A Preview of Day 2 at CES 2016
Before we jump ahead to the second day of CES 2016 out here in Las Vegas, let’s take a moment to relive what happened on a fascinating and entertaining Day 1.
The morning started with a lively keynote delivered by Gary Shapiro (who, by the way, sat down with me on Tuesday to talk about all things CES and CTA, so be sure to give that a watch) talking about the directions the industry is heading. Gary then welcomed Netflix CEO Reed Hastings onto the stage, and Hastings ran through a number of interesting stats about the amount of hours of original content Netflix will produce in 2016 (600), the total hours streamed by Netflix users in the past year (42.5 billion, a.k.a. a lot of House of Cards), and how that’s grown over the past few years (up from less than a billion in 2009). He also made a major announcement regarding Netflix’s availability around the world: During the press conference, the company turned their service on in 130 new countries, brining their total to over 190 countries around the world.
Oh, Chelsea Handler, Will Arnett, Krysten Ritter, and Wagner Moura all made appearances to talk about their Netflix original series.
The rest of the day included GM’s CEO Mary Barra talking about the next wave of tech in cars, appearances by Cal Ripken Jr. and Buster Posey in the Sands Expo Center for UnderArmor, and boatloads of new product announcements up and down the Strip at each of CES 2016’s locations.
8:30 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.: Sports Business Forum, presented by Turner Sports—includes the Commissioners’ Panel on Sports and Technology (9am) with Rob Manfred (MLB Commissioner) and Adam Silver (NBA Commissioner) as goes panelists, and Tech Investing in Sports with Marc Cubam, Shaq, and more, Venetian, Level 2, Hall D
9 a.m.: Samsung Keynote: Dr. WP Hong, Venetian, Level 5, Palazzo Ballroom
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Gary's Book Club, LVCC, Grand Lobby, CTA Stage. Authors include: Scott Stawski, Deepak Chopra, M.D., Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., Larry Kilham, Gabe Klein
11 a.m.: Keynote Panel: Beyond Smart Cities - The Future of Urban Mobility, Westgate, Westgate Theater
2 p.m.: C Space Keynote, presented by MediaLink, Westgate, Westgate Theater
2:30 p.m.: SuperSession: Global Innovation, presented by Consumer Technology Association, LVCC, North Hall, Room N257. Economic growth and prosperity are most vibrant where policies and political climates foster innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit. Learn where companies find the innovation-friendly environments they need to succeed and whether governments compete to attract innovators or protect those they have.
3 p.m.: Wearable Tech Awards, presented by Stuff, Sands, Stuff International News Stage
4 p.m.: NBA on TNT Live Broadcast, presented by TNT, Venetian, Level 2, Hall D. Ernie Johnson, Shaq, Barkley, and Kenny Smith (pictured above) will do their regular broadcast live from CES 2016.
4:30 p.m.: YouTube Keynote: Robert Kyncl, Westgate, Westgate Theater
6:30 p.m.: Leaders in Technology Dinner, Wynn, Lafite Ballroom, By Invitation Only
What other events should attendees be on the lookout for? Let us know in the comments!