CES 2019: The Conference Kicks-Off in Las Vegas

CES 2019: The Conference Kicks-Off in Las Vegas

Foto: Dražen Tomić - Tomich Productions

Las Vegas will be at the center of the consumer technology industry this week as executives, investors and analysts convene for the annual CES conference, according to Bloomberg.

Dozens of companies will give presentations at the event, where attendance is expected to top 180,000, with the trade war between the U.S. and China as well as Apple’s sales woes looming over the gathering. Key themes will be artificial intelligence, autonomous driving, smart homes, virtual and augmented reality, smartphone unit expectations and the transition to 5G networks, according to analysts.

More than 4,500 exhibitors will launch transformative tech, encompassing 5G connectivity, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, smart cities and resilience, sports, robotics and more. CES 2019 will feature brand new and expanded exhibit areas, 250 conference sessions and 1,100 speakers, and more than 1,200 startups from over 50 countries.

More from category

Intel to Acquire Barefoot Networks

Intel to Acquire Barefoot Networks

17 Jun 2019 comment

Intel has signed an agreement to acquire Barefoot Networks.

Zuckerberg Knew of Problematic Privacy Practices

Zuckerberg Knew of Problematic Privacy Practices

17 Jun 2019 comment

Facebook uncovered emails that seem to show Mark Zuckerberg was aware of potentially problematic privacy practices at the company, the Wall Street Journal reported, according to Bloomberg.

Slack Listing Likely to Value It at Up to $17 Billion

Slack Listing Likely to Value It at Up to $17 Billion

16 Jun 2019 comment

Slack is expected to be valued by investors at $16 billion to $17 billion when it lists its shares publicly next week, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter.