CES Watch: Keynotes Abound, Innovation Award Honorees, Help With TPN CES Coverage!
It’s five weeks before CES 2012 (Consumer Electronics Show) and we are making deep plans to set up the booth once again with Techpodcasts (video at tpn.tv). The group will be live streaming once again. We will be providing over 200 live interviews and the booth interviews (in 1 hour segments). Of course, we will also provide coverage of Digital Experience, Show Stoppers and CES Unveiled, as well as other events throughout the week.
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CES News: Keynotes
This year, we will see keynotes from Microsoft, Ford, Verizon, Xerox, eBay and more. On Monday, Jan 9th, Steve Ballmer will open CES in traditional fashion. Microsoft has been Keynoting CES for over 15 years. This year, Microsoft is keeping quiet on what they are going to talk about, but a lot of rumors are talking about turning the XBox 360 into a full multimedia and Over the Top TV system. Just this morning, we found out that an XBox 360 update will add gesture and voice commands, along with a new interface for searching your media.
In the meantime, Xerox Chairman and CEO Ursula Burns, Verizon President and CEO Lowell McAdam and Ford Motor Company President and CEO Alan Mulally will participate on the CES Innovation Power Panel. They will be talking about how they have been rethinking business.
eBay’s CEO John Donahue will be speaking at the Leaders in Technology dinner. This is a keynote geared toward the high-level technologists and industry leaders. Mr. Donahue will be talking about the impact of eBay, Paypal, X.commerce and more.
Every year, CES puts out the Innovation awards to the companies that are building useful technology that could be used for years to come. This year’s honorees list is full of great technology. A new category in Software and Mobile apps, honors the new My Ford Mobile app. Digital Imaging has the Lytro camera.
Health and wellness category is the Basis Band, a device that goes on your wrist and monitors your vitals. Eco-design and Sustainable living honoree Nest Learning Thermostat learns your habits in heat control within the house.
There are many more honorees at the CES Innovations Awards page.