Technology, Discovery & Innovation NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
Home Computing Digital Life Discovery Space More Topics...
Druva inSync Free Trial
Druva inSync with DLP, analytics & secure file sharing.
www.druva.com/inSync-Trial
You are here: Home / Business Briefing / 2012 CES Offers Packed Schedule
2012 CES Offers Attendees Packed Schedule
2012 CES Offers Attendees Packed Schedule
By Jennifer LeClaire / Sci-Tech Today Like this on Facebook Tweet this Link thison Linkedin Link this on Google Plus
PUBLISHED:
JANUARY
09
2012


We've seen the year of the netbook. We've seen the year of the tablet. So far, the only major theme at the 2012 International CES is Windows 8.

There's been much ado about 2012 being Microsoft's last keynote at 6:30 p.m. Monday night, and Redmond will go out touting the benefits of its coming operating system. But there's plenty of other action this year.

The Consumer Electronics Show officially begins Tuesday and runs through Friday. The show will feature 2,700 exhibitors, and organizers expect 140,000 attendees from 140 countries -- three times the number of slot machines on the Vegas strip -- to flood the Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center. Manufacturers, retailers, content providers and creators, broadband developers, wireless carriers and many others make up the 2012 International CES.

CES Keynotes Abound

Manufacturers are hopeful. The average U.S. household has 24 consumer electronics products, and U.S. consumer electronics industry sales were expected to exceed $190 billion in 2011, according to CES organizers. It's an important venue for keynote speakers, which include Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs, Daimler AG Chairman Dieter Zetsche, Intel CEO Paul Otellini, Xerox CEO Ursula Burns, Ford's Alan Mulally, Verizon's John Stratton, Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg, and YouTube Vice President of Global Content Partnerships Robert Kynci.

Jacobs and Consumer Electronics Association president and CEO Gary Shapiro will offer the State of the CE Industry Address and Opening Technology and Evolving Countries Keynote at 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 10. Zetsche will offer a keynote at 11 a.m. and Otellini will offer his keynote at 4:30.

On Wednesday, the CES Innovation Power Panel will feature Xerox Corp., Verizon Enterprise Solutions and Ford Motor Company at 9 a.m., Vestberg's keynote at 1 p.m and Kynci will offer his keynote at 10 a.m. AT&T's David Christopher, GE's Beth Comstock, Facebook's Carolyn Everson, Walmart's Stephen Quinn, Hyundai's Steve Shannon and Unilever's Keith Weed will offer the Brand Keynote at 4 p.m. on Jan. 11.

"Even though this is the last show at which Microsoft will offer a keynote, Microsoft is still casting somewhat of a shadow with Windows 8," said Rob Enderle, principal analyst at Enderle Group. "Of course, the biggest shadow cast by a company that's not there is Apple, and you are certainly seeing a lot of focus on tablets this year." Apple doesn't participate in any trade shows.

Spotlight on 3D Content

One of the first SuperSessions at CES is "Spotlight on 3D Content with HBO's Robert Zitter. There's also an IP&TV World Forum on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the first SuperSession is Connect2Car: Connecting Automotive and Consumer Electronics Lifestyles. Toyota and Chrysler will be on that panel, along with representatives from the Mobile Electronics Retailers Association, DUB Publishing, OnStar and Live Radio.

"There's a lot of speculation around automotive still. It's expected that we will see a wave of consumer technology making it into cars," Enderle said. "I know there are a large number of announcements expected at the show throughout the week."

Also on Tuesday, Argue the Future will, well, argue the future. Representatives from HTC, The Verge and Microsoft will be on hand. The Federal Communication Commission is also making an appearance in a one on one with FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski. Finally, Brian Dunn from Best Buy will offer a global perspective on retail on Tuesday afternoon.

Read more on: CES, Microsoft, Windows
Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:

Like Us on FacebookFollow Us on Twitter
TOP STORIES NOW
MAY BE OF INTEREST
Protect 100% of your Data The prevalence of laptops and mobile devices in the enterprise makes corporate data increasingly vulnerable to loss and breach. And yet, workforce productivity is now inextricably linked to mobility. Click here to access the white paper "Top 10 Endpoint Backup Mistakes" to learn more about how to confidently protect data across platforms and devices while also providing features designed to enhance the end user experience.
MORE IN BUSINESS BRIEFING
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
Dairy Queen Latest Retailer To Report Hack
Known for its hot fries and soft-serve ice cream, Dairy Queen just made cyber history as the latest victim of a hack attack. The fast food chain said that customer data at some stores may be at risk.
 
Lessons from the JPMorgan Chase Cyberattack
JPMorgan Chase is investigating a likely cyberattack. The banking giant is cooperating with law enforcement, including the FBI, to understand what data hackers may have obtained.
 
Who Is the Hacker Group Lizard Squad?
Are they dangerous or just obnoxious? That’s what many are wondering about the hacker group Lizard Squad, which tweeted out a bomb threat that grounded a flight with a Sony exec aboard.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
Intel Intros Lightning-Fast PC Processors
Call it extreme. Intel just took the covers off its first-ever eight-core desktop processor, which is aimed at hardcore power users who expect more than the status quo from their computers.
 
HP Previews ProLiant Gen9 Data Center Servers
Because traditional data center and server architectures are “constraints” on businesses, HP is releasing new servers aimed at faster, simpler and more cost-effective delivery of computing services.
 
Apple Set To Release Largest iPad Ever
Tech giant Apple seems to have adopted the mantra “go big or go home.” The company is planning to introduce its largest iPad ever: a 12.9-inch behemoth that will dwarf its largest existing models.
 

Mobile Technology Spotlight
Samsung Maps Its Way with Nokia's 'Here' App for Galaxy Phones
Korean electronics giant Samsung has opted to license Here, Nokia’s mapping app -- formerly known as Nokia Maps -- for its Tizen-powered smart devices and Samsung Gear S wearable.
 
Will iPhone Finally Catch Up with NFC Mobile Payment Ability?
Apple's latest version of the iPhone may have a mobile wallet to pay for purchases with a tap of the phone. The iPhone 6 reportedly is equipped with near-field communication (NFC) technology.
 
Visual Search To Shop: Gimmick or Game Changing?
Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them.
 

Navigation
Sci-Tech Today
Home/Top News | Computing | Digital Life | Discovery | Space | Innovation | Health | Science News
Environment
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.