CE Week 2016 to Focus on Five Key Tech Trends

CE Week 2016 to Focus on Five Key Tech Trends

NYC’s First CTO Presents Keynote Address


New York City, NY—CE Week, the consumer electronics industry’s official weeklong event in New York City, CE is calling it a banner year for drones, the connected car, smart home, next-gen TVs/audio equipment and emerging tech. These technologies include 3D printing, AR and robotics.

The citywide, midyear event brings together media, analysts and technology thought leaders for product debuts, a conference program, workshops and networking events. CE Week 2016 will be held June 21–23, 2016. The CE Week Exhibits are scheduled for June 22–23 at the Metropolitan Pavilion/Altman Building.

“This is the year that a new ecosystem of products that communicate with other products, immersive entertainment systems and emerging technologies will really begin to take hold,” said Eric Schwartz, executive producer, CE Week. “CE Week is a way for those most passionate about technology to see the future, now. New York City, with its burgeoning finance, media and high-tech industries, provides a great backdrop.”

CE Week Keynote: Minerva Tantoco

Minerva Tantoco

CE Week will kick off with a keynote address by Minerva Tantoco, New York City’s first chief technology officer (CTO). As CTO, Tantoco directs the Office of Technology and Innovation. She is responsible for the development and implementation of a coordinated citywide strategy on technology and innovation. She also encourages collaboration across agencies and with the wider New York City technology ecosystem.

For more than 25 years—from launching her own start-up to directing technology and innovation for large enterprises—Tantoco has worked to affect business transformation across a range of industries from advertising to finance. With her appointment to the administration of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, she brings this experience in technology-enabled transformation to government.

Tantoco is a strong advocate for encouraging women to become involved with technology. She also believes technology can be used to spread knowledge and improve education, especially in underserved communities. Tantoco holds four U.S. patents on intelligent workflow. She also is a speaker and author on mobile, security, big data and innovation. As senior product manager at Palm, she pioneered mobile enterprise solutions in the early 2000s that helped pave the path in mobile technology. She helped develop and deploy some of the earliest mobile applications.

Furthermore, at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Tantoco led the redesign and implementation of the company’s investment banking data warehouse. It was a project that mirrors many of the city’s big data and analytics initiatives. Tantoco most recently served as UBS APAC CTO for client-facing technology and innovation.

Tantaco’s session is opened to all registered attendees of CE Week.

Tech Trends at CE Week 2016

This year, CE Week will spotlight the following technologies.

Connected Car

With infotainment systems, ride-sharing services and the first self-driving cars, the connected car will drive conversation at CE Week. The fourth annual Connected Mobility Conference is produced by C3 Group. It will be curated by connected car and future mobility expert Doug Newcomb. The conference will bring together the top thought leaders from automotive, technology, policy, research and also media. They will examine how emerging technology can help New York and other urban areas create connected mobility solutions. June 22, 1:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.


Whether they’re entertaining, delivering groceries or accessing soil content, drones are poised to be a constant fixture in our lives. Analysts predict that the potential for the drone market will top $12 billion by 2021, as recreational drones become more popular and the regulatory environment calms down. In the U.S. last year, more than 700,000 drones were sold, a 63% increase from 2014. The CE Week exhibits reenforce this data. Attendees can view the latest drones from top manufacturers and also pilot a drone at the Drone Obstacle Course. And the CE Week conference program will feature “Launch-Time Fun: The Drone Report.” June 23, 12:00 p.m.

Smart Home

The number of smart home products—devices that let consumers control their lighting, thermostat or even the refrigerator from a smartphone—is rapidly growing. More than 30 million households are projected to adopt smart home technology in 2016. With smartphone-controlled appliances and services that integrate the Internet of Things, CE Week will also look at the devices set to launch and the infrastructure that will hold them together. June 23, 3:45 p.m.

Emerging Technology

Attendees can try their hand at 3D printing, try on virtual reality glasses and also program a robot. There will also be an exhibit area devoted to start-ups. Additionally, conference panels will be held on augmented reality, robotics, 3D printing and crowdfunding.

Next-Gen TV & Audio

Smart TVs as well as enhanced audio are top of mind as consumers buy their next ultrasharp devices. See the future at the Value Electronics TV Shootout. A panel of experts will lead the audience in assessing curved and flat 4K Ultra HD LEDs as well as OLEDs with HDR technology from the leading manufacturers. In addition, CE Week’s Hi-res Audio Zone, sponsored by the Digital Entertainment Group, will feature demos of the latest products from Astell & Kern, Onkyo and more. The CE Week conference program will also highlight trends in audio technology.  “Hi-Res Audio: How to Make It, Get It, Hear It” will be held June 23, 11:00 a.m.

To register for CE Week 2016, visit ceweekny.com.