Did you know?
Tech innovations have been exhibited at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) since it was first started in 1967 in New York City when it had 17,500 attendees and over 100 exhibitors. From 1978 to 1994, two separate shows were held at Las Vegas in January and Chicago in June. Since 1998, CES has been held in January in Las Vegas and is one of the largest taking close to three weeks to setup and break down.
Some Products that have debuted at CES include:
- Camcorder (1981)
- HDTV (1998)
- Tablets (2010)
- Connected TV, Smart Appliances (2011)
- Driverless Car Technology, (2013)
What’s Trending this Year at CES?
CES 2014 was dominated by wearable devices when smartwatches and smartbands took the spotlight.
The combination of aesthetics and functionality in wearable technology wowed CES attendees last year, and wearables are expected to have a strong presence in CES 2015 as well.
A few other important trends were also observed, the ‘Internet of Things’ being one which demonstrated how various types of hardware could be connected through the internet. Phones, tablets, and PCs are among the more typical ‘things’, but thermostats, smoke alarms, cars, refrigerators, and toothbrushes have joined the ranks.
CES @ Anderson
The lesson of the CES is clear: technology advance so fast you almost don't notice how fast your new iPhone becomes the last year's model. The CES held annually in Las Vegas keeps you up to date on the latest technology and trends in the industry.
Top consumer electronics companies from all over the world participate for just four days to showcase their newest innovations, but unless you fly out to Vegas, there's no way to keep up with this year's entries.
This year the Easton Technology Leadership Program and the High Tech Business Association are bringing CES to you at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. The program will include talks on topics addressed at CES, and panels streaming content from select CES sessions in Las Vegas. It will be followed by discussions by invited industry professionals, faculty and students around the themes of the event: Wearables, Internet of Things, Virtual Reality, Robotics and Self-driving Cars
Don’t miss the vendor tables where you’ll be able to play around with the newest consumer electronics. The event will culminate with Anderson Afternoons, a networking reception sponsored by The Easton program. Vendor booths will include Exhibits from Vendors, Technologies developed on campus as well as Students Show and Tell.
CES @ Anderson is a half-day event set on January 8th, 2015.