The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is happening this week in Las Vegas. The event’s website says, “Explaining CES to someone who hasn’t attended is like explaining particle physics to a house cat.” However, readers of the Vinja Video blog are much geekier than the typical house cat, so most of you already know that the first CES took place in New York City in June of 1967. Since then, thousands of products have been announced at the annual event, including many that have transformed the web video industry.
The 2015 International CES will showcase more than 3,500 exhibitors, including 434 with video products and 572 with video accessories; a conference program with 250 sessions, including tracks on Content and Technology, Digital Hollywood, Marketing and Engagement, as well as a Mobile Content and Monetization; and more than 150,000 attendees and over 6,500 tech journalists from more than 140 countries. Here’s a Vinja Video that combines and chapters three separate videos on the CES YouTube channel, highlighting trending topics at this year’s show and where to find exhibits on each topic:
One of the main themes of this year’s show—and of this year in tech in general is the Internet of Things. While certainly not a new concept or topic, it may be ready to move from technology buzz to mainstream applications. BK Yoon, president and CEO of Samsung Consumer Electronics seems to think so in his opening keynote at CES on Monday night: