CES 2018: Retail Tech Tours for Retailers
CES 2018 Retail Tech Tours Highlights: Custom Curated Experience (http://customcuratedexperience.com) attended the CES Unveiled New York event in November. This event is a preview to CES and we are happy to report that CES has the most comprehensive group of thought leaders, sessions and exhibitors relevant for retailers over the four day period. Thousands of retailers attend CES each year because tech has become an enabler in retail today. Our team has reviewed and curated the key locations and companies for retail tech which is noted below. Custom Curated Experience in partnership with Adweek created Retail Tech Tours which is part of our “Navigating the Future of Advertising” program. The retail tour will be lead by retail tech curation expert Dan Hodges. To sign up click here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/explore-ces-through-custom-curated-experience-powered-by-adweek-registration-41220954986
Key Retail Tech Locations to visit at CES:
Best: Tech East: Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center (LVCC), Westgate Las Vegas (Westgate) and Renaissance Las Vegas (Renaissance). In these locations you will find innovations in audio, drones, gaming, augmented and virtual reality, vehicle technology, video, wireless devices, wireless services, digital imaging/photography or anything “i” coming to market. It’s also home to many international exhibitors.
Next Best: Tech West: Sands Expo (Sands), The Venetian, The Palazzo, Wynn Las Vegas and Encore at Wynn (Wynn/Encore). These locations feature the innovative power behind the industry’s emerging technology, including revolutions in fitness and health, the Internet of Things, wearables, smart home, sensors and other high-growth technologies changing the world. It’s also home to Eureka Park, the startup community at CES.
Optional: Tech South: ARIA, Cosmopolitan and Vdara. Together, these locations are the CES epicenter for the advertising, content, marketing and entertainment communities, hosting a variety of C Space activities, including conference sessions, networking events, exhibits and hospitality suites.
Artificial Intelligence in the center of everything for retail and the systems that learn to do the things we can’t program them to do are featured at CES. This includes deep machine learning, neural networks and narrow vs. general AI. CES projects that AI integration will generate large societal impact. CES highlighted Calorie Mama which uses deep learning and image classification technology to quickly and accurately identify food items. Google Deep Mind Health uses AI searches of retinal images and detects signs of diabetic retinopathy- like a highly trained ophthalmologist. AI applications in auto for sensory perception, data processing will feature the Ford Alexa and the NVIDIA Drive PX2. Intel will be featuring their Nirvana NNP ( Neural Network Processor). There will be extensive conversations regarding what’s next including smart fabrics made from Graphene. The next phase of AI is about building trust and for AI to explain to us why it is making recommendations. It is also about the use of AI in voice and the use of conversations to build relationships. 2018 also marks the 50th anniversary of the classic AI movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. After 50 years is Hal finally here with Artificial Intelligence and Big Data which are featured extensively at CES 2018.
5G Industry Roadmap: 5G is an important technology that will facilitate the IOT, AI and the connected car industries. Shopping in the car is the next frontier for retailers. CES highlights the importance and role of 5G and the deployment of enhanced mobile broadband and the industries that it will create.
Robotics in the Consumer Marketplace: Robots now have names and you will meet Kurl, Leka, Ubtech, Smarttech, Hub and Airbot at CES. These next generation robots listen, speak and do household tasks.
Sensing Technology: A full suite or biometric technologies will be featured at CES. Digital fingerprinting, Voice, DNA, Facial Recognition, Retina, Hand and Ear biometrics will be featured this year. Senors clothing will be one of the fastet growing categories in the next decade.
AR & VR Go Mainstream: Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook’s goal is to get a billion people using VR. VR and AR are expanding rapidly in sports, in health, learning , warehouse management and shopping.
Retail Tech: Retail tech will feature the AR, VR, use of voice for shopping, chat bots, smartphones, shopping apps, social experiences, and home or office delivery.
Smart Cities: The use of smart technologies to monitor and manage cities is rapidly growing. It is already in used to manage traffic, test pollution, security and planning.
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Retailers would be smart to check out the Retail Innovation Lounge (http://www.retailinnovationlounge.com) led by Futurist, Anne Marie Stephen while they are at CES.