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two venues this year - the Venetian's
Palazzo Ballroom and a new location,
the Monte Carlo's Park Theater. Intel
Corporation CEO Brian Krzanich will return to the CES keynote
stage to deliver the pre-show address
Monday, Jan. 8, in the Monte Carlo's
Krzanich last delivered a CES keynote in 2016 where he outlined the
expanding boundaries of technology
and how the world is being reshaped.
The following year he hosted a firstof-its-kind press conference in virtual
reality (VR) at the show.
This year, Krzanich returns with a
keynote that will explore how the industry is entering an artificial intelligence revolution. Additionally, he will
showcase the new experiences that
are possible when the power of data is
unlocked, according to a release.
"We love hosting Brian Krzanich
as a CES keynoter," Gary Shapiro,
president and CEO of CTA said.
"Not only is he an incredible visionary, but he backs up his visions with
action. Intel's focus on data combined
with Brian's forward-thinking outlook
is shaping innovation of the future.
"Brian's fourth keynote at CES
will show how Intel is taking the
next steps to reimagine how data will
create amazing new experiences that
will transform daily lives," he adds.
In addition, Huawei's CEO of
Consumer Business Group Richard
Yu will deliver a keynote address
Tuesday, Jan. 9, in the Venetian Palazzo Ballroom.
In 2017, Yu took to the CES
keynote stage to discuss the future
of mobility, specifically in the areas
of artificial intelligence (AI), virtual
reality and connected technologies.
He returns in 2018 to share Huawei's
exploration on future connectivity
and strategy in AI, the Internet of
things and new smart devices.
Yu's keynote mirrors many of the
key industry trends that will be show-
cased throughout CES. According to
a release, numerous exhibitors at CES
will display the latest connected technologies, specifically focused on IoT,
5G connectivity, transportation, artificial intelligence and data analytics.
"Mr. Yu is an industry visionary
pioneering the future of mobility,"
Shapiro said. "Under his leadership,
Huawei has become a world-class,
global brand that represents innovation and the power of connectivity.
We look forward to welcoming Mr.
Yu back to the CES keynote stage." O
Check out more CES event highlights below:
Monday, Jan. 8
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - "The Power of Influence: Accelerating Brand Value."
Social media has created a new pop authority - the Influencer. This is a category of superstars that
includes models, TV and YouTube stars and those famous simply for being famous. This session
celebrates the Influencer.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - "CES 2018 Trends to Watch."
Before CES opens its doors, preview impactful trends, next big things and disruptive innovations that
will redefine the industry in 2018. See how new technologies will occupy the landscape of consumer
technology before you hit the show floor.
Tuesday, Jan. 9
9:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - "Stepping Out: The Next Wave in FitnessTech."
Today's sensors are becoming increasingly invisible, but the data collected and analyzed is more
precise than ever. Whether for maximizing performance, staying fit or preventing injuries, the newest
devices and technology are way beyond counting steps.
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. - "Innovation Awards Showcase."
See the Innovation Award honorees' brand-new consumer technology products that are recognized
for outstanding product design and engineering.
Wednesday, Jan. 10
9:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - "The Brain - The Next Frontier."
From Alzheimer's and depression to addiction and ADHD, one-in-four people are affected by mental
or neurological disorders. Technology is making extraordinary impacts on brain health and opening
up an exciting frontier in treating some of our greatest healthcare challenges.
10:30 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. - "Stealing the Show - Best in Brand Storytelling."
What entertainment and consumer brands are the most progressive and creative across new marketing opportunities in social, digital publishing, OTT and linear TV? Marketers creating the ultimate in
storytelling around their brand converge to share strategies.
Thursday, Jan. 11
9:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - "Hightailing the Healthcare Business Into the 21st Century."
With continued record-breaking funding, digital health is showing no signs of slowing down. With this
accelerated growth, complex hurdles continue to emerge. How is the industry addressing regulation,
privacy, strategic business models, reimbursement and the ever-looming changes to the ACA?
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - "The Wearable Workforce."
The workplace may be the golden goose for wearables. ABI research forecasts enterprise wearable
device revenue will top $60 billion in 2022. This session looks at safety, training, tracking and more.
Friday, Jan. 12
10:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m. - "Athletes Influencing Tech."
This session explores how to most effectively bring elite athletes and technology startups together,
and how these athletes are impacting innovation across sports.
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - "Smart Venues."
New stadium technologies are popping up every season, but what is the long-term impact of these
innovations on the development of smart cities? Will these innovations help to accelerate smart