CTA Stage Schedule

Location: Tech East, LVCC, Grand Lobby

Get the inside scoop from reporters at Media Round Tables, hear from tech authors in Gary's Book Club, learn about how technology is making the world more accessible with CTA Foundation Spotlights, and glean insights from technology innovation leaders at the CTA Stage.

January 9

10:30-11 AM

Gary’s Book Club: Author Mark Hatch
The Maker Revolution: Building a Future on Creativity and Innovation in an Exponential World​

11-11:30 AM

ATSC 3.0 Ceremonial Toast

11:30 AM-Noon

CTA Foundation Spotlight: Verizon Communications
Eric Reed, vice president of entertainment and tech policy for Verizon Communications, discusses Verizon's charitable work in communities across the country.

Noon-12:30 PM

CTA Foundation Spotlight: Actiview
Alex Koren, founder and CEO of Actiview, discusses his startup's technology that brings accessibility to movie theaters.

12:30-1 PM

CTA Foundation Spotlight: IBM
Scott Burnett, managing director of IBM Consumer Electronics, discusses IOT and its importance for older adults and people with disabilities.

1-1:30 PM

Gary’s Book Club: Authors Mariya Yao and Adelyn Zhou
Applied Artificial Intelligence: A Handbook for Business Leaders

1:30-2 PM

CTA Foundation Spotlight: K4Connect
Scott Moody, cofounder and CEO of K4Connect, discusses his startup's mission to empower older adults and people with disabilities.

2-2:30 PM

Gary’s Book Club: Author Coleen Sterns Leith
Ultra Hi Def Marketing: The 5-Step Guide to Total World Domination in the Tech Industry​

2:30-3:30PM

Media Round Table
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, CTA
  • 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
3:30-4 PM

Gary’s Book Club: Author Stephen Wolfram
Idea Makers: Personal Perspectives on the Lives & Ideas of Some Notable People

4-4:30 PM

CTA Foundation Spotlight: IBM AI Horizons Network Program
Drew LaHart, IBM AI Horizons Network Program

4:30-4:45 PM

i3: Women Tech Entrepreneurs
Mara Lewis, co-founder, ID8

4:45-5 PM

i3: Women Tech Entrepreneurs
Sammy Wolfe, FingerFire Lacrosse Stick, and Carol Staninger

January 10

9:30-11 AM

Keynote Replay: Ford Motor Company

11-11:30 AM

Gary’s Book Club: Author Steve Miller
Uncopyable: How to Create an Unfair Advantage Over Your Competition

11:30 AM-1 PM

Keynote Replay: Huawei

1-1:30 PM

Gary’s Book Club: John Grisham and Neal F. Kassell, MD
The Tumor

2-2:30 PM

Gary’s Book Club: Authors Chris Snook and Travis Wright
Digital Sense: The Common Sense Approach to Effectively Blending Social Business Strategy, Marketing Technology, and Customer Experience

2:30-3:30 PM

Media Round Table
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, CTA
  • 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
3:30-4 PM

Gary’s Book Club: Author Thomas Hazlett
The Political Spectrum: The Tumultuous Liberation of Wireless Technology, from Herbert Hoover to the Smartphone

4-4:30 PM

Technology and Healthcare
Dr. Susan Malinowski, ophthalmologist and retina surgeon of Retina Consultants of Michigan, and Dr. Jim Mault, senior vice president and chief medical officer of Qualcomm Life, discuss how technology is changing the face of health care, the opportunities ahead, and the technology advancements you can see at CES 2018.

 

January 11

10-11 AM

Getting Air Outside of the Silicon Valley Bubble: Helping Tech Startups Succeed Outside of the Valley

  • Matt Anderson, Senior Vice President & Chief Digital Officer, Arrow Electronics
  • Slava Rubin, Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer, Indiegogo
  • Ximena Hartsock, Co-Founder and President, Phone2Action
  • Moderator: Josh Kampel, President, Techonomy Media
11-11:30 AM

Gary’s Book Club: Author Peter Csathy
Media 2.0 (18): An Insider's Guide to Today's World of Digital Media & Where It's Going

Noon-12:30 PM

EPA SMM Electronics Challenge Awards Ceremony
The Environmental Protection Agency will recognize companies who have achieved excellence in the Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Electronics Challenge.

12:30-12:45 PM

RIT Electronics Materials Baseline Phase 2 Update
The Rochester Institute of Technology will release the Phase 2 results of a comprehensive materials baseline study for all consumer electronics sold into the U.S. market for the past 25 years.

12:45-1 PM

Climate Change Innovators Awards
A new award at CES will recognize exhibitors in Eureka Park who are placing bold bets on their technology's ability to cut greenhouse gas emissions if widely implemented.

1-1:30 PM

Gary’s Book Club: Authors Asi Burak and Laura Parker
Power Play: How Video Games Can Save the World

1:30-1:45 PM

i3: Women Tech Entrepreneurs
Aditi Prasad, COO, Robotix

1:45-2 PM

i3: Women Tech Entrepreneurs
Dr. Ximena Hartsock, co-founder Phone2Action

2-2:30 PM

Gary’s Book Club: Author Ross Baird
The Innovation Blind Spot: Why We're Backing the Wrong Ideas and What to Do about It

2:30-3:30 PM

Media Round Table
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, CTA
  • Dana Wollman, Executive Editor, Engadget
  • Michael Artsis, Founder, BeTerrific
  • Natt Garun, Senior Editor, The Verge
  • Charles Warner, Editor in Chief, Innovation & Tech Today
3:30-5 PM

Keynote Replay: Mobile Innovation: How 5G Will Enable the Future

5-5:30 PM

CES Celebrity Ambassador Interview
CES 2018 Ambassador and former NBA superstar Baron Davis talks about technology trends and some of the coolest things he saw at the show this year.

 

January 12

10-11 AM

CTA Future Innovators Pitch Competition

11:30 AM-Noon

WTC Event

Noon-12:30 PM

CTA Foundation Spotlight: Adlink IoT
Joe Speed, CTO of Adlink IoT, will discuss accessibility in IoT devices.

12:30-1 PM

CTA Foundation Spotlight: Qualcomm CTA Foundation Fellowship
Drs. Cathy Bodine and Levin Sliker from the University of Colorado Denver discuss the fellowship's results to date and their experience at CES.

1-1:30 PM

CTA Foundation Spotlight: Robbie Cabral, CEO and Founder, BenjiLock
Robie Cabral discusses his experience as a startup at CES and the opportunities to reach new markets through their accessible features.

2-2:30 PM

CTA Foundation Spotlight: Eve Andersson, Director, Accessibility Engineering, Google

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