What’s on tap for Day 3 at CES 2016?
Prior to jumping into Friday’s events, here’s a look back at what happened today at CES 2016. Day 2 was dominated by sports and technology. There were plenty of other sessions going on throughout the day, but all of the action—yet again—was at the Sands Expo Center where Turner Sports hosted the CES Sports Business Forum.
The morning started with a powerhouse panel that included MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred and NBA Commissioner David Stern, and hosted by Inside the NBA’s Ernie Johnson. The pair of sports leaders discussed technology’s role in the changing landscape of sport, be it how sports are consumed, the on-field/on-court product, or how fans engage through social media or even fantasy sports. You can find a recap of that event—and the lessons retailers can pull from the commissioners’ message—here. That was followed up by a panel on the impact of technology on the sports product; another panel on how tech is influencing the way sports content is consumed; and finally, a panel on investing in tech in sports, which featured Mark Cuban, Shaq, and the CEO of Intel Brian Krzanich.
The day was capped by the live broadcast of TNT’s Inside the NBA from the CES show floor. Images from the day can be viewed right here.
So, on to Day 3, which is loaded with a number of competitions and awards shows. Here’s what you should be on the lookout for at CES 2016 on Friday:
9 a.m.: Robotics, presented by Robotics Trends, Venetian, Level 4, Marcello 4501
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: THX Certified Professional Home Theater Level 1, LVCC, North Hall, Room N264. From multi-purpose family rooms to dedicated home theaters, this workshop covers design, installation, calibration and room acoustics for home theaters.
10 a.m.: Gary's Book Club, LVCC, Grand Lobby, CTA Stage. Authors include: Ben Parr and Nicklas Bergman
11:30 a.m.: Last Gadget Standing, presented by Living in Digital Times, LVCC, North Hall, Room N257. Hosted by Jon Hein and Gary Dell'Abate from the Howard Stern show, Last Gadget Standing challenges contenders to give the product demo of their lives. At stake, bragging rights as the product “most likely to change the face of technology.” With expert judges, a packed live audience and online crowd, is crowned in an inventive, fast-paced, “Survivor” type competition.
1:30 p.m.: Mobile Apps Showdown, presented by Living in Digital Times, LVCC, North Hall, Room N257. There are apps for everything, but how do you find the best ones? The Mobile Apps Showdown gives app producers four minutes to demo their app before expert judges, a live audience and online voters. This event is also hosted by Hein and Dell'Abate. An applause-o-meter measures audience enthusiasm, establishing the ten best new apps.
2 p.m.: Extreme Tech Challenge, presented by MaiTai Global, Venetian, Bellini, 2003. The Extreme Tech Challenge is a contest designed to identify emerging leaders that have the potential to dominate their markets, and reward them with greatly enhanced visibility, infrastructure and resources to scale quickly at low cost. Ten world class startups will be selected as semi-finalists to present on stage at CES, with three finalists presenting to a panel of judges on Necker Island, Sir Richard Branson's private island. Winners will receive resources to amplify their success and scale their companies.
3 p.m.: Stars of CES Awards, presented by What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision, Sands, Level 2 Lobby, Booth #SV-2, What Hi-Fi? Stage. What Hi-Fi? will celebrate the best hi-fi and home cinema products exhibited at The Venetian during CES with its Stars of CES Awards.
4 p.m.: Hardware Battlefield, presented by TechCrunch, Sands, Level 2, Booth #SV-3. TechCrunch is bringing its premiere startup launch competition to CES. Over the course of three days, 15 startups will reveal a brand-new product for the first time to a panel of industry experts and investors while competing for $50,000 and the coveted Metal Man trophy.
5 p.m.: Best of CES Awards Ceremony, presented by Engadget, LVCC, Grand Lobby, Engadget Stage
6:30 p.m.: Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards, presented by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Bellagio, Bellagio Ballroom
Let us know where else we’ll be able to find you in the comments!