CES 2018 Conference Guide


With the abundance of thrills and chills to experience across the Consumer Electronics Show show floor, it’s easy to forget that there will be over 1200 speakers taking the stage January 8 through January 12 to explore key themes of smart cities, autonomous vehicles, connected home, robotics, healthtech, wearables, digital assistants, cryptocurrency, blockchain, AI, AR, VR, OTT, IoT and 5G.

Eventhough the most controversial speaker, has cancelled, there will be an abundance of rock legends and other celebrity appearances including Jack Antonoff, Neil Patrick Harris, Usain Bolt, Iggy Azalea, Aersomith’s Joe Perry, Styx with Tommy Shaw, Slash, Shaquille O’Neal, Akon, Lzzy Hale, Vivian Campbell, Jared James Nichols, Dr. Oz, The Walking Dead’s , MLB Pitcher Trevor May, and the Prince of The Netherlands.

Top brands dominate the stellar speaker lineup including: Facebook, Amazon, Google, Airbnb, Spotify, Hyperloop, Postmates, Lyft, Twitch, EA, AMC Networks, Defy Media, Time, 21st Century Fox, Hulu, Turner, Starz, Disney/ABC Television, NBC Sports, Paramount Pictures, Sony, Samsung and United Airlines.

Additionally, many of the leading press are on the roster including the New York Times, Buzzfeed, Fortune, Engadget, Elle, Complex, The Economist, The Telegraph, Bleacher Report, Good Housekeeping, USA Today, NPR, CNET, AXIOS, and POPSUGAR. Notable venture capitalists from Kleiner Perkins and GGV will be presenting as well.

No surprise that the most popular keywords in the session titles are: Alexa and smart.

Below is a guide to conference highlights and you can find the complete program here. You’ll also find the dates and details for celebrity booth appearances.

Then before you go, check out the GEEKAZINE CES 2018 SHOW GUIDE & GEEKAZINE CES 2018 PARTY GUIDE to ensure you have the best CES ever!

Geekazine will be on the ground covering the show floor, pressers, keynotes, panels and all the late night shenanigans. Follow the action @geekazine @contentnow for pics, tweets, interviews, demos and streams. Enjoy!

MONDAY, JANUARY 8

EVENT: STORYTELLERS: NEIL PATRICK HARRIS
TIME: 
Monday, January 8, 2-2:30pm
PLACE: South, ARIA, Level 1, Pinyon Ballroom
3730 Fwy, , NV 89109
DETAILS:
Neil Patrick Harris, The IAm App’s Cody Willard and Samba TV’s Ashwin Navin reflect on the evolution of media and discuss how a deeper understanding of modern viewership behaviors influence ways people interact with brands and personalities.
https://www.ces.tech/Conference/ConferenceProgram/Conference-Tracks/C-Space-Storytellers/C-Space-Storyteller-Samba-TV.aspx

EVENT: INTEL KEYNOTE
TIME: Monday, January 8, 6:30-7:30pm
PLACE: Tech South, Monte Carlo, Park Theater
3770 S Las Vegas Blvd, 89109
DETAILS: Focusing on how data is shaping the innovation of the future, Intel’s CEO Brian Krzanich will spotlight advances in AI, 5G connectivity, autonomous driving, and VR.
https://www.ces.tech/Conference/Keynotes/Intel-Keynote.aspx

TUESDAY, JANUARY 9

EVENT: CTA KEYNOTE
TIME: Tuesday, January 9, 8:30-9am
PLACE: Tech West, Venetian, Level 5, Palazzo Ballroom
3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas NV 89109
DETAILS: Always an inspiring welcome, & CEO along with Karen Chupka, who overseas CES & Corporate Business Strategy for the CTA, will provide an overview of the breadth of CES 2018 and recap the 2017 activities of the Consumer Association which consists of over 2200 consumer companies and produces CES.
https://www.ces.tech/Conference/Keynotes/consumer-technology-association-keynote

EVENT: FORD KEYNOTE
TIME: Tuesday, January 9, 9-10am
PLACE: Tech West, Venetian, Level 5, Palazzo Ballroom
3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas NV 89109
DETAILS: Jim Hackett, President & CEO of Ford Motor Company will discuss how Ford is focusing on mobility solutions in designing smart vehicles to help people move more safely, confidently and freely as the world progresses towards smart cities.
https://www.ces.tech/Conference/Keynotes/Ford-Keynote

