New York City, NY—CE Week 2014 kicks off on June 24 with the 2014 DI Symposium, from 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The event will explore the many business and consumer issues facing the digital imaging community and present unique perspectives from a diverse group of companies. Presenting the keynote address will be David Pogue, founder of Yahoo! Tech and the former personal technology columnist for the New York Times. The Di Symposium takes place at the Apella at the Alexandria Center, 450 East 29th Street. It is presented by Digital Imaging Reporter magazine, the CEA and the PMDA. For a complete list of speakers and the schedule, visit disymposium.com (there is a separate fee for this event).
CE Week 2014 is scheduled through June 27 in New York City, with the CE Week Exhibits and Conference Program held June 25–26 at the Metropolitan Pavilion/Altman Building. It is organized in association with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) by Martin Porter & Associates and the Consumer Technology Publishing Group/NAPCO.
CE Week’s conference program continues with keynotes, press conferences, partner programs and panel sessions featuring some of the top names and brands in the consumer technology industry. These include Intel, MakerBot, Monster, Sharp, Sony and Tiffen. Known as the CE industry’s official, annual midyear event, CE Week brings together media, analysts and technology thought leaders for product debuts, a conference program and networking events all focused on innovation.
The program will explore the hottest trends and topics emerging in the consumer technology market, such as connected car technologies, next-gen TV innovation, 3D printing, wearable technologies, digital health, robotics and augmented reality.
Conference sessions and events taking place at CE Week 2014 headquarters include:
Keynote—Meet the Makers: Re-Imaging the Future of Computing. 11 a.m., June 25. Intel futurist Brian David Johnson will examine the growing interest in making and tinkering and how the rise of the “maker movement” is reshaping the creation and personalization of everything from Internet-connected robots to wearable tech.
Programmatic Buying: The Majority of CE Manufacturers and Retailers Are Doing It . . . Are You? 1:30 p.m., June 25. Presented by OwnerIQ, this session will explore the latest trends in programmatic buying with featured speaker Bob Scaglione, senior vice president, Strategic Channel Development, OwnerIQ.
Making High Resolution Audio Accessible. 3 p.m., June 25. Moderated by Marc Finer, senior director of The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG), industry execs will join in a discussion about what’s necessary to bring the many benefits of high-resolution audio to a broader audience.
The Whos and Whats of Wearable Tech . 4:30 p.m., June 25. This panel, which will be moderated by Lauren Indvik, editor-in-chief at Fashionista.com, will focus on the latest offerings from the next big, billion dollar tech industry of wearable technologies.
Your Third Eye: Augmented Reality in the Age of Wearables. 9:30 a.m., June 26. Moderated by Avram Piltch, online editorial director at Laptop magazine, this panel will feature experts from the fields of wearable computing and augmented reality to explain what the world will look like when viewed through code-colored glasses.
Good-Bye Rosie! The Era of the Next-Gen Home Robot . 10:15 a.m., June 26. With moderator Lance Ulanoff, chief correspondent and editor-at-large, Mashable, this panel will explore the future of robots as toys and learning tools, and features companies that ran successful crowd-funding campaigns.
3D Printing for the Rest of Us. 11:15 a.m., June 26. Moderated by Tony Hoffman, analyst, printers and scanners at PCMag.com, this session will show what’s possible and who’s working on easy-to-use and affordable 3D printers.
Keynote—The Impact of the CE Revolution on Healthcare. 12:20 p.m., June 26. This keynote presented by David Putrino, physical therapist/cofounder of GesTherapy and StreetSmartScience, will discuss the impact of the CE revolution on healthcare and humanitarian efforts.
Digital Health: What’s the Prognosis? 12:45 p.m., June 26. This session, moderated by Jeremy Kaplan, editor-in-chief at Digital Trends, will explore the latest mobile tools and gadgets being used to improve and analyze personal health.
Internet of Things: Can We All Get Along? 1:30 p.m., June 26. Moderated by Rich Brown, executive editor, CNET, this panel of experts will discuss how connected objects and appliances will impact consumer lifestyles.
The Big Picture of Digital Imaging. 2:15 p.m., June 26. This panel, which will be moderated by Helena Stone, editor-in-chief, Chip Chick, will discuss what’s on the horizon for the future of stand-alone digital cameras.
CE Week Partner Conference Sessions include: Connected Car Conference (C3), 1–5 p.m., June 24, produced by automotive tech expert Doug Newcomb and taking place at the Metropolitan Pavilion/Altman Gallery; Your Next TV, 8:30 a.m. – noon, June 24, the Metropolitan Pavilion/Altman Gallery; 2nd Screen Sports Summit, 1–5:30 p.m., June 24, at the Midtown Loft and Terrace, 267 Fifth Avenue; and VideoNuze Online Video Advertising Summit, 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., June 25, at Midtown Loft and Terrace, 267 Fifth Avenue. ceweekny.com