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wrapup - Living In Digital Times
WWW.LIVINGINDIGITALTIMES.COM
2014
WRAPUP
What’s
inside
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Living In Digital Times
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TransformingEDU/Silvers Summit
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Mommy Tech/[email protected]
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Mobile Apps Showdown/Last Gadget Standing
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Fitness Tech
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Wall of Apps/Kay Foundation Awards
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Digital Health
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Upcoming Events
W
ith 250 exhibitors, eight conference tracks, five competitions, Robotics on the Runway, an augmented reality
headware display and a live fashion runway show, Living in Digital Times gave CES attendees a taste of how
technology applies to niche consumer audiences, putting products in the context of different lifestyles to solve
real problems. While the products and services were diverse--refrigerators that can text you when you’re out of milk,
wearable monitors that can track your brain’s activity, a laptop/tablet that can run both Android and Windows, and an app
that tracks your pet’s activity level--the unifying themes of this year’s show were that interconnectivity and the “internet
of things” open countless new possibilities for product development, and that’s what manufacturers are delivering. And,
many of the most responsive companies are smaller entrepreneurs, creating and stacking the building blocks of technology
in new and interesting ways. Enclosed are a few highlights from this year’s show.
AT A GLANCE
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LIDT Exhibition Space: 43,729 square feet (21%
growth year over year)
LIDT Exhibitors/Sponsors: nearly 250 (25% growth
year over year)
LIDT Conference Attendees: 6,000 (unaudited)
LIDT Conference Tracks: 8
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Awards Programs: Mobile Apps Showdown, Last
Gadget Standing, KAPi Awards, Everyday Health
Awards, Battle of the Bands
Events: Digital Health and Fitness Networking Event
featuring Robotics on the Runway, Digital Health
Speakers Dinner, FashionWare Show
New: Augmented Reality Pavilion, MommyTech TV
MOMMY TECH
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The buzz at Mommy Tech centered around the new
interconnectivity of products. Especially important for moms,
this Internet of things offers solutions to everything from
door locks to ovens. Beyond just products, much of the day’s
discussion focused on improving MomTrepreneurial skills,
wearable technology and keeping kids connected, but safe, in
an increasingly digital world. We also debuted Mommy Tech TV,
a two-day live event from the showroom floor, with interviews
with key players in the tech world such as Randi Zuckerberg,
AOL’s Tiffany Schlain, Nolan Bushnell and corporate execs from
companies like AT&T, Whirlpool, LG, and others showcasing
their family strategies.
VIEW VIDEOS
VIEW PHOTOS
VIEW MOMMYTECH TV
KAPi AWARDS
The fifth annual KAPi Awards were given out
by a distinguished panel of tech and educational
judges. To view this and past year’s KAPI winners,
visit our website below.
VISIT WWW.KAPIAWARDS.COM
For kids it was the year of tablets, app/toy hybrid games, and
wonderfully delightful creativity/maker products. We even had
a full digital playground on the show floor, built by Playworld
Systems. [email protected] Summit, led by Warren Buckleitner, looked
at the opportunities and challenges alike with wisdom from
Leapfrog’s John Barbour, Yahoo! Tech’s David Pogue, Kindoma,
Fingerprint, Play-i Vexx, and Kurio – many of the products
unveiled at the conference are destined to be on the radar in
2014.
VIEW VIDEOS
VIEW PHOTOS
FASHIONWARE SHOW
In the FashionWare TechZone, we featured mannequins
dressed in the latest high-tech wearables, from headsets to
motion controlled LED dresses. In the evening, the mannequins
came to life in the FashionWare Wearable Tech Show. Featuring
twelve young designers’ outfits and a plethora of wearable
gadgets including wristbands, smart sneakers, crystal-crusted
iPad cases, and 3D printer-created high heels, the show
demonstrated that wearble technology can be fashionable,
fun and functional.
VIEW PHOTOS
VIEW LOOKBOOK
VIEW VIDEOS
FITNESS TECH
Over at the Fitness Tech, the joint was jumping with new
wearables. We looked at how advancements in algorithms and
sensor technology are creating a new generation of smarter
fitness wearables, and looked at the marketplace from sports
training to childhood fitness. At the center of the devices was
the human quantified self. Some of the largest footprints on
the show floor included Fitbit, Polar, ANT+, Jaybird, GeoPalz,
Looxcie, Withings and Basis.
VIEW VIDEOS
VIEW PHOTOS
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
The conference ended with the first-ever Battle of the Bands, pitting wearables companies against each other to test both their
wearable tech and their musical skills. Want to see who won and other highlights of the Fitness Tech Summit? Click here
DIGITAL HEALTH SUMMIT
The fastest growing segment of CES, this year’s Digital Health
Summit, brought two days of insight into consumer decisionmaking, new tools for prevention and wellness, future trends in
wearable technology, and industry-changing strategies driven
by technology and consumer demands. A panel of five people
whose lives were saved by digital technology was a highlight
of the show. The Everyday Health Awards for Innovation were
handed out at the end of day two, click here to see the finalists
and winners
VIEW VIDEOS
VIEW PHOTOS
VIEW DIGITAL HEALTH LIVE
ROBOTICS ON THE RUNWAY
A private evening event, co-hosted with Consumer Electronic
Association, was made memorable with the first ever Robotics
on the Runway show, a fashion show of robotics. The crowd
was moved to tears as Eksobonics showed off the Ekso, a
rehabilitation exoskeletion designed to help paraplegics walk
and regain better leg function. Watch these exciting robotics
and clips from the show here. On the show floor, companies
like MD Revolution, Misfit Wearables, Qardio, Interaxon,
Neurosky, Omron and UnitedHealthcare had crowds three
deep for almost the entire show.
