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Top 12 IoT Events at CES 2020

CES, IoT, 5G, AI

For 50 years, CES has been the best place to see the latest tech—from the launch of the VCR to the first Android devices. But it’s not just about the gadgets. With more than 250 conference sessions, CES is also a place to learn.

If you’re making the trek to CES 2020, you’ll want to check out our session list. We’ve gathered up the top events on IoT, AI, 5G, and smart cities so you don’t miss any of the “ah ha” moments at the show.

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CES 2020 Trends to Watch

First on the list—and before the doors even open! Join Steve Koenig, CTA’s VP of Research, for a quick look at how new technologies will redefine our world in 2020. Get a peek at influential trends, the next big things, and all the disruptive innovations that you’ll find at the show this year.

When: Monday, January 6, 9:00-10:00 AM

Where: LVCC, North Hall, N257

Nine Ways 5G Will and Won’t Affect the Future

5G, the next generation of mobile technology, is expected to bring speeds at least 10 times greater than current 4G networks. Which industries stand ready to benefit from 5G? The NPD Group’s Ben Arnold explores 5G’s potential effects on consumer tech, gaming, and entertainment, along with a look at the mobile industries driving this innovation and connectivity.

When: Tuesday, January 7, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Where: LVCC, North Hall, N256

The Reality of Smart City Development

Cities are undergoing a digital transformation as tech advancements come online that improve how we live, connect, and travel in our cities. Beyond simply automating day-to-day operational functions, cities are becoming “smart” to optimize energy usage, improve traffic patterns and air quality, and sustainably accommodate a rapidly growing urban population. Find out how in this presentation on smart city development.

When: Wednesday, January 8, 1:00-2:00 PM

Where: Westgate, Level 1, Ballroom F

Blending New Tech & Aging Infrastructure in Smart Cities

Current inadequacies in aging infrastructure have to be addressed to develop a plan for future smart cities. Existing infrastructure must be repaired, then improved for resiliency and security, to make it accessible for generations to come. City officials are finding answers—which you’ll learn about at this smart city event—for the renewal of their cities in new tech.

When: Wednesday, January 8, 3:30-4:30 PM

Where: Westgate, Level 1, Ballroom F

Positive Effects of 5G for the Healthcare Industry

Expanded telemedicine. Reliable, real-time remote monitoring. Predictive AI. The ultra-reliable, low-latency communications capabilities of 5G discussed at this event are expected to bring huge advances to the healthcare industry, plus an improved patient experience.

When: Wednesday, January 8, 2:30-3:15 PM

Where: LVCC, North Hall, N258

This is not Underwear

Is textile computing the ultimate versatile health-tech solution? Join Myant CEO Tony Chahine to learn about the digital health platform that could pave the way for future connected healthcare solutions that transcend geography—found in the fibers of your own “smart” clothes.

When: Tuesday, January 7, 3:30-3:55 PM

Where: Venetian, Level 4, Lando 430

IoT: Moving into an Anticipatory Tech World (SuperSession)

One of several SuperSessions during CES, this presentation features six senior executives sharing predictions for the year ahead in the world of anticipatory tech. Computing that knows “what you need, before you ask” offers a future that will be more magic and less work. The explosion of IoT connected devices makes it possible to harness the large data sets that fulfill this promise—but also requires a level of data sharing that is far above our current levels. Do the pluses outweigh the minuses?

When: Tuesday, January 7, 3:00-4:00 PM

Where: LVCC, North Hall, N257

Myth and Reality in Today’s AI

There’s still much misunderstanding about how AI works in real-world scenarios. What opportunities exist in today’s market? Join industry leaders for a discussion of what AI can and cannot do.

When: Monday, January 6, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Where: LVCC, North Hall, N256

Conversational Fintech: The Bots Get More Human

Bots are getting smarter. Advances are allowing them to decipher not just meaning, but also context, as they provide near-human banking and commerce experiences. Peek into the future of bots in this seminar.

When: Tuesday, January 7, 10:50-11:35 AM

Where: Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

Bias in AI

Do machine learning models incorporate existing bias? How do we address blind spots in artificial intelligence when it comes to skin tones, gender, and more? Panelists will explore why bias in AI exists, and the opportunities for change in AI applications and software.

When: Monday, January 6, 2:15-3:15 PM

Where: LVCC, North Hall, N256

When will Advanced Automotive Tech Pay Off?

Automakers, technology companies, and others are planning for the future, investing billions in innovative technologies with no certain payoff in sight. The disruption is being compared in scope to Henry Ford’s first engine-powered vehicles. But is there a significant ROI coming in the near term? Find out in this presentation about automotive tech.

When: Monday, January 6, 9:00-10:00 AM

Where: LVCC, North Hall, N262

IoT at the Edge of Retail (FEE)

Meet the new retail: an enhanced customer experience, AI and analytics that drive engagement, and supply chain management that’s cost-effective and efficient. If everything has an IP address, does that mean everything is shopping-capable? Join the seminar about the most interesting “things” in retail to be in the know.

When: Wednesday, January 8, 1:45-2:15 PM

Where: LVCC, North Hall, N253

About the Author

Linda Formichelli has been writing about technology, health, and other complex subjects since 1997. Her byline has appeared in such publications as Wired News, Inc., Target Marketing, and WebMD, and she's written for businesses and organizations like CVS, Case Western School of Engineering, OnStar, PrecisionHawk, Teamworks, and Domtar Paper. Linda has a Master's degree from UC Berkeley in Slavic Linguistics.

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