2015 - Day 1

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The Flagship Publication of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) ® It Is Innovation I love the energy of the International CES®! It is a symphony of innovation whose optimism promises better lives and a better future. It is 4K Ultra HD optimism and f ve senses of pulsating energy that drives the global consumer technology industry. CES is pure energy in motion – entrepreneurs, marketers, technologists, retailers and journalists are all passionate about promoting technology, products and services to the world. T is year's show is an impressive showcase of emerging tech- nology, covering all facets of the market – from production and design to distribution and retail. Welcome to the 2015 CES, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consum- er technologies. You can spend four days explor- ing the show f oor that is packed with amazing products and services. You can also attend stirring keynotes and conference sessions, conduct busi- ness, meet potential partners and customers and build new relationships. CES attracts the world's technology buyers, sellers, thought leaders and global professionals from more than 140 countries to assess, connect and transact. Exhibitors, attendees, sponsors and media from every corner of the industry come to CES to experience innovative technolo- gies. Consumers also get to see what comes next as more than 5,000 media report on what is launched at CES and top international, federal, state and regulatory of cials learn about the critical issues that impact the CE ecosystem. Twenty Marketplaces group new technologies together to focus on categories ranging from 3D printing to gaming. T is year, new Marketplaces include Cyber Security, presented by the Gold Identity Federation; Personal Privacy; Smart Home, presented by Bosch; Sports Tech, presented by the Sports and Fitness Industry Association; Streaming Content and Unmanned Systems. New events and awards include APPNATION IV, Hardware Battle- f eld presented by TechCrunch, a Shark Tank Open Call and the Wearable Tech Awards, presented by Stuf . And I am excited that our 2015 Entertain- ment Matters Ambassador, Nick Cannon, shares my passion for technology. Where else can you have hands-on experiences with products coming to market within the next 24 months? Startups at the Eureka Park Market- place and entrepreneurs with an idea can benef t from the venture capitalists and investors scouring the show for opportunities. And to see award-winning tech- nology, visit the 2015 CES Innovation Awards Show- case that honors achievement in product and engineering design. T e Consumer Electronics Association's (CEA)® 2,000+ members guarantee that CES meets the changing needs of the industry. CEA, the owner producer of CES, invests show revenue to grow the industry through standards, research, events, education and training, industry promotion and advocacy. Technology can and will transform lives. Our products and services not only educate, entertain and connect consumers. T ey also are changing the world and solving the biggest problems in health care, agriculture, clean water and poverty reduction. From the keynote addresses to the hundreds of conference sessions and networking events, to the countless business encounters and meetings, I promise CES will inspire you and foster ideas to grow your business. Visit CESweb.org for up-to-date news. The Energy of CES Check out Gary's Book Club in the LVCC Grand Lobby featuring: • New! Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate • Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World's Most Successful Businesses • The Comeback: How Innovation Will Restore the American Dream Gary Shapiro President and CEO, CEA

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