CES: All businesses must embrace technology to succeed

As technology expo CES came to a close on January 11, executive vice president Karen Chupka had some key advice – “Every business must now embrace technology to succeed,” she said.

CES 2019, held in Las Vegas, had more than 4,500 exhibitors showcasing the latest tech innovations to 180,000 attendees across more than 2.9 million net square feet of exhibit space.

From global brands to visionary startups, these companies promised the world the latest in technology.

Chupka said that companies such as Procter and Gamble, John Deer and Raytheon proved that all companies needed to embrace technology.

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CES 2019 showcased 11 major car manufacturers highlighting the future of transportation – including an air taxi from Bell Helicopter and an electric motorcycle from Harley-Davidson.

Digital health technologies were a major theme, and attendees experienced the latest advances and trends in health care.

Borderless Inc revealed the CrossHelmet – a motorcycle helmet with sound control and 360˚ visibility.

Pillo Health, an in-home intelligent health assistant, was showcased. It is designed to help individual consumers better manage their health and stay connected to their care team.

Pillo leverages a voice-first interface, artificial intelligence, and patented medication management technology to proactively engage users to stay healthy.

Neofect displayed its NeoMano product, which is a wearable, soft, robotic glove that enables people recovering from stroke or living with a spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, or ALS to perform daily tasks such as gripping a fork or holding a toothbrush.

Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of Consumer Technology Association, said CES showcased the power of innovation to solve global problems and improve lives around the world.

“The passion, ideas and business connections at CES make this the most significant global tech event – and the most inspirational week of the year,’ said Shapiro.

CES was held from January 8-11.