CES Tech Talk Podcast

Get excited for CES 2019 with the CES Tech Talk podcast. Each episode features industry experts talking about the latest consumer technology trends and what to expect at this year's CES.

You'll be counting down the days till you arrive in Las Vegas with CES Tech Talk.

This podcast is brought to you by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, producers of CES.



Smart Cities: How They Evolve and the Benefits They Bring

Smart Cities: How They Evolve and the Benefits They Bring

Smart cities are critical to the way we will live in the future, and our guests do a deep dive -- speaking about everything from 5G to AI -- into the ways smart cities can improve lives. The efficiencies of smart cities will give back to people 125 hours a year (!), improving the way we go about our daily lives, from commuting to attending concerts and more.


  • Sameer Sharma, Global General Manager IoT (New Markets, Sart Cities, Intelligent Transportation
  • Jason Nelson, Executive Director, Partnership Engagement at Smart Cities Council

Redefining the Experience of Flight with Bell


Sponsored by Bell

Learn what you get when you add up self-driving vehicles, drones and the sharing economy. 


Michael Thacker, EVP of Technology and Innovation, Bell; Mark Moore, Engineering Director of Aviation, Uber; and Jean-Baptiste Jarin, Safran Helicopter Engines Vice President, Hybrid Propulsion System Program

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Season 2

Nov. 6, 2018

The Intersection of Technology and Sports

CES is where you will find the intersection of professional athletes and sports technology. Our two guests, the partner and CEO of HYPE Sports Innovation and a professor of sports management from George Washington University, talk about eSports, immersive fan experiences, the quantified athlete, technology for sports venues and more.


  • Dr. Lisa Neirotti, Professor of Sports Management, George Washington University
  • Dr. Ilan Hadar, Partner and CEO, HYPE Sports Innovation

Oct. 30, 2018

How Is AI Shaping Our Future?

Did you know that companies adopting artificial intelligence technology report higher profit margins? Top brands talk about their AI initiatives, ranging from biometrics to predicative analytics to the future of transportation. We also talk about how consumers are getting more familiar with AI too (hint: smart speakers play a role).


  • Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek, CMO, IBM Watson AI
  • Julie Choi, Global Head, Intel AI Marketing
  • Amish Parashar, Partner & Director of Strategic Business Development, Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley, Inc.

Oct. 23, 2018

The Future of Work

Nine out of 10 small businesses say that they have a growing need for skilled tech workers. What are the expectations of these companies for the workers that they need? What are the skills employees should have for the centuries ahead? Guests from two of the county’s biggest employers answer these questions and more.


  • Kelli Jordan, Talent Leader, New Collar Initiatives, IBM
  • Sean Thurman, Director of Global Public Policy, Walmart
  • Jennifer Taylor, Vice President, US Jobs, Consumer Technology Association

Oct. 16, 2018

How to Stand Out As a Startup at CES

A must-listen for startups coming to CES, this week's episode features two companies who have great advice for entrepreneurs. The first is a Fortune 500 company, Arrow Electronics, and we learn what they are looking for in startups and how they are supporting the ones they meet at CES. The second is a major funding company, Indiegogo, who talks about what they are excited to see from the entrepreneurs at Eureka Park.


  • Matt Anderson, Chief Digital Officer & President, Arrow Electronics
  • John Vaskis, Vice President of Sales, Indiegogo

Oct. 9, 2018

When Will We See Self-Driving Cars on the Road?

Tired of driving your own car? Want to know when self-driving vehicles will actually be available? This week we talk to two experts in the autonomous vehicle industry about everything from the policies being created for the cars to the technology being created to go in the cars.


  • Kim Hart, Managing Editor, Axios
  • Sherif Marakby, President and CEO, Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC

Oct. 2, 2018

Resilience: Securing New Tech for a Safer World

Hear from two experts in the resilience field as they discuss the ways that cities and corporations can use new technology to prepare for a safer world.


  • Carmichael Roberts, Entrepreneur, Founder and Managing Partner, Material Impact
  • Nichole Jordan, National Managing Partner of Markets, Clients & Industry, Grant Thornton LLP

Sept. 25, 2018

Technology and the Future of Advertising

Data, metrics, transparency, blockchain, AI — all of these and more are trends technology is bringing to the ad world. This week, tune in to hear from the tech editor at Ad Week and the CEO of a company on the cutting edge of all of these trends.


  • Anda Gansca, CEO and Cofounder, Knotch
  • Josh Sternberg, Tech Editor, Ad Week

Sept. 17, 2018

The Future with 5G

Steve Koenig of CTA and Dr. Derek Peterson of Boingo Wireless dive into all the ways 5G is going to affect our lives, both from a business and consumer perspective.


  • Steve Koenig, Vice President of Research, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™
  • Dr. Derek Peterson, Chief Technology Officer, Boingo Wireless

Sept. 11, 2018

Digital Health

Dr. David Rhew of Samsung and Matthew Stoudt of appliedVR discuss the ways that digital health is evolving and leading to better health outcomes for consumers and doctors.


