Internet Thought Leaders Address CE Week Audience


CE Week Internet Safety Tools and Strategies

Come on, ‘fess up: Each of us knows someone that’s done something really regrettable on the Internet. Maybe it’s not on the Anthony Weiner scale, but a wrongly-worded email, unintended recipient, infidelity, or a rant about the boss can have huge consequences for kids and adults alike.
At the recent CE Week event, we brought attention to the some of the new issues and the new tools designed to help create a safer (and less regrettable) experience…
  • See a demo of, a program that makes use of facial recognition to keep kids safe inside their community.
  • Learn about Ohanarama, the first intergenerational social network for grandparents and their grandchildren.
  • Explore WhyVille, a decade-old social network for tweens, and see how they solve problems collectively while having fun.
  • Finally, meet Wayne Green from Intel, and find out how Intel views a kid-safe PC as an entire ecosystem. McAfee’s Stanley Holditch shows how education and tools combine to combat internet trouble.
Despite the creative solutions, the plot thickens. Hemanshu Nigam, a former prosecutor with the Department of Justice, leads a riveting discussion about sexting, what it is and why people do it.  He’s joined by danah boyd, from Microsoft Research, Jack McArtney from Verizon, and Michelle Chisolm from Sprint, who offer some tremendously important insight on how we need to manage this issue so that we’re not convicting minors for sexting, since they are the very people we seek to protect. This multi-part video explores the youth culture, it’s attraction to celebrity, and how that interplays with the rise in risky Internet behavior. ( part 2, part 3, part 4, and part 5).
The outcome of debates like these affect all of us and all of our businesses. A misspent moment on the Internet should never ruin your day, week, or life, and our industry needs to make sure that we’re doing our part to optimize the good outcomes.

Last Gadget Standing

A perennial attendee favorite, Last Gadget Standing challenges contenders to give the product demo of their lives. At stake: bragging rights as the product “most likely to change the face of technology.” See all the competitors strut their stuff in this inventive, fast-paced competition.

Young Innovators to Watch

Thanks to the generosity of sponsors like Lenovo, we were able to grant scholarships and gear to students doing amazing things with technology. One recipient created a wearable ring to help manage Parkinson’s. Another created an inexpensive mobile test for glaucoma. The third and fourth created a drone for emergency relief situations and an app that uses AR to teach kids about harmful pesticides. Read all about them. And if you want to get involved as we help kids under twenty gain recognition for their entrepreneurial efforts, send us an email at


You Are What You Wear, So Make it Tech. Tech-forward attire and accessories for everyone, the business exec to the bling lover, the sports devotee to the mobile-centric family; see the latest from head-ware to foot-ware. Learn about new fabrics, new chipsets, wearable payment systems, and displaying your emotions on your sleeve.

KAPi Awards

The KAPi (Kids at Play Interactive) Awards celebrate excellence in children’s media. The KAPi Awards honor children’s technology products that raise the bar for innovation and design excellence ? from toys to apps, websites and games. In addition to the product categories, a Digital Pioneer award honors an individual who has made an impact in the field of children’s interactive media.

Best of BabyTech Awards

it’s fourth year, The Baby Tech Awards recognizes and highlights outstanding achievement in fertility, pregnancy and baby technology.


Whether you want to maintain a healthy weight, climb Mount Everest or compete in the Olympics, innovative technology is increasingly employed to create the best YOU. At CES 2019 our sessions will explore the next steps in this rapidly growing arena