COMMEMORATING HALF A CENTURY AS THE LAUNCH PAD FOR BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGY
CES 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the world’s leading innovation event, cementing CES’ place in history as the global gathering place for innovation and technology. Since its start in 1967, CES has showcased an estimated 700,000 products. These include world-changing innovations such as the VCR (1970), the DVD (1996), digital radio (2000) and Blu-ray recording standards (released in 2002), as well as more recent technologies — consumer 3D printers, tablets, and 4K ultra HD television. CES has also driven the market growth in pioneering technologies such as autonomous cars and drones.
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5G, CARS, CLOTHES, CONTENT, HEALTH CARE, SPORTS, TRAVEL, SMART CITIES, AR, VR, ROBOTICS, AI AND MORE DEBUTED AT WORLD’S LARGEST INNOVATION EVENT
CES 2017, the 50th anniversary of the largest global gathering of innovation and connectivity, introduced ground-breaking products, provided opportunities for companies in every major global industry to conduct business, and shattered records.
CES 2017 showcased the connected future of technology. With more than 3,800
exhibiting companies and exhibit space of more than 2.6 million net sq. ft., CES 2017 was a record-breaker, welcoming the world’s biggest companies in addition to hosting more than 600 startups at the Eureka Park Marketplace. More than 175,000 industry professionals, including 55,000 from outside the U.S., convened in Las Vegas to drive the ever-evolving global technology industry forward. A highlight video announcing official show stats can be found here.
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By Paul Hellman
In a world driven by mobile technology and multitasking, everyone from marketers to managers to teachers knows the trials and aggravations of getting anyone to pay attention. According to a 2015 Microsoft study, the average attention span for us ever-scattered humans is now shorter than a goldfish's: eight seconds.
Consultant and popular speaker, Paul Hellman works with leaders at global companies on how to excel in high-stakes communications when no one has time to pay attention. (Truth: people pretend to listen every day.) In YOU’VE GOT 8 SECONDS: Communication Secrets for a Distracted World, Paul shares his insights, formulas, and tricks for overcoming the universal challenge of getting heard, getting remembered, and getting results.
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About The Author
Paul Hellman has worked with thousands of business leaders at organizations including Aetna, Boeing, Kaiser Permanente, New Balance, and NASA. His columns and advice have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, CNBC.com, The Boston Globe’s online Job Doc column, and on public radio’s Marketplace and CNN’s Business Unusual. He lives in Boston.