The upcoming 2015 International CES in Las Vegas next week will host an expanded “Internet of Things” (IoT) showcase. This year, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), which produces the show, has lined up more than 900 exhibitors to participate in the showcase. According to the CEA, exhibitors will demo the latest products, services and technologies that harness the power of the Internet to connect everyday devices.
“The ‘Internet of Things’ is the hottest topic in tech right now,” said Karen Chupka, svp/International CES and corporate business strategy, CEA. “It’s all about the opportunity to connect everyday items like cars, home security systems and kitchen appliances to networked devices like PCs and smartphones for greater control and management of our everyday lives.”
One of the key technologies that will be highlighted can be found in the “Sensors Marketplace,” which will include innovations from exhibitors including eyeSight Mobile Technologies, Logbar and QuickLogic Corp. In the “Smart Home Marketplace,” attention will turn to how smartphones and tablets interact with a variety of devices such as security systems to lighting systems, all designed to create a smarter, more efficient home. Bosch, Lowe’s, Konnect Labs, iDevices, Muzzley and Blinksight are a few of the exhibitors expected to contribute.
Continuing the theme will be the show’s 2015 keynote speakers, Boo-Keun Yoon, president and CEO of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., and Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel Corp., who are expected to share their insights on IoT innovations.
Additional CES conference programming will also explore the future of this trend with the following sessions:
Privacy and the IoT: Navigating Policy Issues
1-2 p.m. Tuesday, January 6 LVCC, North Hall, Room N254
Manufacturers and policymakers discuss steps that each can take to build consumer trust in devices and applications while preserving creativity and the flexibility to innovate. This panel will feature opening remarks from Edith Ramirez, chairwoman of the FTC.
The Impact of the Internet of Things
2:15-3:15 p.m. Wednesday, January 7 LVCC, North Hall, Room N261
Experts will discuss the impact of IoT products, including what application areas are going to have the biggest adoption or change.
The State of the Internet of Things
3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 7 LVCC, North Hall, Room N253
Part of the Research Summit conference track, this session will explore where the Internet of Things stands today and what its defining trends suggest about the road ahead.
The 2015 International CES is taking place January 6-9, in Las Vegas.