How emerging technologies are changing our lives at the Living in
Digital Times’ conferences
ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As technologies and disruptive markets impact nearly every area of our
in Digital Times looks at the context that surrounds the products in
a series of exciting conference sessions at CES®
2016 designed to create new and better business opportunities. Owned
and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM,
formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, CES
will run from January 6- 9, 2016, in Las Vegas, NV.
“A product can be the coolest thing in the world,” stated Robin Raskin,
founder and president, Living in Digital Times, “but without the context
to surround its use, without an educated consumer audience and with the
appropriate distribution channels, it’s destined for failure. Anyone
looking to position their products in the broader context of lifestyle
can attend our conferences for discussion and market insight.”
The conference programs cover technology in a variety of lifestyle
categories including beauty, fitness, babies, family and kids, digital
health and money.
Conference highlights include:
Forum presented by CyberVista: Wednesday, January 6, 8:30 AM-5 PM,
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4301.
Kor Adana, writer from USA Network’s Mr. Robot, will participate in a
discussion to explore how reality translates into authentic
David Auerbach, Bitwise Columnist, Slate
Magazine will examine the impact on cyber security as connected
devices enter all aspects of our homes and offices.
Ann Barron-DiCamillo, Director, US-CERT, US
Department of Homeland Security will discuss how to make sure your
company is protected and prepared for a cyber attack.
Brian Krebs, Author, Spam Nation and Editor of KrebsOnSecurity will
host a tech talk.
Suzanne Spaulding, Under Secretary, The National Protection and
Programs (NPPD), U.S.
Department of Homeland Security, addresses how to get the C-suite
on board when it comes to cyber security.
John Sileo, CEO & President, The
Sileo Group will share how to protect data, devices and identity.
Tech Sessions: Wednesday, January 6, 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM, 3 PM,
Venetian, Level 2, Venetian Ballroom G.
Jenna Blaha, tech editor, Marie
Claire, will lead sessions on “High Tech Beauty Makeovers,”
with companies including Glo,
Beauty; and “The Business of Beauty: Online, Retail and Mobile,”
featuring companies such as HairMax
and guest speaker Moj Mahdara, CEO of Beautycom Media.
Rachel Rothman, technical and engineering director, the Good
Housekeeping Institute US, will lead a panel to showcase “Beauty +
Brains: Top Tech Innovations.” Orig3N,
Summit: Wednesday, January 6, 8 AM-5 PM, Venetian, Level 4, Lando
Amy McDonough, vice president and general manager of Fitbit
Wellness will show off the other side of the multi-faceted Fitbit
in her conversation with Jeremy Kaplan, editor-in-chief of Digital Trends
when they discuss corporate wellness partnerships and examine the
way fitness devices give us practical and actionable information on
our current digital health.
Stacey Burr, GM, Digital Sports, adidas,
will leverage the company’s long-standing expertise in sports science,
providing an insider’s view of how technology is changing the sports
experience both on and off the field.
Brian Kirkbride, managing director of Fieldhouse Ventures, a startup
lab focused on sports technology and human performance, and Dr. Steven
LeBeouf, president and co-founder of Valencell, an inventor/co-inventor
of dozens of foundational patents in the field of accurate wearable
sensors, will examine the impact of the accumulation of fitness data
and the integration of that information into our complex lifestyles.
Dr. Riaan Conradie, COO, LifeQ
will demonstrate how understanding physiology informs sleep, nutrition
Tech Sessions: Thursday, January 7, 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM, 3:30 PM,
Venetian, Level 2, Venetian Ballroom G.
The winners of The
Bump Best of Baby Tech Awards 2016 will be announced in a special
ceremony celebrating the best in fertility, pregnancy and baby tech.
Sessions including “High Tech Nursery and Breakthroughs in Health and
Safety will showcase the latest in technology for babies including
companies such as Philips
CliniCloud, 6Sensor Labs and more.
a smart toy powered by IBM Watson, will deliver opening remarks.
David Pogue, founder, Yahoo! Tech, will provide tips for families
surviving life – from finding their cars to their kids.
Mary Lou Jepsen, executive director of engineering at Facebook
and head of display technologies at Oculus,
will discuss the role multi-screens play in family life.
Disney/ABC Studios will take us on a tour of how AR/VR is changing
family news and entertainment.
Health Summit: Thursday, January 7- Friday, January 8, 9 AM-5 PM,
Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4303.
The New York Times bestselling authors Dr. Deepak Chopra,
Chopra Foundation and Dr. Rudy Tanzi, professor of neurology, Harvard
University, will discuss a provocative topic of moving beyond our
Watson Health will present Dawn of
the Cognitive Era, a look at taking digital health to the “beyond
intelligent’ world utilizing cognitive computing.
Ben Hwang, CEO, Profusa
will give a skin crawling demonstration of the power of digital
health showing how an actual sensor, injected under the skin, can
deliver real-time data.
Dr. Dave Albert, chief medical officer and founder, AliveCor
and Marco Daouro, director of product management & marketing, FUJIFILM
SonoSite Inc., will discuss the 21st century
transformation in the good old doctors bag.
Money Forum, presented by MasterCard: Friday, January 8, 9 AM-2 PM,
Venetian, Level 4, Marcello 4404.
MasterCard will showcase new products and solutions from its research
and innovation lab with the theme: buy anything, anytime, anywhere and
from any device!
Jeff Miles, vice president, business development, global payment
solutions at NPX,
will take us under the hood to look at how mobile payments provide
life changing experiences.
Halsey Minor, founder of CNET,
will take attendees on a journey telling his life story woven together
with the history of currency.
Digital currency mavens Matt Roznak, Michael Terpin, Brock Pierce
share their visions for a disruptive digital currency future.
Summit: Friday, January 8, 8:30AM-5 PM, Venetian, Level 4, Lando
Hall Davidson, senior director, global learning initiatives, Discovery
Education and Dan White, CEO, will take a look at how technologies
like augmented reality, artificial intelligence and robotics are
John Katzman founder of The
Princeton Review and CEO of Noodle
Companies will discuss the next generation in online learning.
Stefano Corazza, sr. principal scientist, digital imaging, Adobe,
will demonstrate some of the hottest educational products shaping
movements including project-based learning, robotic tutors, and
gamification in the Products Shaping Educational Movements panel.
A complete list of speakers can be found here.
Additional speakers will be announced prior to CES.
Note to Editors: The official name of the global technology
event is “CES®.” Please do not use
“Consumer Electronics Show” or “International CES” to refer to the event.
CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of
consumer technology. It has served as the proving ground for innovators
and breakthrough technologies for almost 50 years—the global stage where
next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the
largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the
industry. And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer
Technology Association (CTA)TM – formerly the Consumer
Electronics Association (CEA)® – the technology trade
association representing the $285 billion U.S. consumer technology
industry, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering
thinkers to a forum where the industry’s most relevant issues are
addressed. Check out CES
video highlights. Follow CES online at www.CESweb.org and
About Consumer Technology Association:
Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, formerly Consumer
Electronics Association (CEA)®, is the trade association
representing the $285 billion U.S. consumer technology industry. More
than 2,200 companies – 80 percent are small businesses and startups;
others are among the world’s best known brands – enjoy the benefits of
CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical
education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering
of business and strategic relationships. CTA also owns and produces CES®
– the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business
of consumer technology. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s
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