He was joined on stage by Bibop Gresta of Hyperloop Technologies, Michael Thacker of Bell Helicopter, Michael Johnson of Sea Machines Robotics, Maarten Steinbuch from Eindhoven Institute of Technology and Anouk Visser of Birds.ai. The group discussed which countries have policies that are open to AI-enabled mobility, and Shapiro highlighted CTA’s International Innovation Scorecard, which tracks and evaluates innovation-friendly policies.
Other high-profile speakers at GES 2019 included U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands and Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Sigrid Kaag.
CTA’s EVP of CES Karen Chupka emceed the closing plenary alongside Michael Kratsios, U.S. Chief Technology Officer designee. Together, they announced the winners of the Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Catalyst Startup Awards:
Catalyst Grand Champion: SpellBound – United States
An immersive, augmented reality platform to help patients get through difficult procedures.
Outstanding Women Entrepreneur in Science and Technology: STENTiT – The Netherlands
A biodegradable, regenerative stent that doesn’t require invasive surgery.
Outstanding Entrepreneur from an Emerging Economy: AzaadHealth – Pakistan
An online, HIPAA-compliant platform for health care providers and patients to share medical information.
Each winner will receive a booth in Eureka Park at CES 2020, along with other prizes geared toward helping them grow.
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