom WeChat has evolved the way that people shop said Cecilia Tian vice general manager smart retail strategic partnership department Tencent Tian explained how WeChat has become ubiquitous in Chinese culture and is creating boundless opportunities for retailers Chinese consumers spend an average of 100 minutes a day on WeChat and nearly all utilize its QVC code service to purchase products enabling a better retailershopper relationship Chen Zhang CTO at JDcom discussed the new challenges that come with these benefits p p Taking the discussion beyond the checkout counter and into consumers homes the Technology Deployment into the Home session moderated by iCE Proi examined how products are making their way into peoples homes who is installing them and who supports this process Leaders from Amazon VIVINT DISH and Starpower discussed topics including enabling technicians with correct diagnostic tools setting up customers from the start with proper installation to mitigate support issues down the road and a future where products will no longer need inperson service management p p During the NBATwitter session part of the CES Sports Zone Conference Track Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver discussed how their partnership is a perfect fit for the younger demographics watching basketball many of whom are hungry for an accessible source of information Moderated by ESPN anchor Rachel Nichols Silver and Dorsey explained how loyal viewers have used Twitter to create their own fastpaced channel to report the game and share their thoughts Silver described the NBAs relationship with Twitter as a virtuous circle because the league also finds out news and trends from the social media site keeping the online community vibrant and flourishing p p During The Next Era of Sports Media A Conversation with Turner President David Levy audiences were given the Turner presidents perspective on of advertising in sports The future Levy says is strong and getting stronger Moderated by CNN anchor and correspondent Brian Stelter Levy noted that TV content is going beyond the TV and companies should look into alternative ways to get viewers interested in more sport games such as notification options personal payperview options and bundles with sports gambling p p Also part of the CES Sports Zone Conference Track at C Space the Immersive Media session moderated by Michael Davies senior vice president Fox Sports explored how technology is revolutionizing how fans consume sports content Executives from Intel the National Football League NextVR and Yahoo Sports discussed technological advances such as VR and 5G and the opportunities and challenges they present to marketers Topics included VRs potential to bring fans with disabilities into the game and the effect 5G will have on everything from VR to sports betting p p Further examining audience consumption and engagement the New Rules of Engagement in the Disruptive Age panel at C Space moderated by Janko Roettgers senior Silicon Valley correspondent for iVarietyi offered attendees advice on how best to engage audiences across a range of social platforms Panelists included executives from Ey MGM Resorts International Reddit Spotify and YouTube and the spirited discussion covered topics ranging from the expanding landscape of platforms catering engagement based on those platforms and how best to foster user trust in this disruptive era p p How to keep maintain that trust by securing users data was the focus of Cyber Network Security which featured executives from the Center for Strategic and International Studies AIG nDimensional and was moderated by Bloombergs Commercial Director Sime Jurac Topics included resilience employee education risk management and cybersecurity awareness in the product design stage Achieving and maintaining trust around these devices is essential to enjoying the benefits they can offer us said Suzanne Spaulding senior advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies p p The benefits that diversity offers the technology industry continue to be a main theme of CES 2019 During The Diverse Workforce Tech Needs to Thrive session Bernard Coleman Global Head Diversity and Inclusion at Uber noted If you dont understand them how can you serve them Coming on the heels of a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttps3A2F2Fwwwcestech2FNews2FPressReleases2FCESPressReleaseaspx3FNodeID3D5985cce0f01f4ab5b0c085238a825a1dampesheet51924157ampnewsitemid20190110005483amplanenUSampanchorCTA27sannouncementtoinvest2410millionofventurecapitalinminorityownedbusinessesampindex2ampmd5e126f7bb9c8b207b169bac63dea49479 relnofollowCTAs announcement to invest 10 million of venture capital in minorityowned businessesa this policy session focused on the business case for 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