WHO: ABI Research, a market-foresight advisory firm providing strategic guidance on the most compelling transformative technologies, had nine research analysts on-site at CES 2019 in Las Vegas between Jan. 8-11, 2019.
WHY: With 180,000 visitors and more than 4,500 exhibitors, CES 2019 maintained the momentum from previous years at the intersection between consumer verticals, including automotive, smart home, entertainment, and healthcare/wellness, as well as underlying technologies, such as computing and short-range wireless semiconductors, AI (Artificial Intelligence), AR (Augmented Reality), robotics, short-range wireless connectivity, and video.
"CES is slowly reinventing itself," said Dominique Bonte, Vice President of Verticals/End Markets at ABI Research. "While the largest global tech event is still very much defined by consumer hardware, it is now branching out into new verticals and new – at times invisible -- technologies like Artificial Intelligence and voice assistants. Besides also giving a bigger voice to startups, CES is clearly jumping on the bandwagon of telling the digital transformation story of verticals and consumer experiences."
Here are a few noteworthy trends included in the whitepaper:
Flexible screens were a major highlight, not just for smartphones but also for televisions
While IoT, connectivity, and 5G in particular remained largely out of the limelight, Artificial Intelligence was ubiquitous, as an enabler for both short incremental and long-term transformational innovations
Automotive electrification and charging technologies were highlighted in many forms
Presence of digital health and wellness vendors was on the rise
THE 14 TRANSFORMATIVE TECHNOLOGIES THAT ABI RESEARCH FOCUSED ON AT CES 2019 AND VISIONARIES SHOULD KNOW INCLUDE:
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