EVENT: INSIGHTS FROM THE FCC AND FTC
TIME: 
Tuesday, January 9, 11:30-12:30pm
PLACE:
Tech East, LVCC North Hall, N257
3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas NV 89109
DETAILS:
FTC Acting Chair Maureen Ohlhausen talks with CTA President & CEO Gary Shapiro about Net Neutrality and other challenges their agencies face as they navigate the constantly evolving technological landscape. Please note FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has cancelled his appearance.
https://www.cta.tech/News/Press-Releases/2017/November/FCC-Chairman-Pai-and-Commissioners-Carr,-Clyburn,.aspx

EVENT: STYX TOMMY SHAW @ GIBSON TENT
TIME: 
Tuesday, January 9, 12-12:30pm
PLACE:
Tech East, LVCC Central Pl, Gibson Tent, CP12
3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas NV 89109
DETAILS:
http://view.cta-tech.org

EVENT: FUTURE OF NEWS
TIME: Tuesday, January 9, 1-2pm
PLACE: Tech East, LVCC North Hall, N257
3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas NV 89109
DETAILS: From politics and culture, to entertainment and sports, technology has dramatically impacted how people receive and consume news. UTA’s Brent Weinstein, Axios’ Sara Fischer, and The Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro discuss how news will evolve as technology continues to disrupt the Fourth Estate.
https://www.ces.tech/Conference/ConferenceProgram/Conference-Tracks/SuperSessions/The-Future-of-News

EVENT: IGGY AZALEA @ MONSTER BOOTH
TIME:
Tuesday, January 9, 1:30-3pm
PLACE:
Tech East, LVCC Central, Monster Booth 16006
3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas NV 89109
DETAILS:
http://view.cta-tech.org

EVENT: STYX PERFORMING @ UMG BOOTH
TIME: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2pm
PLACE: Tech East, LVCC Central, UMG Booth 14735
3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas NV 89109
DETAILS: http://view.cta-tech.org

EVENT: SLASH @ GIBSON TENT
TIME: Tuesday, January 9, 2pm
PLACE: Tech East, LVCC Central Pl, Gibson Tent CP12
3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas NV 89109
DETAILS:
http://view.cta-tech.org

EVENT: HUAWEI KEYNOTE
TIME: Tuesday, January 9, 2-3pm
PLACE: Tech West, Venetian Level 5, Palazzo Ballroom
3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas NV 89109
DETAILS:
Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group will explore the future connectivity and strategy in artificial intelligence, IoT and new smart devices.
https://www.ces.tech/Conference/Keynotes/Huawei-Keynote

EVENT: USAIN BOLT @ GIBSON TENT
TIME: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2:30pm
PLACE:
Tech East, LVCC Central Pl, Gibson Tent CP12
3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas NV 89109
DETAILS:
http://view.cta-tech.org

EVENT: NEXT BIG THING-THE INVISIBLE DOCTOR
TIME: Tuesday, January 9, 3-4pm
PLACE:
Tech East, LVCC North Hall, N257
3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas NV 89109
DETAILS: CNET’s Brian Cooley & Lindsey Turrentine talk with Institute for the Future’s Eri Gentry & Samsung’s Head of Healthcare, United Healthcare’s Paul Sterling, Doctor on Demand’s Dr. Ian Tong, and Fitness David Rhew about how technology is advancing personalized care across the digital health industry.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10

EVENT: MOBILE INNOVATION KEYNOTE
TIME: Wednesday, January 10, 10-11am
PLACE:
Tech West, Venetian Level 5, Palazzo Ballroom
3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas NV 89109
DETAILS:
Moderated by SDxCentral Editor-in-Chief Sue Marek and featuring Baidu Vice Chairman, Group President and COO Dr. Qi Lu; Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. Executive Vice President and Qualcomm QCT President Cristiano R. Amon; and Verizon EVP, President of Global Networks and CTO Hans Vestberg, the panel will discuss how 5G will enable the future of self-driving vehicles, helathtech, smart cities, AR/VR, content and entertainment opportunities, IoT data applications and more.
https://www.ces.tech/News/Press-Releases/CES-Press-Release.aspx

