Living in Digital Times Breakfast Special: Trends & Products with a Side of Innovation

Media-Only Event to Preview CES 2016 Announcements in Family, Kids and Education Technology

Jan 06, 2016, 08:07 ET from Living in Digital Times

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Smart homes, toy robots, talking toys and online education --- the impact of this year's new technologies holds a lot of promise for the family market. What new trends should we watch for at CES® 2016? At an exclusive press conference and breakfast hosted by Living in Digital Times at CES, its founder and president, Robin Raskin, will be showcasing more than 25 of the newest technology products for families, kids and education, while highlighting some of the most dramatic market changes. Kicking off the press conference is MasterCard, the sponsor of The Digital Money Forum at CES. MasterCard will be making some major announcements about the future of payment systems. 

"According to the Pew Family Foundation, married couples with children have higher rates of internet and cell phone usage, computer ownership and broadband adoption than other household configurations. We'll look at the how they're redefining their entertainment, communications, play and education patterns as more and more devices enter the fray," said Robin Raskin, founder and president, Living in Digital Times.

Here's a preview of what you'll see:

Family and Technology
The digi-fication of all things, often called IoT, has arrived. Not only are products connected to you; they're connected to each other. Your thermostat might talk to a lightbulb, for example. Moreover, a connected family means everyone from babies on up will wear devices to keep in touch and stay healthy.

Companies that will be showcasing their exciting new products at the press breakfast include:

  • Whirlpool
  • Flexport
  • The One Smart Piano
  • Ideamagiks
  • Lima Technology
  • Kolibree
  • Mocacare
  • Perfect Company
  • Tricella
  • Ripples
  • Weight Watchers

Kids and Technology
In the world of kids and technology, coding is cool and robots are a kid's BFF. Kids want their tablets, accessories and gear to be just like mom and dad's, and companies are complying. Makers rule and interactive media is the norm. Kids are being exposed to science, technology, math, engineering, art and learning in general as soon as they are out of the womb.

Here's a look at some of the companies who will have hot new products at the press breakfast:

  • AvatarMind
  • Edwin the Duck
  • Girl Scouts
  • Digital Kids Media
  • Spin Master
  • Square Panda
  • Odyssey Toys
  • JYRO
  • WowWee

Education and Technology
As online courses continue to gain momentum, the hopes of a broader, deeper and more economical education looms. Lifelong learners will have the advantage in the information society. STEM, STEAM, and entrepreneurship education has become a pillar in most schools and universities. Finally, a combination of data analysis data, sensors and eloquent algorithms can deliver a customized learning experience.

Here's a look at some of the companies who will have hot new products at the press breakfast:

  • LEGO Education
  • Noodle
  • Instructure
  • Cengage Learning

Living in Digital Times Breakfast Special: Trends & Products with a Side of Innovation
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
10-11 AM
Tech West, Venetian, Level 2, Bellini 2003

After the press conference and throughout CES, be sure to check out the latest innovations at the Family & Technology, Kids & Technology and Education & Technology Marketplace exhibits at Tech West within the Sands, Level 2, Halls A-C.

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About Living in Digital Times:
Founded by veteran technology journalist Robin Raskin, Living in Digital Times brings together the most knowledgeable leaders and the latest innovations impacting both technology and lifestyle.  It helps companies identify and act on emerging trends, create compelling company narratives, and do better business through strong network connections. Living in Digital Times produces technology conferences, exhibits and events at CES and other locations throughout the year by lifestyle verticals.  Core brands include Digital Health Summit, Digital Money Forum, FitnessTech, Baby Tech, Kids@Play, Family Tech Summit, TransformingEDU, MommyTech TV, Beauty Tech, Wearables and FashionWare runway show, Mobile Apps Showdown, Last Gadget Standing, Robots on the Runway and the KAPi Awards. The company also works with various foundations and manages the Appreneur Scholar awards program for budding mobile entrepreneurs, as well as the 10 Under 20: Young Innovators to Watch awards recognizing student STEAM innovations in New York City.  For more information, visit www.LivinginDigitalTimes.com and keep up with our latest news on Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook.

About CES:
CES is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for almost 50 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM – formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® – the technology trade association representing the $285 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, it attracts the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry's most relevant issues are addressed. Check out CES video highlights. Follow CES online at www.CESweb.org and on social.

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