The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is currently rocking Las Vegas and will do so for the next 3 days. If you're lucky enough to be on the floor, surrounded by the latest innovations from the more than 3,800 exhibiting companies, we don't have to tell you that it can be somewhat overwhelming. So to help cut through the noise, we've selected 5 conferences that'll leave you informed, inspired and simply blown away.
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1. Sports Tech
What it entails: This discussion takes on the growing focus of digital enhancements to the sports experience in ways that create value for consumers, teams and athletes, alike.
Why entrepreneurs should care: These current platforms are being used globally by organizations like Real Madrid, Sports 1 Marketing, Brooklyn Nets and the New York Islanders.
When and where: Jan 6, 2:15 to 3:15 p.m., Venetian, Level 4, Marcello 4501
What it entails: A look at how drones and autonomous mobile robots are transforming home delivery and emergency medical response.
Why entrepreneurs should care: This session brings together experts to discuss developments in delivery robotics, the need for continued testing and how to overcome regulatory and technical challenges.
When and where: Jan. 6, 9 to 10 a.m., Venetian, Level 4, Marcello 4501
What it entails: The brightest minds from the automotive industry, academia and government discuss unexpected issues surrounding self-driving cars.
Why entrepreneurs should care: The future of self-driving cars is inevitable. You will learn what that entails for road signs, the future of parking garages, insurance policies and more.
When and where: Jan. 6, 1-2 p.m. LVCC, North Hall, N258
4. Virtual Reality
What it entails: Senior VR executives discuss many aspects of the broader business and consumer applications of this groundbreaking technology.
Why entrepreneurs should care: It goes beyond the gaming and narrative content applications of VR and discusses what virtual reality can do.
When and where: Jan. 5, 2:15 to 3:15 p.m., Aria, Level 1, Bristlecone 10
5. Business Innovation
What it entails: A panel featuring some of the world’s biggest brands. They’ll discuss their startup programs and success stories.
Why entrepreneurs should care: You will here from start up founders on what works and what to avoid when partnering with big brands.
When and where: Jan. 7, 1 to 1:45 p.m., Sands, Level 1, Hall G, Booth #50248