EVENT: SELF-DRIVING CARS – THE FUTURE OF PERSONAL TRANSPORTATION
TIME: 
Wednesday, January 10, 10-11am
PLACE:
Tech East, LVCC North Hall, N257
3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas NV 89109
DETAILS: 
As self-driving cars become reality, the entire automotive ecosystem will need to evolve. This session, featuring leaders from government and automotive, technology and insurance companies, will focus on how driverless cars and other disruptions in personal transportation will impact the consumer. Speakers include: Nissan EVP Daniel Schillaci, Allstate Chairman & CEO, Tom Wilson, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Baidu President Ya-Qin Zhang.
https://www.ces.tech/Conference/ConferenceProgram/Conference-Tracks/SuperSessions/Self-Driving-Cars-The-Future-of-Personal-Transpor

EVENT: ELEAGUE STREET FIGHTER V CELEBRITY SHOWDOWN featuring SHAQUILLE O’NEAL
TIME:
 Wednesday, January 10, 10-11am
PLACE: Tech West, Sands Hall D Booth 45222
3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas NV 89109
DETAILS: Features a live rematch between Shaquille O’Neal and Natalie Eva Marie as they compete for bragging rights to be the new Street Fighter Celebrity champion.
https://www.ces.tech/Events-Programs/Events/2018/ELEAGUE-Showcase

EVENT: HEADLINER CONVERSATION with OATH’s TIM ARMSTRONG
TIME: 
Wednesday, January 10, 10:40-11am
PLACE: Tech South, ARIA, Level 1, Bristlecone 4
3730 Las Vegas Fwy, Las Vegas, NV 89109
DETAILS:
OATH CEO Tim Armstrong shares insights on the future of combined AOL and Yahoo properties.
https://www.ces.tech/Conference/ConferenceProgram/Conference-Tracks/Entertainment-Summit/Headliner-Conversation-(1)

EVENT: TOP TRENDS SHAPING GLOBAL INNOVATION
TIME: Wednesday, January 10, 11:30-12:30pm
PLACE: Tech East, LVCC North Hall, N257
3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas NV 89109
DETAILS:
Time’s Chief Content Officer Alan Murray moderates this panel featuring HRH Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands, Business France Chair Pascal Cagni, and IBM’s CTO Bridget Karlin, to discuss political climates that foster innovation and prosperity.
https://www.ces.tech/Conference/ConferenceProgram/Conference-Tracks/SuperSessions/Top-Trends-Shaping-Global-Innovation

EVENT: C SPACE MEDIALINK KEYNOTE
TIME: Wednesday, January 10, 11:30-12:30pm
PLACE: Tech South, Monte Carlo, Park Theater
3770 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas NV 89109
DETAILS: 
Explores how the business of content distribution is changing the landscape of the media, marketing, advertising and entertainment industries. Participants include A&E Networks CEO Nancy Dubuc, Comcast Cable president of advertising Marcien Jenckes, , LionTree CEO Aryeh Bourkoff, PepsiCo senior VP of global brand development Kristin Patrick, MediaLink chairman and CEO Michael E. Kassan, MediaLink vice chairman Wenda Harris Millard, and YouTube Chief Business Officer Robert Kyncl.
https://www.twice.com/industry/ces-2018-c-space-keynote-addressing-content-biz-effect-media-advertising-entertainment

EVENT: SHAQUILLE O’NEAL @ RING BOOTH
TIME: 
Wednesday, January 10, 1pm
PLACE:
Tech West, Sands Hall A-D Booth 42525
3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas NV 89109
DETAILS:
http://view.cta-tech.org

EVENT: AKON @ UP IN THE LAB BOOTH
TIME:
Wednesday, January 10, 1-4pm
PLACE:
Tech East, LVCC South, Up In Lab Booth 31816
3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas NV 89109
DETAILS:
http://view.cta-tech.org

EVENT: IGGY AZALEA @ MONSTER BOOTH
TIME: Wednesday, January 10, 1:30-3pm
PLACE:
Tech East, LVCC Central, Monster Booth 16006
3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas NV 89109
DETAILS:
http://view.cta-tech.org

EVENT: THE WALKING DEAD PANEL
TIME: Wednesday, January 10, 1:50-2:25pm
PLACE:
Tech South, ARIA Level 1, Bristlecone 4
3730 Las Vegas Fwy, Las Vegas, NV 89109
DETAILS: A look at the multiplatform universe of hit series The Walking Dead with Charlie Collier, President AMC TV; Scott Gimple, Showrunner and Executive Producer, The Walking Dead; and Norman Reedus, Star, The Walking Dead. 
https://www.ces.tech/Conference/ConferenceProgram/Conference-Tracks/Entertainment-Summit/Headliner-Conversation-(2).aspx

