ARLINGTON, Va. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- With never-before seen tech breakthroughs and thousands of new products launched, innovation took center stage at the 2014 International CES®. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the 2014 CES ran January 7-10, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“Technology of the future was widespread at the 2014 CES where executives from every major industry came to see, touch, interact and do business at the world’s intersection for innovation,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president of International CES and corporate business strategy. “Amazing new products emerged in the areas of wireless, apps, automotive, digital health and fitness, 3D printing, startup tech and so much more. It was an incredible event that brought the global tech community together and successfully celebrated and showcased the amazing innovation that is a hallmark of our industry.”
More than 3,200 exhibitors showcased their latest technologies and major tech breakthroughs, launching some 20,000 new products to capture the world’s attention, including the following product highlights:
Computer Hardware & Software
“CES is a tremendous venue to launch new products, meet with customers, press, shareholders and partners,” said Sally Washlow, president of Cobra Electronics.
Other major announcements like the Parrot Jumping Sumo, Sphero Robots and Sonostar’s e-ink Smart Watch debuted in sensor technology, wearable tech, the Internet of things, high-resolution audio and green technology. In total, the 2014 CES featured 25 market-specific TechZones and 15 major product categories.
The International CES attracts highly sought after experts and brings together leaders from a broad array of industries to survey and transact. The 2014 CES featured more than 250 conference sessions and 850 speakers including founders, presidents and CEOs from the following organizations:
Additionally, Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA hosted U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on the CES stage during the “Innovation: Keeping America Open for Business SuperSession.” And, new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler had a one-on-one conversation with Shapiro.
“CES is the world’s crossroad for innovation, strategic partnerships and consumer excitement,” said Joellyn Gray, director of marketing for Fujifilm North America.
Hollywood stars, musicians, sports legends and TV personalities attended the 2014 CES to promote the latest innovations in consumer technologies. Television host, journalist and author Maria Menounos served as the Entertainment Matters Ambassador for the Entertainment Matters at CES program. Variety’s Breakthrough of the Year Awards celebrated a diverse range of talent from the fields of film, television, music, comedy and more at a premiere red carpet event. Actor, comedian, rapper and radio/TV personality Nick Cannon hosted the awards where Olivia Munn was honored as Breakthrough Actress, Janelle Monae was honored as Breakthrough Music Artist, Amy Schumer was honored for Breakthrough Comedy, and actress Kristen Bell accepted the Breakthrough Film honor on behalf of the film “Veronica Mars.” Other celebrity sightings included: Pharrel Williams, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Shaquille O’Neal, Tim Tebow and more. Plus, Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer, The Walking Dead and Anthony Zuiker, creator and executive producer, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation were both featured CES speakers.
CEA conducts an independent audit of attendance at the International CES and verified numbers will be available this spring. For more news on the 2014 International CES, visit CESweb.org. 2014 CES video highlights are available at: http://www.cesweb.org/News/CES-TV. CES b-roll is available at http://www.cesweb.org/Press/CES-B-Roll.
Note to Editors: The official name of the global technology event is “International CES.” Subsequent references to the show can be shortened to “CES.” Please do not use “Consumer Electronics Show” to refer to the International 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 $208 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 through social media: http://www.cesweb.org/social.