Whose Ideas are Shaping the Future at CES 2016?

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
lives, Living
in Digital Times
looks at the context that surrounds the products in
a series of exciting conference sessions at CES®
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
     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.

: Wednesday, January 6, 8 AM-5 PM, Venetian, Level 4, Lando

  • Amy McDonough, vice president and general manager of Fitbit
    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
    and stress.

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
    , Mimo
    , Hatch
    , Mahmee,
    CliniCloud, 6Sensor Labs and more.

and FamilyTech
: Thursday, January 7, 9 AM-5 PM
FamilyTech Summit:
1-5:30 PM, Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4301

  • Cognitoys,
    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,
    founder, The
    Chopra Foundation
    and Dr. Rudy Tanzi, professor of neurology, Harvard
    , will discuss a provocative topic of moving beyond our
    genetic codes.
  • IBM
    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.

: Friday, January 8, 8:30AM-5 PM, Venetian, Level 4, Lando

  • Hall Davidson, senior director, global learning initiatives, Discovery
    and Dan White, CEO, will take a look at how technologies
    like augmented reality, artificial intelligence and robotics are
    impacting education.
  • John Katzman founder of The
    Princeton Review
    and CEO of Noodle
    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.

About CES:

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
on social.

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
industry services.


  • CES
    Unveiled Las Vegas

    January 4, Las Vegas, NV
  • CES 2016 – Register
    6-9, Las Vegas, NV
  • Winter Break
    March 21-24, Park City, UT
  • Technology & Standards Spring Forum
    April 4-8, San
    Diego, CA
  • CES on the Hill
    April 19, Washington, DC
  • Digital Patriots Dinner
    April 20, Washington, DC
  • CES Asia 2016
    May 11-13, Shanghai, China
  • CEO Summit
    June 21-24, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Innovate!
    September 20-22, San Jose, CA
  • CES 2017
    January 5-8, Las Vegas, NV


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