EVENT: TURNING AI INTO NEW WAYS OF DOING BUSINESS
TIME: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2-3pm
PLACE: Tech East, LVCC North Hall, N257
3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas NV 89109
DETAILS:
Featuring IBM executives Bridget Karlin, Chief Technology Officer & Vice President, GTS Technology, Innovation & Automation, Donna N. Dillenberger, IBM Fellow, Enterprise Solutions; and Beth Smith, General Manager, IBM Watson
http://view.cta-tech.org


EVENT: C SPACE KEYNOTE – REIMAGINING TV
TIME: 
Wednesday, January 10, 3-4pm
PLACE: Tech South, Monte Carlo, Park Theater
3770 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas NV 89109
DETAILS:
A conversation with Hulu CEO Randy Freer and Turner Chairman & CEO John Martin talking about challenges from platform and tech giants like Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon who are competing for viewers time with content creation of their own.
https://www.ces.tech/Conference/Keynotes/C-Space-Keynote

THURSDAY, JANUARY 11

EVENT: SHARK TANK OPEN CALL
TIME: Thursday, January 11, 8-11am
PLACE: 
Tech West, Venetian, Level 4, Delfino Ballroom,
3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas NV 89109
DETAILS:
Pitch your startup for funding!
https://www.ces.tech/Events-Programs/Events/2018/Shark-Tank-Open-Call.aspx

EVENT: DR. OZ @ SLEEPSCORE LABS BOOTH
TIME: Thursday, January 11, 9am-6pm TBD
PLACE:
Tech West, Sands Lvl 2, Halls A-D Booth 43726
3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas NV 89109
DETAILS:
http://view.cta-tech.org

EVENT: NEIL PATRICK HARRIS & NFL STAR TERRELL OWENS @ SAMBA TV BOOTH
TIME: Thursday, January 11, 10am-2pm 
PLACE:
Tech South, ARIA Hospitality Suite, CS 10
3730 Las Vegas Fwy, Las Vegas, NV 89109
DETAILS:
http://view.cta-tech.org

EVENT: COUNTRY MUSIC STAR CLARE DUNN @ UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP BOOTH
TIME:
Thursday, January 11, 11am-3pm
PLACE: Tech East, LVCC Central, UMG Booth 14735
3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas NV 89109
DETAILS:
http://view.cta-tech.org

EVENT: PLAYERS ONLY featuring ISAIAH THOMAS
TIME: Thursday, January 11, 12-12:45pm 
PLACE: Tech West, Sands, Level 2, Halls A-D 45222
3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas NV 89109
DETAILS:
Featuring former NBA stars Chris Webber, Baron Davis, Dennis Scott, Isiah Thomas and WNBA player Elena Delle Donne discussing what today’s athletes can provide fans as they engage with them in new and unique ways.
https://www.ces.tech/Conference/ConferenceProgram/Conference-Tracks/Sports-Business-Innovation/Unprecedented-Access-View-of-the-Fan

EVENT: THE FEMALE EQUATION
TIME: Thursday, January 11, 2:15-3:15pm
PLACE: Tech East, LVCC, North Hall, N261
3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas NV 89109
DETAILS: 
Featuring ELLE’s EIC Nina Garcia and Living in Digital Times’ Robin Raskin
https://www.ces.tech/Conference/ConferenceProgram/Conference-Tracks/Industry-Insights/The-Female-Equation-A-Global-Dialogue-of-Connecti

FRIDAY, JANUARY 12

EVENT: CONVERSATION with WPP’s SIR MARTIN SORRELL
TIME: 
Thursday, January 11, 10-11am 
PLACE: 
Tech West, Sands, Level 2, 45222
3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas NV 89109
DETAILS:
An intimate conversation with Sir Martin Sorrell on the present and future of sports technology.
https://www.ces.tech/Conference/ConferenceProgram/Conference-Tracks/Sports-Technology-Innovation/The-Rise-of-Traditional-Esports.aspx

EVENT: BETWEEN SPORTS & ESPORTS with MLB PITCHER TREVOR MAY
TIME: 
Thursday, January 11, 10-11am 
PLACE: 
Tech West, Sands, Level 2, 45222
3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas NV 89109
DETAILS:
Panel will discuss how eSports can take root in a fandom that consumes both live sports media, and videogame content.
https://www.ces.tech/Conference/ConferenceProgram/Conference-Tracks/Sports-Technology-Innovation/Athletes-Influencing-Tech

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