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Ces and libraries

  1. 1. CES And Libraries Brian Pichman of the Evolve Project Ncompass Live with Michael Sauers 01/29/14
  2. 2. So…What Is CES? • Consumer Electronic Show • • Not open to the public Tuesday the 7th – Friday the 10th • • Typically hosts • • • • • Press Events start on Sunday the 5th previews of products new product announcements 150,000 Industry Professionals 3,200 Exhibitors Two Million Square Feet • That Equals…
  3. 3. X 35
  4. 4. Which Means…
  5. 5. What’s It Take To Attend? Cost Things to Bring Tuesday Night – Saturday Morning • • • • • Hotel (Circus Circus): $200-400 Food: $100 Transportation: $14 Round Trip Shuttle Ticket In Free (Register Early) • • Shuttle Free Between Hotels and Venue Otherwise, about $7-$15 Taxi Ride A Pretty Decent Camera • • $80 Night Average Flight: • • Extra Memory Card Power Brick for Phone • • • (Samsung NX300 with Low Light Lense) Reception is “so-so” so will be a drain on your batteries REALLY GOOD SHOES! Attire ranges from Jeans and T-Shirts to Full Suits • I Opted To Look Business Casual (Jeans, Dress Shirt, Sport Jacket)
  6. 6. Two Main Venues Convention Center • • Most of the Exhibits are here Every Mainstream Company • Samsung ,LG, etc • • Conferences / Workshops are hosted here • More Expensive and elaborate displays Super Crowded, mostly consists of “Fan Boys/Girls” The Venetian • • • • “Eureka Park” Lots more “hands-on” demos Less people More start-up companies
  7. 7. ….so why would a library go?... Good Question!
  8. 8. Stats from: Lee Rainie, Director, Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project
  9. 9. Exhibitors Number of Exhibitors Have Been In Library Last 12 Months Library Is Important To Community 3,200 .53% of 3,200 = 91% of 3,200= 1,696 Exhibitors Been In Library Last 12 Months 2,912 Exhibitors Feel Libraries Are Important
  10. 10. Questions Asked • Have you considered libraries? • Do you value libraries? • Can you see your product in libraries? • Would you let a library beta-test your product?
  11. 11. Trends at CES • Home Automation / Life Automation • Wearable Technologies • Self Driving Cars • Gaming • Current Tech (But Still Talked About As New) • • • 3D Printers 4k TVs 3D TVs • Others
  12. 12. http://www.lgnewsroom.com/newsroom/contents/64064
  13. 13. http://ces.whirlpool.com/interactive-cooktop/interactive-cooktop-wows-crowds-at-ces/
  14. 14. Just a bunch of sensors!
  15. 15. Other Things At CES • Lots of Give-A-Ways • • LOTS of companies with Audio Equipment • • • From Headphones to Phone Cases And even more Phone Case Companies A large amount of OEM Manufactures… Every major Tablet/PC Company
  16. 16. Take A Ways– Kids At Play • Nothing “shocking” at CES • • • We were trending in a direction of converting physical products into digital products Now they are complimenting each other (Firby, Sifteo, Little Bits, More Programming) Play Experience is changing • • • • • • Different arrangement of sensors and how those sensors communicate to each other Merging of digital and physical • • • We have had access to these types of technologies for years Children are being given more technology at a younger age (think cellphones / tablets) Be gender and age neutral None of us is as smart as all of us – Ken Blanchard Augmented reality doesn’t need to be a virtual environment No longer a “maker movement” it’s a revolution Children have a digital identify now before they are born.
  17. 17. Take-A-Ways • Clothes that vibrate for direction • Clothes that light-up based on mood or sound • Performance monitors
  18. 18. Plans For Next Year • Take LOTS More Photos • Arrive Earlier and attend the Press Event • Pre-Plan for the evening events/parties • More Networking
  19. 19. Questions? Brian Pichman @bpichman 815-534-0403 bpichman@evolveproject.org • If you would like to attend CES next year, please email me with the subject line of CES Next Year to bpichman@evolveproject.org

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