Next week in Las Vegas, the annual Consumer Electronics Show promises to once again be an event that highlights the pace of change in technology and consumer behavior. I first heard about CES from the legendary Irwin Gotlieb, with whom I worked in my agency days. Irwin has provided tours at CES for many years, and they are an excellent way to experience new technologies first hand. Several weeks ago, I attended the CES 2019 Unveiled event in New York, which provided a unique overview. That event was hosted by Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, and Karen Chupka, Executive Vice President of CES. Gary has authored such books on the pace of change as “Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World’s Most Successful Businesses” and “The Comeback: How Innovation Will Restore the American Dream.” Karen is the mastermind of CES with its multiple venues, content, logistics, people, production and security challenges. What follows are a few takeaways from the New York event.
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