My International CES Experience

The 2014 International CES (CES) was the world’s largest hands-on showcase filled with emerging innovation that featured 3,200+ exhibitors unveiling the latest advancements and breakthroughs across the consumer technology spectrum. There were over 20,000+ new products and technologies.  CES spans over four days and has various keynote and panel discussions from some of the most pivotal leaders in the technology and marketing industries that offer attendees an opportunity to hear about the latest business trends  and how it will impact consumers.

CES is the place to be in order to see and touch the technology that is revolutionizing daily life. You get to experience key trends that will transform the marketplace including 3D printing, Ultra HDTV, high resolution audio, electric and driverless cars, digital health and fitness, sensor tech, robotics and more.  With so many changing technologies, platforms, and touch points this information is critical to the future of advertising and media.  You have to be there to believe all the latest and greatest gadgets.

There were so many cool things to see and experience, so I decided to share via my favorite photos that show “This is where the impossible isn’t.”

3 - 3D Airplane 4 - Experience Booth 5 - Living Room Booth 6 - Stage 7 - Impossible

 

 1 - Entrance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the show, I had the unique pleasure of meeting with Yevgen Borodin, PhD who is the President and CEO of Charmtech Labs LLC.  I was very intrigued when I  received the interview invitation with the tagline and founders mission:
Listen to everything you want to read.  The screen is small and time is short.

“Charmtech Labs LLC was founded by a group of computer science professors and Ph.D. students who wanted to go beyond academic research and make a difference in the real world. Armed with years of cutting-edge research and software development experience, they set out to remove barriers between people and information. Initially inspired by helping people with vision impairments to overcome information accessibility problems, they are now bringing their screen- reading technology to the mainstream market. Their flagship product, Capti Narrator, revolutionizes the way people consume digital content.”

Check out this cool 2 1/2 minute video I captured here showing what the Capti can do!

About Capti:
Capti Narrator (Capti) is an application that enables people to listen to anything they want to read and is a safe-driving tool for commuters, back to school tech for students, convenient reading for older adults, assistive technology for people with print disabilities, English language learning for foreigners.  Capti runs complicated algorithms to process content, but it surprises with the simplicity of use. “We are certain Capti will help people be more productive, multitask, and catch up with all the reading they otherwise could not find the time to do. Capti can be very useful for work, education, entertainment, and as an assistive technology. We believe it will revolutionize the way we consume information, and free the world from the clutches of the screen,” said Dr. Borodin. Capti for iPhone/iPod is available for free on the App Store. You can check for the availability of beta versions of Capti for Windows and Mac at www.captivoice.com, provided as browser extensions that will work only with the Firefox browser. Find out more here.

About CES:
The International CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 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 Electronics Association (CEA), the technology trade association representing the $203 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry’s most relevant issues are addressed.  Follow CES online at www.CESweb.org and mark your calendars for next year January 6 – 9, 2015!

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