  • Guest Host: Kinsey Fabrizio, Sr. Director, Member Engagement, CTA
  • David Rhew, M.D., Chief Medical Officer & VP and GM Enterprise (B2B), Samsung
  • Matthew Stoudt, CEO, appliedVR

Sept. 4, 2018

Sports Tech and CES

Tune in to hear how the exciting world of sports technology is rapidly changing and evolving. An NBA All-Star, an NFL player and Olympic Gold Medalist all discuss how they made the transition from athlete to tech entrepreneur.


  • Baron Davis, Entrepreneur and Founder, Baron Davis Enterprises
  • Angela Ruggiero, CEO, Co-Founder, Sports Innovation Lab
  • Shawn Springs, Founder and Chief Executive, Windpact

Aug. 28, 2018

Eureka Park Startup Success Stories

Sponsored by EMD Performance Materials

We are kicking off Season Two of CES Tech Talk with an exciting lineup of guests who all have one major thing in common: they saw startup success at CES in Eureka Park.

We will hear from Robbie Cabral, the founder of BenjiLock, about his Shark Tank experiences; Xyla Foxlin about what it is like to exhibit at CES twice before turning 21; and Jonathon Perrelli about what it takes to get a major beverage company to make a multimillion-dollar investment in your company.


  • Robbie Cabral, CEO and Founder, BenjiLock
  • Xyla Foxlin, CEO and Founder, Parihug
  • Jonathon Perrelli, CEO and Founder, LifeFuels

Season 1

Jan. 11, 2018

CES 2018 Media Round Table (Day 3)

A group of reporters from various tech media publications share their thoughts on the best finds of CES 2018, recommendations on not-to-miss exhibits, and insights into trends they see in the consumer technology industry.

  • Moderator: Jeff Joseph
  • Dana Wollman, Executive Editor, Engadget
  • Michael Artsis, Founder, BeTerrific
  • Natt Garun, Senior Editor, The Verge
  • Charles Warner, Editor in Chief, Innovation & Tech Today

Jan. 10, 2018

CES 2018 Media Round Table (Day 2)

A group of reporters from various tech media publications share their thoughts on the best finds of CES 2018, recommendations on not-to-miss exhibits, and insights into trends they see in the consumer technology industry.

  • Moderator: Tyler Suiters
  • Mark Spoonauer, Editor-in-Chief, Tom’s Guide
  • Matt Swider, Senior Mobile Editor, Tech Radar
  • Joe Cox, Brand Development Editor, What HiFi
  • David Kender, Editor-in-Chief, Reviewed.com
  • Laurie Jennings, Deputy Editor & Director, GH Institute, Good Housekeeping

Jan. 9, 2018

CES 2018 Media Round Table (Day 1)

A group of reporters from various tech media publications share their thoughts on the best finds of CES 2018, recommendations on not-to-miss exhibits, and insights into trends they see in the consumer technology industry.

  • Moderator: Allie Fried
  • Jeremy Kaplan, Editor-in-Chief, Digital Trends
  • Jerry Beilinson, Content Development Team Leader, Consumer Reports CNET
  • John Falcone, Executive Editor, Reviews, CNET
  • Andrew Soergel, Economy Reporter, US News & World Report

Jan. 2, 2018

A Look at CES 2018 with President and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, Gary Shapiro

Sponsored by Dell

Gary Shapiro discusses what to expect at this year’s shows.  Get ready because CES 2018 is right around the corner!

Dec. 27, 2017

C Space at CES

Sponsored by Sirius

Jeremy Legg, CTO of Turner; Paul Peterman, Head of Industry, Technology and Connectivity at Facebook; and Karen Chupka, Sr. Vice President of Corporate Business Strategy for the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), discuss the role technology plays in content marketing.

Dec. 19, 2017

The Future of Artificial Intelligence

Sponsored by JP Morgan

From big data analytics to speech recognition to predictive technology, artificial intelligence is changing how we do business. Hear from CTA's Steve Koenig and Buzz Radar's Patrick Charlton as they discuss the future of AI and where to see it at CES.

Dec. 12, 2017

The Future of Technology in Cars

Sponsored by Sirius

Join Jeff Joseph as he interviews Hilary Cain of Toyota and Ram Vasudevan of University of Michigan and talks about the future of self-driving cars.

Dec. 5, 2017

A Look Inside Digital Health Trends

Join us for an in-depth discussion with Robin Raskin and Jill Gilbert of Living in Digital Times about what we can expect to see in the digital health space at CES 2018.

Nov. 28, 2017

The Intersection of Sports and Tech

Sponsored by Gracenote

Join us as we discuss sports, technology and CES with two great interviews. First, we are talking with the founders of The Sports Innovation Lab on the latest trends. Then we discuss how technology is influencing the players with the NFL Players Association.

Nov. 21, 2017

The Future of Smart Cities

Sponsored by Dell

Check out our new podcast, CES Tech Talk.  Our first episode is going to tell you all you need to know about the trends and future for Smart Cities. It features interviews with John Kwant of Ford Smart Mobility, Frank Sgambati of Bosch and Steve Koenig of CTA.

Nov. 14, 2017

Welcome to CES Tech Talk

Every week leading up to CES on January 9th, Jeff Joseph of the Consumer Technology Association (Producers of CES) will talk with the leading minds of the technology world to find out what the upcoming industry trends are and what to expect at CES 2018.

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