• Fitness Tech Summit
  • Digital Health Summit
  • TransforminEDU
  • FamilyTech Summit
  • Kids At Play
  • BeautyTech

CES 2016 with Living in Digital Times

A walk through this year’s CES Tech West was the geek version of a stroll through a candy store.  A couple of big firsts!  We launched BeautyTech and BabyTech --- showcasing innovations as diverse as high-tech skin care analysis, virtual makeovers,  a baby onesy replete with built-in body sensors, and the high tech nursery of the future. Featured throughout the two-day special event were conferences and special sessions featuring Beauty Makeovers and our live FashionWare Show hosted by Nick Verreos, fashionista and former Project Runway star.

Elsewhere we made history with the very first Digital Money Forum --- a look at how the tech industry and financial services are coming together to spawn the next area of digital disruption. MasterCard Labs Chief Commerce Officer kicked off the day leading the charge for the new commerce revolution, and the afternoon sessions looked at emerging digital currencies.

On the show-floor inside the Sands, Living in Digital Times greeted you with 3D-printed cappuccino foam compliments of Ripples and a large screen area where you could hear the greatest minds in Digital Health and Fitness industries.

Featuring over 100 health and fitness companies, Tech West  Marketplace

Just beyond the stage area, as far as the eye could see there were miles of ways to improve health outcomes or increase your athletic prowess.  At the UnitedHealthcare booth, you could experience deep relaxation virtual reality.  Companies like Qardio, Omron and Misfit pushed the health envelope with personalization of both function and design.

Personal fitness companies created an almost carnival-like atmosphere of pedaling, jumping, dancing and of course, monitoring.  Aggregation, innovation and motivation (AIM) were the key ingredients for companies including FitBit, announcing its newest bands, iFit, dazzling us with interactive training and Under Armour.

Home is Where the Connections Are

The epicenter of the FamilyTech marketplace was Whirlpool’s striking kitchen of the future. New products from companies like Lima, B&D Group, and other cloud-based home devices showed the future of a connected home.  For a taste of kids’ technology, all you had to do was visit the Kids@Play marketplace and interact with new robotic toys from companies like WowWee and Spin Master, new tablets from Square Panda, and drones for the young from Odyssey Toys. 

The Makers, the Coders, the Robot Lovers and the Collaborators

Watch some of the movie clips from the KAPi Awards, where the Emerging Pioneer Award was presented to Ayah Bdeir, the founder and CEO of littleBits; and the Lifetime Pioneer Award wasw presented to Shigeru Miyamoto, who is often called the "Spielberg of video games" and "the soul of Nintendo."

At the TransformingEDU marketplace and conference, you saw the future of academia from companies like Cengage Learning and Lego Education. The conference sessions included lively demos of how robotics and virtual realities might change the face of education forever.

Last Gadget Standing and Mobile Apps Showdown, our two classic award shows, were hosted by David Pogue this year and boy, were the audience active participants. Many thanks to Lenovo for continuing to promote innovation and fun in this “now for something completely different” event.

We’ve called out some of the highlights below, but you can find the complete contents of our conference programs at https://www.youtube.com/user/LIDTVideos.  Talk to us about exciting plans for CES 2017.  Keep up with our other events throughout the year, and most important, keep innovating!



Digital Money

Of all the technologies you saw at CES, money might be the most powerful. And the first Digital Money Forum …

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Baby Tech

Today’s parents use technology to find some additional piece of mind. The inaugural BabyTech Summit @ CES 2016 was an …

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Beauty Tech

The top innovators, experts, and glamor gurus in BeautyTech gathered to discuss different ways that technology is changing the landscape …

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Digital Health Summit

We’ve curated the most brilliant minds in the Digital Health industry to help transition to a more patient-centric, higher tech …

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FitnessTech Summit

The maturation of an industry born out of the desire to jump higher, run further and track physical accomplishments showed …

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Family Tech Summit

Parenting styles evolve with the times, but the digital revolution has brought a score of new tools to the fray. …

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The coders, the makers, the collaborators and the robot lovers — that pretty much defined this year’s Kids@Play where tech …

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Where better to glimpse the future of education than at CES where innovation abounds ? Augmented reality, gamification, robotics, project-based …

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Last Gadget Standing

Now in its 15th year, this perennial favorite challenges contenders to give the product demo of their lives. At stake: …

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Mobile Apps Showdown

In this competition mobile apps are pitted against each other in a game show like setting. With David Pogue, YahooTech’s …

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Appreneur Scholars

Thanks to the generosity of The Kay Family Foundation, we’ve been able to award two young scholars who’ve built amazing …

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KAPi Awards

Now in its 7th year the KAPi (KidsatPlay Interactive Award ) is the only cross industry award voted by members …

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2016 Show Floor

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