Welcome to CE Week: Where Tech Meets Business

Join us on June 23rd as Tech's Thought Leaders Gather for a Look at the Digitization of Everything

NEW YORK, May 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The internet of things, robotics, drones, smart homes, virtual reality, entertainment, startup economy, cognitive computing, cloud computing, connected cars - the world is digitizing and fast. Are you keeping up?

On June 22-23 some of the most influential minds in the emerging tech arena will gather at CE Week, New York City's largest consumer electronics (CE) and technology event. They'll be dissecting trends, forecasting hotbeds of activity and looking at the new crop of products that are quickly turning everything digital.

Without spilling all the beans, here's a preview of what you will be discussing and experiencing during the CE Week Conference Program on June 23.

What happens when machines begin to think for themselves? Meet IBM's Watson, the most powerful cognitive thinking machine on the planet. Ed Baig of USA Today sits down with Jerome Pesenti, Vice President, IBM Watson to see how deep machine learning and AI will change our businesses and our lives.

With data everywhere it's harder and harder to find it and extract meaning from it. Tim Bucher, VP and Chief Product Officer at Seagate, shares a new vision for cloud-age computing. Bucher, a drone pilot, high tech winemaker and the guy who's worked directly for Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Michael Dell, talks about what he's learned and how companies and people are "forever startup".

Cities everywhere are ramping up, embracing innovation and the tech spirit. Minerva Tantaco, New York City's Chief Technology Officer, will discuss what NYC has on its tech docket and how the next wave of innovation will demand technology/government partnerships.

Delve into the hottest trends:

Crowdfunding: In 2015 an estimated $34.4 billion was crowdfunded and this year the crowdfunding industry is on track to account for more funding than venture capital. While the popularity of crowdfunding continues to skyrocket, over 60% of companies that launch a crowdfunding project fail. Kate Drane, Senior Director of Outreach for Tech and Hardware, Indiegogo will review what makes a campaign successful and ferret out the best practices so you don't have to fail.

Internet of Things: The projected number of connected devices in our homes, cars and cities is set to skyrocket. Will our washing machines soon be talking to our wallets? Avram Piltch, Online Editorial Director, Tom's Guide and Laptop Mag and a panel of experts look at the myriad devices set to launch and the infrastructure glue that will hold them together.

Virtual Reality: The new reality is virtual and augmented reality. Are you ready? Projections are for VR and AR to have their first billion dollar sales year in 2016. Whether you're jumping off a cliff, touring a vacation destination or taking a tour of your unbuilt home, Tom Emrich, Producer, Augmented World Expo, and a panel of experts will be on hand to discuss the cameras, the headgear and the content systems you'll need to know about.

Other session topics include drones, hi-res audio, 3-d printing and robots, retail and wearables.

To register for CE Week 2016 and see the full schedule of events, visit http://ceweekny.com. Follow CE Week on Facebook and Twitter, and use the official CE Week hashtag, #CEWeek2016.

About CE Week
CE Week is the consumer electronics (CE) industry's official weeklong, citywide event in New York City. The official mid-year meeting, conference and new technology showcase includes the event headquarters, CE Week Exhibits, which is the site of CE Week's largest exhibition hall and conference program. CE Week is produced annually by the Consumer Technology Group of NAPCO Media, publisher of Dealerscope and Technology Integrator magazines, and producer of FutureVision and Dealerscope Top Retailer Summit. For more information, visit www.ceweekny.com and keep up with our latest news on Facebook and Twitter.

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