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Smart Cities: What to do at CES 2018

Sara Rice, Social Media Intern, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)

CES is the only place to experience the entire connected ecosystem that brings together the technologies, solutions, players and audiences in the smart city sector from around the world.

CES Smart Cities, presented by Deloitte, will highlight technologies and solutions for a more connected world. With global smart cities spending expected to reach 34 billion by 2020, leaders in the private and public sectors are focusing efforts to expand 5G networks and invest in smart energy and smart infrastructure. 

CES Smart Cities

Located in Tech East, Westgate, CES Smart Cities will include major players in the smart city sector. Featured exhibitors include Itron, Ericsson, Deloitte and Fybr.

Smart Cities Conference Programming

The accompanying conference track, Smart Cities: Thriving in the Future presented by CTA and Deloitte will focus on the growing connected ecosystem and the potential for faster economic growth, increased accessibility and sustainability and smarter transportation solutions.

Speakers during the conference track include government officials like Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao and leaders in the private sector such as Lyft’s Chief Strategy Officer Rajil Kapoor and Verizon’s Vice President Lani Ingram.

The Smart Cities conference track will take place January 9 to 10 at Tech East, Westgate, Level 1, Pavilion 9.

CES Keynotes

In addition, keynotes from Intel and Ford will look at how comapnies are using AI, data and vehicle technology to develop solutions for a smarter and more connected world. The 5G Mobile Innovation panel will discuss how 5G networks have the potential for breakthroughs in healthcare, self-driving cars and IoT data applications.

Intel Keynote Address: How Data Is Shaping Innovation of the Future

6:30-7:30 PM, January 8, Tech South, Monte Carlo, Park Theater

Ford Keynote Address: Mobility Solutions and the Move Towards Smarter Cities

9-10 AM, January 9, Tech West, Venetian, Level 5, Palazzo Ballroom

Mobile Innovation: How 5G will Enable the Future

10-11 AM, January 10, Tech West, Venetian, Level 5, Palazzo Ballroom

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