VIEW VIDEOS
VIEW PHOTOS
Silvers Summit
This year’s Silvers Summit looked at the need for products that
serve the quickly expanding 50+ market. Technology will allow
an aging population to enjoy a high quality of life both inside
and outside their homes. Topics included trends in car design
tech, tools for caregivers, and how boomers are adopting, and
driving consumer demand for user-friendly technology. One
conference highlight: We hosted AARP members for a day-long
tour of the Living in Digital Times exhibit space and had them
judge the best of breed products. Companies including Great
Call, GrandCare, and AARP displayed on the show floor.
VIEW VIDEOS
VIEW PHOTOS
TransformingEDU
At TransformingEDU, the discussions centered on emerging
trends and uses of technology in the classroom from companies
like McGraw-Hill, ACT, Western Governors University, Tabtor,
VINCI and others. Panelists discussed the future of college and
building 21st century skills, digital content and courseware, oneto-one learning, and the concept of co-creation. Anant Agarwal
from edX talked about the Next-Gen Campus and Rob Nail from
Singularity University advised on harnessing fast-growth tech
for education.
VIEW VIDEOS
VIEW PHOTOS
BADGE 101: THE DISCOVERY OF BADGING
Free, online course exploring digital credentials MOOC registration is
open through February 8 Participants are from all sectors of education
and business Learn the basics about badges and earn 4 of them yourself.
Accreditrust LLC securely validates digital credentials for education and
the workplace. Our BadgeSafe™ technology supports evidence of lifelong learning, whether in the form of credentials, badges, certificates or
diplomas.
(800) 205-4473
Mobile Apps Showdown
Back for its fourth year, Mobile Apps Showdown whittled down
a worthy group of finalists including an app that monitors the
activities of your home, your car, your kids or the aging: one
that lets you track your dog’s wellness; one that streamlines
your passwords and shopping; and even one that lets you find
a pickup basketball game – down to the winning two apps.
Hosted by Jon Hein and Gary Dell’Abate from the Howard Stern
Show, this year’s competition provided loads of entertainment
and a spirited live audience vote at the end.
VIEW VIDEOS
VIEW PHOTOS
VIEW 2014 WINNERS
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Last Gadget Standing
Perennial CES favorite, Last Gadget Standing returned for
its 14th year, sponsored by Lenovo and hosted by Jon Hein
and Gary Dell’Abate from the Howard Stern Show. This year’s
applicants included smartphones, remote controlled door
locks, multipurpose smart sensors to gauge body fat vs.
muscle, pet fitness trackers, guitar playing iPads and more.
Check out the finalists’ best pitches to the live audience (and
a rousing, 400-person sing along of the theme to Gilligan’s
Island).
VIEW VIDEOS
VIEW PHOTOS
VIEW 2014 WINNERS
WALL OF APPS
The Wall of Apps was created to provide a nontraditional way for app makers to participate at
CES by displaying their wares on a collective wall
that’s an attraction of CES attendees. App makers
bring their apps while Living in Digital Times
supplies the lovely wall and signage. It’s a popular
stop on the show floor and a great way to get
noticed without.
KAY FAMILY FOUNDATION
Sixteen year old Tanay Tandon and grad school student
Sherwood Yao were the first recipients of the Kay Family
Foundation Award given to young app developers. Each
won a $5,000 scholarship to help them continue their
application development work and their educations.
Tandon’s app, Clipped, was born as his answer to getting
quick summaries of web articles for his debate team.
Yao built tapsBook to keep in touch with his family on
the other side of the world. Both apps are now available
for download. Elim Kay, President of the Kay Family
Foundation, says that the mission of the foundation is to
help young students become more entrepreneurial and
ready to assume leadership positions.
AUGMENTED REALITY
Living in Digital Times was pleased to present the first
Augmented Reality exhibit, a display of the evolution of
“smart” eyewear and an exhibit space allowing new wearable
technology to be displayed and explained. Sponsored by
Orcam, Epson, Vuzix, Epiphany Eyewear and Optinvent, this
exhibit made it abundantly clear that there are magic glasses in our
futures.
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EVENTS
Key Speakers
LIVING IN DIGITAL TIMES CONFERENCE TRACKS:
David Pogue, Yahoo Tech
Andrea Smith, former CBS Reporter
Randi Zuckerberg, Zuckerberg Media
Warren Buckleitner, Children’s Technology Review
Gary Strumolo, Vehicle Design and Infotronics, Ford
Dr. Richard Migliori, UnitedHealthcare
Anant Agarwal, EdX
Ro Marley, House of Marley
Shannon Miller, Olympian, Shannon Miller Lifestyle
Eric Taub, New York Times
Dr. Neil Clark Warren, eHarmony
Dr. Travis Stork, The Doctors/MD Live
Paul Slavin, Everyday Health
Denise Yohn, What Great Brands Do
Paul Litchfeld, Reebok
James Park, Fitbit
Peter Pashal, Mashable
Jennifer Jolley, USA Today
May 28, 2014
FASHIONWARE SHOW AT AWE
SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA
June 19-20, 2014
DIGITAL HEALTH SUMMER SUMMIT
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
June 25-26, 2014
CE WEEK EXHIBIT, NY
BATTLE OF THE (FITNESS) BANDS AND
FASHIONWARE SHOW
2015 CES INTERNATIONAL
January 6-9, 2015
Las Vegas, Nevada