Emerging technologies including 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), augmented/virtual reality, startups, and vehicle technology will take center stage at the upcoming CES Asia 2019 in Shanghai, China.
Now on its fifth year, CES Asia will be held this year on June 11 to 13 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC).
“CES Asia is the hub for transformative technologies that will fuel growth across the Asian marketplace,” said Karen Chupka, executive vice president, CES, CTA. “Attendees will see, touch, and experience AI advancements, 5G connectivity, the latest self-driving vehicles and more. These innovations are changing the way we work and live.”
According to the conference organizers, emerging technology trends that will get the spotlight in the Shanghai include:
5G: CES Asia will feature new 5G hardware announcements, from smartphones to 5G-enabled technologies across the entire show. 5G is driving innovation across industries, from smart cities to digital health and self-driving vehicles. Across Asia, infrastructure updates continue in anticipation of wide deployment of 5G, which will bring faster speeds, larger data capacity and lower latency.
Key Exhibitor: Huaweii (Conference Sessions: Huawei Keynote (June 11, 9:30 a.m.), Trends Reshaping the Future of Mobility and Connectivity (June 12, 10:30-11:10 a.m.)
Artificial Intelligence (AI): Artificial intelligence techniques, such as machine learning and object recognition, are fueling innovation. CES Asia will feature the companies at the forefront of AI. In healthcare, AI is being used for tasks such as reviewing cancer screenings, while in retail, consumers use facial recognition to pay for goods at unmanned, cashier-less stores.
Key Exhibitors: iFLYTEK, Skyworth, Horizon Robotics, Nuralogix, Sogou, Cheetah Mobile (Conference Sessions: How AI Works with Datasets and Machine Learning (June 12, 10:45-11:30 a.m.)
Augmented Reality (AR)/Virtual Reality (VR): AR/VR companies will showcase new applications that enhance the user experience and create altered perceptions that are now being integrated into new areas like retail, manufacturing and healthcare. Mobility and vehicle companies are using AR to help drivers better anticipate road conditions, while retailers are implementing AR applications to assist shoppers.
Key Exhibitors: Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute, Johnson & Johnson, Well Being Digital Limited (Conference Sessions: Advanced Technologies Enabling the Future Customer Experience (June 12, 11:20-12:10 a.m.)
Startups: Startup Park at CES Asia will feature more than 125 diverse startups choosing to debut their products on a global stage. Organizations from the US, Europe and Asia are bringing startups from their countries including Innovation Norway and AmCham from Singapore.
Key Exhibitors: American Chamber of Commerce, CKGSB, Master of Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation, Innovation Norway, Inno Park, Jikebaba, swissnex, ZJ Venture Capital (Conference Sessions: Tech4Good: Innovate Locally, Impact Globally (June 12, 2-5 p.m.)
Vehicle Tech: CES Asia 2019 will double its vehicle tech footprint on the show floor and will feature the latest concept cars and connected vehicles. Expect announcements from the latest in autonomous driving to all-electric. China is the world’s largest market for self-driving vehicles, and commercial deployment of self-driving vehicle fleets is gaining traction. New forms of mobility will drive innovation in transportation in Asia and around the global, as ebikes and motorized scooters gain larger prominence.
Key Exhibitors: Nissan, Audi, Hyundai, Kia, OnStar, SAIC, FAW Hongqi, Great Wall Motor, Honda, Polestar, WM Motor (Conference Sessions: Hyundai Keynote (June 11, 1:30 p.m.)
Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, and Kyounglim Yun, executive vice president and head of Hyundai’s Open Innovation Strategy Division, will deliver keynote addresses.
Richard Yu’s keynote is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 11. He serves as Executive Director at Huawei Technologies, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group. He is responsible for the company's global device business strategy.
Kyounglim Yun will take the CES Asia keynote stage at 1:30p.m. also on Wednesday, June 11, where he will offer a sneak peek into Hyundai Motor Company’s vision for the future of mobility.
As Executive Vice President and Head of Hyundai Motor Group’s Open Innovation Strategy Division, Yun oversees the Hyundai Motor Company’s global strategy for scouting and discovering for new businesses, including Hyundai’s work with innovative startups and its vision for Clean Mobility, Connected Mobility and Freedom in Mobility.
“We welcome Mr. Yu and Mr. Yun to the CES Asia stage where they will share their visions that will transform the future of innovation,” said Chupka.