i3 | November 30, 2021

Leaders with a Vision

Cindy Loffler Stevens
Cindy Stevens

The bustle of the holiday season means CES 2022 is coming soon with its power to inspire new ideas. We are also inspired by the standouts in our industry. Created in 2000, the CT Hall of Fame will grow to 279 members with the addition of 12 new honorees this year. The classes of 2020 and 2021 are being inducted together since the dinner was postponed last year due to the pandemic. At the dinner, to be held in New York on November 11 at the Metropolitan Pavilion, we will recognize exceptional industry leaders including our Innovation Entrepreneur Award inductees and the first recipient of the new John and Jane Shalam award.

Eren Ozmen also has an inspiring, entrepreneurial story. She has transformed from a student with no financial resources to billionaire co-owner of Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC). She is chairwoman, president and owner of SNC, the global aerospace and national security leader that has grown to become the top woman-owned U.S. government contractor. Involved in all aspects of SNC’s business management, Eren has overseen 20 strategic acquisitions. SNC is also a first time CES exhibitor and they are bringing their latest space tech to the show floor. Read our exclusive profile to learn more.

This packed pre-CES issue aims to kindle your curiosity to see the amazing technology on the show floor. We have in-depth stories on the latest in all-electric trucking, the enormous potential for eSports, what’s coming with the metaverse and some ground-breaking work being done in fashion tech. We also look at the big presence European companies will have at CES 2022 including such special areas as Business France, GREAT Britain and Northern Ireland Pavilion C/O Tradefair, Holland Tech Square, the Italian Trade Agency and SwissNext.

We also take a look at NFTs that will be part of the new digital assets exhibit and conference at C Space. You won’t want to miss Atomic Form, a New York software and hardware NFT art market solutions company, that will be showcasing its 27-inch 4K LCD Atomic Form Wave that displays NFTs in a customizable way and lets customers control how their crypto art is displayed. Its Atomic Form Photon enables users to display their NFTs on any screen.

With the holidays right around the corner, see the results from CTA’s 28th Annual Consumer Technology Holiday Purchase Patterns report. We also feature CTA’s 5th Annual Future of Work study that reveals three key trends that will impact the workplace going forward.

Happy holidays to all and see you in Las Vegas where we are motivated by a belief in a better future. We want to hear from you, please send comments to: cstevens@CTA.tech

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