CES Tech Talk Podcasts

Check Out HS4A-related Episodes

The CES Tech Talk podcast features industry experts talking about the latest consumer technology trends and what to expect at CES.

The 6th season launched in October with a discussion on the critical role technology plays in securing human rights for everyone on earth. Hear from Garry Jacobs, President and CEO of World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS), on the importance of driving innovation and how the partnership with CTA can spark creative ideas that solve societal challenges.

Tech for Humanity: Advancing Lives through Innovation

October 2, 2023 

Can investing in technology for the good of humankind really pay off? Discover how companies that embrace human security principles not only contribute to a better world but also thrive in their markets. In this episode of CES Tech Talk, great minds from the worlds of diplomacy, finance, education and technology discuss how the aims of the UN-supported Human Security for All (HS4A) campaign can be tangibly realized. Hear from former New Zealand Ambassador to the U.S. Amanda Ellis and Jonathan (Jon) Miller, former chairman and CEO of AOL and News Corp Digital Media, as they detail how the tech industry can measurably improve sustainable development goals (SDGs) specified by the United Nations.

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Cooling Refrigeration’s Climate Impact  

November 18, 2022 

Panasonic is about a lot more than electronic products that improve the quality of life at home, work and play. Through the company’s Hussmann division, consumers also benefit from reduced pollution caused by refrigerants, as well as improved food sustainability. Discover what many don’t know about a leading contributor to greenhouse gasses and global warming. Yes, the refrigerator and related accessories – particularly in commercial applications -- are far from blameless as pollution threats. Hussmann is mitigating refrigeration’s global warming potential (GWP) with too often unsung technologies. Hear from Tim Figge, Hussmann Panasonic CEO, as he shares how the company is tackling the dark side of the refrigerator case.

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Why Human Security is Good Business

December 15, 2022 

Find out how business interests of profitability, market share, recruitment, retention and more align with the United Nations-backed campaign, Human Security for All. This campaign, also the central theme of CES 2023, represents a new paradigm in strategic corporate operations. It’s one that aligns key aspects of human well-being with businesses’ ability to prosper. In the tech industry, companies that embrace and demonstrate a commitment to sustainability, food security, healthcare and basic human needs will be the ones that prevail, competitively and financially. Human Security for All is explained by Walt Stinson who is a leader of the campaign for U.N. partner organization, World Academy of Art and Science. He also shares what attendees will see and experience on this front at CES 2023.

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Undersea Farming & Space-Balloon Travel at CES 2023

November 7, 2022 

From the ocean floor to the stratosphere, Siemens is advancing sustainability as it speeds the manufacture of life-changing products and structures. This episode explores Siemens Xcelerator and digital twin technology that advanced undersea farming through Nemo’s Garden. The tech also propelled Space Perspective’s stratospheric balloon flights for carbon-neutral tourism 100,000 feet above Earth. Brenda Discher, Siemens SVP of business strategy and marketing, vividly explains how hyper-advanced automation transforms manufacturing that dramatically advances human security.   

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Human Security For All: Innovation is the Key

October 25, 2022 

Launching Season 6 of the CES Tech Talk podcast, Episode 1 features Garry Jacobs, president and CEO of World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS), discussing the critical role of technology as a means for attaining human security for all. He shares with host James Kotecki the ways that the WAAS alliance with CES can contribute to enduring human security solutions. The purpose, which will be seen throughout CES 2023, is to foster collaborations among businesses that innovate toward an end to famine, disease, conflict, climate change and other global challenges. 

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Safeguarding the Human Experience Through Technology

The message is universal. With unprecedented global challenges, the Human Security for All (HS4A) campaign serves to cultivate collaboration and innovation across all industries, all countries, to improve the human experience. The Consumer Technology Association, producer of CES, is proud to be part of this first-of-its-kind partnership.