CES 2020: AI and 5G define future of innovation

Monday January 13, 2020 0 comments Tags: CES 2020, Gary Shapiro, CTA

LAS VEGAS -- CES® 2020 wrapped Jan. 10, capping a week filled with more than 20,000 product debuts unveiling the future of technology.CES_logoUSE 

More than 4,400 exhibiting companies launched their latest tech products to some 170,000 attendees across more than 2.9 million net square feet of exhibit space.

From global tech brands to pioneering startups, the innovation at CES 2020 will revolutionize markets and change our world for the better.

“CES 2020 inspired and connected every major industry across the globe,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), owner and producer of CES.

“The innovation unveiled at CES 2020 will reshape industries, create jobs, fuel the global economy and improve lives around the world.”

“This week at CES illustrated that every company is truly a tech company,” said Karen Chupka, CES executive VP.

“Global technology brands blended with non-traditional tech companies to showcase how innovation is furthering business across all markets -- setting the stage for the decade ahead.”

CES 2020 featured the entire spectrum of transformative technology that will redefine markets and shift business models, including artificial intelligence.

AI was dominant throughout the show floor and will be a ‘key ingredient technology’ over the next decade.

CES 2020 also spotlighted 5G and mobile connectivity. CES is the only show where the entire 5G ecosystem -- the backbone for connectivity, transportation, augmented and virtual reality, digital health and more -- was showcased.

Carriers and mobile operators, such as Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, Nokia and Ericsson, demonstrated the latest advancements in 5G’s speed, reliability and efficiency.

Digital health technologies were a major theme of CES 2020, with advancements in digital therapeutics, wearables and remote patient monitoring as digital health addresses real world issues like opioid dependence, mental illness and chronic disease.

The Health & Wellness category saw an increase of nearly 25% with more than 135 exhibiting companies at CES 2020, including Humetrix and InBody.

“CES has the unique ability for startups and young companies to get exposure to major global brands,” said Mara Lewis, co-founder and CEO, ID8 Innovation, and member, CTA Board of Industry Leaders.

“The opportunities for venture funding and growth are incredible here. And the CES 2020 Diversity and Inclusion conference track was mind blowing!”

CES, the world’s largest and most influential tech event, returns to Las Vegas Jan. 6-9, 2021.